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Thursday, March 16, 2017

Thankful Thursday 3/16/2017

Happy Thursday! I can't believe we're half-way through the month and Friday is only a day away. I think this year will fly by again, but I hope it slows down a bit. I won't be traveling far this year as I'm saving for a move, but I hope to get some swimming in this year (even if it's only a day; I don't think my uncle will open his pool this year, but I might see if I can use the community pool once without a membership). Though, I think this year I want to focus on roller skating and ice skating. I will do that!

Regardless of what I choose, I know the trade-off will pay off in dividends because Toronto has some beautiful beaches! Toronto Beaches Though, I also look forward to catching up on all of the travel writing from last year!

Anyway, I have a lot to be thankful for this week. Hanan and Liz donated to my fundraiser; they said they will continue to help me as much as possible. I am truly grateful for them both and thankful to call both ladies my friends. Thank you again, Liz and Hanan!

I also posted this on Tuesday to my blog:
> I also reached out to Moe. Although we had a falling out in December and I
> said I wasn't going to contact him again, he is the only person I know who
> rents in Toronto. My other friends all have houses. I was reading an
> article in the New York Times about how Toronto is having a housing boom.
> Younger people (people around my age) are staying home longer to save for a
> house and that apartments are going to foreigners. Apartments are hard to
> find in Toronto according to American sources. I was surprised because I
> saw a lot of apartments for rent online, but then I remembered the debacle
> of Detroit. I wanted to ask Moe. He said it wasn't that bad and when I make
> a move, he'll talk to his old landlady about getting me set up. While I
> don't expect him to follow through, it gives me a peace of mind that I can
> find something for relatively inexpensive. It gave me a peace of mind that
> my eyes weren't deceiving me. While I know not to pin my hopes on one person, I am thankful for how helpful it turned out to be. It was also not much different than what another friend was telling me.

We also had a winter storm on Tuesday. It was mostly ice and snow, I had a day off and used it to my advantage. I wrote and planned things. I am thankful for the calm day and thankful my writer's block was broken on Tuesday. I can now write again!

What are you thankful for today?


  1. Hi, Jessica Marie!

    Happy Thankful Thursday to you, dear friend!

    You wrote:

    "I hope to get some swimming in this year even if it's only a day"

    You already had your day of swimming this year: the Polar Plunge! :)

    I love your pictures of the snow piling up in Eastern PA. When I was in school I jumped for joy whenever snow closed my school for the day. I made the most of snow days by spending most of my time outdoors getting rosy cheeked while sledding.

    You're right. The weeks, months and 2017 all seem to be racing by. Have a super day, dear friend JM!

    1. Hi, Shady,

      That's true! However, I've always been a water bug and there are times where I miss being in the water. I guess I never really realized the luxury I had when my uncle still opened his pool. I was the only one to use it, it broke, and since they're moving to Florida, he's not fixing it.

      However, the pay off of moving to Toronto is worth it. I've been weighing that type of stuff lately. :)

      I hope you had a super Thankful Thursday, dear friend!