Last week I had a really fun visit.
My friend Megan stopped by for breakfast.
She came all the way from Seattle.
But here's the thing that makes her visit so cool.
We met through blogging.
Here's the story.
One day I left a comment on a blog I like to read, Shelterriffic.
In the way that bloggers do, Megan, a Shrlterrific contributor, looked at my profile.
We bloggers are always curious to see who is reading our blog.
Megan saw I was from her former hometown.
Interest sparked, she clicked over to my blog.
That's when she recognized my kids and realized we knew each other.
From Trader Joe's.
Yep, Megan worked at my Trader Joe's before she moved to Seattle.
She often worked the samples counter and we often (always) visited the samples counter, so that's how we knew each other.
When she emailed me and told me the story, I remembered her right away.
I even remembered when she told me she was moving to Seattle.
And there we were, connecting via the internet.
It's a small world, isn't it?
A few weeks ago Megan emailed and said she'd be down here for a visit.
In the midst of visiting family and friends, she stopped by my house for scones and coffee.
I felt pretty special to be on the list.
We had a great time.
She didn't mind hanging with my crazy kids.
Or doing a crazy pose for James' signature sideways picture.
Or the fact that William jumped into the picture.
Or the fact that some of us were still in our jammies.
Or that some of us tried to talk to her non-stop.
She didn't mind it at all.
Instead she kicked off her cute red clogs and we talked blogging, decorating, cooking, cats, kids and lots of other stuff.
And she brought me this fabulous vintage mug.
I have a collection of state glasses.
But I do not have any mugs, nor do I have any cities.
I love it.
Now I drink my coffee out of it each morning and I think of Megan.
Here's to you Megan, cheers!
I am so glad we met again through the wonderful word of blogging.
And I am so glad you came by for breakfast.
Blogging can bring about some pretty fun stuff.
I love making new/old friends.
PS. For those that think meeting up with a blogging friend is kind of odd, or maybe even weird, and that blogging is not a way to make "real" friends or forge "real" friendships, I'm going to respectfully disagree.
This kind of friendship might be taking place over the computer, but the idea of it has been around a long time.
It's called writing.
Talking with the written word instead of face to face.
I recently read this book about Julia Child and her dear friend Avis DeVoto.
They wrote each other letters for years before they ever met; Julia from France and Avis from America.
Avis was instrumental in getting Julia's famous cookbook published.
Their friendship lasted a lifetime.
It was real and dear and funny.
The book was a treasure.
It's just a book of their letters to one another, but I found it wonderful.
A true testament to friendships made in unconventional ways.
I like that.
*read a review of the book here.