Thursday, February 19, 2009

My sisters and Sistahs!

Let me tell ya about my Sistahs.

Three years ago last Christmas, my sisters had a fight. Not a brawl but an all-out email, phone call fight. My internet was down for a week during this time so I basically was left out of it..thank goodness! By the time I was back in cyberspace, everyone was making up and deciding that we need to all get together for just some Sister-Time. No husbands, no kids. We were only seeing each other at major holidays and it is always so hectic then that it wasn't like we were really SEEING each other. Ya know what I mean?

So our Sister Trip was born. The 4 of us went to Florida that first year and spent a long weekend with a great friend of ours, Chief Chick. It was fabulous. Her husband and son were very welcoming also and we lounged around their pool, drank waaay too much, ate fabulously and laughed our asses off almost the entire time. Chief Chick was adopted at that point as an honorary Sistah. (She also threatened to kill us if we didn't include her in any future sister trips!)

The following year we expanded on the Sistah Trip idea and decided everyone was responsible to invite one person. A low-maintenance, no-drama, cussin', drinking, smart ass woman. No kids, no penises allowed. We rented a beach house on Dauphin Island off the coast of Alabama and had one of the best times I have ever had in my life.

What brought all of this up is not only are we in the process of planning our upcoming Sistah Trip this May, but one of my Sistahs sent me a bracelet that I had admired at our last trip and I received it today. I don't have my camera with me since I'm at work right now but will post a pic of it later.

She had this wonderful card with it saying that she had purchased it at the end of the last trip but had promptly lost it when she got home. She was cleaning out her dresser not long ago and came across it and so she sent it to me. I'm so truly touched. It's a beautiful little bracelet that reminds me of the beach and the ocean.

So this post is in honor of my Sistahs. My chosen family. Women that are just like me. We forget things, lose things, wonder how many days of future therapy are we inflicting upon our children! We drink, cuss, laugh and if one of us is having a bad time of it..we tell them that "whew, I thought my life sucked but yours is much worse!" And then we pour them a drink. We would all definitely show up with shovels if one of us killed a husband and then decide if any of the others needed killing also. We are protective of each other. We are real.


Staci said...

There is nothing better than great girlfriends, is there?

brneyedgal967 said...

Love this post. And laughed at the last paragraph - soooooo true!

I know I haven't blogged much lately - my well runneth dry. Writer's block. I have stuff going on with friends and family that's taken much of my time and thoughts lately, but too personal to really share publicly and I'm just not coming up with anything funny right now.

Plus, it looks like the Sistah's Retreat for this year is falling through since 4 people have backed out so far and at this point, we've lost the good house rentals on the beach. Blech.

Nosonew said...

You know... there is always Chief Chick's house.. not that it all that much fun for her. However, the King & Prince of the house would LOVE to wait on the women hand and foot... surely they would!

It's something to think about.

ChiefChick said...

Dane was actually sad when I told him we would go to Alabama last year - he MISSES you guys!! (And I miss you too!) Do you think we could pull together a sistah's trip at my house this year? Kind of a "gap trip" until next year when hopefully everyone's schedules and $$ situations will be better? You know my door is always open and the invitation always stands. Let me know if this is something you guys would consider. :)

numberonesistah said...

Oh..that is do-able! We CAN'T not do a sistah trip. I love 'em, I need 'em, I can't go without 'em.

ChiefChick said...

Awesome! I will try to get feedback from the other sistah's!

hermomsometimes said...

Do any of you know how you learned to be the way you are......hmmmmm?