Sunday, October 3, 2010

Blogging friends

You meet a lot of nice people while blogging and that is where I met Jan Thomason. We are both Texans, but you know how big Texas is. She lives hours away from me so we hadn't actually met until we made plans for lunch at Warrenton last week.

We have commented on each other's blogs and have kept up with each other that way. We both have sons named Clay and I told her a story about mine. When my clay was in junior high, our neighbor was having a swimming pool dug and Clayton thought that all those truckloads of dirt would make a great dirtbike jump in our backyard. I was busy in the kitchen cooking dinner when I saw this huge truck dumping a massive amount of yucky old clay on our lawn. I told Clayton we didn't need that kind of dirt in our yard. It was clay; worthless dirt. He said, "Mom? You named me after worthless dirt?" After she read that story, she signed her note to me, "Jan, Mother of Worthless Dirt". She has a great sense of humor.

We thoroughly enjoyed our IRL (in real life) meeting. Jan was out shopping with her friends Julie and Annette. It was a pleasure to meet them and share our Warrenton shopping stories with each other.

Theresa Cano hosts a wonderful blog party each season near her booth just outside of Zapp Hall. We get to meet our fellow bloggers in a face-to-face. I didn't get to make it to this last one. I had some orders that I had to rush back home to fill. Such is life.


Shabby Cottage Studio said...

Oh how fun!!!!!!! I'm waving at you and Jan!

Anne - Fiona and Twig said...

How cool that you got to meet Jan!!! I hope to bump into you at the Spring shows! :-)

Thank you so much for the wise words you offered on my booth post, I really do appreciate your input!

Big hugs,

Tarnished and Tattered said...

Okay it all makes sense now. Your comment made me blow ice tea outta my nose it was so funny. Then I come over & see Jan on your blog. She's a nut too. Where you at the blog party? What a great time it all was, & the people...the best! Lisa

Jan Vermillion-Thomason said...

you are certainly on the ball to get something posted about our lunch.
i don't think i took a picture so can you email me the one you took so i can tell about our lunch and link back to you?

you're a sweetheart and i now feel like we're such better friends for meeting in person.

mother of worthless dirt

Garden Antqs Vintage said...

So glad you stopped by, just wish you could have stayed for the party. I so understood though. Hope you found some great things.