Sandie Simply Says

August 24, 2009

A Bee and A Lime Meet

Filed under: General — by Sandie @ 6:00 am


To understand my title, you’d have to know a little background. Debbie from A Tired Wife and I “met” on an online message board 7 or 8 years. We’d both come to the board because we were having issues with our stepfamilies. Through this board, we’d forged many friendships (that’s also were I “met” Tina, Ginger, and Patty). We all had a common bond: somehow, someway, we tried to make our blended families work. On that board, Debbie was known as “QueenBee” (we often called her “Buzzie” for short) and I was known as “GotLime” ( or “Limey”).

Over the years, Buzzie and I have tried to meet. First there was the QBBBQ (QueenBee Bar-B-Que). Several members of the board travelled to Buzzie’s house to meet and have fun. I forget what happened that kept me from being able to attend. Though my friends did their best to make me be there (they glued some moss, eyes, and who knows what else to a lime to make it look like me. They then took many hilarious pictures of “my” adventures in DC and posted them on the board). Next there was the QBBBQ2, which was actually hosted at Snowy’s house. I think I’d either just had Angelina or was about ready to have her. Either way, I wasn’t up to travelling. Then there was my trip to Norfolk, Virginia. I’d planned to drive up to DC to meet up with her and THAT didn’t work (Amber was only an infant at the time and screamed every time we put her in the car…didn’t think I could handle that for 2 hours!).

So, when Debbie heard that I’d be flying through Baltimore AND that I had an overnight stop, she jumped at the chance to make the 40 minute drive so we could meet. At first, I didn’t think it would actually happen. We’d talked about meeting Wednesday night for dinner or some drinks, but our flight ended up arriving in Baltimore a few hours after it was originally scheduled. Lucky for us, Debbie already had the next day off, so we decided to meet for lunch instead.

It was great finally getting to meet Debbie face-to-face. I only wish my kids hadn’t monopolized so much of her time so she and I could actually TALK. That’s OK. If I ever find myself in the Baltimore/DC area again, I plan to look her up. This time we’ll go out without the kids!




  1. yay! for great friends

    Comment by kyooty — August 24, 2009 @ 7:26 am |Reply

  2. Hey! That’s us!!!!!!!!

    Your kids love me. And no, they do NOT love everybody … it’s JUST me. (C’mon Sandie … work with me here!) LOL! The girls were just as adorable as I thought they would be. And yep, next time … we’ll try to get more you and me time worked in there!

    Now … off to check the Italy blog!

    Comment by atiredwife — August 24, 2009 @ 8:46 am |Reply

  3. This is so fun!! I love meeting people I’ve been in contact with online!

    Comment by kaylen — August 25, 2009 @ 2:25 pm |Reply

  4. Oh YAY, sounds like a fun meetup with a nice (but crazy) bee. I’m meeting MrsBear and Sprite’s Keeper soon and I’m excited.

    Comment by Casey — August 25, 2009 @ 8:48 pm |Reply

  5. *Stomps foot* No fair!! I didn’t get to meet Limey!

    Comment by Ginger — August 28, 2009 @ 7:45 pm |Reply

  6. I am glad y’all got to meet!

    Wanted to inform ya that I deleted Pattys Prattle and began another blog.

    Comment by Patty — September 16, 2009 @ 7:48 am |Reply

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