Last year a group of us started a fun tradition called the January Journey....it was an overnight party (at a hotel) where we celebrated our journey through the decades since there are women of all ages in our little "group". It was great fun and we vowed to do it every year. However this year one of us, Barb, will be deployed to Afghanistan in early January....so waiting until January just wasn't an option....hence we had January Journey (in December).
The Sisterhood of the Mar Mar (a combination of YaYa Sisterhood, Fuzzy Ducks, and Margarita Thursdays) came into being because we wanted a little ceremony or something special for Barb to think about when the going gets tough...So I wrote a script and we each invented our own head dresses and thought of an object to give to Barb...as part of the ceremony...Some of it was goofy and funny, some was serious, and some was sentimental. But most of all it was a blast!!!
Because we each invented out own things we could bring a little of our own personalities into the ceremony. I dressed as the Faery Queen with tulle head dress and presented a magical aery wand for casting magical spells or slapping someone upside the head if they are not listening...along with a faery wishes doll....where you write down your wish and out it in her little purse and your wish will come true. Everybody had one...a puzzle picture frame because the Mar Mar Sisters are like a puzzle...we need each piece to be complete. A Cup of Happiness to be filled with good things, a harmonica for music wherever she goes, a cup of special Mar Mar writing instruments for keeping in touch, a dolphin (don't ask) and wipes and a shuffle for cleaning up while in the desert, and a Missouri Back Scratcher (a pinecone).
So say the Sisters of the Mar Mar....it was a secret ceremony so I'll stop with the details (plus most only mean something to us because they are based on our adventures). Suffice to say...there were tears, and laughter, and craziness....but could one expect less? The Sisterhood of the Mar Mar is quite unique and one awesome group!!!