The Internet is a funny place.
When I decided, back in July, to start this blog, I Googled for other kosher frugal blogs. I didn’t want to be redundant, you know.
That’s when I first found Frugal Ima. She writes beautifully and I thought, “Gosh, I wish I could be friends with this gal.”
So, I kept reading – until I got to a post about how she was MOVING TO KANSAS CITY. Oh my gosh, I actually could be friends with this gal.
And so I stalked her until I finally met her in the sukkah of a mutual friend, and I was all, “Ohmygosh, I read your blog.” And she was all, “Ohmygosh, you’re Kosher on a Budget. I read your blog, too!”
And so a real-life friendship bloomed.
Sadly, it only lasted for 5 months, since they moved back to Ohio. Very happy for them, but a little bit sad for me, since LeighAnn is really good people.
On paper, we may not have so much in common – I’m a dorky kosher blogger, she’s a deep thinking Reconstructionist rabbi. But you know, the Internet is a great bonder. And even though LeighAnn is 12 hours away in Ohio, we still have that bond.
It was Facebook, in fact, that drew my attention to her beautiful and meaningful essay: Frugal Lesson of Passover: The Value of Doing Without.
Go and read the rest of it. LeighAnn just reframed for me a lot of my current Pesach compulsions. She might do the same for you.