on sunday i went to my sister’s house to hang out with her, brother-in-law, kaos the dog and my pretty little niece. i have expressed before how funny i think my family is. maybe it’s just me, but still.
after buying niece an entire carters store and a nice nap, sister and i decided to do a work out. she has the biggest loser DVDs because they work you nice and hard. and i mean HARD. the first time i did it with her, i looked at the ceiling and went “Dear Jesus, TAKE ME NOW!” my butt hurt, my thighs hurt, my stomach hurt, i just ached all over the first time. this time it was a little easier, but still hard. at one point, niece finished her bottle, so mom went down to get more ounces and handed niece to sister. sister then used niece as a weight. she was doing arm curls with a 14 pound baby. i wish i had a video of her. i almost fell laughing. mom laughed in shock.
then i took niece and we watched rainbow brite and serendipity on youtube. having a niece means i can relive childhood. then it was time to figure out dinner. sister and i peered into the freezer, fridge and then pantry. she and brother-in-law had lots of ingredients, but no dinner. i said that, then found a fruit bar and grabbed one. sister glared (i get distracted easily). she goes, “we treat you like you’re 5 because you act like it sometimes. stay on task. dinner!!” i stood on my tippy toes and went, “I TOLD YOU YOU HAVE INGREDIENTS, BUT NOT A DINNER!” she stood on her tippy toes and laughed, “no matter how hard you try. i will always be taller. even when we’re old and have osteoperosis, i will STILL be taller.”
at dinner she did an impression of oprah winfrey that had me almost on the floor rolling. here’s a brief clip:
“I’m going to invite you on MY show because I am Oprah Winfrey and then I’m going to tell you what you did wrong because I am Oprah Winfrey and I am always right. I’m going to berate you, tell you why you’re horrible and I’m perfect because I am Oprah Winfrey. Then I’m going to use some of my 40 million dollars to help the privelaged, not the under privelaged in Africa because I am Oprah Winfrey and I rule the world.”
i love my sister.
sunday was hockey and i was almost in tears. team usa hockey is still gold worthy in my mind. ryan miller, you are a stellar goalie. hold your head up high man.