My Uncle Jack and I established a new tradition 3 years ago. I was staying with him during Spring Break, just a few weeks after my Aunt Cathi had passed away. He told me that he wanted to take me out for spaghetti at the Italian Club, Carovillese. He and my aunt used to go there. Well, I am never one to pass up homemade spaghetti and meatballs. I wrote about our time together as a Slice of Life story and got a comment from Amy Rudd at The "Rudd"er, a fellow slicer. Apparently, she and her family go there too. Now, I had never met Amy, but all of a sudden, we had a connection. Uncle Jack and I have gone to Carovillese every Tuesday of my Spring Break since then. Sometimes we eat there, sometimes I pick it up and bring it back to the house.
Well, today's Tuesday, so you can guess what I had for dinner. Yep, spaghetti and meatballs made by very sweet Italian men and women who spend the day rolling meatballs and stirring spaghetti sauce. It's the real thing and it's delicious!!
The other bonus? I got to meet with Amy over coffee at Panera. We first met last summer. When I knew I would be in Kent for Spring Break this year, I asked her if she wanted to get together. Even though we've only met once before, when we get together, we can talk forever. We had a wonderful visit this afternoon (as we watched the sunny sky turn to a snowy sky) talking about our families, our jobs, and books we were reading.
As I was leaving Panera, I drove to Carovillese's, thinking about Amy and serendipity. If I hadn't written that post, and she hadn't read it and commented on it, we might not have ever met each other. I, for one, am so glad that I have a friend all because we share a connection through our blogs and our love of Tuesday spaghetti dinners.