Thank you Sandy. (Myanderings)
Yes my Cyber friend. You made me feel special. I love the tea. It smelled so wonderful when I opened the box. You and I are going to get together sometime. Outside of this LCD Monitor and into some fresh country air. Yours or mine. And soon. I've only flown through Texas once, with grand kids in tow. Houston was lovely from the air. So now I'm ready for a tour of your part of Texas.
I've had some other pick-me-ups recently, too. One of my more recent friend-making moments was when I met Iggy (Intense Guy.) One day I read his blog and I was hooked. Is it sexist for me to say HE IS such a nice guy? Last year he sent me some great tourist info on a local bird and wildlife area where he wanders. I visited Pennsylvania in 1995 - and fell in love with the southeastern corner, including Philadelphia. Iggy's posts and photos of his current travels, plus his childhood memories stir me to travel there again. Last month he sent me his Summer 2010 issue of Invention & Technology. Don't laugh. He knows I'm not an engineer. The "Hoover's Miracle Dam Celebrates its 75th" article prompted him to think of me (and my Dam Post.) He just didn't know how much I needed the patio time with some tea and a special read. Thank you Iggy.
And then there was The Church Lady. I'd forgotten about entering a caption contest on her blog, Living Life in Pennsylvania, back in early August. (Hey! Another reason to see PA) She sent a little email asking about claiming my prize when I didn't come back to chortle about my clever entry. Actually, her husband's caption won the most votes, but she gave him a big kiss. I got the Wal-Mart gift certificate for coming in second and not being related. I'd like to be related, though.
And thank you to all the rest of you for the little notes and words of encouragement. The world is full of wonderful people, and I am blessed to know so many.
I was so excited opening it I didn't realize it was all packed with crossword puzzles from the newspaper !!! What a gal!