So, go ahead...just guess. And it's for more than just dinner. She is staying the whole entire week. My sister arrives Monday evening from Idaho and will be here until Saturday. It's her first visit out of state for several years. You'll recall numerous posts about her. I've listed them all in reverse order below.....you owe it to yourself to start at the bottom of this list of posts and read them all. Especially if you think you're not quite up to what is being asked of you, or if you're struggling to make sense of life and how it's played out for you. I mean, this girl has been on the bottom and turned around an entire lifetime of bad choices. And if she can do it, anybody can:
It's Been One Year Today
Mandate To Be Better
The Candle Is Lit
The Verdict Is In
How Exactly Do You Break the Worst of News?
Begging for Mercy
Answer In the Sky
So, needless to say, we're more than thrilled to be meeting her airplane. We've got a full week of activities planned including a get-together at our condo on Tuesday evening with about ten friends. We're thinking about checking out the serenity of either Portland's Chinese Garden or Portland's Japanese Garden. We've got a streetful of yummy restaurants right outside our front door in our neighborhood to feast on. She's never been to an Ikea so that may be in the works. And we're definitely going to let her spend a couple of hours letting the story of Harvey Milk sink in. She's also decided she wants a new hair-do....so chop chop! And I may even talk her into going to the gym and/or yoga with me this week....an entirely new experience for her.
It doesn't really matter what we do. I'm just damned lucky to even have a sister to enjoy the week with. There were many nights that I wasn't so sure I'd ever see her again. So, I'm happy. And thankful.