You know how you come across those people every so often who instantly feel like family? Who have kindred spirit sort of written all over them?
That's how it felt when I spent the better part of an hour today chatting up a storm with the awesome Angélique of
We have an awful lot in common, so conversation was hardly lacking.
She's an ER nurse, I'm a Respiratory Therapist, so we both work in critical care settings.
She started blogging roughly the same time I did.
She loves junk, I love junk!
She's making big plans for her first ever show, I just opened my first booth.
She's planning to show in Warrenton next Fall, I'm going to be selling along with my pal Effie in the Spring!
Her husband is her biggest fan and most tireless supporter. Same here!
Love ya, sweetheart!
I'm not sure either of us came up for air, but we had a great conversation about our shared passion for junking, our big plans for the future, our hopes, dreams, fears. Heck, we even made plans for some
Thelma & Louise style junkin' trips!
I've had the pleasure of meeting so many incredible folk through this wonderful bloggy world....
Theresa of Garden Antqs Vintage, who was one of my first followers and biggest supporters.
The lovely Mindy of Primitiques 'n Poetry.
The equally lovely Troy (and Rod) of Junk Exchange!
And even though I've only talked to her via e-mails, our blog and the phone, I feel a real bond with the gracious and sweet beyond belief Ruth of The Beautiful Life.
Silly wabbit doesn't like having her picture taken, which is just, well, silly, since she's gorgeous. So this is the best I could do photo-wise. Go check out her online store, she has genuine drool-worthy wares for sale.
And then there's all my blog-roll buddies. Wanna talk? Just mail me, I'm always up for a phone call! (yeah, I'm lookin at YOU, Debra, Sue and Adrienne!)
And then there's Effie, and my new buds the Jett's at Fbg. Trade Days, and Linda at the Habitat for Humanity Re-Store, and Beth my cool booth neighbor at the Antique Mall, and Julie from Re-Run's, and Vickie and Bobby and the crew at Sunrise Antiques, and my pals at the Comfort Flea....all folks I never would've met had I not embarked on this amazing junkin' journey just a few short months ago.
And it's only just beginning! That's the incredible part! Just imagine the laundry list of new friends I'm gonna have after Warrenton in the Spring?
So to all of the above, I thank you from the bottom of my heart for your friendship, your support, your inspiration. To friends not yet met, it's only a matter of time!
Edited to add: Apologies to my new BFF Angélique for inadvertently cribbing this post title from you! I knew I admired your style, now we know just how much! ;-)