Monday, May 17, 2010

BOSSY's back home

She swoops in, like some sort of fairy godmother, waves her magic pixie dust over the people she has gathered, and friendships are created.

She's BOSSY, ladies and gentlemen.

She's back home now, her 42-day (No)Book Tour has come to an end, and I can imagine how happy her beautiful family and enormous dog are to see her again. I just feel lucky I got to spend a few hours with her during this, another one of her big adventures!

The first time she ventured out on an Excellent Road Trip, I had no idea what to expect. I had a few butterflies walking into that restaurant. But do you know what happened? I met some terrific people, and after keeping up with them through their blogs for two years, I was really looking forward to seeing them again! This time it was more like a reunion, and we were so busy catching up, and feeling so comfortable, that we all neglected to take pictures!

That BOSSY, not only do we never see each other without her coming into town, but she manages to get the only photos!

There's Heidi and Suebob and Smacksy and Tootsie and (me) and Kelly and Jason and BOSSY and JCK and Aunt Snow and Shayera! Hi guys!

Here's BOSSY's post about our meet-up.

It was a really nice evening. I just wish I could spend even more time with all of these bloggy friends, including BOSSY herself! But she had to move on to the Bay Area. I guess I can share her.

Too bad she couldn't stick around the following day, because Heidi and I decided to spend it together. I think BOSSY kinda wished she had time to join in! (Next time, BOSSY!) I love spending time with Heidi, she is just the loveliest person! We walked around my little town a bit, and stepped into a craft shop full of the strangest trinkets. They are for artist who incorporate a collage style, I'm guessing. Buttons and TV tubes and bottle caps and matchbooks, you name it! After our short stroll, I tried to take her to the yummiest lunch spot in town, but it was really busy. We did alright with another little cafe, though. Then I picked up my son from preschool and we went over to the fancy shmancy museum. My son was very interested in finding Picassos. He was a well-behaved 5-year-old boy in the museum (what a relief), and he talked about Heidi all the rest of the day!

All in all, I sure am lucky to have met some special people through this blogging thing. And I'm only a sometime-blogger!


Jen on the Edge said...

That sounds like so much fun!

And wasn't Heidi's necklace the most amazing thing?! The person who made it has been a friend of mine since elementary school and her talent has always just blown my mind. She's just so talented and the necklace looks wonderful on Heidi.

smalltownmom said...

Oh, I had the most wonderful time! I love how blogging has connected us all.

Jason, as himself said...

I'm glad you two had such a great time the next day...and I second all of the things you said about BOSSY and everyone else!

It was good to see you again.

Margaret said...

Glad you all have been having fun. Glad you're blogging again.

Cafe Pasadena said...

You all look great & happy. Jen, uh I mean, JCK, looks very relaxed as though she just received a massage.

JCK said...

It was great to see you again, Barbra. Great write-up on a lovely evening.

BOSSY said...

Bossy does wish she could have stuck around, as she wished for many places on her road trip, but if she did that it would take her two years to cross the country. On second thought, not a bad idea...