in which we take some time

24 June 2009

Lately I’ve been lonely for my sisters.  One is living abroad, and the other just off a heavy work/travel stint, and I think we’re all wanting for some serious sister time.  There are certain things best shared with my sisters, and these are unfailingly rewarded with appropriate levels of support, sympathy, understanding and agreement. 

Travelling to the UK to see Jane is out of the question at the moment, so web chatting will have to suffice for the time being.  Cathy, on the other hand, is home now, and we’ve managed to make the sister time happen.  The clock couldn’t be ticking slower in anticipation of having beers on a patio after work tonight for a really overdue catching up on all things sisterly.  Life is as it should be.  Or it will be at 7:00 this evening.  And we’ll toast you Jane, and wish you were with us.

And if beers on a summer evening weren’t that good already, we’re taking a spontaneous vacation together to the cottage next week.  I expect all of the secrets, joys, complaints, trials, laughs, rumours, silliness, toenail painting, morning walking, afternoon sunshine soaking, happy hour sipping, music sharing, scrabble playing and cooperative meal making will all be sufficiently caught up by the end of the week.

Go clock go.

For there is no friend like a sister, in calm or stormy weather, to cheer one on the tedious way, to fetch one if one goes astray, to lift one if one totters down, to strengthen whilst one stands.  ~Christina Rossetti


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