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A good week

Friday, July 23, 2010

Yes, this week has been a good one. LILYGAL and I challenged one another and had some great steppin days. I gotta get moving if I'm gonna make today's challenge of 20k but I feel confident it could happen.

In just 2 hours I'll be done for the week. Tomorrow I'll load up with my sister and cousin and we'll be off on our adventure. We will meet up with my 3 other sisters in Tennessee and we'll proceed to spend a week together being 'sisters'. Sewing machines and all the 'stuff' to hang out and just act like kids. Found a cool place to rent, cheap, set up for sewing and since we all do it, figured a good thing for us to partake in. We can cook there, do laundry there, and just hang out. I'm so looking forward to this time. This will be the 2nd year that we've done this and we hope for it to continue as a yearly event now that we are without parents. Staying connected is important to us all. The age differences are such that I really don't know my sisters very well. And this year, even the oldest is joining us for a few days and we included a cousin who is also an orphan, like us! LOL

Should be great fun but also a week without Internet and computers. It will be interesting to say the least. Good thing I have phone numbers of some of you and also texting. I may go thru withdrawal.

I'll send off one more note before leaving for a week so if you don't hear from me, you know I'm out wandering around the state of Tennessee and with a little luck, will get to meet a spark friend while there. Whoo Hoo!!!

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  • STEVIECAT4
    This sounds wonderful. It's so poignant that you should refer to yourselves as "orphans". My dad died when I was 19 and my mom died when I was 50 and from that point on I have felt "orphaned." It doesn't matter what age you are when you lose your parents, the feeling is the same. How very beautiful of you to make this effort to stay together and to get close. I am like that with my brother. Even if I see him but once a year, it makes me know I have family. Thanks for posting this. I hope you had the very best time ever.
    3833 days ago
  • POORGIRL_DIET
    Hope you have a great time away.
    3835 days ago
  • SLCB1023
    Have fun!!!!! emoticon
    3837 days ago
  • HUFFLEPUFFGIRL
    Have a great time!!
    3838 days ago
  • MEADSBAY
    Oh, my- what fun!
    Have a blast.
    I love my sisters' weeks and weekends!
    We've been doing it for about 15 years.
    I'm sad that since they both remarried in the last 2 years it's been a lot harder to get together. They're like teenagers with their first bf- dropping all their friends. I know they'll be back.

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    3838 days ago
  • LIBBYFITZ
    Wow, how hard/easy was that to get all you're sisters together at the same time! It sounds wonderful. Have a great time and we will hear from you on you're return to the land of internet. emoticon
    3838 days ago
  • LILYGAL
    Just be safe and come back to us rested and full of p & v!!! Which I know you will!! Enjoy your time with your sisters. I have 3 but we rarely get together...just us. Maybe we should do that some time. You know how to get in touch with me. What will I do for challenges????
    3838 days ago
  • LIVE2RUN4LIFE
    Have a great time!
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    3838 days ago
  • KNITTABLES
    Can't wait to read all about your sewing vacation and your visits with your sister. Have fun and enjoy yourself. Take lots of pictures. Be safe. Hugs.
    3838 days ago
  • SEKSUNSHINE
    You have a wonderful time! Be safe, you know how to reach me! Can't wait to hear all about this grand adventure!
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    3838 days ago
  • LINDAKAY228
    So awesome!!! Hope you have such a great time. My brother an I have drawn closer since our mother died last year and we are also orphans now. That's what made my recent vacation so special was going and spending time with him. We have another brother that we haven't seen or heard from in about 6 or 7 years who is a down and out addict and has been for many years, which is so sad. So now, it's me and my brother. Of course we both have our kids and he has his wife but it's not the same as your family of origin.
    3838 days ago
  • no profile photo IRISH_AGUIRRE
    That sounds like a wonderful idea! Travel safely & enjoy the time with your sisters. Makes me realize that I need to arrange a scrapbooking day with my sister who is close by. Have fun!!!
    3838 days ago
  • no profile photo CD2562942
    emoticon Have fun on your "sisters" adventure! We expect a full report when you return!
    3838 days ago
  • BIKERBABE2BE
    Have a great time. We'll still be here when you get back, only hopefully there will be less of each of us! Take care and enjoy!!
    3838 days ago
  • TUFFYBIRD
    I hope your SP withdrawal symptoms aren't too severe emoticon

    It sounds like you're going to have a wonderful time though. Don't forget to take lots of pictures!

    3838 days ago
  • MERRYMARY42
    I envy you in a good way, that is so neat, my 3 sisters and I met yearly for what we called a slumber party, sometimes on a short cruise, or a casino, or just a bed and breakfast, it was always fun, now I am down to 1 sister, so do enjoy your time with them, I know I treasure the memory of my time with mine, and yes, it is great just acting young and silly again, something very few men can understand.
    So have a wonderful time, too bad you are not meeting when they have that 600 mile long yard sale, that is something I would love to do, with sisters of course. But I think that is in August or September. Have lots of fun, and make lots of memories
    3838 days ago
  • WORKINGSTIFF
    I don't even have to say, "Hope you have a good time" because I know you will!

    My two sisters and I recently did a weekend trip-there is nothing like spending time with your sisters!

    Have fun!
    3838 days ago
  • no profile photo CD1939407
    I hope you have a wonderful time with your sisters!! It's such a great tradition to start--just to get together and talk and have fun. My SIL and I meet half way between our house in Idaho every first weekend in May (since our B-Days are one day apart) and shop & laugh & eat & talk & do the same thing every year, but we have so much fun. We have been doing it for years and never want to stop the tradition. I hope you have soooo much fun!!!
    3838 days ago
  • SHARONSPARKLE
    I can just feel your excitement through your blog! I'm happy that you get to go and spend this time with your sisters. I am meeting mine for dinner tonight and can't imagine not living close. Go and have fun but be good emoticon
    3838 days ago
  • IFDEEVARUNS2
    OMG, how many sisters are you? I only had brothers (3) so I can't even imagine....
    Have a great time!
    3838 days ago
  • WALKINGSPARK
    Sounds like alot of fun!! Enjoy!! :)

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    3838 days ago
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