OK, so the idea of painting today hasn't panned out so far. Boo hoo I'm not giving up hope!!! So far, it's been exercise, cleaning, trying to figure the lay out for my salon, watching the boys, making lunch for the boys, cleaning up after the boys... well, you get the idea. Max has been on a spilling spree today. He dropped an opened gallon of milk in the kitchen floor, knocked over hot chocolate, and dropped an open water bottle. Lots of clean up. Sam's friend, Daniel along with his younger brother, Ezra, are over playing. They have always gotten along so well. However, on a dare, Max ended up at the top of a tree and couldn't get down so Chuck had to climb up and get him. Otherwise, they've been good. I made them spaghetti and meatballs for lunch and they all chowed down. It was the first pasta I think I've eaten in almost 3 months! It was good but know I can't eat it on a regular basis any more unless I want to gain all my weight back... which I DON'T!
I have a new love:
Several days ago, Chuck brought home some Tazo Chai Tea Latte and while I like it very much, it's a little too sweet. After eating no sugar for almost 3 months now, things taste extra sweet to me. So, I discovered this other brand a few days ago and it is yummy! I refuse to allow myself to drink as much of it as I use to drink coffee but, it is nice on cold mornings after I get back from my walk. Even though this particular kind is not as sweet, it still tastes pretty sweet so I don't actually use much of the tea in the drink. Instead of using it half and half with milk, I use about 1/3 of the tea to 2/3 of milk. It's a nice treat.
Max has been working on their "fort", which they have named "S.K.A." or "Spy Kids Agency". He talked the neighbor out of bricks and cement block and built a patio, as you can see. This is the boys with Daniel and Ezra today. I can't believe how much these kids have grown. I hope they'll be friends their whole lives. They are good boys. Funny to see these boys in shorts on January 1 while so many are buried in snow in other parts of the country! It's 69 degrees here right now at 4:00 in the afternoon.
Kenzy's latest antics happen to be in his jumping skills. Now, when he wants attention from me, he jumps up into my arms! I have to really pay attention or he'll try climbing me like a tree... NOT gonna' be a habit. The jumps I can handle if I know he's comin' up! He loves sitting up around my neck and just being held. He is such a good kitty. I'm just thrilled with him. His latest favorite spot is on my boys top bunk bed. The boys are really enjoying him too, especially Max.
Ok, back to more cleaning. I wish there'd be a day when there wouldn't be any to do. Just for one day... wouldn't that be glorious?