Saturday, March 26, 2011

It just Doesn't Get Any Better

Have you ever had the chance to meet up with any of your favorite bloggy friends in person? It’s a surreal experience. First of all, if you follow each other’s blogs, you know so much about one another. You know about their husbands and kids. About their day to day grind. You hear them rant and rave, find out what their pet peeves are, and get to share in their joys and heartaches. And then you meet them in person. And they become real.

Me, Sheryl, and Jo.
I had the most wonderful day yesterday.  I've been following these ladies blogs for quite a while and was just so excited about the opportunity to meet them.  Sheryl lives about an hour from me and Jo lives just a few miles away.  We decided to meet for lunch and for me, it was just love at first sight.  I arrived first and recognized Jo immediately as she came walking up to the restaurant.  I wish you could see how amazing her eyes are in the above picture.  They just sparkle. 
Sheryl, however, has never posted a picture of herself on her blog so we had no idea how to find her and the restaurant was quite crowded.  She recognized us though and it was a big group hug all the way around.  The only description she had given us was that she had short gray hair and was 16 lbs overweight.  (Women are funny, aren't they?)  Just for the record, Sheryl is not overweight by any stretch of the imagination.  She looked amazing. 
After we got our table, the questions flew.  There was no awkwardness at all.  Girl talk BIG TIME.  We sent the waiter away three or four times because we hadn't even looked at our menus.
Jo and I bonded over our love of Diet Coke.
Sheryl tried to convince Jo and I that if we exercised more, we would come to love it.  Jo and I got a real kick out of that.  Sheryl has run a marathon.  A Marathon!
We finally ordered and got our food and the time just passed so quickly.  We talked about our parents, our kids, the economy, and why women are the way they are.  How we feel about getting older.  We talked about our husbands (a lot) and I think we all may be married to the same man. 
It was just a wonderful day and I can't wait to see these women again.  Let's do this again soon ladies, and Jo, I promise not to lose my keys next time and make you wander the parking lot with me until I find them (tucked in the pocket of my purse).



just call me jo said...

You funny woman...what a marvelous post. I love, love how closely you captured our meeting. We DID have a great visit. I showed Rick the picture and the picture of your husband. He said,"Yeah, that guy looks like a cool dude...!" He wasn't really interested in OUR picture. He's so clueless, silly sap. We MUST get together again. Thank you so much for the notepad. I adore it. The key incident was just a nice bonding. I feel as if I'm not the only one who does things like that. Until next time--and there will be a next time...;O)

Melynda said...

What a great day, so how far are you guys from Washington?

marty (A Stroll Thru Life) said...

Oh what a fun time. Yes, you are so right, meeting bloggy friends is just the best thing in the whole world. You all look fabulous. Hugs, Marty

Kris said...

Oh how fun Holly! I wish I lived near enough to you to meet for lunch too! But there is always Blog Sugar!!!
Looked like a great time!!!
: ) Kris said...

I'm jealous. That looks like FUN!

Anonymous said...

We did have almost exact same titles hehe
How fun u were able to meet great blogger friends!!
I was thinking to myself as I was reading she doesn't look the least bit over weight!
Hope ur having a nice weekend!

Genn said...

Seriously, meeting blog friends is just the best thing. How fun to get to meet up. You all must live close to each other then? What fun. And Sheryl does not look one pound overweight. You all look great.

Your last post was funny Holly.
And although I am not over 40, I read number 4, and I know for a fact that microdermabrasion helps lighten brown spots, and so does different facial peels too. I would ask around in some local salons or day spas and I am sure you would have some options.
I have a friend who hates her brown spots, and micro derm has lightened them significantly.

Tammy said...

Oh how fun!!! That's awesome! I cannot wait for Sept!! =)

ain't for city gals said...

Yea well,,,one picture a WAS fun...can't wait until you all come up! We went to Prescott for the weekend ..had fun!

ain't for city gals said...

ps...I think I need a new bra and losing your keys and finding them in the side of your purse is the second sign of mental pause...sigh..

Anonymous said...

WELL, what a great day you all had! And so nice to see Sheryl (who remains 'un-photoed" on her blog). Isn't she adorable? Love her hair (wish I were as brave) and ALL THREE OF YOU are smiling from ear to ear.

Ok, I'm jealous of your luncheon! What a sweet day and it sounds like you all bonded!

Give me a call and I'll meet you guys someday. It's only 14 hours from my house! haaaa

Thanks for posting ~ now I can put faces to the names!