I got a funny e-mail from my neighbor today. Her name is Heather, and she lives across the street from me. She’s married to Jimmy, and they have 2 cute kids, Devon and Hannah. I think they’re 12 and 8.
Anyway, Heather ordered my book a couple weeks ago via paypal, so I signed the book and took it over to her house along with her refundable $2 shipping fee. She e-mailed me today and said she really enjoyed the book. She also said she reads my blogs and couldn’t help feeling a bit like a voyeur since she keeps up with everything I’m doing via the blog, yet she doesn’t have one, so I don’t know what she’s up to.
Oh, but Heather, I beg to differ. I’m not normally a person who sits still for long periods of time, but I have a 2-month-old who likes to eat, so I sit in my recliner and nurse her many times a day. From my recliner I have a perfect view of Jim and Heather’s house. They love sitting outside and chatting while their kids are at school and before Jim leaves for work. And for the last couple months, they’ve been building a new front porch and re-siding their house. And I watch them for hours each day through the slats of my window blinds. I’ve even caught them KISSING.
I AM THE VOYEUR, not you, Heather!
I am craving Spring when I can actually get outside with little one (and my 2 medium-sized ones) and talk to Heather (and other neighbors) in real life, face-to-face on her NEW PORCH. Sigh.
The internet is a fabulous tool for keeping in touch with friends, but there’s nothing like sitting on a real porch in the sunshine, sipping something refreshing, watching happy children frolic in the yard.
See you in a few weeks, Heather! btw, the porch looks awesome!