Seen and noted.

Just a whale pillow on a bear bean bag…

Why do I have to be an adult? It’s so adorable and looks so comfy. ๐Ÿ˜€๐Ÿณ๐Ÿปโค๏ธ

Seen and noted.

Everyday on our way home from downtown, we drive by this house up on the hill at the corner of West McMillan Street and Central Parkway

I haven’t been able to figure out what’s going on with the facade. But it looks like they painted windows and buttresses and some sort of scene that involves a goat…

Thtat’s different. I wonder what the story is behind that uniqueness. ๐Ÿ˜€๐ŸŽจ๐Ÿ–Œ๏ธโค๏ธ

Pause for paws.

When Genifer got home this evening, she found our holiday penguins on the floor. When she picked them up to put them back where they belong, she noticed bot of the penguins were missing their eyes…

Apparently, Oscar had chewed the eyes off of the penguins and left both sets on the dog bed that is on our living room sofa…

He’s such a butt. But he sure is cute…

Later, he made himself a little OscarNest on our third-floor sofa out of a pillows and sweatshirts…

What a silly head. ๐Ÿ˜€๐Ÿพโค๏ธ

It’s Skyline time!

It was Skyline time today for lunch! YUM! ๐Ÿ˜€๐Ÿง€๐ŸŒญโค๏ธ

What do you want? A cookie?

It’s that time of year. Big trays of delciouscookies art showing up around the office…

These Busken cookies featuring the new logo I designed for Cincinnati Public Radio also showed up at the office…

It’s pretty neat to see a logo you designed printed on a cookie. I stopped at Graeter’s to get Genifer some of their delicious little tea cookies. They came in two sizes, a little box…

And holy geez that’s a lot of cookies basket…

You can never have too many cookies. And it seemed like there were a lot of them around today. ๐Ÿ˜€๐Ÿชโค๏ธ

Downtown details.

I was running some errands around downtown Cincinnati this afternoon, and I was kind of shocked to see that the Tiffany & Co. at Vine and Fifth Streets had closed…

It’s real shame. A while back the downtown TJ Maxx moved across the river to Newport. Then the downtown Macy’s closed their doors. And now Tiffany has left. The only real place to any shopping in the Central Business District is Saks Fifth Avenue. It getting harder and harder to do holiday or birthday shopping in CBD. And that’s a real shame. Also a real shame is the huge, old beautiful pine tree they cut down to display on Fountain Square for a little over a month…

I wish they would just get a big fake tree or come up with some alternative to chopping down a very old tree every year. But in an effort to remain positive, downtown did recently get a Frisch’s Big Boy in Carew Tower on Fifth Street…

I’ll have to check out the new Big Boy soon. Honestly, I keep forgetting it’s over there.

I guess the world giveth and taketh away. It seems like CBD has been more on the taketh side lately. And that also is a real shame.

Lost winter apparel.

When we lived downtown, we saw a lot of lost shoesย and we saw a bunch of lost gloves and mittens. Now that we live just down the street from a school in Northside, we’ve been seeing kids winter hats…

I keep trying to set them all in the same place hoping that they will be found…

And we see the occasional mitten or glove too…

Those poor kids are going to be cold. ๐Ÿ˜€โ„๏ธโค๏ธ

It’s what’s for dinner.

Tonight, Genifer made one of these turkey breast tenderloins for dinner…

It was just okay. But the stuffing and four-cheese mashed potatoes were terrific…

I love stuffing like I love garlic bread. The turkey tenderloin wasn’t bad. I just remember it being a lot better. Oh well. ๐Ÿ˜€๐Ÿฆƒ๐Ÿคทโ€โ™€๏ธโค๏ธ

Good morning from Northside.

Good morning from Northside. ๐Ÿ˜€๐ŸŒ„โค๏ธ

NYPD Pizza Sunday.

Today was an NYPD pizza sort of day. We got cheese pizza and BBQ wings with cheese garlic bread and we tried their brand new parmesan bites…

But NYPD’s cheese pizza is always the star of the show for us…

NYPD’s cheese pizza is delicious! ๐Ÿ˜€๐Ÿ•โค๏ธ