Wednesday, December 06, 2006

Two sisters and an angel

On the spur of the moment Saturday morning, I called my sister Debbie and asked her if she would like to go with me to visit our sister Bev, who lives in Lancaster. She said yes, so I picked her up and off we went! The reason I wanted to see them both was because I had bought them each a Christmas grapevine angel for their front doors. I bought myself one last week and it is so pretty, that I wanted to share with them! So, of course, Debbie comes out of the house with her portable oxygen, an extra tank of oxygen, her big purse.....anyway, she does not travel light these days. *grin* So we get to Bev's and just as I pull into the driveway, I remember that she had told me the previous day when we talked, that they had a meeting at church this particular morning. *sighhhhhh* Well, I decided to put the Christmas angel on her door anyway, to surprise her. There was still an autumn swag hanging there, so I took it down and put up the angel. Now getting up to her front door is not an easy assignment for me, because those two steps are STEEP! and there isn't a hand rail. Soooooo, I finally get myself up on the front step and hang the angel. I descend the porch and get back to the car whereupon my sister Debbie, who is sitting in the car with her oxygen on, proceeds to inform me that the angel is crooked. Hmmmph!! Sooooo, I crawl back up those steep steps and straighten the angel. (I am just an eensy weensy bit particular about stuff like that. Blame my mother, God rest her precious soul.) Sooooo, I get back to the car whereupon arriving Debbie proceeds to say, "You know, you really should do something with those pumpkins on the porch." Well, that did it. I told her if she wanted something done with those pumpkins, she could quit sitting there sucking oxygen and do it herself! And we both cracked up laughing! She said she wasn't doing anything with those pumpkins, they weren't her pumpkins and I told her that my goodwill toward my sisters had run out for the day. LOL Sooo, once we stopped laughing and making smart remarks to eachother, I got myself in the car and we headed for the grocery store, where we both got groceries and the headed home. Bev called that evening and thanked me for the angel and told me how much she loved it. How I love my two precious sisters. And that was the ending of a very good day.
I tried to post a picture of the Christmas angel here but couldn't. So I will try later! I want you to see how pretty they are!!


Ronda Hurst said...

Sis. Jewell, I have been reading your blog this morning and have thourghly enjoyed every piece. Thanks for stopping by my sight too. I also have 2 sisters. They both live in Texas so I don't get to see them as often as I would like, but distance can't take away the sister bond. I look forward to seeing the Christmas Angel when you can get it posted.
Many Blessings to you and yours,
Ronda Hurst
ps. I've added you to my blogroll.

Theresa said...

You know, Jewel, there are times like this that I really wish I had a sister to hang out with or to surprise with an angel for her door. I'm missing my brother pretty badly today, and I can't do a 2 hour drive to surprise my sister-in-law (she's not handling surprises very well, right now.)

I love you, and I really enjoy reading your blog!

Jewel said...

Thanks so much for stopping by, Sis. Hurst, and for adding me to your blog roll. Yes, I am so thankful that my sisters live close by. We have gotten so much closer as the years have passed. I try to tell the young people how much they will love their siblings when they get older and they just look puzzled. *smile*

Hey, I'll be your adopted sister, Theresa,k? I'm serious. Do you have any time open between now and Christmas? I'd love to make a trip up to see you! Let me know,k??