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the story of an invisible girl
Almost December
My sister and I were standing in my kitchen. She gazed over my shoulder, and I followed her glance to the wall. "Your calendar still says July 2005," she told me.

I frowned at the calendar myself. "You're right. Did you know that thing doesn't even have any months in 2006 in it? It's almost useless."

"I think this may indicate that you need a new calendar for Christmas."

"Not so much -- I think this indicates that the last thing I need is a new calendar, because I clearly don't use them...."


In related news, my sister is moving to Wisconsin next week. Precisely one week from today! Hard to believe the whole thing's true; it all happened so fast. She bought a house there and everything, and she just accepted an offer on her house here. It's all very exciting!

I'll be going there with her next week, but (unlike her) I'll be coming back here afterward. By plane, so at least I only have to drive one direction.

When I come home, I'll be the only member of my family who still lives in Michigan. Kinda weird, that.

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ellison From: ellison Date: November 30th, 2006 06:29 am (UTC) (Link)
Aw, that's kind of a bummer. Where does the rest of your family live, all in Wisconsin?

That's funny about the calendar! My mom just tried to give me one, but seriously, I don't use them either. Not the wall ones anyway. It's Outlook or nothin' for me, apparently. :)
renniekins From: renniekins Date: December 1st, 2006 06:00 pm (UTC) (Link)
I use my Treo. I've been tied to a Palm device for years; I'd be lost without one!

The rest of my family is in Chicago, and out east.
jebra From: jebra Date: November 30th, 2006 12:27 pm (UTC) (Link)
For a family that lived in as many places as much as ours, I'm surprised we're mostly still in Michigan. Most of the time. (The Parents have been spending the winter in Florida for a few years now.)

The Father goes for years without seeing some of his siblings, as they're scattered across several continents. I'm glad that mine are no more than a five-hour drive away, but I don't see them nearly as often as I'd like.

[hug] Hope to see you Saturday.
renniekins From: renniekins Date: December 1st, 2006 05:59 pm (UTC) (Link)
Alas, probably not saturday. Which is a bummer, because everything sounds delicious!

We'll have to get together soon.
cynnerth From: cynnerth Date: November 30th, 2006 12:41 pm (UTC) (Link)
Where in Wisconsin is she moving to?
renniekins From: renniekins Date: December 1st, 2006 05:58 pm (UTC) (Link)
Milwaukee, the south side of the city, near the lake. Are you near there?
cynnerth From: cynnerth Date: December 1st, 2006 06:03 pm (UTC) (Link)
No, I'm 20 miles north of Milwaukee. They're getting socked with a blizzard down there today!
jeffreyab From: jeffreyab Date: November 30th, 2006 04:13 pm (UTC) (Link)
Yes it is weird.

Most people move away from their families and home town not have their families move away from the home town and them stay.

anderale From: anderale Date: November 30th, 2006 07:41 pm (UTC) (Link)
aw, that makes me sad. I know you do a lot of stuff with your sister.
renniekins From: renniekins Date: December 1st, 2006 05:56 pm (UTC) (Link)
I'll definitely miss her... but I'm also excited for her. It's a neat opportunity.
anarmyofjuan From: anarmyofjuan Date: November 30th, 2006 10:54 pm (UTC) (Link)
the only reason it says July '05 is because I changed it. it was still on January. :P
renniekins From: renniekins Date: December 1st, 2006 04:57 pm (UTC) (Link)
hahaha! I'd forgotten that....too funny!
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