From this day forward, I declare October 4th to be:
It may include all women in your life that are blood sisters, or women that you consider a sister--a BFF (best friend forever). As my own sister, Jean says, "A friend is someone who will help you move. A best friend is someone who will help you move the body." Morbid and silly, I know, but those of you with sisters such as I've described will know what I'm talking about.
Don't you just love my Giada DeLaurentis smile? I don't normally smile like that, but Jean and I were caught in the middle of a private sister moment and were yucking it up about something.
Jean's invention of Sister Day came on the perfect day. I'd had a long week and it was shaping up to end badly. In she walked with goat cheese, slices of pear and apple and two kinds of amazing crackers. She'd also brought along a copy of Southern Living magazine because she thought the cover just looked like me and something I'd make--pumpkin cake that looked like pumpkins. She knows me so well.
Her intervention lightened my mood and enabled me to work out the thing that was going to make the week end badly.
So to wrap up:
* Sisters Day is henceforth on October 4th.
* It must include women that you consider sisters, blood or otherwise.
* It must include yummy food and mood-lightening conversation.
* It may or may not include magazines that your sister might not buy for herself because she just doesn't do nice things like that for herself.
* You may or may not share the yummy food with others that might be nearby, like children and husbands. It's up to you.
* Hugs and kisses are a must. Both are preferable.
*You may have more than one "sister", but not so many as to make this holiday like many others---stressful.
* If you happen to have a blood sister, that isn't a real 'sister', then just let October 4th slide right on by. Life is too short to make more family drama.
* If Hallmark catches wind of this, let it be known that Jean is the author of this holiday and therefore gets 98% of all card and silly tiny book sales.
*If you just so happen to be 'sick' on Sisters Day and need to recuperate with your sister over lunch and a movie, then so be it.
* If you happen to be 'sick' for a long weekend and need to recuperate with a bunch of sisters on a trip, then so be it.
Thank you Jean! I so look forward to next year. I'll bring the goodies!