Thankful Thursday 9 February 2023

Apparently, it’s love week. This is new to me. I thought this was a new trend within the scrapbooking community. Nope.

I’ve been a rollercoaster of emotions regarding Valentine’s Day. David isn’t a fan because it’s a lot of pressure; not only that, one shouldn’t show love on one day only, Valentine’s Day is every day. I agree with that sentiment, but I wanted to erase what happened last year. It was obvious that he who shall not be named only wanted sex and that’s why he went all out. Valentine’s Day was a nightmare last year; he who shall not be named and I fought the entire time and it wasn’t fun for me. However, if I look at Valentine’s Day as being every day, the relationship I had with him was icky from the start and his behaviour didn’t change. David and I have a beautiful relationship and partnership. We do celebrate Valentine’s Day everyday.

We both have to work on the 14th, but we talked about doing a little something during our Harrisburg trip tomorrow night, then dinner next Sunday (the 19th). We’re staying the night in Harrisburg, our first overnight trip together, and we’re both really excited but also a little nervous. This is a big step. We’ll be there for each other, and I will be documenting our first trip together. So thankful he agrees to this.

Yesterday I felt depressed. Some library co-workers don’t understand why a new couple wouldn’t want to make plans to celebrate Valentine’s Day on the 14th. Both David and I need the money and we’re not trying to call off work a lot. I also have work the next day, both jobs, and after a day of working two jobs I just want to go home. Someone kept pushing it and I finally saw what David was talking about. It’s not only a lot of pressure on men, but couples in general. I’m thankful that David listened and that we understand each other. I told him this morning that I know I shouldn’t care what others think, especially since they sometimes give bad advice, and it’s truly none of their business, but I don’t want them to think we are broken. We talked about it and we’re not broken, we love each other very much and Valentine’s Day isn’t only one day, it’s every day. He has a surprise for me tomorrow when he picks me up and we go to Harrisburg.

I got my hair done today at lunch at a new hair salon: Hudson’s Beauty Boutique. Latese was awesome and I loved chatting with her the entire time. I’m thankful for everything she did and I can’t wait to go back next month.

I’m also thankful for friends and family. What are you grateful for today?

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One thought on “Thankful Thursday 9 February 2023”

  1. Hi, Jessica Marie!

    I love your hairdo, dear friend. Your stylist Latese really knows her stuff.

    I’m excited to learn that you and David are traveling to my old stomping ground – “The Burg” – as my buddies and I used to call it – Harrisburg, PA. I can’t wait to find out what all you saw and did there.

    I get what you are saying about the pressures put on individuals and couples during so-called Love Week and Valentine’s Day. I never even knew that every day of the week leading up to V-Day is assigned a special significance and expectations that go along with it. No wonder so many people are opting out of that nonsense. I prefer to think like you do. Every day of the year is an opportunity to give love in all its forms, including romantic love, love to parents and family, love to your pets and unconditional love to people of every race, color, religious faith, nationality… and right on down the line.

    I hope you guys have a great trip to Central PA and create some new memories the natural, low pressure, no pressure way, just by being yourselves. That’s what drew you together in the first place, not jumping through hoops created by people who are trying to sell cards, candy, flowers and jewelry and make big profits from holidays like this one. Relax and have fun.

    Safe travels and have a wonderful weekend, drear friend JM!


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