I am not great at having house guests. I am not great at having my routine interrupted. I am an introvert who likes things...a certain way.
I am not great at meeting new people. Though I am quite sociable, I feel shy and intimidated at first meetings.
So to have a first meeting be when someone new is coming to stay at our house for a few nights...you can see how hard this was for me.
And yet, because it was Lisa, it turned out to be quite easy. What a delight it was to meet her in person, to spend time with her, to create a bond beyond the virtual one that we already had.
That is her in that top photo taking photos atop out environmental center's tower. The horizon would be where Canada lies.
Lisa and I also were lucky enough to meet up with another blogger in New York state for lunch and a wacky excursion to a candy and statue shop that was a bit, well, wacky. Here is Dolly. She is even scarier in person!
And here is the other mysterious blogger, Graciel of Evenstar Art.
Again, I wasn't sure I wanted to do this, but Graciel was more than I had even anticipated. It's nice to say, I like her very much. In real life!
Graciel is camera shy like me and I think this shot would be approved of. She looks totally "together" and that bag rocks.
The candy shop was filled with candies from our youth, and I will be posting many, many more shots like this one.
Today is Wishcasting Wednesday and Jamie asks, What do you wish to tell the world?
This is all connected. Trust me.
These two new friends are at crossroads in both their lives. It's decision time. It's change time.
So I would like to make three wishes for them and these three wishes are also for all of us:
(Photo & Text Copyright: Christine C. Reed, blisshick.net, 2009)