Where did the saying, A Shot in the Arm, come from? I have always heard that phrase from someone when something happens to them that makes them feel good. Maybe it came from getting a shot in the arm that makes one feel better after being so sick. I haven't been sick but a short visit with my sister this weekend was like a "shot in the arm" for me. It renewed my spirit.
We talk to each other all the time, but I haven't seen her since last December. That's a long time for either of us to not see each other. Her husband was sick for two months and other things came up that kept us apart. We made up for it this weekend. Junkin, estate sales, shopping, eating and drinking crammed into three days wore us out, but it was a fun kind of exhaustion.
The whole time we are together our husbands don't see us much and they are usually on their own. They don't mind though because they'd rather be home in a lounge chair watching a game than out shopping. Once I rest up from this sisterly get-together, I'll be ready to go again.
I remember my mother telling me once that the reason she had another baby was because she didn't want me to be alone while growng up and have someone to lean on during the hard times once they were gone. I'm so glad they decided to have my sister because I would have missed out on some of the best times of my life.