Monday, June 9, 2008

Sisters

My sister was here!

She came for a visit, spontaneously, which I love about her. Two days before she arrived she told me she might be able to come, and then the night before she called to confirm. We're a lot the same, and a lot different. The same goofy sense of humor and interest in art and music. But I'm a Type A analytic and feel at peace after I organize. She's a procrastinating free spirit who shudders at the thought of a grocery list. I love how families can be such an odd mix of personalities. We learn from each other.

We told our mother we were getting matching body piercings. Antagonizing our conservative mom, that's another thing we have in common.

It's getting harder and harder to see family these days, which makes me sad. We're all off in our own directions, getting started with our own lives. We're growing up.

Thanks, Hot Lava, for making the trek out here. You're poised so beautifully to take on the world. I'm so proud of you.

1 comment:

Kyle said...

Don't YOU shudder at the thought of a grocery list too, given your aversion to grocery shopping? ;) Just kidding! Family is great, and I often take for granted the fact that mine is so nearby. Your post is a good reminder.