Monday, April 11, 2011

A Shot In The Arm

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.

                                                                       estate sale

                                                           no explanation needed here

                                          viewed some real estate "open houses"

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.



JackDaddy said...

I'm not even going to say anything about your big orange pocketbook! :)

Nope, not me!

Not a word! :)

Gloria said...

Awe...........thats wonderful! So glad to hear you had such fun together!

Oklahoma Granny said...

Looks like lotsa fun even without the steakhouse dinner and POPS!

Anonymous said...

That is really beautiful, Christine. You are very lucky to have her.

Anonymous said...

How Sweet :)
I don't have a sister just an older brother, not the same.

I Love your Orange Purse!!!

Christine said...

FYI facebook friends, the pics are of my sister and that is not my big orange's hers. She is the wild one of the family.

bj said...

bwaaaaaa.....I WANT A SISTER !!

Canyon Girl said...

This brought tears to my eyes. I had a younger sister, who had the worst form of Down's Syndrome and had to be cared for all her life. I loved her so much, but how I wish I could have shared my life with her, like you and Liz do here. You are truly blessed to have a sister and a friend.--Inger