Want to know how much time was spent
taking pictures while my sister was here?
And I'm ashamed of myself.
We just never got around to it.
Having my big sister spend three blissful days with me
was a true gift.
One I will always remember and
hold close to my heart.
Being my only sibling,
she is the only person, other than my father,
that knows the me that I was,
that I am.
We spent hours just talking about everything.
Since we're both on the fast track to 50,
we had a few of those to discuss.
My failing eyesight
and her bunions.
And we talked about memories.
And the conversations went something like this.
Holly: "Remember when I got that fish hook caught in my ear?"
Kelly: "No, that was me."
Holly: "I'm pretty sure that was me."
We'll never know.
Holly: "See that Geode? It came from Mimi's place in Arkansas."
Kelly: "Mine came over on a covered wagon to Indiana."
We got the Geodes from the same place
but neither one of us knows which story is true.
And it turns out that my sister is brilliant.
She taught me many things while she was here.
My sister and I have both suffered from
some strange low blood sugar thing.
Every single morning,
after eating cereal or oatmeal,
we would get light headed and almost pass out.
It was Kelly that figured out what was going on.
Refined sugars and grains.
We can't do them.
No wheat products.
She's been doing Paleo for a while now
and feels so much better.
I figured I'd give it a shot while she was here.
And after one day,
of doing this, I felt really good.
I had no dizzy spells.
No drop in my blood sugar.
That was the first time in years that I hadn't had that
feeling that my body was shutting down.
So while I continue to believe that
Weight Watcher's is an amazing program,
and I've lost 20 lbs doing it,
I can no longer follow it.
My body just needs what it needs.
And it doesn't need processed foods.
I'm eating like a caveman.
Meat, fish, fruits, veggies, and nuts.
And I dropped another 4 lbs this week.
And I don't feel lightheaded.
And I don't have to carry crackers in my purse anymore.
My sister also taught me some Yoga.
She and I both have bulging lumbar discs
which causes left butt cheek pain.
The Yoga really helped me with that.
Probably the best thing she taught me
was how to keep my dog off my new couches.
I took a long piece of foil out,
shook it at the dog which scared her
and then I placed it on the couch at night
before I went to bed and she stayed off it.
That is so much easier than
waking yourself up in the middle of the night
to sneak out into the living room
and catch your dog in the act
and shame her into getting back into her doggie bed.
We had some great down time.
While she drank wine out of a coffee cup
since I have no wine glasses.
She's proven herself to be adaptable.
We did some shopping with Sally,
my Daddy's wife.
That was a great day.
Sally showed me the most amazing
consignment clothing shop.
I can't wait to take Jo there.
The place was huge.
It had adorable clothes and the prices were very good.
I can't believe I didn't get pictures.
And she's on an airplane
heading east as I write this.
And I'm sad.
And I miss her.