Thanks to everyone for your concern and heartfelt comments you left on my last post about my stolen iPhone. I have been just sick over it.
The money that it’s costing me to replace it is almost $250 even though I have insurance (that’s half a Kitchen Aid stand mixer I was wanting to buy) compounded with not having my phone until the new one arrives (hopefully Wednesday), having to take time to re-set and re-program the new phone is all a royal pain. Plus, as many of you said, the sense of violation of that comes from having someone steal. I hope there is a special place in hell for thieves. And as many of you pointed out, karma is real.
It was sad to read about the things you have had stolen, too. Sigh. I am so sorry that many of you have experienced something stolen over the years. Thanks for the comments and for being awesome readers and friends. It was comforting to read everyone’s comments and swap stories.
Moving on and speaking of awesome friends, I had a fun afternoon on Tuesday because I met up with Marla!
We took pictures of each other with my camera. Didn’t even bother having a stranger try to get one of us together because the camera is big and heavy. And I didn’t want anyone to touch it or steal it. Kidding.
We met at the same Starbucks we did last time.
We drank coffee and had an awesome gabfest for two hours. The time flew by!
Marla and I both have a passion for photography, blogging, traveling, and are both moms so there’s never a break in conversation.
Marla is super high energy and so am I and we both can talk and talk, a mile a minute, and not come up for air.
It’s great when I meet someone like that! It’s like, ahhhh, she can keep up with my nonstop talking, questions, and chatterfest. Because she is the same way!
As we were leaving, we noticed the beautiful rows of flowers off in the distance but were pressed for time so this is the best my zoom lens could do.
I adore Marla. She is just an awesome woman, mom, blogger, photographer, cook, and friend. She also happens to be having a giveaway for Medjool dates on her site right now, so if you’d like to make something like…
Enter Marla’s Date Give Away so you can get busy making recipes with dates. Which is pretty much anything in raw/vegan un-baking.
I also wanted to mention another friend and her small business opportunity. It’s a system created to help bloggers, working people, and stay at home moms become a marketing consultant for small businesses.
My friend told me there are over 25 million small businesses that need your help and no marketing experience is required. I have not tried the system personally but I wanted to help my friend build her business. Click Here if you’re interested in learning more.
A little birdy told me I should make some Chipotle Salsa Lentils with Mixed Vegetables tonight.
And roast up some Cinnamon Sugar & Ginger Roasted Potato Sticks
1. Who was the last person you met up with? What did you do or where did you meet?
Prior to seeing Marla yesterday, I think my last face-to-face time with a friend was my previous meetup with Marla. Clearly, I don’t get out much other than work + parenthood.
2. If a little birdy was listening to your “coffee talk” that you had with your friend, what would the birdy hear?
Sometimes a little gabbing, or venting, with a friend about everything from:
fights with your significant others
what you think of the latest episode of the Real Housewives of OC or other TV shows
who’s blog you’re loving lately
…is just what the doctor ordered!
Marla and I talked about some those things. When I get together with my close friends, it’s great to just let it all hang out and to swap stories. Giving and receiving solid advice and honest feedback is so wonderful! I mean, that’s what friends are for, right?
Time to dish on what you talk about with your friends!
Have a great Hump Day!