Yesterday was a no knitting day for me (not even a little bit). It was my sister's last day in Montreal. She was leaving today to go spend the summer with her in-laws in Algeria. Her 5 year old has been there since Christmas and she just couldn't wait any longer to be reunited with him. My brother-in-law is staying here with my 14 year old neice until school is out for the summer and then off they go as well. They'll all spend the summer there and return at the end of August.
I'm really happy and excited for them all, but will miss 'em lots. I'm really close to my sister and will find it hard to not be able to just pick up the phone and call her with a billion quick questions. We're all going to miss that I think. She's like the glue that holds everything (and everyone) together in my family and I really don't know how we'll make it through the summer without her.
We had a great last day together though. She shared her hair-dresser with me and what a find! I hadn't had my hair cut in a really long time and though I didn't really see it, I now realise that I was starting to "let myself go" as they say. Mommyhood has a way of doing that to you. The stylish new hair has had such an incredible impact on my state of mind already. I feel much lighter and hipper and energetic.
And as if that wasn't enough, I had an awesome shopping day too. You know the kind: you find lots of cute stuff, it actually fits right and happens to be on sale to boot! Needless to say my card is still smoking from all the action. Then we hit the cosmetics aisle at the drugstore and bought lots of fun new make-up. I dolled myself up when I got home with my new duds and do and was surprised to find the old Anny staring back at me! And I liked it. I've spent so long in my mommy uniform of khakis, tees and loafers with my lazy air-dried hair that I actually didn't remember what I used to look like back when I actually put some care and thought into how I presented myself to the world. Imagine that ;0)
It's great to be back!