Yesterday, I went into Springfield to meet friend and fellow blogger Danni of Silo Hill Farm. Danni was one of the first people I 'met' when I started reading blogs, and without her encouragement and help, I doubt I ever would have started my own blog. We had planned to meet on Nov. 16, but that turned out to be the day my great-granddaughter arrived, so we had to reschedule.
It was the most wonderful day! I knew Danni and I had a lot of things in common, but I was amazed at just how many. We were both a few minutes early to meet in the parking lot of Vendor's Mart, but we pulled in at the same time.
Within the first three minutes, I felt like I had known her all my life! We wandered through the HUGE flea market, then over to Dollar Tree, which I do not have close to my home. It was amazing, so many fun things.
After that, we went to a Mexican restaurant for lunch, which Danni very sweetly insisted was her treat. We finished our lunch, then just continued to sit and talk, learning a bit about the history of our lives. Never an awkward pause or uncomfortable silence, it was like old friends having a weekly lunch. I loved it! Then we were off to the Restore, which I had never been to. Oh my goodness!!! I saw a sofa with matching loveseat as soon as we walked it, and immediately wished I could take it home with me. That place had sooo much stuff! If I had lots of money, and a truck, I would have brought a load of things home with me! As it was, I only bought a few small things, including a BRAND NEW 10" springform pan, for fifty cents!!
I had my camera with me, but we were having such a good time, I forgot to take pictures! I snapped one of the stores ( I should have zoomed closer, but doesn't my new camera take great pictures?!), but not inside the stores, or anything else, darn it.
It was a really wonderful day. Danni is as sweet and down to earth in person as she is online. I really feel like I have made a forever friend, and I can't wait until the next time we get together!
I hope you all have a great day today, too!