It's taken me way too long to write it down, but it's been a crazy week and I've been sick, so I'm letting myself off the hook.
***drum roll please****
After..8ish years of blogging together and 4 years living in the same state, LeeAnn and I finally got together and did something!! And boy was it fun. LeeAnn endured dense fog and event traffic to meet me in Louisville (a whopping 20 minute drive for me) for the St. James Court Art Fair. I was walking down the sidewalk, trying not to shove people, to get to where she was, and she ran up and hugged before I even saw her. Love.
It was an absolutely gorgeous day with just the perfect temperature, but right when she got there it started raining! Don't think that we let that stop us, heck no. We were adventurous drowned ladies. The fair was just wonderful as always and we were both inspired by what we saw on so many levels. And side note, I'm totally looking forward to hanging out in the Helton tent next year....(nudge nudge)
But the best, absolute best thing, was just spending an afternoon with someone that I was so comfortable with. I'm no slender reed, but with my surgery and being sick, I've put on a few pounds, my face is broken out and my hair is dull and more grey than not. Normally, I'd feel rotten about all that, especially meeting someone face to face for the first time, but I just didn't think about those things. I felt so comfortable being Robin with LeeAnn. And even better than the best, to be able to talk about things really matter, to talk with someone who shares your beliefs, about God, about family, about art.... We were able to converse about things that we felt, and understand, you know, in our hearts, without having to try to convince each other. And, sometimes without even finishing sentences...because lets face it...WE WERE AT AN ART SHOW...the ultimate distraction :)
I wish I had Diane's "my favorite part was everything" icon, because it truly applies. However, I'll give you a few of my hi-lights:
* that first hug
* conversations like "sometimes, you just can't put into words for people what....Oh look at those amazing trees!"
* the fact we could pick out things that were each others style, right off the bat
* telling her about meeting Robin & Hanna
* the shared love of trees
* random hugs and "i'm so happy to be with you's
I could keep going but I think you get the gist.
I think I wanted to say more, but my cough syrup is making me groggy....
I love you LeeAnn, and I love you my LJ friends. Even if I am sporadic, this blog has been such a blessing to me. And YOUR blogs have been such a blessing to me.
wet, cold, a bit tired, but happy!