But the greatest tool I have found the internet useful for by far, is connecting with new people. From my husband, to the new friends I had over for tea and art making on Saturday. I don't talk about it a lot on my blog... but moving has been very lonely for me... I can't work, so I have no social outlet there. I am trying to meet with others as much as possible, but all the classes I go to where I would meet like minded people cost money, and like everyone, there is never enough of that to go around these days... so what is a gal to do? Yahoo Groups! I met some people through various groups, and after emailing for a while, invited them over for an art play date and get together tea... It was a smashing success. I had only met 2 of the ladies, and by coincidence, some of the ladies knew each other from other yahoo groups and art groups in the area.... I finally feel like I am a part of a community down here. I have made some great connections, and created new friendships that I hope will lead to many fun gatherings in the future. I can't believe these are all the photos I took of the day. I am hoping some of the ladies will, post them soon so I can add them here... What a fun day.
We made gratitude journals. My mom Judi Garcia is a psychic up in the Bay Area. She came down to play with us, and agreed to guide us through some meditation techniques, and gave us some tools for finding the gift in a negative situation. We ate, drank, laughed and arted up a storm. Before we knew it, 8 hours had passed, and it was time to say goodbye. I was sad it was over so quickly... but very happy with how it turned out, and excited to know that there is another one coming up again in March and I will see everyone then... So hooray for Virtual friends turned into ACTUAL friends.... I love the internet...!