Monday, October 22, 2007

The weekend

So, I am back. It was a really, really good weekend. We drove twelve hours to the direction, to meet my new friend, (and yours too, I'm sure) Soul. And we had an absolute blast. We could only be there one full day, Saturday, but we made good use of the time and packed alot into it. H thought I was crazy when I asked him to go, but he ended up having alot of fun as well. I am in pain this morning, but that is to be expected, and certainly no different than I would have been, 24 hours in the car or not.

Let me tell you---she is every bit as crazy in person as she is in blog land. I laughed until i hurt. The whole day. We discovered that we are so very like minded, just two different bodies. She and her very kind husband have a beautiful home and a sweet, beautiful daughter, and yes, she would kill me if she knew I said this about her, because it just isn't cool to be sweet you know but the truth is the truth. They were very gracious hosts, and I was quite sorry to see the day end. H and her hubby got along very well and that was quite a bonus.

Apparently, this is a very unusual thing to do....going all that way to meet a friend, or maybe to meet a friend that i haven't yet met in person, or maybe it was just that it was such a distance and a short period of time...I don't know, but it certainly was met with a lot of negativity. She and I have been friends for quite a while now, just not in person, we have talked online for months, and actually know one another very well. Why did I do it? Obviously, she means alot to me and it was the right thing to do. I cannot tell you why, other than it was one of those things that gets put off and never happens if you don't just do it. I generally would not drive across town to visit a friend, most people are not that important to me. So, she is special to me, and that is why anyone that knows me was surprised. The timing certainly was bad, at least work-wise, for me. But it was the right time, otherwise. And it felt right, and she seemed good with it. I know I surprised everyone in my life here at home, my own kids said "nah-uh, you are not". That's rather telling. But, anyway, that is where we went. And it was great, and certainly worth it. Doing things that usually get put off for a "better time" is part of the plan that H and I decided many months back had better be put into place now----life is for the living, and you only get one shot at this. It doesn't make sense to you, negative person in my life? I'm sorry....So, was great!

Well, today I have to visit the Dr, before I visit the job. Lovely. Then, I work until eight tonight. And it starts again. Another week has begun. Did I mention it must be Monday? That's right, it is...have a great one! Later.


SOUL: said...

hey- no fair---- you wrote it better than i did!
but i feel the same. and i thank you sooooo much for coming. my back STILL hurts cuz of you making me laugh so hard! in a good way. if that's possible. but you know what i mean.
anyhow... take it slow this morning, so work may not be so hard on ya.
hi H.
hi chicken kids... i didn't kill her! :))

Summer said...

She didn't have a new ax lying on the dining room table did she? Ha! I'm so happy you had a good time. I used to frequent the over 40 chat room on AOL and they had a get together every year for everyone to meet. No one ended up rotting in a trunk as far as I know.

Gypsy said...

How wonderful for both of you and just what the Dr ordered I suspect. There is nothing like a good belly laugh to help ease whatever's ailing you. Hope the pain eases soon and that better days are ahead.

Portia said...

So THAT'S where you were!! How perfect! I'm glad you got to go and had such a great time:) Too bad it's back to the grind already, but it sounds like the day of good company did you both wonders:)

ac said...

What an adventure!

I know what you mean about wanting to do all the things you've been putting off until later. I have a phrase for that.

"Now is later for me!" HA!

CCC said...

I am so glad you're back!! And happy to hear the time was well spent. ;)

Cheryl said...

What an adventure! I have to go over and see what Soul had to say. What a long drive, but well worth it. Good for you to do what felt right. No time like the present.

Happy Monday??

Josie Two Shoes said...

What delightful news to come home to! I can't think of a more fun adventure for both you and Soul, and how awesome that your spouses enjoyed each other's company as well. I agree with you, life is short, and the best thing we can do is to follow our hearts. Sounds like such a fun weekend, and I know it made facing the Monday pain and insanity easier. Soul is a sweetie? Somehow I knew that! :-)

Maria said...

Ah...I am SO glad it worked out. I have met two online friends and it was twice a really, really bad I am happy to hear a success story.

Have an easy week, okay?

JYankee said...

yes if anyone should should be you two! im sooo jealous... well my turn will day.... HA laughter is the best medicine as they say...and i am very happy to hear that your day was spent in laughter.

Amanda said...

Wohoo! I'm so happy for you two! :) Contrary to many others I think there's more neat people to be found on the Net than right across the street.


I think it's fantastic..and people are so quick to judge the unknown..but you followed your heart and followed your soul and it led you to SOUL!! :) She is a fantastic lady..I can't wait to meet her too! :)
Pretty soon all of us will be connected 6 degrees by soul versus Kevin Bacon! :)

12 hours for a lifelong friend seems definitely worth it to me. ;)