I’m taking a day trip to Houston and back today. One of my friend’s mom’s died and I just want to be there for her, even if it’s for just a short period of time.

Sher is one of my online friends. Oktoberfest was the group name we used years ago in a diet forum. Somehow our group stuck together. We “live” on another, private, forum now and “chat” every day.

There are eight of us, and after six years if there’s something to be known about each other, we pretty much know it now. These ladies are some of my closest friends, even though we’ve only seen each other in person a handful of times.

Today I am going as group representative. To give her in person the hugs we’ve been sending through the world wide web.