Thursday, March 17, 2011

Lookie Who I Met!!

I have to say that every time my blog-life has intersected with my real life, I have been pleased.

As in "pleased to meetcha!" I have met some truly wonderful people over the past couple of years that I have been blogging.

But this time. Oh, this time I was better-than-pleased. I was giddy with excitement to meet Glenda on Tuesday.

Glenda started popping up in the comments section of my blog sometime in the past year. I clicked over to her place and loved the green color (my favorite!) and whimsy of her blog so I started following her. I loved reading about her life in Seattle.

Fast-forward a few months, and suddenly Glenda was moving to Chicago. I knew in my heart that we would meet someday, and Tuesday was my someday.

Glenda's husband had some meetings out here where I live, so she came along with him. He dropped her off at my house where we visited over coffee for a while, then we went to my favorite restaurant here in town where we talked non-stop for about two hours more.

The time just flew! Glenda and I actually have connections in a couple different spheres of our lives and we figured out that we had a few people in common. Such a small world! So Glenda and I met and ate and talked and talked and talked.

I'm sure it won't be the last of our Chicago get-togethers.

Thanks for a fun day, my "new" friend!


P.S. If you haven't "met" Glenda yet, pop over to her blog and say hello. You will find a warm welcome there!


  1. Oh, I'm jealous! I can't wait to meet you one of these days. And I know that day will come eventually... So glad you had a nice time with Glenda. How special indeed!

  2. Ah, Shelly, you are the best. I had such a good time, but I want to save the rest of my thoughts for a Shelly/Glenda blog, right after I finish my little series on transitions.

    BTW, I finally got into the good part of the Laura Bush biography, and then I could hardly put it down. Her passion for different causes, reminded me of you.


  3. Kay, I know that day will come too. One way or another! :)

    Oooh, can't wait to read that, Glenda!

  4. Meeting blog friends is the best!

    I'm dying to know what your favorite restaurant in town is. Wonder if it's the same as mine!

  5. I LOVE me some Glenda!!!! I am fantasizing right now of lunching with the two of you sometime.



  6. I just "met" Glenda a couple of weeks ago...when the Lord led me to her blog. She led me to yours...what a nice place to visit. I got the opportunity to meet a blog friend last year. Such a blessings. Have a wonderful day...I'll be back to visit again.

  7. Well hello, Mary B.! So glad you stopped by!

  8. Shelly, so glad to meet you through my dear friend Glenda. She's the real deal and will bless your socks off, and it looks like the reverse will also be true. : ) Glad you two finally got to meet in person.