Out of all the possible things we could have done together, we chose the best activities: daily walks in nature, preparing and eating meals together (did I ever tell you that one of Carrie’s passions is preparing food that is fantastic!), hobnobbing with my parrots (Sam was instantly charmed because she kept sneaking him banana pieces), haunting the local thrift stores, helping me take all the parrots to the vet for trims, spending time with our father and stepmother, watching the movie “UP,” chatting about the past, the present, and the future, and watching the deer traipse by.
About food, there is also the matter of dessert – a most necessary aspect to life!
And here is the result of Carrie’s first afternoon of visiting: Voila! A scrumptiously lovely mixed berry pie. Oh, yum!
About those deer, the mother of the twin fawns spent some time, waiting for apples. She was not disappointed. Perhaps she sensed an easy touch with a charmed newcomer.
The local Calico cat decided to bat her eyes for the camera also, and so we had quite the group being photographed one morning.
Carrie and I had a lovely, relaxed time – unbelievably, only the second time we’ve spent a small vacation with just the two of us. Usually visits include other members of the family – which of course, are wonderful. But sometimes sisters need to connect with just each other. The last time we did this was over 11 years ago when I was recovering from chemotherapy, and I traveled to Albuquerque in a hairless (and nearly brainless!) state.
Soon it will be Carrie’s turn to be churned up by the medical profession, with her necessary upcoming jaw surgery in August.
It was a calm before the storm visit, and we’re both grateful for the opportunity to grow closer.