We woke up this morning to a horrific thunderstorm, literally with bolts of lightning all around, and subsequently lost power - NUTS! I hate that!
I had plans today to meet my Etsy/blog friend Lori Eurto in Philly too and was worried about getting showered (and blown-dry) with out electricity. The really strange thing is, every time we lose power it is only the houses on our side of the street - very annoying to look out and see neighbors with power, but I digress. I called my neighbor to make sure it was OK to run over with my blow dryer! I showered, went to my neighbor's for power, and then took off to drive into Philly to meet Lori.
Lori is one of those special people I have met on Etsy and blogging. She lives in upstate NY, and I live in suburban Philadelphia. How cool is it that we have actually gotten together 3 times in the last 9 months?! We had a delightful lunch in a fabulous Mexican restaurant on South Street in Phila and then we shopped, found a delightful coffee shop and sat outside and chatted till it was time to leave. I've said it before but it's worth repeating - I feel so lucky to have made some wonderful new friends as a result of Etsy and blogging. Life is good!
Life got even better for me when we were sitting with our coffees and I got a text from my son telling me he accepted a job with Villanova! I am so excited and proud. As you all know he just graduated from Xavier University in Cincinnati last month majoring in Sports Management. He had a phone interview with them, they asked him to come (from Cincy) Friday for a formal interview, and they offered him the job! I know he is between a rock and a hard place because he wanted to stay in Cincinnati, however, he made the right decision taking the job. In this economy stepping out of college getting a job in your field is a difficult thing to do and he is very lucky, and I am very proud!