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Jun 23 2012

My Blogster!

My blogster sent me an email last night. She’s my sister who blogs.

I detect she was a little tipsy so I immediately moved her email into my drunkmail folder.

She had been enjoying a beautiful summer night  drinking wine on the porch with her husband. I like to call him Special K.

My sister is always appropriate. Being the  youngest you might expect she would be the most open minded and modern and wild of the bunch of us. Instead she is a traditionalist. She does not swear, while I thoroughly enjoy a well placed “F” word.  She is proffessional and a stickler for proper language, grammar and punctuation. She edits every word she writes carefully. It can take her hours. My fingers fly off the keyboard as fast as I can think a thought. I impulsively click publish or send assuming the reader will understand what I mean even though some words look like hieroglyphics. She always calls to correct my errors.

She’s on top of everything. She’s uncomfortable if anything is out of it’s place and is determined to rid her environment of all germs and parasites. I’m a neat freak too although I still live by the 15 second rule. I believe our bodies were made to handle it.

She calls her family members and friends  by the names they were assigned at birth. I have nicknames for all of mine that change on a whim.

She talks about the things she can see and touch and hear. I talk about the things I sense and feel. Sometimes I go on some philosophical explanation for something. She usually just replies with “uh, huh, ok…hmmm…” and then “I have no idea what you’re talking about”

I say she’s uptight. She says I’m eccentric.

She loves her family and friends and her sisters fiercely. So do I.

I knew she had to be drunk when her letter started with, I’m heading to bed after sitting on the porch all night  with K drinking wine…..

She is hilarious.

She goes on with an encouraging rant about our blogging. In one evening, the juice has turned her into an intoxicated motivational speaker. We are going to conquer the world.

There is something special about sisters. There are four of us in the family. We are all completely different yet there are very strong threads between us. We really enjoy each other. When we get together, it’s like no one else is in the room. Our husbands are used to stepping back and creating conversation amongst themselves. We may walk into a room in our classiest and best holiday dress. Moments later we are leaning against each other or sitting with our feet up off the floor with a  snuggly blanket across our legs talking deeply and laughing hysterically, sometimes at nothing other than an expression on one of our faces. We let our hair down and enter into a mysterious beautiful world. Our husbands encourage it, it’s therapy and they love to see us happy.

My younger sister and I are both laid off from the same job. We talk to each other almost every day, sometimes more than once. We have a language all our own. I liken it to “twin speak”. It’s really called Idioglossia, the secret or private language of young children.

The conversation goes like this.

Phone rings, I pick up. “Hello”

“Dude”

“Duuude”

“Hey podey”

“Hey dodey”

“I gotta get a job!”

“Yepper!”

“There’s a posting for a……..on……….”

“Saw that.”

“Cool!”

Long pause

“So………….. that’s about that.”

“Hey did you ever have a wooobly in your stomach”

“Like a whooshy whooshy feeling?”

“Yeah!”

“Had that last week”

“Oh good, I thought I was the only one. I tried googling it”

“Don’t do it, shut the computer down now”

“Yeah I know”

“I gotta get a job”

“Yep”

“Gotta go, I’ll call ya later”

“See ya po”

“See ya do”

We love each other fiercely and we’ve had battles to prove it. We don’t argue because we bring out the worst in each other. We argue because we’re trying to bring out the best in each other. We have high expectations of each other, because we think highly of each other and  we know we all have more in us. We push each other to bring out our best A game and cheer each other on when we do.

My sister will call me today after reading this post. She will correct my spelling errors and give me a tip on a widget. I will call her back and tell her I know where my mistakes are but I’m trying to show myself as real as I can, the honest part of me complete with  spelling errors.

She will say, “What are you talking about?”

You can visit her blog at www.everythingbeautifulandinspiring.com or click on the link to your right of the same name.

 

 

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  1. Maureen

    Dear sister,
    K woke me up this morning and said to me, “You better wake up and check the computer…your sister blogged about you today.” My first thought was, “Uh, oh…what did she say about me?”
    First of all, let me be clear, I was NOT drunk last night. I only had 2 glasses of my favourite wine, which took me hours to drink. You just assume I was drunk because if you have 2 sips of wine, you have to take a nap. Heck…even if you take 1 Motrin tablet, it knocks you out!! 🙂 Secondly, and most importantly, you think I’m uptight?!? Really?!?! I don’t want to be uptight. I don’t know how I got this way. I used to be carefree (remember?)…but then I had kids (who had some major health issues)…then we lost Dad…then I turned 40…and now I’m like this. Uptight? I’m going to have to work on that!
    Anyways, I absolutely loved reading this post!! It made me laugh like you always do!! I loved the part about how when us sisters get together, it’s like no one else is in the room. That is so true!!
    Thank you for writing such a beautiful and hilarious post about me! I love you dear sister!! I’ll call ya later!
    Love, Maureen
    xo

    1. Constance Stewart Meloche

      Dude,

      If there was a Facebook button beside you and this comment I would totally press “Like”

      Call me later, I’m feeling a little scrumply!

  2. CJ - Food Stories

    This post was great & I love that you have a drunkmail folder 🙂

    Seriously, though, totally enjoying your site so I’m nominating you for my Illuminating Blogger Award for informative, illuminating blog content. I know not everyone participates in blog awards but I hope you’ll at least check it out because it’s a great way to discover new blogs and meet new web friends. If you’re interested in participating, you can check out the details at my site … http://foodstoriesblog.com/illuminating-blogger-award/ … Either way, hope you’re having a great day!

    PS … May have to go check out your sisters site 🙂

    1. Constance Stewart Meloche

      Thanks CJ, and thanks for the badge!

  3. Tim Stewart

    My current nickname….??….I’m almost afraid to ask…lol

    1. Constance Stewart Meloche

      Right now, it’s “oh great computer wizard”. What is a ping? I got one from Mo, neither of us know what it is or how it works.

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