It’s been an interesting weekend, to say the least. After having not seen her in over 20 years, I got to see my older sister. There were a lot of emotions I had to work through to get to this point, since the two of us have never been what you’d call close. However, it went well, and I can tell her life abroad has changed her just as my experiences have changed me. I feel as though we can actually have a relationship now, which is something I thought I’d never have with her despite how much I wanted it.
Apparently I started a new trend by taking my mother with me on adventures, because now she wants to do this every year. This year, she chose for the family to go to Cox Arboretum in Dayton, Ohio. It was somewhat cloudy and chilly, but we had fun looking at all the fall flowers and foliage. I definitely noticed the difference all my working out has done; I was able to run around and climb stairs without even getting winded. All in all, a good way to spend some time with the family.
Also, we saw Alice Cooper’s memorial bench. Okay, it was for a librarian, not a rock star.