Anyone who has blogged for any length of time understands the kind of friendships that develop over the internet. Rather than handwriting letters and sending them through the mail to a pen pal, we communicate through our blogs and emails and develop close ties to each other and our families. Not only do I know the blogger, but I know their kids, their spouses, their friends, and even their pets. I share in their laughter, pain, vacations, holidays, and trips to the grocery store. And when you get the opportunity to meet these friends that live in your computer it is a joy. It’s not awkward or weird. There’s no lull in the conversation where someone is trying to think of something to say to kill the silence. It is like meeting a long lost friend and as soon as you see each other you pick up right where you left off.
Yesterday afternoon Kelli from Random Thoughts of a Supermom emailed me to let me know there was a last minute change in their itinerary and that they would be stopping in San Antonio for a short time and asked if I’d like to meet up for lunch. My answer? Of course! Her email came at just the right time too because I was having one whopper of a pity party over another we-like-you-but-not-enough-to-include-you-in-our-plans incident. I tried to invite Chris to my party but he decided I was having to grand of a time all by myself and didn’t want to join. Apparently, I am just that bad of a hostess.
Kelli was one of my very first followers on my blog. I don’t remember how I found her, but I do remember loving the title of her blog and being sucked right in and never leaving. She is an incredible crafter/do-it-yourselfer and reminds me constantly of how deprived my children are because I fail to make cool waffles for every occasion or buy chalkboard paint. Luckily my boys don’t read her blog so they are blissfully unaware of just how deprived they really are. Right now they are doing a cross-country trip in a re-habbed Airstream camper. Very cool. I can’t wait until she gets home and blogs all about it because it sounded AH-MAZING when she was telling me about it today at lunch.
Her boys are adorable and chatted away with Jakob and Nolan all during lunch. (I took my camera with me today, but left it in the van. Yup, I’m all kinds of distracted and stuff.) They are so cute. I love how the waitress thought if she tilted her head back that she wouldn’t be photo-bombing my shot.
We went to the Riverwalk and ate Tex-Mex food and my boys enjoyed the free refills on soda. Chris called and said he was downtown so he joined us for lunch and we all just sat around and talked until Kelli and her crew had to head out.
If you ever get the chance to meet a blogger, DO IT! You will not regret it one bit. Yes, you will go a little crazy trying to figure out what to wear (My $10 dress from the grocery store), how to fix your hair (I flat-ironed it when the humidity today was probably near 100%), wondering if you should touch up your nail polish (I didn’t but I did have a Toy Story bandaid on my foot), and if they will like you in person(Hopefully I haven’t scared her away), but once you see them all those worries end.
Thanks for the great afternoon Kelli!