day sixty-five

again, this post is about my sister. why? in case you  missed it, she won my big prize of getting her name in lights for donating the most money for the contest i held last week. thanks again, judy! i can't tell you how much it means...

i have to be completely honest here. throughout my lifetime, i might not have always wanted to extoll the virtues of my sister quite so much. like most sisterly relationships, we've definitely had our ups and downs. when i was very young, i honestly thought my sister could do no wrong. she was older, and therefore in my mind, so much more knowledgeable, sophisticated, and experienced in life. oh yes, and she had a better wardrobe which i, of course, would beg to borrow from. then she graduated high school and moved away from home, and it was quite an adjustment not having her around.

she'd moved to ottawa and i followed suit a few years later. then we made the drastic decision to share an apartment, and that's when it all kind of went sideways. not downhill; it just pulled us in different directions. there was definitely some tension and then we went our separate ways for a while, though we always talked and stayed in touch.

i would say, though, the past few recent years have been the best. we're both adults now and more or less on the same page. while we're both very different people, we can now appreciate our differences. and despite those differences, we still have tons in common. i love that i can really talk to her about anything. we laugh about life and cry about life and share advice and daydreams and wishes for the future. we are true sisters: while we were never able to choose to be in each others' lives, i am so glad that she is in mine. we don't always agree and we may not always take each other's advice, but we're always on each other's side, backing the other one up. she is now a true friend. not one i chose myself because she is family, but even if she wasn't, i would be happy to know her and have her in my life. she is genuine and shows her heart on her sleeve. she doesn't try to be something she's not; she just is herself - my older sister. the sister i love.


today's look while showing some love:

green and brown polka dot shirt under dress: zellers, about two years old (about $15)
wood bead necklace worn as bracelet: stitches, about three years old (about $5 for set)
green tie around waist: from dressing gown (free)
grey tights: (about $15)
black ruffled platform wedge sandals: if footwear, about ten months old (about $110)

grand total:
about $145.08