I have a love/hate relationship with Facebook. I love that I am able to reconnect with old friends, keep tabs on family and amuse myself putting status updates that are generally movie quotes. I hate that, when I let myself, it can be a total time sucker. My kids have called for my assistance or my attention on occasion to hear the response, "Hold on honey, timed game!" Bejeweled Blitz is my nemesis. For a game that takes only 60 seconds, I am always baffled when an hour has slipped away. I know I have played too long when I realize I am drooling and the little gems are just twinkling at me and I no longer see a pattern.
But I digress. One of the folks I have reconnected with is an old high school chum. She was an exchange student from Denmark and we were pretty tight. We did Drama Club together and skipped school together and we had a fantastic time. She is funny and sweet and kind and natural. I have not seen nor heard from her since then until I found her on Facebook. And guess what? We have so much in common still and we have spoken on the phone every Friday for weeks. She blogs and I blog. We each have a 13 year old and a 9 year old. She is a teacher and I am a homeschool teacher. We have so much catching up to do and it is a little hard with a short time burp on the phone to chatter on the way we do. We keep accidentally cutting the other off and missing half of what we were saying.
But all that changes tonight. Ellie is coming for a visit with her kids and if all goes well she will arrive at my doorstep around 9 o'clock this evening. I don't know who is more excited. The kids or me. They have been hard at work making welcome gifts and can't wait to meet their new Danish friends. The house is sparkling, the larder is full, a turkey is thawing and except for a stinking cold my husband was kind enough to share, we are good to go for our company. I hope when she gets here I am not sitting at the computer drooling.