What an amazing weekend! I am physically worn (probably from over-excitement), but so happy. I have gained two new friends, Blondie and Irreverent!
As lovely as the board is, with it's opportunity to have a meeting of minds, nothing is quite the same as meeting people I admire face-to-face. The avatars grow bone and flesh, and they speak! I pick up nuance and mannerisms and hummanness that just can't be transmitted through words. They are a lovely couple, of course! Deeply in love, of course! Smart, sharp, and very observant!
Concerned Mama and I were able to take Blondie and Irreverent out to dinner (several times!). CM says I was "so cute" the way I bounced around like a kid in a candy store. It was a blustery day, so we visited the relative warmth and colour of our Muttart Conservatory. My honey had a delightful time breaking in his new camera. He had thought he would stay an hour or two, but was having so much fun himself, he hung around us "Apostates" for much of the day.
I fear we were both so worn from visiting and talking that Blondie and I were barely talking sense by the end of the day. No matter, we have met, and we can now carry on a friendship with greater dimension and depth.