Friday, October 15, 2010

old friends

Tuesday evening I was calm, cool and collected. Anticipating meeting Dixie on Wednesday was really no big deal. I mean I had cleaned the house, baked cookies, made soup, had cinn buns ready, washed my hair, pressed my jeans.. no just kidding I didn't wash my hair.

Wednesday morning came and I was NERVOUS... I mean really what if she didn't like me? what if we had nothing to talk about? what if I tripped and fell or something... I think I paced the kitchen island a million times. I called Dave hoping he would give me some reassurance he did offer me the suggestion that if we had nothing to talk about we could talk about him. yea thanks hun.

I almost pooped my pants when I saw her van come down my driveway. But then something happened I opened up my door and greeted this woman I had seen many times in pictures and she reached out and hugged me and I realized we were just a couple of old friends. I was instantly comfortable with her. It was good.

And that's how the whole visit went we sat and drank tea (me coffee), ate cinn buns, watched miners being pulled out of the ground, we only had to intervene with our children a couple times... it went really well. I never found we ran out of things to talk about and oh man this girl is FUNNY.. just like I thought she would be. Sometimes I caught myself wanting to be her. She was confident, kind and did I mention funny. There were even some sex jokes.. if you read her blog you know the ones ;) They made me love her even more.

Lucky I had cheese and strawberries cause I felt bad that her kids didn't like my lunch and she probably had to stop at mcdonald's on her way out of town.. I hate that we didn't get one picture though. We will next time. Cause I can't wait to hang out with my old friend again soon.

She's a gem. Thanks for a great day Dixie!


Dixie Vandersluys said...

Yeah, that would've been embarassing if YOU tripped or fell or something! (By the way, I stopped limping today, which is a good sign.) :)

Oh, and don't feel bad about the kids eating. They're like that. Normally soup always works, but I think they were too excited to eat. (You should've seen them last night when I fed them all spaghetti squash. They may have all been crying at the same time!)

They had a great time and can't wait to hang out with "the boys" again. And I had a really, really good time too. And thanks for your very kind words. Though, I don't remember making any sex jokes. Maybe they just roll off the tongue so easily with me I don't even notice anymore...

Wenona said...

That's so great that you had a great time with your new old friend! You know it's meant to be when you just click and feel like you've known each other forever.

carol said...

I had a friend that I swore I had met before the first time we met. You know it's going to be a good friendship when that happens. Glad you had a really good connect. ;-)

Heather said...

Isn't she great?! I feel like that too when I'm about to meet a new friend in person. Like my Blogger Brunch? I think I DID poop my pants.