Monday, June 09, 2008


My younger sister, know affectionately on this here blog as The Barbie, is coming to town for a three-day visit. She and my nephew arrive today and I am looking forward to introducing them to my small town and the cast of characters whom she hears about each time we talk on the phone.

Hugh and I have lived here for almost ten years but, due to circumstances; this is the first time my sister has been to our home. Yesterday, I pulled out the Honey-Do list and ramped up the pressure on Hugh, bribery, threats and/or intimidation may have been involved but, I am proud to say; he crossed every item off the list and I now feel prepared to play the part of Hostess with the Mostess.

Or, at the very least Hostess with the Mostess Wine and Chocolate Chip Cookies.

And, because she is my flesh and blood and must, therefore, love me no matter what; that’ll do.


  1. Oh, how fun. Also: The Barbie could easily be a code name for my younger sister as well.

  2. And, come to think of it, my oldest sister. We are a shallow and vain lot.

  3. Love the nickname. Have a great time!