You may recall that in my discussion of August Heat, my key got stuck in Betsy's trunk. (Now that's a sentence you don't read or hear everyday, LOL!)
Well, what I didn't tell you is that was also the day that my sister and I were having the grand opening of our booth at a local crafts & antique mall, "Knick Knacks". As mentioned in my profile, we ingeniously call it, Me and My Sister. Catchy, right? Anyway, guess who had all the merchandise and was supposed to bring it that day. Yep, me and Betsy. Only Betsy didn't cooperate. Chaos ensued. My sister came after me (and the merchandise), and my niece saved the day when later on she brought me an extra set of keys.
Anyway, to make a long story short(er).... my sister and I have a booth. I am determined to shake things up. There's an old saying that goes something like this:
If you want things to be different, you have to do something different.I've been jogging, I've signed up for several different classes and my Prosperity Consciousness class starts tomorrow night, AND my sister and I now have a craft and antique booth. She fronted the money and I handle the bookkeeping, merchandising and marketing.
TA DA! What do you think? By the way, I'll give you a $5 gift certificate to our booth if you can tell me what the stained glass piece is in the lower right hand side of our booth. Is it standing up or should it be horizontal? I dunno! You tell me! (I'd probably be safe offering $50 - no one has guessed it yet!) ROFLOL.
But wait! There's more! Here's where I give a MAJOR, HUGE shoutout to my sister. You see, not only did my key get stuck in Betsy's trunk that Saturday morning, but in the chaos of everything I lost my phone by the end of the day. I figured it was somewhere in the booth, but we didn't realize it until later that evening (after closing) so I planned on being there when the mall opened the next day.
I was beat folks. Fresh out of the hospital, broke, coming off the heels of almost losing my babies, driving a taped trunk-mobile - I had managed to put myself in the middle of a fairly large pity-party by the time I pulled in the parking lot the next morning to check on my phone. In fact, I'll just be honest - I cried the whole time I was getting ready.
But I pulled myself together and drove Betsy Buick to retrieve my phone. I turned the corner, pulled in the parking lot, and there, much to my surprise, sat my sister on the bench outside the front doors. She lives twice as far from the Mall as I do, and was just sitting there waiting on me! With coffee for both of us!
She handed me the coffee, gave me a hug, and as I wiped yet more tears away I asked, "What are you doing here?"
She replied, "Silly, that's what sisters are for."
But wait! There's more! My sister is a widow, a mother of 7, grandmother to 6, and a teacher! She barely has 5 minutes to spare, let alone 2 days. Yet there she was - 2 days in a row - my knight in shining armor. I was humbled beyond belief and grateful to my core. I love you sis!
But wait! There's more! (And yes, that's the last time I'll use that, I promise.) Sheree is my step-sister, but you'd never know it and you can't prove it by us. Sisters through-and-through and best friends forever and a day.
|A Sister Day Out|
So that's the Knick Knacks. Here's the Patty Wacks...
In my fight to have a new and improved, different life, I am stealing an idea from a fellow blogger. I am adding a day-counter to the sidebar of my blog. I'm done with the drama. No more stuck keys, no more lost phones, no more stolen plants or busted out windows, NO MORE HOSPITALS!
I am manifesting a different life. I can do anything through Christ Jesus who strengthens me. AND.... I am going to do it Drama Free, One Day At a Time (ODAT). The count began the day I turned the corner and saw my sister sitting there with a cup of coffee, a smile, a hug, and love beyond measure.
As Dad always said, "God is good. All the time." So are drama-free days, knick knacks, patty wacks and such. :)
Special Note: Thank you to Maria, another cornerstone in my life, for giving me the code that made it possible to have a counter widget on my blog. You da bomb! ;)