Sunday, March 01, 2009


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I got to spend time with the closet thing I have to a twin yesterday morning and had a blast.

As I mentioned on Friday, Elizabeth Boyle was in town for the Celebrate Romance conference. The morning started off badly when I realized halfway to the Benson Hotel in downtown Portland I'd forgotten my cellphone. (It was recharging.) I was supposed to call or text Elizabeth when I arrived. Luckily, the Benson concierge, Michael, allowed me to use his phone. When she didn't answer, I called hubby who phoned her on my cellphone. Contact was finally made!

We walked down the street to Peet's Tea and Coffee for a quick visit. We laughed. We cried. We gave advice. We listened.

Of course, "quick" turned into two plus hours once we started talking. Oops. We couldn't believe we'd been chatting that long especially because we both had places to be! The truth is we probably could have spent hours talking and not even realized it!

We raced back to the hotel and my minivan. I wasn't late. i actually beat my family to where we were supposed to be at 12:45. I just hope Elizabeth made it to where she had to be, too, though I know she was late!

Still no regrets. It was wonderful to spend time with someone who is just, well, a lot like me. Being with her sure filled my well!

Do you have a twin out there? If so, who is it?


Sarita Leone said...

I'm so glad you had a good time with Elizabeth. It must be fabulous to be within driving distance of someone who is your twin!

Tori Lennox said...

Sounds like a great time!

My twin would have to be Jillian Hart. She and I are constantly yelling "Twins!" at each other in email. *g*

catslady said...

So nice you had a wonderful day.

No, I tend to pick opposites for some reason - my husband is too - things don't go as smoothly but it's never boring lol.

Virginia said...

Hi Melissa, I am so glad you had a wonderful day. I don't have anyone that I think would be my twin. I think they broke the mold after I was born.

Brandy said...

I don't have another twin, but another half of a whole. You've read the two different descriptions of a Virgo, right? Well, hubs and I are BOTH Virgo's. I"m the OCD type and he's the creative one. *G*

Jane said...

Glad you had a great time. Can't think of who might be my twin.

Elizabeth said...

Oh, Melissa, I read your blog with tears in my eyes--for the great time we had getting caught up and a heart felt wish we lived closer! It was truly the highlight of my weekend. And I have another miracle to share: Matthew asked Terry if he could call me. He's never used the phone before in his life. And he called me. I knew my twin would understand.

Melissa McClone said...

Sarita - we're still three hours apart and with our kids, it makes getting together difficult. But I'm happy to catch Elizabeth when I can. Usually once or twice a year!

Tori - yes, you and Jill would be twins!

Catslady - most of the people in my life are not my twin including my hubby!

Virginia - LOL!

Brandy - I'm a Virgo, too!

Jane - sometimes they just find you!

Oh, Elizabeth, I know exactly what that means! I'm so thrilled for you. Wow. That's! Keep believing in those miracles! The tide has turned. Just watch and see!

Rottie_mom said...

Sounds like a wonderful visit! My sis and I are close like that. Eventhough we are 7 1/2 yrs apart we talk everyday, either phone, messenger or in person.

Hope you have a wonderful day!