Mary wrote me the sweetest note and told me that she lived about an hour away from me. After I read her note, I knew I had to meet her in person.
We have so much in common! She is a preppy empty nester and loves to read and walk. She doesn't walk like me - 10 minutes and then I have to take a rest 'til the end of the day. Oh no - she walks for TWO HOURS! They would have to call the EMT's if I walked that long. Speaking of which... Mary works part time as an ICU nurse at one of the best hospitals in Boston. I've had my share of dealing with nurses in the past few years. I strongly believe that nurses are the unsung heroes of the medical profession. I truly respect them for their hard work and compassionate hearts.
Another coincidence - Mary's sis-in-law, Sandy lives in my old home town of McKinney, Texas and knows some of the same people I do. Love small world stories!
Anywho... back to Mary. She gave me a great tip. I usually listen to music when I walk. She said she listens to podcasts from NPR and the time goes by so much faster. I tried it yesterday and she is right on the money. Good bye Donna Summer and KC and the Sunshine Band -- hello NPR!
We also chatted it up about what we liked to read and she told me about a new book that just came out. It got great reviews on Amazon. Has anyone read this?
So after my delightful lunch my new bff, Mary, I stopped by Barnes and Noble to pick up my new book. As I walked to the car, I noticed these beautiful pots at Derby Street Shops and couldn't help myself from taking a few pictures.