Sisters…….. 10/07/2014


Sister to sister we will always be,
A couple of nuts off the family tree.
~Author Unknown


I often forget or try to some days that I am not an only child…..

I have 4 sisters.. Eek.

I am actually very blessed to be part of a wonderful family unit that is over run by girls! I am the youngest and proud of it! Babies United…Ha ha… I have spent most of my time giving my sisters a hard time every chance I could/can! You can pick your friends but you can’t pick your family! Hee hee.

I guess I was considered an OOPS since there is a significant amount of years (9) between the 4th sister & me; As one can see by the picture of us on one of our many vacas in CO.  Aren’t we flippin’ cute!



With the passing of our parents in last couple of years I was not sure how the dynamics of the sisterhood would end up. Even though I am over 50, I thought we would all go on our own way and chat occasionally. However on the other hand I learned differently, we all try to keep in contact whether it is via email, text, Words with Friends game, phone or in person. Dad always said Ma Bell had nothing on us!

With our recent move to Sterling, it brings me closer to my eldest sister ConBon… To back up in time, when living in Topeka I was close to sister Susie aka Louise, not to be confused with sister Kathryn Louise, whom I never have lived by except when she still lived at home! When we were living in Abilene, I was just a few blocks away from sister Linda!… Confused yet? Well stand in line… & I belong to this group! {it appears I move a lot}  I have enjoyed the time with each one at different points/chapters in my life.  I get to spend time with ConBon now, if I can only remember that we only live 20 mins apart as the crow flies..  🙂  Hopefully we will all get together to  spend time again soon!

It has always be an underlying known fact that since I was the youngest I would be responsible for taking care of my sisters. So I had to invest in a Bus with a chairlift (for their later years) so I can pick them all up each Sunday to take to church. > Don’t laugh…. Scott really purchased one.. Oh sistas just you wait! It is under renovation… But the truth of matter is:  my sisters still take care of me, whether it is encouragement, support, scolding (fewer these days), or as a game player online,  they always been there for me. Susie even called tonight to give her wise sisterly advice of doing a ‘follow-up’ call or note to my recent interview! Gotta love my sisters!!


Big sisters are the crab grass in the lawn of life. ~Charles M. Schulz.


That quote cracks me up and it is meant to be a compliment to my sisters. I have tried to be rid of them at different times but they keep coming back! Truth and joking…. :/

I always worried and even got mad at times that all my sisters got to have Mom & Dad longer than I due to my being an oops,  but it is I who is the winner here. I was able to have the best of both worlds. I was raised as an only child most of my teen years (as all my sisters were married & gone) and blessed by having a sisterhood with those 4 apples from our Crabtree clan, even when our parental units are no longer around to head up the gatherings…

So my love runs deep for this crazy group of gals I have forever become tied to as a sister. I can never do as much for them as they have for me…. So this is the SHOUT OUT to each of you… Constance Ellen, Linda Jane, Mary Sue (oh yes I did lol) and Kathryn Louise….   >Love each of you so much….. <




Our roots say we’re sisters, our hearts say we’re friends. ~Author Unknown

Miss you Mom & Dad…..


So from my Sterling nest I bid each of you a good night & sweet dreams… If you have sisters.. remind them you are still in their family yard….and sing them this little ditty… Lol…





The week in a wrap…. 09/28/2014

This week has been a week of new challenges.

*Had a job interview.

*Drove 5.6 miles in a town of a 2 mile main street and 4 trips to the post office to get one package mailed to Jessie.

*Went to Scott’s 45th class reunion in Salina to put faces to the names I have heard many stories about!

So I interviewed with a dentist in the neighboring town and hoping to get back into the working world so I can quit following Scott around while using up all of my 26,000 daily words on him. I get the feeling this is what he sees when I talk…



The man puts up a lot with me and my incessant babbling about everything and nothing all in the same sentence. ….So a gainful employment would be a plus to our marriage. Hee hee


Drove 5.6 miles to mail a package at the post office that is 2 blocks away from home. REALLY? Yes I did clock it… It took 4 trips to accomplish it! It appears the post office in Sterling shuts down between 12:30-2:00 every afternoon. I went at 12:45. Trip #1. Went home. Fell asleep. Startled awake. Ran to the post office @ 3:15. No parking spots. Saw the barber was open ran home to let hubby (who also was sleeping) know  so that he would be lookin’ good for the reunion later that day. Trip #2. Ran back downtown to the post office. Yay! Parking spot. Grabbed debit card & package. Ran in. OPEN!! Even better.. …  debit machine down. Checkbook at home. Dang ##$%^$^&&.   Trip #3. Called hubby to bring checkbook on his way to barber. No answer. So back to the house via road (2 blocks) saw hubby in truck. He waved. $%##^^^&*. After many tries. Finally.


Post office    check-mark

Parking Spot.      check-mark


Package sent.  check-mark



Nailed it!


After much consideration and deep thinking…. Ok found out there was free beer, Scott decided a quick trip to his 45th High school reunion in Salina was in order. (Not that I had for several weeks suggested we RSVP & go.) Friday evening we headed north & for Scott to see many old – ahem friends he has not had contact with in over 40 yrs. It was fun to put finally put faces to the stories I have heard over the years and watch Scott cut loose and laugh….. Laughter is good for the soul…




It was a late night on trip back but broken up by a quick run through Mickey D’s for some well deserved fries and ketchup.. Best things EVeR!

We felt young again seeing 1am on the clock coming in the door.

Saturday at 9 am … another story.   Geesh.

Signing off from our Sterling nest. Have a great rest of your weekend! See ya all next week…..