with Lynne and Leslie

Happy SITS Day at Sweet Midlife! Serving up twin realness since 1971!

by SweetMidlife

Nancy the comic strip and a gypsy in a Holly Hobby turtleneck walk into a room. There is much cuteness and nothing much gets accomplished.

OK, so technically we haven’t been blogging that long. There were no blogs in 1971, and there certainly weren’t computers when we met, in a nice warm womb in Baltimore. But blogs are really just communication, and we, Lynne and Leslie, the twins who write this blog, have certainly always done that. It was probably something like “You’re taking up too much room in here,” which isn’t all that eloquent or blog-worthy.

But it was a start.

So here we are, nearly 42 years later, both married but living in different states. One’s a mom. One’s not (yet). One’s a teaching artist, the other a newspaper reporter. Both got married in their 39th year, barely escaping the Spinster Buzzer (which sounds like the legs of a rocking chair going over the tails of many cats.) We’re both kinda goofy, but have a lot to say about relationships, friendships, dirty dishes, reality stars who won’t show up, death, life and cheese.

Interestingly, this used to be a blog about being older brides, and we still talk about the state of relationships that bear the benefit of having (alleged) wisdom under our belts. But weddings are just the candy-covered frosting of the rest of your life, and that’s where we like to be. The cake’s the good part.

So come on in and hang out. Tell us what you think. Give us some advice. Encourage Lynne to finish that framed calendar thing she’s been trying to craft. Make Leslie go to boot camp. Tell us where the good cheese is.

And thanks for coming!

62 Responses to “Happy SITS Day at Sweet Midlife! Serving up twin realness since 1971!”

  1. Happy, Happy SITS Day!! I hope you enjoy it!! (I have a picture in THE EXACT SAME NANCY costume from back in the day…the same one!!) –Lisa

  2. xaenabu@gmail.com' Xae says:

    LOVE the way you girls write!
    Hope you have a great SITS day!

  3. forloveorfunny@me.com' Lynn Kellan says:

    Hi Lynne and Leslie,
    When I was a kid, a pair of twins grew up across the street from me. I was always sorta jealous of them – how nice it must be to have someone so close! Nice to meet you…

  4. ajoijonespharmd@gmail.com' Joi says:

    Happy SITS day ladies. I’m sure your wisdom speaks to many. Leslie can feel free to join my community for that boot camp inspiration 😉 I’ll have look around! Enjoy the love today!

  5. misssrobin@yahoo.com' misssrobin says:

    Congratulations on your SITS day. I hope it’s a great day for you.

    Get to work on the calendar thing. Get your butt to boot camp. And I’m no help with the cheese — I don’t like cheese.

  6. dishofdailylife@gmail.com' Michelle says:

    Happy SITS day! Seems like we always have too many dirty dishes around here (I think they multiply) and I love my boot camp (but it’s not at the gym…for some reason I just don’t like going to the gym). Can’t wait to check out the rest of your blog!

  7. leah.davidson@rogers.com' Leah says:

    Ooh – I found a new blog to follow! Love your blog! Happy SITS day!

  8. So happy I stopped by and loving the way you write. Have followed you on Twitter and Facebook. Hope you can stop by my blog sometime soon too at Janine’s Confessions of A Mommyaholic.

  9. pinkwhen@aol.com' Jennifer says:

    I agree, get yourself together and finish that frame! 🙂 I am totally a new follower here. Here is my cheese tip: Parmigiano Reggiano from Boars Head. Buy it, shred it, and top it on spaghetti, or chicken parm, or anything. It’s good, and has a little kick! HAPPY SITS DAY!!

  10. Princess543@yahoo.com' Amber says:

    Happy SITS Day to you!!

  11. linda.anne321@gmail.com' Linda says:

    Congrats on being featured, I hope you enjoy it! Looks like you have a fun blog here 🙂

  12. Happy SITS Day! You have a funny blog here! And if I knew where the good cheese was I’d be over there stuffing my face with it! LOVE cheese!

  13. evag@maine.rr.com' Eva Gallant says:

    Happy SITS Day! Enjoy the limelight! You two have a fun blog!

  14. tamarakle@gmail.com' Tamara says:

    The good cheese is in Wisconsin! Or a the Cowgirl Creamery in San Francisco. You guys look like a lot of fun!

  15. secook2@gmail.com' Sue says:

    Happy SITS Day. the cheese talk reminds me of my daughter – she always says she loves cheese, pie too.

    Have a great day 🙂

  16. naturalandfreeinfo@gmail.com' Julie Moore says:

    I’m a twin, too! 🙂 Twins is awesome people, just sayin’! 😀

    I hope you have an amazing SITS Day!

  17. secondchancesgirlblog@gmail.com' Ida says:

    Happy SITS day! Love the blog, now following!

  18. happy sits day…i am a momma of twins! it is great when siblings stay so close!

  19. Love the pic! I was a huge Holly Hobbie fan as a kid in the 70s. Had the pattern all over my bedroom. So nice to see sisters doing something creative together.

  20. Happy SITS Day, from a fellow former newspaper reporter! I started my writing career in Florida newspapers and then jumped over to magazines and websites, now blogs. I just love the writing freedom that comes with blogging! Like you two, I also blog with a partner, who illustrates. It’s great fun. And somehow, you feel less vulnerable when there’s someone else who’s got your blogging back. Please check it out at http://www.scienceofparenthood.com.
    Anyway ,great to meet you both and discover your blog. Enjoy your SITS DAY!

  21. moneyplanninggal@gmail.com' Melissa says:

    Happy SITS Day Ladies! I love your blog.

  22. mysinglemomadventure@gmail.com' Jennifer says:

    I love your blog! I look forward to reading more posts. 🙂 Happy SITS Day!

  23. charlotte@mypixieblog.com' Charlotte says:

    Oh, you girls sound absolutely adorable 🙂 so very glad you were featured over at SITS today because now I have the chance to *meet* you. LOL @ Spinster Buzzer. And also, yikes. I’m 34! Does this mean I’m riding the Spinster train and everyone has been too kind to tell me!?

    • bride35 says:

      No, girl, you are not on the train. We just joke about it because our families were like “Seriously?” And then we got it in the same year.

  24. anothercleanslate@gmail.com' Kate says:

    Adorable picture! Happy SITS Day! And for goodness sake, don’t worry about calendars and boot camp- find the cheese!

  25. Have a fabulous SITS day, ladies!!

    Cher @ Designs by Studio C

  26. As an only child I always wanted a sister and a twin would have been awesome. Not sure my mom could have handled two of me! LOL

  27. star4laughs@yahoo.com' Star Forbis says:

    Happy SITS day! I’m happy to find your Blog, I have 15 year old Twin Daughters! 🙂 I will be reading more!

  28. jtribley@icloud.com' Jeanine says:

    I love, love the way you both write and just think this Blog is lovely.

    I think it is hysterical the way you wrote that you both got married at 39, stopping all the spinster talk! LOL !!

    Happy SITS Day!


  29. girlluck13@live.com' Michael says:

    First I have to say as a person born in the 70’s I LOVE your picture. I am cant wait to do some blog stalking. I am currently in my late 30s and finally in a “healthy” relationship and cant wait to read about your wedding, relationship and mommy tips for the 35+ crowd.

  30. Love finding new smart and funny voices – and getting a 2-for-1 special!

  31. Double congrats on your SITS day! What a wonderful idea for a blog. Finish the calendar, go to bootcamp, and we have really fantastic cheese in California so come on over!

  32. brittonboyles@hotmail.com' Britton says:

    Happy SITS Day again! Can’t wait to read more!

  33. You ladies sound like a hoot! Happy SITS Day!

    Twins living in different states…what better way to keep in touch than to start a blog?

  34. I’m loving that throw back pic and I like that you’re not dressed the same.

    Happy SITS Day!

    • bride35 says:

      Melissa! Hi! They sometimes put is in the same outfit but different colors, but other times, it was different stuff. We liked it that way.

  35. frozenorangejuice@gmail.com' Frozen OJ says:

    You guys seem so funny! Happy SITS day!

  36. kim@thefoleyhut.com' Hippie Kim says:

    Oooo … I love cheese! And I love your blog! I will be back for more!

    Happy SITS day!

  37. Happy SITS day! Excited to read up on your blog!

  38. j@lovefitlive.com' Jeanette says:

    Happy belated SITS Day! I love your blog – and the fact that you are twins! My fiance is a fraternal twin, and I find it so amazing how he and his sister finish each other’s sentences, etc. – they have such a close bond and I can see that you and your sister do too! 🙂

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