Friday, August 15, 2008

REAL FRIENDSHIPS

I am super excited today! One of my long time online chat friends is flying across the country from Vancouver to spend a week with us! I can't wait!

I met Judy online atleast 7 yrs ago. Wow how the time flys. I was chatting with her before I even met Chris in the same chatroom online. We hit it off right away and aways said that some day we would get together.

In the past 2 yrs we have chatted much more. She is even a business partner in SecondLife with me lol. We have our own jewelry line in the virtual world with a nice little store.

I think its been a rare day that we haven't talked in the last 2 yrs, except for being away on vacation etc. I really look forward to spending a week showing her around and just hanging out with her.

I have been very fortunate in the past yrs to meet some online friends and forge life long friendships. I have rarely been disappointed by the meeting of people in real life. Let's face it, sometimes they really don't resemble who they portray themselves to be online. Those are the risks. You smile and when it's over you move on lol, I have been lucky in that, it has only happened a couple times. I will never regret meeting them though. I have made very dear friends over the yrs, because I took the oportunity to meet them when the occasion arose.

Heck, I married one of those people! lol.

So , she arrives tonight. Chris was able to work during the day today, so the timing was perfect to pick her up at the airport when his day is done. Supper will be on the table waiting for them.

One other great thing about having company is that you clean abit deeper then your normal routine lol. My house is pretty clean but man, when company is coming, I make sure no corner is left unclean lol. You know, move all the furniture, do the windows, empty and reorganizing the cutlery drawers lol. So that's what I have been doing all week..but rest assured, its done, so I will be doing NOTHING for the next week while visiting with my friend!

Tomorrow we are taking her to downtown Montreal...this yr they have closed down the Main Street, St.Catherines ST. all summer long like a sidewalk sale. Very cool idea. its a street full of interesting stuff so to be able to walk down the middle of it with the store wears on the street, will be fun. We will probably take her to our fav Smoked Meat restaurant. We plan to do Old Montreal, the Casino, among other things, and this week we will be driving 3 hrs to Quebec City...since this summer is the 400th anniversary, lots has been going on all summer. It is the Oldest part of North America!

We are having friends over for bbq on Sunday. It's supposed to be nice, so we can enjoy the new deck lol. My friend and her bf are among the very few I know here that can speak english lol. Everyone else I know only speaks french. So it will be nice for Judy to have other ppl to talk to then just us lol.

I will be taking pics this week to share ...for now I am off to do some baking and cooking for tonight. ...

Question...Do you often take in your local sights or do u wait for company from abroad to visit, to see them yourselves ?

9 comments:

Red Clover said...

Yay! I'm glad you get to "meet" another long time friend.

I'm back from Florida and doing well. Les' mom and sister flew home early this morning after spending a week with us.

So.. I'll be a quiet weekend for us and a busy one for you.

Hope you enjoy it as much as I loved meeting you.

>Hugs<

Star said...

That sounds like so much fun. I hope you and you friend have a wonderful time. I think we have seen most of the local sights on or own.

Pez said...

Enjoy your friend's visit!

Anna said...

I know that there are some people who don't understand what it's like to make a real friendship online but I feel totally blessed to have met the wonderful friends I've made over the years.

It honestly feels just like we saw eachother the day before when we visit because the friendships are "real" in every sense of the word.

The only sad thing is that you guys aren't closer because I'd love to be sitting on your deck as often as I could.

We usually only do the sight seeing stuff when we get company.

*hugs*

kenju said...

I know you are excited to meet her in person!! I enjoyed meeting some bloggers this past weekend.

We have seen all of our local sights, but we do take visitors to see them too. We don't have as many as you!

PI said...

We have grand children come all the time so we do as much sightseeing as we can find energy for. Hope you have lovely time and don't wear yourself out before she comes. She wants to see you not examine dust levels:)

Bob-kat said...

I get out an about quite a bit when I can so I guess I do take in local sights.

It sounds like you have a lovely visit planned. I love that you hit it off online and that you became such good friends :)

Granny Annie said...

We have had friends, kids and grandkids visiting since the 7th. Now I'm back and am eager to hear how your friend's visit went.

The Witch Doctor said...

I love playing tourist in Niagara Falls... especially in the fall because in the Dufferin Islands all the leaves are changing colour and it looks really great...
the city puts out coupons for all the attractions and only residents can use them... it's fun to just go and play the tourist part for a day :)

Glad you get to meet another online buddy :)