Sunday, December 29, 2013

Day Four of Wringing Out the Gratitude

Today was an easy day to feel grateful because I personally met one of my favorite writers, Brittany Tuttle who blogs as Vesuvius At Home but also has a book up her sleeve and a short story soon to be published.  She drove up from her relatives' house where she and her family were staying, and I drove out to Santa Monica, and we hugged each other and were both sort of embarrassed and then we started talking, and we didn't stop for another few hours. I loved her immediately but especially so when she ordered a beer and chocolate cake. She ate some of my sweet potato fries, too. She's beautiful and brilliant and funny and sweet, and while I figured out that I'm old enough to be her mother (and NOT a teen-aged one!), she felt more like a little sister to me, and now I wish that she lived closer so we could talk some more. You know, I've met a handful of bloggers in person, and I've yet to meet one from whom I'd run away and hide. I'm grateful today for my perfect score of loving bloggers in person as well as on the page. And mark my words, you're going to be hearing about Brittany Tuttle one of these days, well beyond the scope of a moon, worn as if it had been a shell.

  1. I'm grateful for my strong and healthy constitution.
  2. I'm grateful for the card that Ms. Moon sent me of the Airstream trailer on the beach that now graces my blog and that is testament to our friendship.
  3. I'm grateful for the opportunity to go to the movies on a Saturday afternoon, especially when it's a perfect movie about love, longing, regret and is directed by and stars Ralph Fiennes.
  4. I'm grateful for my perfect score of loving bloggers in person as well as on the page and for getting to personally meet one of my favorites today, Brittany Tuttle.


  1. Oh my god. Can I admit to being jealous? Two of my favorite women on the planet! Of course you loved each other! You're both fabulous and funny and brilliant. That photo says it all.

  2. I can't wait until I get to meet YOU in person! I have yet to meet any of my fav bloggers and can't wait until I someday can... though everyone seems so far away. Hopefully, I won't be the one who makes you run and hide. on the upside, you will definitely NOT be old enough to be my mother ;)

  3. This is beautiful. I'm glad you had a lovely day. And, you know, you look just like sisters in this photo!

  4. Well, well, well, two of my favorite people in all of the internet together for lunch. I'm sure it was a blast. All my best.

  5. I've met several of my fellow bloggers and I feel the same way -- all people who are a pleasure to know. Glad you got to meet Vesuvius!

  6. What a sweet and wonderful alignment of the planets. Yay, y'all!

  7. Chocolate cake and beer sounds delicious :)

    Happy you can wring out this old year



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