Last week I was treated to my own personal bliss…in the strange form of a Houston
hotel-motel Holiday Inn. (Please tell me you know the Rapper’s Delight song reference?!) I had an overnight business trip, and while I hate saying goodbye to my family, I had no problems embracing this little slice of heaven.
+ Small little perfect bottles of lotion and shampoo + towels washed and folded by someone other than me
+ George Clooney on the flat screen instead of ESPN + total remote control dominance = BLISS!!!
Oh, and hot coffee prepared by someone else, and waiting for me in the morning?!? It really is the little things that bring so much joy
hint hint Mr. Sugarplum! As much as I wanted to hole up in my own private Holiday Inn like Sugarhill Gang for 48 hours, I did have to work long days.
However, privacy and head space weren’t the only perks to my trip. I lucked out and was able to meet a new ‘friend’ for drinks; Megan, from Honey We’re Home. Megan is one of the best parts of blogging….meeting new people! I’ve found the older I get, the few new friends I make are parents of my kid’s friends, or colleagues of mine or my husband’s. Some of those turn into great friendships, but most aren’t built on commonalities. Megan and I clearly have a lot in common since we spend so much time blogging about the same topics!
She lives in Houston, so we
swallowed our nerves and met as complete strangers for a drink. We balked at the margaritas bigger than our heads, then proceeded to slurp down every last drop…while laughing and talking non-stop. Now I call Megan friend, with no quote marks.
I had to step outside my comfort zone to set-up the meeting, and again to actually follow through with it! And I’m so glad I did because I gained a new friend, and some
cojones confidence. Beth from Hello, Splendor is organizing a Dallas Blogger Social….and I won’t let nerves deter me from going! (Assuming I can make it into the city on a weeknight!) Anyone else planning on attending this November 4 event? I’d love to meet you and put a face with the name!
Have you made any new friends from the blog community? Are you jealous of my hotel-time…or do you
know think I’m a nut?!