On Tuesday, I not only got to meet Stephanie from Being Stephanie, as she was here in Atlanta for work, but I also got to bring her to my house and cook her dinner.
From the moment Bad Pants, Dude, and I picked Steph up at her hotel, it was as though I was picking up an old friend I hadn’t seen in a while. We were all completely at ease and talked as though we were picking up a conversation from where we left it in the past.
Steph is even more gorgeous than the photos on her blog would leave you to believe. She’s very friendly and bubbly too!
Steph brought me a book she had that I have been wanting to read. I gave her both my favorite brand of chai tea (Big Train- it’s also GF) and a bag of my very favorite coffee, Wicked Wolf by Raven’s Brew, which I can now get here locally at a specialty store.
After getting back to our place (and thanks for putting up with us being a bit lost in downtown ATL, Steph), I showed her around our tiny acreage, introduced her to the horses and then we met the dogs. It was very reassuring to hear Steph say that Sugar is looking a lot better than she did the day I brought her home. (Whew! That’s a load off my mind!)
Once inside, after the tour, Salem hopped right up on Steph’s lap and made himself at home. Even he loved her, and he can be stand-offish with strangers.
So we spent the evening talking, laughing, eating GF stew, drinking some 14 Hands wine, and eating gelato (also GF). It was a great night I was sorry to see end.
I feel so privileged to have gotten to spend this special evening with Stephanie. I can hardly wait for her next trip to Atlanta! Next time, we’ll go see the Georgia Aquarium and have wine at their bar! Whale sharks and wine…. Can you imagine anything better?
Love you, Steph! Thanks for visiting!
(So, who’s up for a visit to Atlanta next??)