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Half a Dumpster Diary Post- Had a cousin’s night for the rest of the evening-

We continued to decorate the back room today and move the remainder of clothes from the closets in the back room to my walk in closet.

Sam’s orange room is resembling a hipster whorehouse and we’re ok with that- it’s quirky and kitschy and works for his studio. He’s at Pax Prime (a convention in Seattle) all week and I am hoping to finish this project up before he gets home next week.

I can work ok with the help of pain killers and rest. Tomorrow I hope hope hope we can finish up.

This evening my cousins came over- one of my cousins lives in Florida now and is home for a visit. There are a huge litter of us girl cousins, of which I am the eldest. My dad had 6 in his family and our individual families are smaller, so we’re almost like sisters in many ways.

Tonight was a vodka fueled yoga and gab fest. I really needed it and I loved spending time with the girls. 2 of them ended up on the floor in the dining room cuddling my 150 lb (each) Newfs.

One cousin is a singer and artist, another is a Cross Fit trainer, and the third that was here from Florida is a professional kite boarder/model/jewelry designer. They’re amazing women, all three. I am so proud of them.

Maisie was able to hang for a bit, then her father put her to bed for me and we stayed til 3 am on my front porch. It was a great time. I’d post photos, but they’d murder me.

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4th of July 1st birthday party for Maisie’s cousin Milton

Getting ready for Milton's birthday 4th of July party!

Getting ready for Milton’s birthday 4th of July party!

Little Milton is Maisie’s only first cousin on her father’s side.  He was born exactly 2 months before she was last year and is the polar opposite in personality.  They don’t spend much time with each other, even though they only live 3 blocks away.  Poor Milton is not very social, I’m afraid.  He melts down when he sees Maisie and/or she tries to ‘share’ their grandparents with him.

Maisie, on the other hand, is a party girl and would love nothing more than to dance/kiss/hug all over this baby.

PARTY TIME!!!!!

PARTY TIME!!!!!

Milton would have none of her shenanigans today.  Maisie was baffled by him, as usual, but ok with it.  She loves a party and was just happy to attend.

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She spies Milton by the cooler

One finger...

One finger…

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an entire hand!

leaning in for the kill...

leaning in for the kill…

For a second there, all appears to go well...

For a second there, all appears to go well…

Miss Smooth attempts to put her arm around the other baby...

Miss Smooth attempts to put her arm around the other baby…

But Milton will have none of it!

But Milton will have none of it!

“Awww, whatsamatter baby?”

Milton responds by attempting to toddler towards his mother

Milton responds by attempting to toddle towards his mother

that doesn't deter this girl- she goes to him

that doesn’t deter this girl- she goes to him

Milton responds by giving her the biggest stink eye he can muster

Milton responds by giving her the biggest stink eye he can muster