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Sunday, October 6, 2013

Date With A MERMAID?

A few weeks ago I had the most wonderful day.  It was a day I had been waiting for, for what seemed ages!   I got to meet another Garden Blogger!   Yes…I sure did! 

Who did I get to meet???

I got to meet the Mermaid From Frog Hollow!!!  Her name is Kate and she is such a sweet lady!  

Kate was in the country to visit her kids, and was kind enough to offer me a day of her time!  She originally wanted to come tour my home and gardens, which I would have LOVED to have her do, but my conscience would not let me.   You see, she was going to borrow her daughter’s car and drive here for the day, and then turn around and go all the way back to her daughter’s house….in CALGARY!  

I live in a small town called Wainwright Alberta.  Calgary is almost a 6 hour drive away from where I am, and I simply could not allow Kate to make such a long trip just to see me!  So….I talked her into meeting me in Red Deer.  That means we both will travel a little…3 hours for me and 1 1/2 for her.   I often travel to Red Deer to run errands, and visit friends…I know that city very well, as until 2 years ago, it was my home.

The plan was set…Kate and I would meet at noon in Red Deer.  We would have a quick bite to eat, and tour some garden centers while we chatted!   I could hardly wait!   I have been wanting to meet a REAL garden blogger forever!!!   It seemed like the moment would never arrive…the drive which I normally enjoyed…felt like the longest one of my life! 

All the way to meet her, I kept worrying about what we would talk about…will she be arrogant or self absorbed?   Will we have ANYTHING to talk about?  The thoughts were just racing through my mind, and my nerves were tense!

The moment was finally here…I was at the meeting place, and there was Kate…waiting for me…Here we go!!!….YAY!   The Mermaid is a sweetheart!   All of my nerves were for nothing!   She is just a sweet, kind, intelligent, strong willed single mom who is genuine and absolutely easy to talk to!  I can’t tell you how relieved I was that she is WHO she is!
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We instantly clicked…started talking about anything and everything and found that we have SO much in common!!!  She and I could be sisters with all the similarities in our lives!     We chatted our whole afternoon away while wandering around in a couple of garden centers.  Before we knew it, the hour was getting late and it was almost time to say goodbye.

I made a purchase to remember my visit with the mermaid by.   I was instantly taken by this piece…

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Isn’t she cute??? 
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I love this swimming lady.  

I will always think of my meeting with Kate when I look at her…she is also going to go into a spring/ summer sandal display in Grammie’s shoe store next summer.

The only thing better would have been if it was a mermaid…but hey…this gal is the next best thing!
One day, I will have a pond to “swim” her by, but until then, she will add a little touch of whimsy to my garden/greenhouse/day no matter where I put her!

I also purchased a couple of other little items  to celebrate the wonderful day that I had with my garden sister.   These items are not for me…they are for YOU!   I am going to include them as a gift to my followers as a give away.    You can read about the giveaway HERE. 
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The day  with the Mermaid went by WAY too fast.   I wish we could have had more time to visit…it seemed we never had any trouble finding things to talk about…the conversation just flowed! 

Meeting Kate and getting to know her better was such a fantastic treat.  I learned so much about my friend that day. 

I am so glad we met. and I can’t wait to have a chance to visit with her again.
I hope that one day I will meet some of you guys too!  

Until Next Time…Happy Blogging/Gardening!

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4 comments:

kate maryon said...

Glenda thank you for such gracious words... It was a fantastic day. Im so pleased you bought our lady..She wasn't going to fit in my luggage.. I still think she looks like the lady on 101 dalmations. Im thinking of ways to create a simular one that is a Mermaid. I can't wait to take you to my favorite gardening places here and perhaps the Chicago Botanical garden... save those pennys!

lindaakacraftygardener said...

That is great the two of you got to meet and talk and talk and talk and then talk some more.

Jessica@CapeofDreams said...

I love the mermaid's garden and am so glad that you found her to be just as lovely a person. Can't wait for the day that I can connect in person with a blogger friend.

Bernie H said...

How fabulous! It sounds like you both had a great day and it was well worth the effort.

As for that swimming lady, she certainly has character!!