Friday, March 23, 2007

Off and running....

I haven't had much time to blog, and more importantly, to read your blogs. I've been scanning and reading. I'm devoid right now of anything clever to say~~and you all have so much to say.
I'm wearing out....the 1000 sq ft mural is turing into 3000 sq ft because I have to go over what I've painted to get it to cover properly. The paint isn't the best quality. They now have decided that they'd like me to do several more jobs for them. Vitamin time....
My hubby and I have been trying to get out more socially. We have Sunday dog park, we met with a widow for dinner in a friend's wine bar on Main Street, we attended an artist's reception for a young man who went to the church we used to go to...and all our old "peeps" were there. It was a veritable reunion and very sweet to see everyone. I email and call these folks from time to time, but nothing is like a real HUG and physical togetherness, and I couldn't help but wish you all were sitting around that table!
My son went to Boston to literally meet his girlfriend for the first time. They have had a long distance relationship after meeting online! This blows me away, until I realize that a good deal of my good friends are also online people. His dad and I decided (after much sleuthing by yours truly) that it would be safe to send him up there when he was invited to visit...I called her mom and got to know her and let her know he wasn't an ax murderer. Dad and I decided that we should find out if they were legitimately meant for each other at this time, and sent him up. I figured that the chemistry was a fantasy thing and that once together, they might not be so attracted to each other and that would be that.
They adore each other...and her parents really liked him, and so now they are committed to pursue the long-distance relationship and see where it goes. I'm happy he's happy, and she really is a great young woman....perfect for him, sweet and very, very smart.
I'm saying all of this because, even though it's hard for my almost 50 brain to comprehend, it still blows me away that we here on our blogs are REALLY friends! If we all met up, maybe we'd make each other crazy... but probably not. I know more about you guys than I do my own neighbors, I think. I Skype call Dave and Kriss in Scotland, and we've talked like we've known each other for years. We grab our webcams and give each other a tour of our environment! That's so cool.....we all are showing each other our lives. It just amazes me.
So, even though we're not in a coffee shop together, sitting around a table and catching up on stuff, consider yourselves hugged!

9 comments:

Missy said...

Karen, I can't imagine using a paint roller on that much wall, much less a small brush and details to boot. I am in awe of your talent - no wonder they want more!

I love how technology sometimes helps us be real people!

Oh, and I moved from DFW to 45 min north of Boston. So, so if you ever come this way to the meet the girlfriend - you have a friend that would love to meet you for coffee. :)

pearlie said...

I know the feeling - of having nothing much to say, I am sure all of us do but you managed something nice here :) yes, I would sometimes try to imagine what it would be like if we all sit together for coffee. I think it will be good.

Carolanne said...

At the end of 1999, I started chatting online in a yahoo Christian chatroom and made some very good friends. In 2002, we went to the US and met some of them and our friendships became even better. We joked about the whole axe-murderer thing and then I thought about all the times that missionaries go and visit churches and also end up staying with people they may have never even met before and no one so much as blinks an eye.
The friendships we form online are often as real and deep, some more so, as the ones that are from "real life" but as you said, there is nothing like a real hug and physical togetherness. We get so close and sometimes the long distance hurts when our friends are going through tough times and we wish we could physically be there.
I could say more but you've said it and said it well! :)

Kansas Bob said...

Can't you do that mural faster with a spray can? I understand about time constraints - I haven't had a lot of time to be online lately ... may it is just spring fever :)

bjk said...

I can't help but dream of meeting all these on-line FRIENDS someday...

Bruce said...

Thanks for the hug - now off to Joe T's!

B~

Missy said...

(Sorry, Karen, have to make contact with Bruce!)

Bruce, is that Joe T Garcia's?? Oh how I miss that place! I would almost give a toe for some good mexican food.

{sigh}

karen said...

thank you all for your comments! The mural is the job that never ends!
Missy, yes....he was referring to Joe T. Garcia's....you notice that he didn't invite ME!! ;-D

romelette said...

just dropping to give you a hug. ;)