Saturday, July 30, 2011
Getting to know you, getting to know all about you
I'm back! Two and a half weeks of beach vacation, what a treat! I am satiated. I've had enough salt water, an abundance of good food, wonderful weather (one day of rain)and I've left miles of footprints on several beaches.
On our way to Florida, we stopped in Georgia so that I could meet three of my blog buddies, Cathy, Debra and Lisa. I then realized there were so many more who live in the Atlanta area. Sorry I missed some of you.
I no sooner opened the restaurant door, and I could hear the slap-slap-slap of footsteps as Cathy C. (funny girl) Hall came running towards me and grabbed me in a bear hug. Lisa was next in the welcome line, and Deb, a home schooler was sweet and somewhat reserved. It felt like I had known these women all of my life. We laughed, exchanged gifts, and swapped stories, and laughed, and teased and laughed, and took pictures. My hubby pulled a chair up to the booth and added to the conversation.
"We travel well together. She doesn't say too much. But you should see her sign language. Usually I know that this means slow down, back off, get over...but when she nearly stood up with her seat belt on and flapped her arms wildly..."
He had everyone laughing.
It is really a good thing I do not live closer. You all know, I would be an instigator in getting us all in messes. I wish I could have spent more time. But memories of a lifetime can be made in a moment. This was one of the best half hours of my vacation.
Note: Cathy on a stick travels far and wide and has lots of experiences.
Note: I look like a big fat cardboard cut out, like Flat Stanley compared to these tiny women. That's it, next time you see me there will be a twenty pound difference, ten pounds either way :)
My next post will be on the topic of what I learned about writing while I was at the beach. And no, I didn't do one iota of writing, other than jotting ideas.