Saturday, November 12, 2011


Well, I skipped yesterday so I'll do "catch-up today"...

I am thankful for my brothers and sisters.  I have 3 brothers and 3 sisters:  Inklings, Joyce, Twist, Stick, Delirious, and Mr. Giggles.  I never knew Joyce, because she was born and died before I was born.  But even though I never knew her, she has been an influence for good in my life.

Twist lives closest to me and it was his visit yesterday that prompted me to write this. He, his wife and son stayed with us last night on their way to the Missionary Training Center in Provo, Utah where his son will begin his mission for 2 years to Bolivia.  It was fun to have them come through and visit.  We went out and ate Mexican food and then went back to the house and just sat and talked (my favorite thing to do) since Elder Missionary can't watch tv now that he is an official missionary. 

All of us try each year to get together in the summertime at the home of our parents, to visit, attend reunions, fish and play.  We have a lot of fun and have all gotten to the point where almost all of our kids are now grown.  We also have a family chat each Sunday night.  Our parents don't join us on the chat since they don't have internet. 

I'm so glad we all make the effort to be close, there are way too many families who don't even have contact with their siblings.  I'm also glad that we have so much fun together.  We're always laughing and joking with each other.  My husband dubbs us "frustrated comedians".  So be it!

 I think there's a quote that says: Make new friends, keep the old.  That may be true, but today I'm thankful for new friends.  We have a group of new friends that we have made at the Storehouse.  A couple people in that group are old friends that we are reaquainting with.  Some days we are so busy we are practically bumping into each other trying to fill orders.  Then come the moments when no one will come in for like an hour or so.  Then, out comes the needlework - I do embroidery, 2 ladies crochet and one knits.  Other days like today we might pull out our cell phones and listen to different ringtones, or play trivial pursuit, that is an app on one guy's phone.  Other new friends are our repeat patrons who come in a couple times a month. 
Being with these new friends is kind of a different experience.  Maybe it's because we all know we're there for a purpose.  :0)

1 comment:

Delirious said...

I'm thankful for my siblings too, and wish I could visit with them more. I like to chat online, but I have to admit that I'm really not that fond of talking on the phone. It's not personal, I don't like talking on the phone with anyone. lol