Thursday, July 31, 2008

Fun, Fun, Fun!

A true friend is one who thinks you are a good egg even if you are half-cracked. ~Author Unknown

Yesterday, I met with a friend of mine -- multi-published author, Allie Boniface. She's up in my neck of the woods doing some author appearances and having a grand old time.

We met for lunch and talked for ... oh, 2 1/2 hours... pretty much non-stop. Her DH was there, too, and patiently let us gab. We talked about our beginnings (we "met" at WVU -- Allie was one of the first people I "met" in a romance writing class), and how far we've come since then. That was... oh... six years ago, maybe?

We talked about the future (she kept asking, "What are you working on NOW?" because she knows I'm busy, but wants to encourage me... thanks, A). We talked about her coming up here again to join me for appearances up here after "One Love for Liv" comes out in print.

We talked about LASR. We talked about her cats, my cat and dog. We talked about gardening. And the time flew by.

It pretty much made missing the RWA conference in SF worth it.


Some randomness...

So, the older I get, the more I look like my sister. Isn't that funny? She's blonde and blue-eyed, but I think the resemblance is uncanny.


DD played a Wii yesterday. My neighbors watched her for me while I met with Allie, and they have one. DD had a blast, though she says her muscles are sore! LOL... And now, she has a Wii on her Christmas list.

I told her not to hold her breath.


I realized yesterday that the summer is nearly over! I have to get DD's letter of intent to homeschool in to the school district TODAY. How did the time go by so quickly?


I canned ten quarts of pickles on Tuesday. Ten. Quarts. And I still have more cucumbers than I know what to do with. That's okay -- I'd rather have too many, than not enough!


I've decided the voles are definitely gone. It's been quite some time, and still no holes. Now, I just need to redo the dirt pile that was my garden.


Why do weeds grow faster than the stuff I plant?


You Are a Chocolate Flavored Popsicle

You are hedonistic. For you, summer is all about indulging your five senses.

Some people may call you spoiled, but your simply the type of person who knows what they want.

You have sophisticated tastes. You like sweet things as much as the next person, but you don't like cheap treats.

You're much more drawn to the dramatic in all aspects of life - including dramatic desserts.

Hedonistic? ME? And, since when is a chocolate Popsicle "dramatic"? LOL...


Dru said...

I'm glad you had a nice visit with Allie. I bet you talked like you saw each other the day before.

You Are a Cherry Flavored Popsicle

You are sweet and friendly. For you, summer is all about doing your favorite things.

You are a nostalgic person. You love old fashioned things like ice cream trucks.

You savor everything. Every taste of summer, the feeling of the sun, the smell of the beach...

Of all the types, you love summer the most.

I do not like Summer.

Have a good Thursday.

Sarita Leone said...

It sounds like you had a lovely visit. What great smiles...I'll bet the visit is definitely a summer highlight. :)

Great that you had such great pickle success. I've got picklemaking on my to-do list.

So many cukes, so little time...


Allie Boniface said...

Yay!! Lots of fun!!

MomJane said...

What a great picture of you and Allie. Love your glasses and haircut, and yes, you're right. I can see the resemblence to your sister. I'm glad you had such a great visit with Allie.

Brandy said...

Other than pickles I would have NO idea what to make with cucumbers. *g*
Sounds like your visit together was a blast!

I'm a Coconut Popsicle: You are easygoing. For you, summer is definitely a time to kick back.
You are a peaceful soul. You shy away from drama and stress.
You are a warm and compassionate. You give everyone a fair chance.
Your tastes tend to be simple. You rather have a few high quality items than a bunch of junk.

Not bad. I do like coconut! *G*

I hope you're having a lovely day.

Diane Craver said...

You and Allie both look so cute. Love the pic and glad you had a nice time visiting.