Thankful Thursday 13 October 2022

Wow, we’re almost half-way through October and only 18 more days away from Halloween! This year has flown by and it has been an interesting year so far. With that said, I have a lot to be thankful for today.

Yesterday, David picked me up from work for a walk around the Schuylkil River. En route to Frosty Falls, he asked me if we wanted to be exclusive. I said, “absolutely!” We both agreed to take it slow and see what happens. We’re both on cloud 9 and super excited. I’m so glad he asked because it was him who I wanted. I told Ryan and the other guys. Happy to be dating exclusively and I’m so thankful for my partner.

Today, David picked me up for lunch at the Halal Guys. He’s never had food from there and he always wanted to try it. We split a chicken and beef gyro platter. Since I am gluten free, we couldn’t get the actual gyro. He was happy with the platter and ate the pita bread. Feels so nice to be with someone who likes the same foods as me. I felt really grateful to be enjoying lunch with someone I adore.

I’m not going to be blogging a lot about this. I learned my lesson the last time. While it doesn’t mean I’m not happy, it’s quite the opposite, I feel the happiest I’ve felt in a very long time, I just want to protect our privacy. I want to enjoy David and the moments I will be sharing with him.

When I got home today, Sonali, one of my Indian pen pals, sent me a beautiful card. It took a month to get here, but I am grateful it arrived. With COVID-19 still impacting mail services, I’m really thankful. I’ll have to reply to her (and Christina). It’s so nice to be thought of.

My new role is coming along great and I was given more duties to do. I’ve been receiving excellent training and I am grateful. I’m also grateful for the library. I’m grateful for my friends and family and my health.

What are you thankful for today?

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One thought on “Thankful Thursday 13 October 2022”

  1. Hi, Jessica Marie!

    I’m so happy to learn that your life is trending onward and upward, dear friend! It’s nice to know that you and David are so compatible and enjoy the same things, like walks along the Schuylkill River. He’s a good guy, I can tell. I think you are very wise to keep your activities with him private for the most part, even though, in your joy, you feel like shouting from the rooftops and telling the world the way you feel. It shows respect to keep certain things just between the two of you instead of sharing them on social media. I know he will appreciate your restraint.

    That food looks yummy. I wish I could reach through the screen and snatch it. It’s touching that your pen pal in India sent you a card. The journey by post took a month, but that made it all the more special to receive. It’s lovely! I’m also very happy to know that things are going so well at your jobs. You are firing on all cylinders. Get it fixed in your mind how you managed to get to this happy stage of your life so that you can keep repeating your success.

    Happy Thankful Thursday and have a safe and happy weekend, dear friend JM!


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