as I stood at the counter of the local shop,
consigning the lime green Franciscan ware set of dishes that I was so tired and bored with....
I was approached by a smiling woman whose face I did not recognize...
she introduced herself
when I heard her name I knew immediately that she was none other than the author of the blog Pondside!
I was busy at the counter so she continued shopping while the clerk finished up the paperwork.
She paid for her merchandise; a lamp and a cheery pillow for her sunny bedroom...
we decided that coffee was in order.
A short drive later, we found ourselves perched upon high stools seated across from each other
sipping steaming lattes.
Pondside has a very interesting job,
she comes from a creative and talented family who are very much in the public eye.
We both have long time marriages, are family oriented, are happy grand mothers,
we both love to read, and are keen walkers.
The topic of conversation ran all over the map...and an hour passed swiftly.
She is lovely...
a genuinely warm and gracious woman.
She spent her morning walking with her friend along the blustery ocean seafront
and had already enjoyed a coffee with her friend
so I felt honored that she take the time to sit and share a cuppa with me.
not looking my best..
but I am my own worst critic
if you follow me you'll know that I am much more comfortable behind the lens...
We both love to blog
a "secret hobby"
only a few of our friends and family know about.
We'll probably bump into each other again sometime soon
and we will be on a first name basis.
We do like walking the same route so it is just a matter of time before our paths cross again.
Thank you Pondside
until we meet again....