My baby sister is here for ten days. We are the best of friends and communicate almost every day. Some days it's just a text. Sometimes we need to vent to someone who would NEVER repeat it. Best kind of friend to have!
Unfortunately for me, she is totally healthy and fit and thin. She is also brave and adventuresome. And so much more and I truly admire her. She is courageous and determined. She overcame a dislike of water and learned to swim. Now she SCUBA dives.
She came to help me with Mr. Ralph and then brought her whole little family of four over to say goodbye while he was still Uncle Grumpus. He was able to eat a bit and chat a lot so it was wonderful. And here she is with me to help me get through this awkward widow phase.
I know she wants me to come live with her for three months so she can kick my butt into shape. Instead, she is here sharing fabulous healthy meals and even went to water aerobics with me (despite the COLD water and wind and cool temperatures ... she has zero body fat so it was extreme for her).
Last night she got me to participate in some memory games. She is fresh from a weekend seminar of learning how to be more creative (as if she needs this). I learned that I need to exercise my memory and brain as much as I need to exercise my body!! It was a bit humiliating but I can see a lot of help available online to build it back up. AARP and Luminosity are two that look most intriguing.
I might even learn to play bridge!