Little G and I had stepped quickly into a store in our neighborhood - one of several in a small enclave of boutiques and restaurants in our little corner of the bigger city. The resident doggie came over to the stroller for some sniffs and a woman commented that her children would love to see the doggie too. With that, a new friend was made.
She has twins, a few months younger than Little G. She lives two blocks away from me. She's witty and smart and fun and awesome and her children and Little G get along well. But I rarely get to see her. Our schedules are different and Little G is in daycare now, full time.
We catch up via blogs and Facebook - we know the comings and goings of our lives. But we haven't connected in person in many months. Too many. Thankfully the good thing about good new-friends is that the REALLY good ones are like really good OLD-friends: you can be apart long periods of time, yet reconnect really well no matter how long you've been separated - a bit like lost puzzle pieces.
I am participating in WEverb11 this year (to the best of my abilities, what with a newborn in the house). The prompt for December 5 was:
Did you meet any new friends this year? How did they impact your 2011?
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