Thursday, November 5, 2009

she's the best

I live in the mountains in Utah.  I love it here.

We lack some things here: high taxes, rush hour traffic, crooks obscenely corrupt politicians, city lights, and a congested airport to name just a few.

I don't miss any of those.  I grew up in the Chicago area and thought seeing a handful of stars in the sky was a "wow" clear night.

(can you hear me chuckle?)

I didn't pay the bills when I lived by the windy city, but now that I do pay my own way, I compare our property and sales taxes to Illinois residents' and think, "ouch."

We do lack one thing here that I miss, well two things.

Bears and Cubs.

OK, well we have the real thing out here in the Rockies, but I'm talking NFL and MLB.

The other thing I really miss?  Family.

I got an unexpected package in the mail yesterday.  It wasn't for my kids or my hubby - just me.  I saw it was from my sister Amy - I had no idea what she could be sending me.

My birthday was two months ago and Christmas is still almost two months away (thank God, I'm not ready!).

P1040902 This little gem was folded up tightly in a padded envelope with a post-it note on the tag:P1040899

Aren't sisters the best?

I was having a moment of joyful appreciation of my relationship with Amy and went to show my Beloved what she had sent me.  He misunderstood me a bit (what? a man, misunderstanding a woman??) when I was exclaiming how great sisterhood is.

"So, you wish you had a daughter, is that what you're telling me?" he interjected.

"No, but if you're offering, I'll take you up on it," I replied with a smile and
a wink.

He quickly exited the room quietly laughing and shaking his head.

I'll take that as a firm NO.

4 comments:

  1. Thank heavens for sisters!!! Daughters are fun too.... BUT thank heavens for sisters ;)

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  2. daughter? two words: juke & jive! :)

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  3. Yes, sisters are the best! Statistically, the odds are stacked against you for a girl, girlfriend, but don't let that stop you. We'd love to read about you and 6 men!

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  4. yes, sisters are wonderful...our relationships has only gotten better with time!
    and i had to laugh at your convo. with kenyon! i'm sure you could do some good convincing though : )

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