(Look deep into my eyes...deeper...deeper.
You're getting sleepy...sleepy.
You never saw me. I wasn't here. I was working my fool head off getting ready for Vendor Night at Paper Cowgirl and the Junque and Disorderly Sale at W&T's.
When I snap my fingers you will remember nothing...nothing!)
Memorial Day weekend, instead of cleaning, pricing and packing, Cat Daddy and I decided we needed to light out in search of El Dorado. After flipping a coin...and making a necessary phone call...we hit the hardtop heading north.
Upon reaching our destination, the back of the truck was already half-full, but being a lover of animals...especially squirrels...I'll tell y'all about that later. Right now, I'd like to tell you a little story.
While out to dinner with our new friends, the question was posed "What did we ever do before blogging?" My first response was I.don't.know, but I quickly added that it had opened my life to a world I didn't even know existed. The people, places, and dreams that lived inside my monitor screen were miles away physically...yet only a heartbeat from mine spiritually.
My beautiful, soul-eyed friend Debra was one of these people. I've loved her from the first time I read her and dreamed of actually meeting her face to face.
She does posts about her lovely home and one room in particular is my favorite...the sun room. Love it and always leave with a smile on my face when I've popped in.
This past November she did a piece on her sun room and when I clicked on...just for an instant...I literally saw myself in that room. The surreal moment came and went in a second, but as I sat there staring at the screen ...I could still the warmth of the room...and her. I'm telling y'all...I was there.
I know it sounds crazy...and we all know I'm more than just a little throwed off...but I swear up and down...I was sitting on this little loveseat with her. I even had to leave a comment telling her about it!
We-l-l-l...call me crazy if ya want...heck...even call the guys with the nets, but guess what?
(all photos except this one...belong to Debra!)
Yeppers y'all...I made it to El Dorado...thanks to a certain Tom Cat and a red Ford diesel!
Pinch me y'all 'cause either I'm dreaming...or I've died and gone to Heaven...or I'm "Ready for my close-up Mr. DeMille" coo-coo! Whichever...I don't care. God gave me a peek into my future and then provided the opportunity to make it a reality.
Did I have the time to make a road trip?
Did I need to look for more junk?
Did I need to listen to His voice as He whispered "Call her...then pack your bags."?
Yes...a hundred times yes!
Life is a series of roads traveled. Some uphill, some rocky and sometimes the ones less traveled bringing the sweetest rewards!
This particular journey, my friends, is something I'd never have without blogging.
Can you hear us smiling?
I have to add that while finding junk and friends on this trip was a breeze...finding a room...not so easy. We didn't think about how close Joplin is to Springfield and while it did my heart proud as an American to see so many people (first responders, work crews, emergency workers, etc.) there to help, it also meant we had to drive until 3:00 am to find a room in Muskogee. Seems there also was a huge rock concert going on in Oklahoma.
Silly us for not making reservations, but would I do it again?
OH HECK YEAH!!!