Thursday, May 21, 2015
So Sweet ~~~~ Katie and Meredith Meet!
I was so very excited. I could hardly sleep the night before. Katie of This Whole Thing and I were going to meet. We were bringing our husbands. We were spending the night in a fancy hotel. We have become such good friends through the wonders of email, texting and phone calls. Now we were meeting for the first time. We were two women who had discussed just about everything concerning ttwd. There was no nervousness, just pure excitement.
Jack walked me to her hotel after we checked into our own. There she was .......... waiting in the lobby! We embraced right in the middle of all the commotion........... doormen, people, kids, and all. They all swirled around us hugging. Then the talking began and it never stopped. We walked to an outdoor restaurant and Katie's Rob joined us. After lunch, we returned to our hotel to change into some evening clothes. We met Katie and Rob for Happy Hour. Now that was fun! Then on to dinner at a place on the water. You name it and we talked about it: kids, marriage, vacations, and, yes, ttwd.
We decided on the plan for the next day. Katie and I wanted time together without our sweet men. I walked to her hotel and she met me in the lobby. We walked and talked enjoying the beautiful morning. We went for coffee and then prowled around a few stores close to the hotel. Jack picked us up and we toured the city while Rob was in meetings. After a brief walking after lunch, we returned to Katie's hotel. We have one last glass of wine in the hotel bar and Rob joined us. Jack told me it was time to go. It took us a long time to say good bye. Eventually we hugged and hugged again and then we were off heading for home.
What can I say? Katie is wonderful, fun and just the way you have her pictured in your mind. We gave one another small gifts. I gave her my favorite flossing tool as I know she and her teeth meet up with Rob frequently. What did she give me? Not one but two spanking implements!!!! A wooden spoon made from hard olive wood and a spatula just like the one in her kitchen. Can you believe it! Jack loved it and still cannot believe her generosity.
The best part of the visit is that we acted like long time friends and we could be completely honest with one another. We could talk about everything and I do mean everything. The time went so fast. We enjoyed the time both alone and with our husbands. The four of us seemed to hit it off real well.
Meeting someone I have met on line is one thing, but meeting someone I have shared so much with was most wonderful. Katie and I will be friends for life. She need not give me anymore gifts though.