Last night was the first installment of this year’s Vacation Bible School. For 3 hours, I was transported nearly 2,000 years back in time to an agora (marketplace) where I toiled at the produce/spice shop. The smell of fresh basil, sage, thyme, rosemary, and many other herbs stayed on my hands all night long.
Last Saturday, SnakeMaster climbed into someone else’s minivan for an much-anticipated week at the beach. On Thursday morning, I will be putting MusicMan on a plane to visit old friends. These are the moments where I bear witness to the beginnings of letting go… because ultimately, these little birds are outgrowing the nest and will soon fly away.
I had the incredible privilege to meet a group of local bloggers last Friday. I recognized Alice & Jacki from their blog photos, but everyone else was visually “new” to me. We gathered names & blog addresses (mine list had to be written on the back of a Costco receipt… Unprepared? Moi?) and spent some time getting to know one another. TheMomBabe took a picture of our very bad waiter. Thank you, Whateveryournamewas, for giving us more blog fodder.
So who was there?
TheMomBabe, Meredith, Rachel, Jacki, Annie, Hannah, Suburban Correspondent, Alice, Dysfunction Junction,and yours truly. I took the 1st photo, SC took the 2nd one. Yes, Suburban Correspondent kept to her policy of not having any photographs of herself on the internet.
Members of The Women’s Colony, you can be jealous that I got to meet her in person!
Ahh rats. I thought I would finally get to see what she looks like. Tease. I think SC should at least post a photo of her hands or feet…or knee…something. Anyway it looks like fun. That is great that you all got together.
I envy you. Other than my relatives I have met only two other bloggers.
I have been lucky and met dozens of other bloggers and WOOHOO! No axe murderers yet!
I PRAY every day that someone will take my kids to the beach or some faraway destination. Just as long as they leave The Grandddaughter at home!
The only thing about them leaving the nest is that they want to come back and visit! 🙂
Looks like you all had fun, despite the waiter.
it was so great to finally meet you in person! it’s funny, i feel like i “know” people whose blogs i’ve followed for so long… it’s so great when they’re really the same in person as on their blog. i love that my blogging community is slowly becoming an IRL community! 🙂
I’m so jealous! I’m glad you had fun though. 🙂
It looks like you all had fun.
Friday night was sooo much fun! I’m glad to have met you and to learn about your blog. I’ve been playing catch-up since Saturday. LOL.
I’ve met a number of online folks, but never any bloggers – except those I already knew before they were blogging. It looks like a fine time.
Oh yes, it was a lot of fun! We will have to do it again sometime!
One of these days . . . I can see I’m going to have to make it to your neck of the woods to actually see SC–or the two of you could come visit me!