Here we are, left to right -
White Chocolate , Dark Chocolate and Milk Chocolate
We are the chocolate ladies all decked out in our browns and creams and caramels.
Sadly, Darlene wasn't well and could not join us after all but Angela and Wanda (White and Milk respectively) were wonderful. We are already planning another get together and hopefully include Darlene the next time.
Wanda is full of life and warmth and generosity of heart. Angela is a bit quieter (well a lot quieter) with great depth and keen interest in what is being said around her. She raised four kids (3 boys and a girl) now all grown if you can believe that.
It is a never-ending fascination to me that we can meet on-line and make such genuine connections. Meeting Angela and Wanda face to face today simply became a natural extension of a friendship already formed. We already knew so much about each other and there is a lot to admire about these two ladies. If you have not visited these two yet, please be sure to do so soon. They started blogging just recently in January and February and judging from my visits to them, they already have developed a great fan base and deservedly so.
Reflecting on the day, I realized that I've gotten pretty good at meeting my blogging friends. It started last summer with Tammy, moved on to Vicci and then Vicci again this time with Lisa, Maryellen, and Biene (with quick drop in visits by my daughter and Maryellen's). Then in March I met Corey for a brief but exciting 90 minutes at the Starbucks in Willows as we were heading to Oregon for Erin's bridal shower. And now Angela, Wanda, and Darlene in spirit. But wait! It doesn't end there. We are headed for Oregon again in a couple of weeks for the wedding and then I'll have a chance to meet Jone and perhaps some others. What a rich and varied world these women bring to my doorstep. You have all helped me in difficult times and are following me through this evolution I'm going through as I lose weight (15.5 lbs gone as of this morning), let go of old heartaches, and regain my lost confidence. I'm blessed to know you all.