I was flipping though my blog roll and saw a post from Rural Revolution titled "Bacon and Eggs". I was excited that she was featuring SciFiChick on her blog so immediately clicked on the link.
Lo and behold, SciFiChick was featured, but for something I never would have guessed.
She passed away last Thursday. I'm still a little foggy right now, typing this.
SciFiChick wasn't what I could call a "Close and Personal" friend, but she was someone I wish I could have called such. We never met, we never shared a cup of tea together, never canned a single jar of jalapeno peppers side by side. But as many of you know, even these long distance blogging relationships can make friendships as real as those you make in person.
I will miss her blog posts. I admired her straight-forward and in-your-face opinions about her political leanings. I will strive to be a better canner because of her. And I hope that she is already tilling up soil and planting veggies in the Great Eternal Garden.