Friday, February 20, 2009


This is the Vivacious and Totally Fascinating Shawn. I met her--well, kind of met her--through her blog. She is the mother of a woman who is the friend of a woman who is in my ward (church ward). I don't know how I first stumbled on her blog but it had to be a link from Lisa's blog--the woman in my ward who is also a Totally Fascinating woman and ALWAYS LOOKS LIKE SHE IS READY FOR THE RUNWAY. No, I'm not bitter. Lisa is so fascinating she has two blogs. Here and here. I showed up to pick Shawn up ONE HOUR EARLY. Honest, I did. First time I've been early in my life. So I told her I'd run a couple of errands first and then I showed up fifteen minutes late. One or the other, early or late but not on time.We had a delightful three hour visit and then our little corner of Heaps filled up to overflowing! Noisy? It was noisy. The rest of the restaurant? Empty.
More emptiness.
It's a mystery. Why can't they share the noisiness a bit with some of the empty booths, empty tables, empty rooms. Shawn thought so too.

Thanks Shawn for the delightful lunch and for your spirit of determination and for the love I read in your blog for your children and husband. It makes me want to be a better person. Or be on time, one or the other.


Bonnie said...

I love you, Lynne. You always have such a clever way to say everything. In my opinion, Shawn is equally lucky to have been with you.

hillary said...

I have never know you, in all my years, to be early? What's up with that?

That Shawn friend of your is a total babe. And sounds like she is nice too so we can't even hate her.

Ina said...

What a lovely lady :) Glad to hear you had a great time!

Shawn said...

Wow! You are sure punctual with writing, at least! Heh, heh...

Thanks for the great write-up...although I didn't have lunch with you for that :)---you are such an amazing person and I am SO glad that we have found each other through the blogging world.

You still inspire me to write more and I promise that I will try to get even better at it!!!

Thanks Lynne, for lunch and so much more----love you.

Insightful Nana said...

Blogging is great fun... but I miss face to face contact with women.

There is something special about being in the presences of the person. To look into their eyes and feel their spirit and energy can't be beat.

Glad you had a good time.


Annette said...

I think that you make friends easier than anyone I've ever met. All a person has to do is meet you once (even online) and they are your friend. Thank you.