It’s been a good day. An In Real Life kind of day. We overslept, a little. Grabbed a quick breakfast and pulled out the school books and laid out plans for the day. Plans for the children’s day also included some farm chores and cleaning up lady beetles that seem to appear on sunny October afternoons. My own plans for the day included lunch with a friend and a conversation visit with a young homeschooling mom.
While running through the list of things our checklist for the day, when it came to “lunch with Debbie” and “meet with Laura” I literally gave a tiny jump for joy and clapped my hands exclaiming “Just like the Old Days!” At that moment, I had a huge revelation – in our modern age of instant, virtual access to communication, we’ve let in-real-life-person-to-person-face-to-face sharing and conversation go by the wayside.
There is something so special, so cheering, so encouraging and therapeutic to sit around the kitchen table, sharing a simple meal, a cup of coffee, and our own personal thoughts and experiences and questions. LOVED it today that I had that opportunity. In Real Life.
Speaking of good friends and lunch, I have another I.R.L. moment for you today. Looking forward to catching up with my oldest friend, I got myself all dolled up, including jewelry and accessories, slipped on my shoes and headed out the door. Halfway there I remembered – make up. NO MAKE UP! While I considered for a split second the return home and fix my face, I said to myself (yes, out loud. I do that in real life): “Nah, she won’t mind, and now I’ll have an I.R.L. moment to share with my readers!” And so the picture up above, my raw self and my bestie in her apron – in real life.
Thanks for the visit. You’ll find all my I.R.L. visits by clicking on the coffee cup image. See you tomorrow!
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