1. I'm thankful for an ever-evolving relationship. We are about 5 years apart in age, so when we were growing up, no one ever confused us as twins. This week, on multiple occasions we were asked if we were twins. We had fun realizing that maybe we do resemble each other. (I probably had more fun with it, since I am the older sister!)
On Sunday, we came out of our rooms and realized that we had dressed similarly. We decided to recreate the meme we had seen recently. Here's a side-by-side comparison:
|Photo: One the left, a meme of two girls, identically dressed, one scowling and one smiling, each with a thought bubble that says, "I'm dressed just like my sister." On the right, my sister and I recreating that meme.|
2. I'm thankful that my sister was able to meet my grandchildren for the first time. My sister got out of the car before I did, and my granddaughters saw her and shouted, "Grandma!" They were so confused when I got out of the car. They were quite fascinated with the idea that Grandma has a sister. According to my daughter, later that day they were still talking about "Grandma 'Linda."
|Photo: My granddaughters hug each other and smile.|
|Photo: My sister holds my grandson|
|Photo: My sister and I, with big bows in our hair, standing by a statue of Walt Disney and Mickey Mouse at California Adventures|
4. I'm thankful for all the walking we did--it helped to balance out the eating! My Fitbit reported we walked 13.75 miles on our first Disneyland day, and over 8 miles on our second. Our feet were
|Photo: My sister and I in front of the giant Christmas tree at Disneyland|
5. I'm thankful for the fun we had playing games together. I introduced her to Agricola, and she introduced me to Hanabi. John and (sometimes) youngest daughter played with us, and we all had fun.
6. I'm thankful that my sister loves Drexel. She loved watching his response to the question, "Is the puppy hungry?" I loved watching her get such a kick out of his happy dog antics.
7. I'm thankful that my sister and I have similar tastes in food. We were able to split plates throughout our tourist travels. One Monte Cristo sandwich definitely serves 2!
8. I'm thankful for my sister's help--whether it was putting a bow in my hair, helping me decorate the house, or turning pages for me when I played the piano, she made my life easier.
9. I'm thankful for the internet. I was able to find a shoe repair store that could replace worn-out Velcro on my shoes. I generally don't buy shoes with Velcro straps, but years ago this particular pair caught my attention at a thrift store (and they were marked with the half-off color of the day!) They looked like they were my size, so I picked them up, noticed they were Italian leather, tried them on and found they were very comfortable. I decided to overlook the Velcro aspect, and boy, am I glad I did! When I got home with them, I googled the brand--I'm pretty ignorant when it comes to fashion. Over the years, the Velcro wore out, but I wanted to save the shoes. My newly-found cobbler, who greets everyone with a cheery, "Hello, friend!" seemed very happy to work on my shoes. He told me he knew the Thierry Rabotin brand, and he couldn't believe I had found the shoes at the thrift store. He promised to make them good-as-new, and I promised my sister I would post a photo after I picked them up from the shop today.
|Photo: My newly re-Velcroed shoes|
How was your week? Did you spend time with a sibling?
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