I finished the upper cutting-in in the Dining Room!! YAY!! It looks pretty good, though due to the texturing on the walls, it never looks totally straight. Good thing I'm not a perfectionist. Glad that's done.
I got my new phone!! I am forced to admit that my new 'Highlight' is better than my beloved 'Behold'. Not in a lot of ways, but I do love it. Caroline immediately took it and took some self portraits, I could not resist making this one my wallpaper. She is so weird.
Tai came over after school, and they played "Boomerland". This is a game they have made on about 200 index cards, they have worked on it for about two years. There are multiple dice, coin flipping, damage and turn counting tokens, and I cannot understand the rules to save my life. The only two cards I can ever remember are called 'Spip' and a 'Slap Kicky'. It's so hilarious listening to them play, it is in a foreign language! But they play and make new cards all the time and love it.
I went to Petsmart and got Nick his birthday present.
Sad day though, because somehow I lost my wallet and phone in the process. I do not know if I dropped them, or they were stolen, since they were in my pocket, but whatever, it is done now, so I'm starting over with a new card in my phone. But I am using Nick's old phone from what...? 2005? It has an ANTENNA!!! As soon as my new debit card comes, I am going for the upgrade. It's embarassing!
Miles had his birthday party today. Five 13 year old boys came over for board games, pizza and cake. As predicted, it was bedlam. They are all such nice boys, but all talk at the same time, and rather than wait their turn, they just talk louder. It was fun, and they ate almost 4 large bags of chips, two large pizzas, and 2 6 packs of root beer. Oh, and cake and ice cream. Next year they are getting turkey sandwiches and a veggie platter, holy cow that was a lot of junk food! Miles, Mitso, Tai, Bill, Max.Mitso knitted a tomato for Miles, and also made him a duct tape wallet.
Today was a big day, Miles turned 13. To celebrate, he had Tai come over after school and we all went out to sushi together. Miles got his served in a giant boat!! They love him there. They also love Caroline and made her this special roll. She loved it! Miles and Tai put away a ton of sushi, with this caterpillar roll for the Grand Finale.
Went to yoga class with Miles. It was hard tonight! Focus was shoulders, so Miles and I apparently need to work on that! We still felt good afterward, and Miles enjoyed the simile of the week of trying to 'feel like you are trying to suck ping pong balls into your armpits...'