Connections Missed and Made

Like a pair of bookends, my weekend was caught between two missed connections. A friend and I were supposed to meet Saturday morning. At 8:35 am at Panera, I had a feeling something had gone wrong. My friend is punctual and organized and (at least to my knowledge) not the type to be running late. And I knew in a flash what happened. She went to the Panera near my house while I went to the one near her house. (I missed that little detail in the string of eight or so emails it took to arrange our get-together!) With the exception of 45 minutes missed, we ended up having a good time catching up. Lucky for me, she’s a good blogging friend, so we keep in touch that way too.

This evening, I headed for the local gym to meet a friend from church. On my way, I heard a pop and that annoying sound like someone just let the air out of my tire. Ooops! I had run over a piece of metal and just like that – there went my hopes of a walk, while I sat and waited for the motor club guy to come bail me out. For once, I didn’t even have a book with me – a rare occasion for which I gave myself a sound thrashing!

In the middle was time spent with my parents, my sister and her crew to celebrate my dad’s birthday. I was tickled pink that my baby niece let me hold her . . . we think she must have confused me with her mom – what do you think? (As is our unintentional habit, my sister and I showed up dressed alike – white t-shirts and denim capris!)

Friends to miss and family to love . . . I guess it doesn’t get any better than that.

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8 thoughts on “Connections Missed and Made

  1. I love the comment about unintentionally wearing the same outfit. My sister and I used to do that a LOT! We’d meet for lunch somewhere and both be wearing black pants, a pink blouse, and black blazer. Or something along those lines.

    We still do it to some degree. Both show up at church in a black, zip front sweater, jeans, and boots. Must be that sister connection! 😀

  2. I’ll say! What a beautiful baby! Is she a strawberry blond or just plain red headed? I love the color of her precious little head.

    And look at you! I have never seen a picture of you and I am delighted to see how lovely you are as well. It is always so much fun to see a face for a name. Now when I think of you I will know who you are.

    Sounds like a fun, although frustrating (the flat tire) weekend. I am glad it all worked itself out and you enjoyed it.

    Have a blessed week as well!!

  3. Oh, that Kaylee is so adorable!

    I’m so glad that we eventually met up on Saturday — I had a great time with you. Sorry about the flat tire…that stinks. But at least you learned your lesson about always having a book with you. 🙂

  4. Love the picture of you holding Miss Sweet Cheeks. She told me she had fun on Saturday and can we do it again soon?!

  5. My brother used to scout babies for commercials for an ad agency – and this one would so qualify. What a darling kid — and the grownups look like fun, too 🙂

  6. Your niece is adorable! And so are you and your sis! Stacy and I will show up wearing the same things when we haven’t discussed it either.

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