Thursday, February 02, 2006
Marilyn and Terah, planning a dessert and posing. These are fake smiles. I was trying out some of John's lenses for his camera. He has a Canon SLR Digital like mine. This was about the 5th shot we had them turn around and pose for. Marilyn suggested I stop. I recognized the tone of voice. It was the same tone she used when she announced to me that 3 kids were all she was going to have.
A week or two ago, we were the recipients of quite a treat. Two members of my blog roll, John and Terah, came for a visit. We had never met. The funny thing about bloggers, is that when you finally meet, it's as though you just begin visiting where you left off the last time you were together. Only thing is, you've never been together. This makes seven people on my roll that I know on a personal level. Dan thru Terah on the list, and Jerry and Jim. That seems like a lot, considering the nature of the internet. Back to the visit. John is a computer genius, geek, and other names Terah called him. Well, I was the one who called him a genius. She called him a geek. But the point is, he has 5 books published on computer programming, translated into a few different languages and he and I couldn't talk business. If you know what I mean. He was considerate of this old farmer in not embarrassing me by talking about computers. He was able to 'dummy down' enough to explain to me what he did for a living. (note: I've noticed, that when John blogs about certain topics, his 'reads' totals go from the usual 100 or so readers, up to 4 or 5 thousand. Those are the blogs that are unintelligable to me.) Terah contracts out as a social worker and we had some great discussions. She has an interesting job and is very witty.We had a great visit Saturday afternoon and on into the night and many topics were covered. Many very hilarious things were said, mostly by Terah. (it's the few words she adds at the end of her thought that one needs to listen for) We casually mentioned they should sing in the choir the next morning and so they did. It was good to see them making themselves at home in a Baptist Church. They even had been warned about our church's annual potluck and business meeting and I'll be darned if they didn't show up with food for that. All in all, a great pair of visitors. It was kind of like having one of my siblings visit. They're already family I guess. We were at ease with them and didn't feel like we needed to act like something we're not. That's pretty difficult for us anyway. I will say that Terahs confessed love for choclate did get the best of me. I like chocolate cake as long as it has white frosting and maybe some vanilla ice cream. Well, in honor of Terah, Marilyn made chocolate brownies, chocolate ice cream, with her famous homemade chocolate sauce. I couldn't handle much, but it was good. I'm sure we'll return the visit one day. I hope soon. A good time was had by all. Come visit, we'll bake a cake.