You’ve got Mail

I am perturbed.
I have had more conversation via email with my sister today than I have IN THE LAST FOUR YEARS, and that includes 3 visits face to face.
We are not close. We are as different as chalk and cheese, but we get on pretty well from a distance (her arms aren’t long enough) .
sistersIt started when I sent a bumper envelope Down South for Mother’s Day and some up-coming birthdays before and after to save a bit on postage.
Little note here, her messages never start ‘Dear’ and (if I’m lucky)  end ‘Kind regards’ rather than ‘Love’,  so I now reply in kind.
Sis sent me an email to say they had arrived and asked if we were OK (practically a first) .
I replied yes, and that at least I was  off the crutches.
She replied with one word ‘CRUTCHES’?
To which I responded ‘ Mum didn’t tell you about getting the emergency services to me and being admitted to A&E either then’.

It would appear that although my Mum lives with her, they don’t talk much, especially about me (no surprise there actually) .
Last month, I sent Mum a letter as an email attachment to my sister to explain about recent events and our boomerang bug rather than send a letter in the post and pass any germs on.
Sis says she doesn’t read Mum’s letters (yet funnily enough she read the last one I sent via cyber space as she commented on it) .
After I had referred her back to Feb’s letter and (re) told her the basics of what had happened, her reply was that she hadn’t been well herself, going into detail of blood tests and X-rays, plus problems and repairs to her house (all stuff I’d heard before on our last visit) . She has osteoarthritis in her feet but ‘soldiers on’ because she has to ‘look after Mum’ and walk the dog.

Getting back on to the familiar footing of what was going on at her end of the country and her tales of woe (she tends to be a bit of a drama queen) , I am waiting for the punch line.

siblingI so love this cartoon!

Sis is rarely nice to me, let alone interested in our well-being or lives unless she wants something, be it sympathy, hero-worship or whatever.
Incidentally, other than the letter thing, there was no mention of Mum, her health or well-being in any of her 6 messages, AT ALL. So much for letting me know how she is as letters only go one way.
I wonder what will be in my In-box tomorrow.
emailIf you think I’m bitter about it, let’s just say lemons are sweeter 🙂


About pensitivity101

I am a retired number cruncher with a vivid imagination and wacky sense of humour which extends to short stories and poetry. I love to cook and am a bit of a dog whisperer as I get on better with them than people sometimes! In November 2020, we lost our beloved Maggie who adopted us as a 7 week old pup in March 2005. We decided to have a photo put on canvas as we had for her predecessor Barney. We now have three pictures of our fur babies on the wall as we found a snapshot of Kizzy, my GSD when Hubby and I first met so had hers done too. On February 24th 2022 we were blessed to find Maya, a 13 week old GSD pup who has made her own place in our hearts. You can follow our training methods, photos and her growth in my blog posts. From 2014 to 2017 'Home' was a 41 foot narrow boat where we made strong friendships both on and off the water. We were close to nature enjoying swan and duck families for neighbours, and it was a fascinating chapter in our lives. We now reside in a small bungalow on the Lincolnshire coast where we have forged new friendships and interests.
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