Tuesday, June 9, 2009

What a Nice Day



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!

It turned out to be a pretty nice day!

7 comments:

Lorelei said...

Thanks for being part of my fab day too Beth! It was great to see you again. I'll let you know when we come down to Philly again.

Marie Patterson Studio said...

CONGRATS to your son! Way to go!
Our fellow Etsy artists are a GREAT bunch! Thanks for sharing this story.

julie Haymaker thompson said...

Oh Beth that is wonderful news . Your son and a job!! I just watched the news and they had a whole negative story on graduating students and the job hunt. That is why I say blogging beats the news any day !!! Your son got a job!!! My heart is happy for him and for you tonight!!

julie Haymaker thompson said...

Beth I also wanted to say . I am crazy about this piece When My hubby gets a job I have to have one of these. My husband loves modern design and primitive design . He would love your pieces too. The gray works so well.

Barbara Lewis said...

Beth - Your "Basket of Flowers" is to die for! Love the colors and the textures of the rug hooking. And, congratulations on the news of your son. What a great school and I know you'll like having him closer.

lilylovekin said...

Yeah!! Your son got a job, I'm so happy for him and for you what a relief that must be. I think it is so neat that you have actually gotten together with someone you have met through blogging and etsy. Yes I think you can make real friends this way it is exciting.

Beth Anderson said...

Thanks everyone for sharing my joy and relief, and for loving my hooking!