Our back patio.

After loading up on mosquito repellent, we hung out on our back patio this evening…

We love our back patio except for all the mosquitos.ย ๐Ÿ˜€๐Ÿกโค๏ธ

We were making confetti.

I’ve been wanting a nice paper shredder for a while. I finally got around to ordering one through Amazon and it was waiting for us when we got home yesterday evening…

It’s weird to get all excited about a silly thing like a paper shredder but I was so very excited about getting to test it out. And today, I got to really give it a good workout by shredding a whole big stack of papers that had been accumulating since we moved into our house. And it worked great…

I ended up shredding enough paper to fill a 13-gallon trash bag with confetti that we were then able to recycle.ย ๐Ÿ˜€๐ŸŽŠโค๏ธ

Corners of our home.

We got this new rug for our office…

I like bears.ย ๐Ÿ˜€๐Ÿปโค๏ธ

Check out this guy.

This is a Soft ‘N Slo Squishies Duck Cutiez withย Cutiez Bear Costume…

He’s basically a really squishy adorable little duck that you can stuff inside of a slightly less squishy bear costume. How ridiculously stupid cute is that? And here he is shot with my Polaroid CUBE+…

What will they think of next?ย ๐Ÿ˜€๐Ÿฆ†๐Ÿปโค๏ธ

Pause for paws.

This morning these adorable photos popped up in my Timehopย of Oscar looking out our bedroom window across at our next door neighbors roof…

He wasย on the lookout, always keeping a watchful eye out for squirrels…

Oscar’s so funny. And so dang cute. ๐Ÿ˜€๐Ÿพ๐Ÿฆ•โค๏ธ

Mr. Fix-It.

The lock on our back door broke this evening. I went to let the dogs out the back door into the yard and the little knob came right off in my hand…

We had to use needle-nosed pliers to get the back door open. Thankfully, we could also use the needle-nosed pliers to get the door to latch again after they came back inside.

UPDATE: I managed to find the exact same lock at Wood’s Hardware downtown and replace the lock and add a deadbolt to our back door. It was surprisingly not that difficult at all. This is now the third lock I’ve replaced in our house. A while back the deadbolt on our front door broke after unlocking it to get into our house when we were coming home one evening. And I replaced that lock with little difficulty as well. I’m becoming quite the master locksmith. Haha.ย ๐Ÿ˜€๐Ÿ”โค๏ธ

Home sweet home.

Welcome.ย Home sweet home.ย It’s always really good to be home. ๐Ÿ˜€๐Ÿป๐Ÿฆ‰โค๏ธ

That’s not good.

This morning as I was putting on my shoes and socks on the little red sofa in our office as we were getting ready for work. As I was getting up from the sofa, my newly replaced left hip moved in a very uncomfortable way like it popped out of socket just for a second and then returned to its original position. It didn’t really hurt. It just felt very, veryย  uncomfortable. When I stood up afterwards, my hip didn’t feel right. There was a kind of sickening sensation like a friction or rubbing feeling from inside my hip that wasn’t there before. And it started making very odd, unsettling creaking noise whenever I moved…

It’s funny how everything can be fine one second and then something as simple as putting on your shoes can really mess up your whole day.ย ๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿฅโค๏ธ

Good morning from Northside.

It was a good Saturday morning in Northside.

Corners of our home.

A corner of my desk in our office. I was just playing around with my Polaroid CUBE+.
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