Wednesday, October 10, 2012

MEETING FRIENDS

As some of you might know, I have had a rough several weeks dealing with numerous obligations and an unexpected monkey wrench being thrown into the mix. Life does that every once in a while to keep us on our toes. Then, too, it is that time of year when it is finally cool enough to do things outside and the list of usual fall chores gets doubled by the extra things that need to be done THIS year, like scraping and painting the Adirondacks, cleaning out Studio East… and my Saturday’s are usually spent at the Train Station trying to be useful but mostly being frustrated by an uncooperative body. How I hate being so slowed down, but I have been having to deal with muscles that just totally freeze up and to try to move them is excruciatingly painful.

But, in the midst of all this chaos and confusion I had a day of sunshine…I had company… and it was such a joy! Fellow Blogger Ginnie (from NC) and I have been “friends” for several years and have often talked about getting together, but schedules and distances just never seemed to work out. Actually, we often talked about meeting when I would be in PA and she would be on her way up to visit family in NY. Then, a friend of Ginnie’s decided to come to VA, and it all worked out. Bonnie had a small sculpture to pick up at Turner’s here in Onley! How cool is that?!? We had a wonderful visit and one I hope we can repeat.

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These shots are down at Turner’s Studios… that handsome young man is David Turner. You can visit their gallery at http://www.turnersculpture.com/.

7 comments:

Beatrice P. Boyd said...

Glad you got to meet a blogger friend too, as we have enjoyed meeting several on this trip and earlier. It's really so nice to meet. Looks like you all had such a great time.

Ginnie said...

Yes, we had a great visit ! It was amazing that Bonnie (my friend of over 20 years) had commissioned Turners to make a bronze for her and, when we realized they were located in Onley, it made sense to go pick it up and meet you too.
I don't think we stopped talking from the first hug to the last.
THANKS JAN ... and the adorable bronze otter that you gave me is something I will treasure always.

judie said...

Yeah, me too Ms. Possum. Hard to get these old bones moving. Nice that you got to visit with your friend. Have a great weekend!

troutbirder said...

What fun! I've only met two other bloggers personally and both instances involved outings with Minnesotal birding groups.

Loretta said...

Sorry you've been having problems. But, I'm happy you got to meet a blog friend. Hugs are great!

Tossing Pebbles in the Stream said...

I am so sorry you have been having health problems. I did not know. I have been somewhat in attentive to my blogging friends.

It is nice to see you with Ginnie. I had hoped to visit her in NC a couple of years back when our plans fell through. She is such a lovely person with so many wonderful memories of her life which she often writes about.

Tossing Pebbles in the Stream said...

I am so sorry you have been having health problems. I did not know. I have been somewhat in attentive to my blogging friends.

It is nice to see you with Ginnie. I had hoped to visit her in NC a couple of years back when our plans fell through. She is such a lovely person with so many wonderful memories of her life which she often writes about.