Saturday, January 21, 2017

My Sister, The Queen

She's the one in the crown, obviously.

Fancy dress is not my thing, but here I am with bells on.

It was cool to reunite with my siblings to support my little sis, who is this year's Queen of her Krewe. The organization is a collaboration of female educators. My sister is a loyal and hardworking elementary school teacher who loves her job and loves her kids. I'm saying that as unbiased as I can. She really is made for it. On top of that, she is involved in her community as a Girl Scout leader and co-founder of an amphibian and reptile advocacy group. She, her husband, and my niece Jo host meetings at pet stores in central Louisiana, where they educate the public on how to care for domesticated snakes, geckos, bearded dragons, and more, complete with show and tell. If you've ever wanted to come face-to-face with a Madagascar Hissing Cockroach, they're your people. I am not one of those people, but as they say in her group, "Somebody's gotta love them."

I don't mind the snakes, though. They're sleepy and boring, like me.

My sis was a challenging child, but I knew she would be a kickass adult someday. And that she is. The honor of being Queen of her Krewe is well-deserved. I'm thankful that with the help of relatives (who did the driving), my rolling walker (would have never survived without it), and my life-sustaining HKPP medication, I was able to attend the event. The remainder of the month will be spent resting my furious muscles.

Talk to you soon.