I have been intending to write this blog for several weeks, have been struck with big case of procrastination, replaced with the hastened chores of getting outdoor container plants ready to come in to the Sun room/Florida Room/Solarium Take your choice
T hen my keyboard has a short in it somewhere internally,dropping letters and spaces and requiring alot of proof-reading, line bye. Besides all that, I have Psoriatic and RA, and have been flaring like a sparkplug.
One early morning in late August, a friend here sent me,n Facebook, a beautiful picture of a white Victorian style house with the front porch draped with vines with purple flowers, might have been Wysteria, So lovely. So I ommented back to her, Wouldn't it be marvelous to be sitting here with our morning coffee? She wrote back"oh I can just imagine!"
Then Sylvie clicked "like" under the pic and soon Allanah commented, "I'll ber ight there!" well...
In a matte of minutes, wehad a porchful of friends from across the Atlasntic, chiding each other, some wanting me to make more scones, Alanah asked if she could put vodka in her tea, more frivolity happened, and continued. The good natured banter was just like a bunch of friends, gathering on a porch, enjoying a morning of coffee and tea and god knows what else, and eating Apple raisen, cinnamon scones, fresh from the oven, a couple arguements about the white rocking chair, just a fun get-together of great friends with one common denominator. We all have Rheumatic diseases. The awesomeness is the fact this was happening, via the electronic age, across the Atlantic Ocean.
We have had two others, the last, just last week was more impromptu, but every bit as fun, relaxing, hysterical and therapeutic as the first one.
By imagining such a simple thing as having a cuppa together made it just so!
I went to bed the night before, planning to be sure I was up at 6:30, so I could put the scones in the oven at 7:30, for my guests to arrive at 8am, 1:00 your time. As my 8am drew near, I took my coffee and went to my computer desk, to greet my first guests..Cece was first, bringing a Walnut cake....So real!
We want anybody and everybody to come on over to Lorann's porch. (she's also Loret) It's a big porch!! A really big porch!
If you are reading this, come on over. If you have a favorite yummy to share, bring it along, so you can tell us about it.
We didn't get into muc discussion about our RA and etc, we can do that online, but if anyone does have a problem nd want the group's opinion, feel free to bringt up.
This is therapy itself. Yes, it is an escape from reality,..just exactly what we all need. We are doing somthing we can only wish for, to be together in reaity.
A brief explanation here regarding the other Therapeutic Fantasy, our version of "Strickly Come Dancing", called "Strickly Come Blogging" in wich contestants write what they imagine they would be doing, as they are assigned the dance of the week..
This has been a challange of wits, again using imagination and creative writing skills, to do something most of us will likely never do again. So we dream...how would it be..and we write.
The old adage, "Laughter is the best medicine" is not lost here!
So join the group. We are not hurting any less, in fact most of our members right now seem to have all come into flares, so as usual, we comfort each other, we empathize, we advise, then we get on, with a little imaginaton, and for just a little while, we forget the pain, and enjoy our fantasies, we can dance, in lovely gowns, one of our men members wearing a pink onesie, as he judges
YOU ARE CORDIALLY INVITED TO ATTEND A COFFEE AND TEA GATHERING, ON THURSDAY, OCTOBER 24,2013
LOCATION: LORANN/LORET'S PORCH @ 1PM UK TILL
WHENEVER. FEEL FREE TO ARRIVE AFTER WORK, WE'LL BE HERE, PLAN TO STAY OVERNIGHT IF YOU WILL BE UNABLE TO GET BACK HOME ON YOUR OWN, DUE TO ADDITIVES IN YOUR COFFEE OR TEA WE WILL JUST DO IT ALL OVER AGAIN IN THE MORNING!!
IT'S A BIG PORCH!