Those who know me know there was a time I was addicted to Twitter. I met a huge network of people also addicted to Diana Gabaldon's books and I was suddenly thrown into a world of women (and some men) who loved to read, write, eat, and talk.
Two women in particular came into my life and I finally got to meet them a few weeks ago at Klaudia's lake house in Michigan. People might think it's crazy to meet people for the first time by spending a weekend with them, but you really can't go wrong with good hearted people from Michigan.
The three of us spent the weekend eating, talking, and, well... eating.
|Klaudia made a s'mores buffet for us.|
|There was a bonfire in their backyard where people from the neighborhood gathered to talk, drink, and eat delicious coconut, caramel, chocolate, and strawberry marshmallows.|
|Klaudia showed me how to gather sea glass, which is a lot more tricky than I realized.|
Klaudia set up the weekend perfectly. She greeted Jen and I with bed and breakfast quality sleeping arrangements and gift bags. Gift bags! Who does that? It was all above and beyond wonderful. She brought treats from her uncle's bakery that included freshly baked cronuts, muffins, brownies, and donuts. Her family is from Yugoslavia, so she cooked and bought us traditional Yugoslavian food, a beautiful blend of Mediterranean healthy and buttery cheese wrapped in phyllo dough.
The weather was horrible, so any plans on jet skiing or paddle boarding went out the window. But I honestly didn't mind. Simply being with these women and Klaudia's very generous three daughters and husband made the weekend exactly what it needed to be.
Thank you Klaudia, Jen, and Diana Gabaldon for a wonderful weekend.