Whew! What a crazy weekend!! Since when did zig-zagging the state of Illinois become my weekend fun?? Sheesh.
We spent time with Joe's family and attended our niece's wedding at the far end of the state, and then headed to the complete other end of Illinois to deliver Em to camp for the week. Nearing the end of our travels, we hooked up with my dear blog pally, Jo, to just sit for an hour and laugh. It was a nice ending to a very crazy weekend.
Jo, of Life's Perfect Pictures, was one of my very first pallies when I started blogging. She is one of my first stops each day and someone I count on for a smile and a good photo. And if there is anyone who would sneak into the McDonaldland Playground with me--it would be her. Although we didn't--we behaved.
Meeting up with fellow bloggers was initially a weird concept for me. Back in the days of CB radios, we would have these meetings (referred to as 'eyeballs') where you would meet in person the folks you were chatting up the airways with. It was typically a 'loner' crowd and you would meet up with the oddest pallies--so I kinda quit doing that. Okay, I was like 13 back then and it was all kids we were meeting up with--but they were still very odd. A lot of them wore all black--and that was when it really wasn't 'in' yet.
Earlier this spring, I had the chance to meet up with a few good blog pallies and I have to admit to being a little scarred after the CB experience, but I was pleasantly surprised. I found my new pallies intelligent, clever, open, and warm. I think I made a couple good friends that day and I count Lola as one of them. So, now I look forward to these opportunities to meet the wonderful people I know and love from the blog world. And I would encourage you to do so too--it is not scary at all.
We had such a nice visit today, and even the husband's were tolerant of all of the blog chat. They could identify with being blog fodder and tolerated our referring to this blog or that one. We shared some giggles over Sadie and her new-found pallies of her own in the playland, and it all ended way too fast.
Jo, thanks for a great time today! You are a dear and I wish we lived closer to get into trouble together!