Wednesday, September 2, 2009

Ode to Kitty

It's been a busy summer, this summer of Kitty and Elle. It's been full of ups and downs. Tears and squabbles, but in the end, we try to forget about those. We remember good times at the City Centre Farmer's Market, the West Edmonton Mall, girly dates, margaritas, crochet. We remember soccer games and meeting up for "screamers" (ice cream and slushies... mixed together). Sleepovers in the old house. Moving. Bubble tea.

The first time we've lived together in 7 years, and the four months just flew by. Part of me wishes it wasn't over, and the other part is just so happy for her to go back for her final year of university with her fabulous roomate and other Ontario friends. Plus, it will be nice to see the floor again in the spare room.

She flies out on Saturday morning, when the Boy and I are on our miniature vacay in the Okanagan. Tonight is our last soccer game together, our last post-soccer round of drinks (Boston Pizza Kitty, you can get your soup!). It's the last night we'll spend together before she's gone.

It's been pretty amazing to have the baby sister around. To truly learn more about this person she's become over the past several years, and see her perspective on things that have happened in the past. To see just how perfectly her future career suits her, and hear about all the great stories she has of patients who love her and co-workers who never want her to leave. To have her be a part of my life-changing summer of happiness, and have her support for my "only if it makes me happy" attitude. Hopefully she still likes me, because I think she's pretty incredible.

Dear Kitty: When you leave on Saturday, make sure you leave my clothes at my place. xo


Mandy said...

I'm glad that you had the summer together! It sounds as if its been splendid. I am also happy to hear that summer has been life-changing for you as well and have adopted the same sort of "only if it makes me happy" attitude as well.

Lindsay said...

It's so nice that you have such a great relationship with your sister. My relationship with mine is kind of complicated, I wish it could be as lovely as yours sounds.

sleepyjane said...

I don't get on with my younger sister, but I do adore hanging out with my older sister and it's always so surprising, that realisation that they're not kids anymore. We're all grown up with opinions and LIVES. You know?

mieletcannelle said...

dearest k - i'm glad i got to meet you too! You very much made me happy and laughy. I hope we meet again in life! xo

Dionne said...

Awwww sounds like a great summer.

I love the part at the end. My sister used to always take my clothes home with her after a visit! The only thing is when she went home, it was back to another country! So I basically wouldn't see the clothes ever again!

Kyla Roma said...

lol That last line is SO true, that's the one thing about sisters isn't it? =)

I'm so glad you guys had such a great summer, it sounds like your heart needed it.

Sarah said...

Aw, siblings. I love that you both make the same squinty-eyed crazy face.