A couple of days ago I had a wonderful surprise - meeting Barbara. I was out shopping for some things for work and was in the checkout line at Goodwill when someone said, "Excuse me, are you Patsy Terrell?" This happens every once in a while because people will recognize me from Kansas Country Living, or from a board or event, or sometimes they'll even remember my voice from my radio days.
In this instance it was none of those things - it was a blog reader! It was so fun to meet Barbara. She said a friend sent her something from the blog, and she subscribed and started reading along.
I can't tell you how flattered I am by that - on both levels - that someone forwarded something and that Barbara started reading regularly.
We had a nice chat and then she even helped me out with my purchases because I was going to have to make two trips since I can't lift very much at a time. It was lovely to meet Barbara and I asked who forwarded her something. It was Mary Lou, who I met through a different Barbara, that I met when doing a presentation on blogging at the library, where I also met Kristine. Whew! Life is a circle sometimes, huh? But isn't that fun?
Regardless of how it all happened, I'm delighted to have all these folks in my life - in whatever way works.
I thanked Barbara for coming over and introducing herself. Sometimes people will email me later and say, "I think I saw you at Dillon Nature Center today... was that you?" Of course, the problem with that is that I didn't get to meet them. So far no one has emailed asking if it was me when it wasn't. I love to connect with folks, so it's always fun for me. The moral of this story is, please don't hesitate to say hello if you see me out and about.
Barbara - it was lovely to meet you! And thank you for introducing yourself. Mary Lou, thank you for making it possible for me to meet Barbara.