Friday, October 8, 2010

Birthdays and Anniversaries, they're the thing!

So, birthdays and anniversaries seem to be the norm for us this fall.  I haven't written about Evil Sister or Good Sister in a long time.  Not that Evil Sister isn't any less sassy or Good Sister any less, well, Good...it's just that ES hasn't put any forks through deserving husbands hands lately and GS hasn't had any particularly spooky morgue encounters.  They are always worthy of my attention and my computer skills and today both of them are on my mind.  Well, lets see where we start.  Evil Sister, I wish you and Poor Brother a very happy and blessed 42 Anniversary!  It seems like either yesterday or a century ago, doesn't it?  How did we manage to stay married to the same and only men all these years?  (Mac and I celebrate our 42 on the 15th of this month).  I believe it may be the upbringing of stern Grandmothers (how often did we hear "you made your bed, now lie in it?) who counseled that marriage was sacred and not to be taken lightly.  Well, you didn't take it lightly and the two of you had your share of ups and downs but far more ups , which may be the answer to life.  I hope that the two of you spend the day doing exactly what you want to do, be it celebrating or nothing at all.  Congratulations to two very dear and beloved friends. 

Good Sister was being born about the time we were getting married, and she celebrates her birthday today.  GS has had such a turn around in her life these days.  Finally in a romance that might just make the grade on the turn around , she has stars in her eyes for the first time in a long time.   Even though it is a long distance romance, they see each other as often as their jobs allow and travel permits.  Today she will be spending her birthday with us.  Well, after work and appointments.  I'll be baking her a cake (or brownies...) making a barbecue dinner that she will love and she can relax for a bit since she won't be on call as Coroner this weekend.  So, I raise a glass to two of the most important women in my life...Cheers!!!

26 comments:

Love Bears All Things said...

Happy Birthday and Congratulations to your two sisters.
We're in our 44th year of marriage...looking back on a couple of very tough times, it would have been so easy to have given up then but it just wasn't something we were willing to do..when I think about all that we would have missed had we done that, I'm so very thankful we worked through the hurdle...strengthens our bond...divorce was a word I never wanted spoken between us...It has been worth it all.
Mama Bear

Jeni said...

Knowing people fortunate enough to have found a good match in marriage and who have been together for many years does seem to get harder and harder to do all the time. Being fortunate to find someone else to share life with after a not-so-good marriage is also, I think, equally difficult too. Hope GS has a great birthday celebration with you and Mac and I'm sure you'll do everything within your power to see that the occasion is the best ever!

Akelamalu said...

Happy Birthday to GS and Congratulations to you two!

We're coming up to 36 years wed and I honestly don't know where the last 36 years has gone! :0

But, boy, have we enjoyed it! ;)

Finding Pam said...

Congratulations to your evil sister for being married so long. We have been married for 38 years and I don't know where the time went. Happy anniversay to you and Mac as well.

Happy birthday to good sister.

It was great to catch up on your blog. I loved the canning experience and watching the gauge. That made me smile.

Maggie May said...

Happy Anniversaries and Happy Birthdays to all concerned.
I hope every one has a very happy time.


Blimey! Have just worked out it will be our 47th Anniversary in Dec. We were made of enduring stuff in those bygone days!
LOL!
Maggie X

Nuts in May

Hilary said...

Aww lovely tribute to your sisters.. your friends. Happy day to them.

cheshire wife said...

Felicitations to the three sisters for your anniversaries and birthday. Having them all in the same month must make them hard to forget, if nothing else.

Donna said...

Ahhhhh....Happy Days to Both of them!!!!
You're a Great Sister!!!
Hughugs

Vee said...

As I recall, these are "sisters of the heart" and just because you call her an "evil" sister does not mean that you really think of her as evil. I have to keep these things clear in my mind otherwise it all gets so confusing. All the best to these special women! Hope you get to enjoy some fun times together soon.

i beati said...

my sisiter too is this month a combo of both of yours..sandy

Merisi said...

Happy Birthday and felicitations to your sisters! :-)

Strawberry Jam Anne said...

Happy anniversary and happy birthday to your respective sisters. Hope the year ahead is wonderful for both of them and you too of course Sandi.

Kat said...

Hi sweet friend! Gosh I love your header photo! Happy Anniversary to you and Evil Sister and Happy Birthday to Good Sister.

Hugs,
Kat

Jeanne said...

hey sweetie, popping in to say hi and update you on my new bloggy. gave up the Word Press and moved back to blogger at a new site.

Hadriana's Treasures said...

Sorry I haven't been over for ages, Sandi. Congratulations on your anniversary today!!! Wonderful!

(BTW I'm planning to start a new (non-Roman) blog soon. I also am planning to write up my work times in the City in London..very, very soon!) Take care. Hxx

imbeingheldhostage said...

Hah! For once my timing is good!! Happy Anniversary Sandi and Mac!!!! :-)
and belated happies to your sisters.

Lib said...

Happy,Happy to all!
Have aGreat wk.end!
Blessins',Lib

Anna said...

Sandi your posts are so much fun to read, somehow I find the mysterious. Happy Belated birthday, and anniversary. Hope all is well otherwise, nice to see you posting again. Anna :)

Jules~ said...

Happy recent anniversary to you Sandi. 42 years is a wonderful thing to celebrate. Congratulations.

God bless you and your day today.

Sally said...

Hi Sandi - playing catchup! Wow, 42 years - that is most outstanding; congratulations and I wish you many more! ((hugs))

david mcmahon said...

Congratulations all round, Sandi - and say hi to Mac for me, please.

Your (adopted) younger brother

NitWit1 said...

Sorry I missed all this fun of anniversaries/birthdays, but belated congratulatory blessings to all.

My husband I I made 41 anniversaries in Feb.22, Geo. Washington's alleged birthday. I cannot say I have never lied but not often nor well, but I never cut down cherry trees either.I can't say it was a marriage made in heaven but certain notthe alternative by a long shot.

SandyCarlson said...

Wishing you every joy, my friend. God bless.

Merisi, Vienna said...

Happy Halloween, Sandi!
Hugs,
M.

Tee aka The Diva's Thoughts said...

What a lovely post!

Rick said...

You sound like you come from such a wonderful family!