So, I had my first meet-my-xanga-buddies-in-real-life event tonight. It’s a bit like meeting/dating a guy on-line and then meeting him in person for the first time months later. Except not. Much less pressure.

Apparently, in real life, I look nothing like the pic on my site. Maybe because I am no longer blond or 5 months pregnant. 🙂 I will try to post something soon that more closely resembles the me I am now.

It was a fun time. I was 40 minutes late, even though I live 10 minutes away and left my house 30 minutes before I had to be there. Gotta love traffic jams. I got some products that I can’t wait to try–and the promise of many more once I attend my one-time training session. Beauticontrol products = yummy.

lendy_p, mybluheaven, ch1pch0p, and faithchick–it was so good to meet you! And the other girls who were there, I forget your screen names, but good to meet you too!

I am 0 for 2 in the peaceful afternoon category this week. Sigh. Oh well.

I need to blog about Ava soon. That girl cracks me up every five minutes. Livi likes school, but I think she’s a little worn out. Something was wrong with Nina today. Lots of crying.

Do you ever feel like that for every 1 thing you check off your to-do list, 8 things are added to the end of it?

12 thoughts on “IRL

  1. Howdytoya

    I sent you a Xanga message, but don’t know if you received it.  Thanks for solving my mystery!  I appreciate you and Krista’s background work.  Also, I know I don’t “know” you and I promise not to bug you, but I just wanted to let you know I responded via a message–didn’t know if you had received it.  I also don’t know if Krista mentioned it, but I was in the Cincinnati mall on the Friday over Labor day, and there was someone who looked like you with kids that would match your kids’ ages.  I about introduced myself, but then I figured that I was crazy.  You don’t even know me…and I don’t even know you…so I kept walking.  LOL.  Just know that someone in the Cincinnati mall looks just like you from a stranger’s perspective, or your picture at least.  Have a happy day!

  2. KmHunsberger

    I kind of saw you in a picture posted of Livi on her first day of school. It was actually your profile…and there were the pics of you and the girls that your photographer took. I remember that you were TINY skinny and had cute hair and a very cute face…the kind that never needs makeup 🙂 But more pics would always be appreciated. I am kind of a picture freak 🙂

    I am so glad you all had fun last night! Here is to hoping that you get a relaxing afternoon ALL to YOURSELF!

  3. mrsnorthern8605

    I thought you looked the same when I first met you. Of course your hair was different, but, you looked like I had expected! We need  to get together one of these days! Heard you talked to my hubby the other day! My head is much better, I think it was the stress that got me!

    Have a great day!

  4. ch1pch0p

    I’m so glad you could make it…even if you were a few minutes late! I’m SO SORRY about the “left” instead of “right” — I feel awful about that — typing too fast, I guess. Anyway, now that you know the way to make my place, feel free to stop over anytime!

  5. lendy_p

    I hope I didn’t offend you by saying that! Once it was out, I realized that could be taken the wrong way, especially by a person you hardly know… but the dark hair did throw me for a loop 🙂 I didn’t mean it in a bad way, either… just so you know!
    It was fun to meet everybody IRL, and it was fun to be papmered and de-stressed. Until I got home and realized all the things my dear husband DIDN’T do when I got home. Should make me happy that our family wouldn’t function as well without me, huh?

  6. biblestorebrowser

    IRL. . . Haha! Within five minutes of meeting DH IRL, I had him fixing my closet door that was ever coming off the track. No pressure! 🙂 He tells me that when he first saw me he thought for a split second that I was 15 because I looked much younger! That’s the weekend I found my first three gray hairs. Hmm. 😛
    Other than strange men, I can’t say I’ve ever met people I first met online, unless you count your sister.

    Checklist: Come on, Marla. You know you thrive on having those eight extra things to do–as long as they don’t involve keeping a spic ‘n’ span house.
    I sometimes think if I didn’t have those constant things to do (esp. keeping up with the girls), I would become complacent and not accomplish all those things I’m really wanting to do anyway.

  7. faithchick

    YES!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! (that was to the last question.) I think I said those exact same words to my mom today.

    and, i also agree with your assessment of meeting people in real life. a little weird, but good and fun. plus, we aren’t xanga friends, we’re C-ville friends. 😉 I’m glad you made it, though!! It was a little bit hectic and chaotic (hmm..interesting considering it was a relaxation party) and hard to chat, but still fun.

    and…mom just dropped me off. Long story…it’ll be part of my blog tomorrow.

  8. Nixter77

    when you going to meet your aussie xanga buddies?

    I have some funny stories about M’s first week as school – she is a crazy cheeky chica let me tell ya.

    Nixie = wished she could have hung out 🙁

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