Yes, the title says it all, I’m excited and there is a good reason. Tonight my wife and I will head out to dinner at a local brewery to meet up with Tim, the author of the d-dad blog William’s Life, and his girlfriend. He’s the only local d-blogger that I know of in my area. We’ve talked a lot about getting together, but life has gotten in the way. So why has life gotten in the way? Let’s recount the story, let’s call it a tail of 2 Tim’s.
I don’t exactly know how Tim and I met via the diabetes online community, but he did join Dads Battling Diabetes. We talked about getting together, but our lives were going through changes, I had a fourth child on the way and I’ll let you read Tim’s blog for his story. Nonetheless, through the changes, we kept in touch, reading each other’s blogs and both vowed to meet up. He lives in the next town over so timing plays a role.
So much has happened in my life the last 2 years: new baby boy, shifting work schedule, going back to college, very painful loss to deal with, remodel disaster of near epic proportions, so much stress, so much work need I say anymore. Maybe I would have made the most terrible company the last 2 years. I’m much more positive and upbeat, despite the chronic lack of sleep.
Tonight, it will be a great time. Pizza and beer at a local brewery will taste great. I hope I make a good first impression in person (that’s a mouth full), but I have reminded myself to use my ears more than my mouth tonight because I like to talk. Socrates said “know thyself”, or so Plato told us. This just seems unreal, a meet up with a local d-dad, d-blogger and beer connoisseur. There’s only a handful of d-dad bloggers that I have found, and Tim lives a half hour away. I’m excited for tonight.