Last Friday was a highly anticipated day! A road trip! To Omaha!
To meet My Imaginary Friend, as my husband likes to refer to her.
My friend, blogless Kimm, and I took off on our journey shortly after 6:00AM
and a little over 3 hours later...we were there at Paulette's front door.
Now..I am a very very bad blogger, in that I did NOT lug my camera along. I have since made a note to myself to purchase a smaller camera that would fit in a handbag. Needless to say I didn't want to be confused for a hick tourist....or worse yet....paparazzi following Paulette around as we hit up the thrift stores, even though she IS quite the celebrity!
We have known each other cyberly for...oh...5 or 6 years.....have chatted over the phone..shared tears and laughs...and it was an absolute joy to finally meet her. She is as sweet and dear in person as she is behind the computer screen. I also met the infamous, Mike...fellow Cowboys fan....AND he was in uniform. Quite the gentleman, he was, he was.
The weather was blustery and cold, but that didn't deter us! We ventured out for a little thrift shopping (I snagged another bird cage...I know, I know...I don't know why either....some Mexican pottery...a piece of Japanese pottery...and a wire pedestal thingamajig...pics later)....had a great lunch at Shucks (Thank you Paulette for deleting the pic of me actually FEEDING MY FACE with oysters!)....laughed...yacked....added to the sock yarn inventory....laughed some more....it was a great day! But it did go by too fast!
I think it's safe to say that three of us got along famously....with nary an awkward moment the whole visit. Clearly we really HAVE been friends for a long time! So it was easy to add the 'live and in person' dimension to the friendship! It was a long time coming!
When I got home, my hubs asks "So...did you meet your imaginary friend?".....I responded that I met my dear friend, Paulette and she is as real as I knew she would be!