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I just got back from Sacramento (I live in Reno) after spending a lovely day with Zoe. For starters, the weather was pleasant -- warm, but not unbearably hot. We recognized each other immediately, and sat for a while in a nice little coffee house, and fell to talking immediately. It turns out that we have a lot in common, as well as some complementary differences. Of course, we did talk about diabetes, but that was not all of it by a long shot. We took a walk through the Sacramento History Museum, and it turns out both of us loved the artistic things, like an exquisitely beaded bag, a very fancy dress with a tiny waist (which neither of us could POSSIBLY have fit into, LOL! But the reason for the tiny waist is that ladies back then wore extremely tight corsets, and were actually deformed by them), and some beautiful Indian baskets. But mostly, we talked. Then we had lunch at an Asian restaurant which had Indonesian and Chinese food. I had some wonderful fried tofu pockets stuffed with chicken and vegetables, and covered with a spicy peanut sauce. It was delicious, and I'd like to try making that at home -- I know where to get fried tofu, and all I need to do is learn to make the peanut sauce.

On the way there, my car was making funny noises, and I was kind of worried about it, but it turns out that it was just a part of the undercarriage that was hanging down -- I already know that I damaged it by running over a piece of truck tire tread that I couldn't avoid, and thought I'd gotten it fixed, but turns out there was another piece. So the good news is that although it made noise all the way home, I can go get it taken care of easily tomorrow. And order a new undercarriage cover too.

So this isn't particularly about diabetes, but it does show how lovely it is to meet someone in person that I first met online right here on TuD! :-)

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Comment by meee on August 13, 2013 at 10:11pm

that's great! sounds like you had a great time :) I saw an exhibit at the met a few years ago.. couldn't believe the corset clothes etc. I would never have survived if I had lived in those times.. I hate tight clothes and too many clothes... lol

Comment by nel on August 13, 2013 at 11:08pm

Love your description of your lovely Day with Zoe :)

Comment by Jacob's mom on August 14, 2013 at 4:16am

lucky you! glad you guys are close enough to get together!

Comment by Brunetta on August 14, 2013 at 6:08am

How great that two of my favorite TuD friends have met in one of my favorite "wish to go to areas" ..Wish I could have been there. It sounds grand!!!

God bless,

Comment by shoshana27 on August 14, 2013 at 7:27am

so glad you had such a wonderful time

Comment by Zoe on August 19, 2013 at 7:01pm

I rarely read blogs but read this one and gotta say, "Me too!" I saw Natalie coming down the street and knew her right away. It's amazing how you can chat, chat, chat with no awkward silences with someone you've never met. So nice to have a new friend, Nat!

Comment by Natalie ._c- on August 19, 2013 at 7:54pm

New/old friend, Zoe! :-)

Comment by Judith in Portland on August 31, 2014 at 7:49pm

I've been fortunate to have this experience a couple times in far away places and twice here in Portland. It is always moving and wonderful.....

Comment by Trudy on September 1, 2014 at 6:56am

Lovely post, Natalie. I did enjoy reading about this special day for you and Zoe.


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