Last month I had the pleasure of meeting some fellow TST-ers. Jenjen, Phoenix Ravenswing, Phoenix's wonderful husband, Phoenix's fabulous sis-in-spirit and I met for lunch.
It is such an amazing experience to meet the people you have been corresponding with online. It does more than simply put a face with a name, it adjusts your perspective. You have a certain picture in your mind of a person and how they will sound or what their expressions will be like. What I found in meeting these incredible TST-ers is that they exceeded every expectation I had. Immediately, I was engrossed in conversations that ranged from books to iPod's to history. While I had things to share, I had more fun simply listening and learning.
This lunch made me wonder what it would be like to meet each and every person on the Thursday Sweet Treat. I picture a room filled with laughter, crafting, stories and warmth. Someday I hope we can make that a reality.
For now, I want to thank Jenjen and Phoenix for taking the time to have lunch. You are both funny, thoughtful, exceptional, intelligent, talented women with such heart and passion for all that you do. I am honored to know you. Phoenix, thank you for allowing me to meet two very special people in your life as well. They are fabulous and wonderfully giving souls.
AND thank you to Kris (Lisianblue). Phoenix had her phone number so we called and I was able to chat with her for a few moments despite the incredible noise on my end. She has such a kind, warm, inviting, calm voice....I loved sinking into conversation despite the fact that it was brief.
Jenjen and Natasha
Thank you to ALL of the people who visit this blog. Thank you for playing, cheering, sharing and being who you are. You add so much to my life and to the lives of those around you. It's truly my pleasure to know you.