Tuesday, February 26, 2008

Company Is Coming...

Well, I really don't know if she would classify as company, but my Big Sis is coming from North Carolina for a visit! She might be upset if I refer to her as company...although company has a tendency to get offered all the best parts of the fried chicken and first choice of any baked goods that might be handy! That's just the way it is when you are "countryfied". Haven't seen "B" in a good while...so it'll be good to catch up on what's going on!

Baby Sis is going to come over from the other side of town, and that will give the three of us a chance to pick at each other. Now coming from the other side of town may not sound like a big deal to some, but remember that Houston is over a hundred miles across at it's widest point! I think that it's closer than that to Baby Sis's house...about an hour by the tollway. We don't get together very often, but maybe that's one reason we are still talking to one another! (Just kidding!)

Maybe we can all go to Mom's house and spend the night! That would be fun...and Mom might like to have us all there talking at once, making noise and getting rowdy when she is trying to go to bed! Kinda like the old days! I can remember as a kid when we would have relatives come for a visit and in the morning you would have to watch where you step because of all the pallets on the floor! Cousins laying everywhere, pillows scattered, the smell of coffee brewing and breakfast cooking cause someone was already up and at it! I also remember when the line of people waiting to get in the bathroom was always seemingly slow, but I think that's cause I had more girl cousins than boy cousins, ya know?

Anyway, it will be a pleasant visit and it's always good to sit around with both my Sisters and look at all the old pictures...telling some of the stories as we remember them from the photographs. Sometimes it's even pleasant to quietly sit, enjoying the company without having to say a word. That, after all, is what friends and family are all about! When you can feel the love and comfort all around you like a warm handmade quilt on a winter's evening.

Now...let's go have some fresh coffee!


blondie said...

Sounds like you have a wonderful time already planned Jim. I'm sure it will live up to every expectation you have!
I'll miss you at the 'surf board', but know that you'll be back soon.
Have a Great Time!

HermitJim said...

Thanks, Blondie..."B" will be here for a week so we have plenty of time! Maybe I can recrute her into some of our programs! I'll have her read your blog, so you'll get another fan!