Thursday, May 18, 2017

In which I tell you some very exciting news!!

 
Wait for it.  Exciting announcements like this must be led up to gradually. 
 
*thoughtful pause*

What if I told you that since being old enough to appreciate real friendship, I've never had my own particular friend.  I mean a close friend.  The kind of friend you can discuss just about anything with and who would--I don't know--invite you to stay at her house for a week or something like that...
 
What if I told you that I've never in all my life been away from home overnight without at least one of my siblings being with me...
 
What if I told you that I've never been on a plane.  Let alone while it was flying.   Let alone by myself...
 
What if I told you that I'm not an adventurous or daring person.  That doing new things, and going new places, is not my cup of tea...
 
That in plain simple language, I'm a big old scaredy-cat.
 
What if I told you all this?  Would you believe me?  And then would you believe me still further if I were to say...

IT'S ALL HAPPENING THIS JUNE! 

This June, people.  (Which happens to be next month according to the calendar.  Who'd have thought?)
 
I'm being adventurous!  

Me. 

I've been invited to visit a very dear friend (a very dear friend!) for a solid week and a half!

And I'm going.

By myself.  

I'm flying on a plane.  

By myself.  (Well, there will be other passengers, too.  Of course.  But they don't count). 

In less than three weeks times I shall be flying through the air, to an unfamiliar place, staying for a significant length of time, and...

I'm not even scared!!  (Well, okay, maybe I'm a little scared.  Getting on that plane is, I have to admit, a bit frightening but, well...we'll worry about that more when it gets closer.)

The truth of the matter is, I'm going.  Scared or not.  And whether you believe me or whether you don't.  It's still true.  

And now that I've rambled on in a attempt to build suspense...you all must be wondering who that certain dear friend is.  Well...


Some of you may just happen to know her.  She's a blogger, too.  In fact, I met her through blogging, and she's become one of my very closest friends, and this will be the first time we've ever met in person.   And her name is...

*suspenseful pause*


*suspenseful pause continued*

(Certain ones of you are no doubt grinning to yourselves at this point because you're pretty sure you know the answer to this riddle and you're feeling mighty smart right about now.)

(As to the rest of you--who haven't a clue who I'm talking about--well, you're probably starting to feel annoyed because I'm not getting to the point quick enough and the suspense is killing you.  Actually no, you've probably already scanned down and seen the name so you're not really in suspense and you're not really dying but you're still annoyed because you're trying to be polite and read this whole thing but it's starting to sound like a pointless, run-on sentence which it may well be but I'll never admit to that and while I'm still gabbing you finally throw up your hands in surrender and jump down to the next line so you don't have to keep reading this pointless narration which really isn't important but now that I've started I can't seem to stop and...)  (A person has to run out of breath sooner or later.  'Hem.)

*drum roll*

The friend in question is...

 
NATALIE!

I'M GOING TO VISIT NATALIE, PEOPLE!!  That dear sweet girl who blogs at Raindrops on Roses and Whiskers on Kittens

I'm not kidding.  This is really happening!! And it's less than a month away!  We've been planning this since January and it's hard to believe we're coming down to the home stretch now. 

Honestly, trying to fully convey my excitement in writing is impossible.  So I won't even try.  Suffice it to say we are both extremely excited, and we have loads of fun things planned to do together.  Not the least of which is staying up till all hours of the night talking our heads off (because emails, you know, they do well enough in a pinch, but being able to actually TALK is going to be awesome)!  Also we may or may not have a list of movies we're planning on watching which has grown to nearly a mile long.  Ha.  (Taking a hint from the pictures in this post, can you guess what one of those movies is?  ;))  It's going to be amazing!!

And well, I guess that's all I have to say for now.  WASN'T THAT EXCITING THOUGH?  (I'm so glad you think so.  ;)) 

(And now I just have to ask.  Were any of you suspicious that something like this was afoot?  Because Natalie and I have been making subtle references to our visit quite frequently in our comments to each other and are rather curious to know if we really were as "subtle" as we thought we were.  ;))

EIGHTEEN MORE DAYS!!

*goes off grinning*

P.S. *edit*  Natalie wrote  a post about this, too.  Do check it out!  (And if it doesn't make you want to dance and sing well, all I can say is, "Odd that.")

16 comments:

  1. FIRST COMMENT!!


    Wow. I had no idea who you were talking about!! Natalie??? Goodness, of all people. She's kind of boring. Why would you want to visit her? :P

    Okay, but in all seriousness, this post nearly made me cry and I laughed aloud on several occasions. (*whispers* It's way better than my post.) YOU ARE SO SWEET AND AHHH WE'RE GOING TO MEET IN 18 DAYS.

    I'm not excited. Nope. Not at all. ;) (*Tries not to scream from the excitement*)

    PS. All of those photos are PERFECT.

    PPS. Oh yes! I forgot about that question! Dear readers, were we as sly as we thought we were? (Probably not. :D)

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    1. My you're fast! (Heehee.)

      Had you stumped, too, huh? My but I'm good at this! Haha. ;) *gasps* WHAT DID YOU JUST SAY? Natalie? Boring?? What rot! (Some people. Humph.)

      Awww. You're far to emotional, my dear. ;) (*whispers* Are you crazy??) YES!! Just 18 days!! I CAN'T WAIT!!

      Excited? Ha. Who's excited? There's nothing to be excited about. (Eeeeeeee!! :D :D)

      P.S. Thank you!! I'm glad you think so. (And thank you, too, for your part in that. Sending me those particular pictures, I mean. ;))

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    2. Haha. ;) Maybe THAT'S how I won NaNoWriMo...I have super speed skills I didn't know about!

      HAHAHA. :D

      Emotional? Me? Never. *Thinks back to how I cried during a Dean Martin and Jerry Lewis comedy once.* Nope. Definitely not emotional. :P

      NOW IT'S 15 DAYS WHAT ARE WE GOING TO DOOOOO. :D

      Indeed. Nothing to be excited about at all. *yawn* (!!!)

      Of course! Anytime. :)

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    1. Thank you, MovieCritic! I believe I shall! :)

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  3. I AM TRYING NOT TO SCREAM IN A MIDDLE OF A UNI LECTURE. MISS MARCH THIS IS MOST EXCITING

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    1. EEEEEK! ISN'T IT JUST?! THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR YOUR ENTHUSIASM, DEAR FRIEND!! :D

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  4. You guys are going to have A. GREAT. TIME. and I'm so happy for you both!!!!!!!!!! <3

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  5. WAHOOOOO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! *flings arms up in the air and shouts*

    You naughty girls for not telling me. :P

    Haha, but oh my word, this is so exciting!!! :D :D :D :D :D I'm SO happy for you!! Gosh, I don't know what else to say... YAYAYAYAYAY!!!!

    Also, you were preeetty sly. I wasn't exactly paying close attention to your comments, but if I had, I probably would have thought it was curious. I know Natalie's comment on your last post had left me scratching my head.
    "I will definitely take your advice on how to land on job when I start searching for one again! ;) You know....after my exciting summer is over. (*sob*)"
    I sat there for a little while, trying to think of what it could be (and Natalie had forewarned me she had some Big News ;D) but it didn't click.

    !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    ~Miss Meg

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  6. LIKE I SAID ON NATALIES BLOG I AM SO SO HAPPY FOR YOU GUYS. LIKE, SO.

    And no, I def did not see this coming. But now I want to go back and read all the comments to see if I catch the hints. ;-)

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  7. Ooh sounds like it'll be wonderful! Have fun my dear Miss March! (And by the way, I read every word of your post in order, and didn't dare scroll down to fast to ruin the surprise/suspense. It was near torturous!)

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  8. THIS IS SO EXCITING!!!! *hugs* Squeeeeeee I can't stand how wonderful this is!!!!!!! I'm so happy for you both!!!!

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  9. Oh, that sounds so fun, Miss March! I hope you have a wonderful time:)

    Let me tell you, I was never very adventurous until the first time that I flew on a plane without my family. After that, it was like a new awakening to all the amazing adventures I needed to go on. So I say that encourage you bc you might end up an adventurous person yet!

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  10. Miss March is being adventurous! And doing exciting stuff! And being grown-up all by herself!! *cheers* I'm sure you'll do fine traveling by yourself, and you'll have an AMAZING time with Natalie. And you have to tell us what it's like meeting blogger friends in person! (photos will get you extra points) ;)

    Jem Jones

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  11. WOW! This sounds like a ton of fun! I hope you have a wonderful visit! You'll have to tell us all about it! :)

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