Hello from Northside.

Good morning from Northside…

And good evening from Northside…

I ordered a new hose a couple of weeks ago. And it’s sprung a leak…

I contacted the company that I bought it from and they’re sending me a new one. So that’ll be pretty good.

And later, we played ball in our backyard for 30 minutes tonight…

Bear is a ball playing machine. Hello from Northside. πŸ˜€πŸŒ„β€οΈ

Hard to believe, it was nine years ago.

Nine years ago today, my parents, Genifer and I got to see Sir Paul McCartney perform live in concert at Great American Ball Park during his On the Run tour…

It was an incredible show! Just beyond words good. And we had a perfect vantage point of the show from our seats…

Click to see all our videos from Paul McCartney’s On the Run show at GABP. πŸ˜€πŸŽΆβ€οΈ

A case of the Mondays.

There was a pretty sunrise this morning…

Good morning from Northside…

It was started out as another slightly overcast day…

Bear was crashed out with me in the office all day…

And we had delicious Mongolian meatball ramen for dinner…

But it turned out to be a very pretty evening…

Good evening from Northside…

And then we played some ball in our backyard…

The Reds beat the Indians 3-2. And we started watching Dexter on Netflix. It was a pretty good Monday as far as Mondays go. πŸ˜€πŸ—“οΈβ€οΈ

Another overcast start.

Dang. It looked like it was going to be another grey and overcast Sunday…

The last day it wasn’t grey and overcast in the morning was Wednesday

Nonetheless, good morning from Northside…

We saw some pretty flowers out on our walk…

And all these Black-eyed Susans…

And the sun came out for our evening walk…

Good evening from Northside…

And we played in our backyard for a while…

The sun was out in our backyard too…

It was a very low key Sunday. We didn’t do very much at all. We didn’t even go to Taft’s to get delicious pizza. Maybe next weekend. πŸ˜€πŸŒ„β˜οΈπŸŒ»β˜€οΈβ€οΈ

 

And after aaaaall, you’re my wonderwall.

Minnesota United played San Jose Earthquakes in the quarterfinals of MLS is Back

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And the Loons burst the Quakes bubble 4-1

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Cue Wonderwall! The Loons are still undefeated on the season and they’re marching into the MLS is Back semi-finals. They will play Orlando City for a spot in the tournament finals Thursday night on ESPN2. πŸ˜€βš½οΈβ€οΈ

Combine this win with Arsenal’s FA Cup win earlier in the day, and that’s what I call a very good sports day.

A pretty good Saturday.

Today is August 1st. Can you believe that? For being pretty much confined to home since the middle of March, this year is going by really fast. I guess time flies regardless of your level of activity.

This morning started out as another grey and overcast Saturday but at least it was cooler and not as humid today. Good morning from Northside…

Genifer made these delicious banana bread cookies…

We were pretty lazy this morning…

After Arsenal lifted the FA Cup, we drove out to the far-north suburbs of Liberty Township for a cookout to celebrate Alyssa’s birthday. When we were leaving Northside, the skies looked really threatening…

And it rained the entire way to Liberty Township but once we got there it was very pretty outside. The sun came out and there were the biggest fluffiest clouds…

When we got home, we dodged more Northside raindrops and took the dogs for a walk…

And good night from Northside…

There was supposed to be an almost full moon tonight but there were waaay to many clouds. Still, it was a pretty good Saturday. πŸ˜€πŸ—“οΈβ€οΈ

2020 FA Cup Final.

Today was the final of the FA Cup. My favorite club in the world, Arsenal were making their record 21st appearance in the FA Cup final. Arsenal are also holders of the record for FA Cup final wins at thirteen. They were playing London rivals, Chelsea in today’s final. At the end of last season, Chelsea demolished Arsenal 4-1 in the 2019 Europa League final in Baku, Azerbaijan. Hopefully, the match would go much better for the Gunners today…

Leading up to this year’s FA Cup Final, Arsenal America took a look back at all thirteen Arsenal teams that lifted the Cup and in the process became FA Cup legends! They started with the very first Gunner squad to lift the FA Cup in 1930

And moved through all thirteen squads ending with the 2017 side

There were some neat graphics and photos on social media leading up to the match…

The match was all knotted at the half…

A brace by Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang lead Arsenal past Chelsea…

With the FA Cup win, Arsenal booked their spot in next season’s Europa League. It will be the Gunners twenty-fourth consecutive season of European football. Mikel Arteta’s side finished eighth in the Premier League table. Their win knocks Wolves out of Europe next season and forces sixth-place finishers, Spuds into the Europa League qualifying round to play an extra three matches before the tournament properly commences. And that makes lifting the FA Cup trophy just a little bit sweeter…

 

I hope Aubameyang stays with Arsenal for a long time to come…

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I’m so happy Mikel Artera is leading Arsenal now…

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Best handshake ever…

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Fourteen. Come on you Gunners! πŸ˜€πŸ”΄βš½οΈβ€οΈ

And I saw this graphic about Nicolas Pepe…

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After a slow start, I think he’s going to be a really good one. #COYG

Hooray! It’s Friday.

Dang. Yet another grey morning in Northside…

Good morning from Northside…

Before we started work, we ran over to Kroger for some groceries…

Have you seen these digital advertising strips on the displays at the end of the aisles?

I should have taken a video of them. But I’ve been yelled at so many times for taking photos in Kroger that I get a little gun shy. They were fully animated with varied advertising messages. They were really cool. But they weren’t nearly as cool as these monster candles…

Kroger had the panda and the train again today in the international aisle…

And they had fun unicorn balloons

Seen and noted were these Wendy’s Baconator Pringles chips…

They don’t sound good to me. But what about some Halloween candy?

Why wouldn’t there be Halloween Reese’s Cups pumpkins in the grocery on July 31st?

We had delicious BLTs for dinner…

We’ve been on a real BLT kick lately. Probably because BLTs are so delicious.

And this evening it was still grey…

Good evening from Northside…

Thank goodness, We made it through another week. Bring on the weekend. πŸ˜€πŸ—“οΈβ€οΈ

 

Hello from Northside.

It was another grey and rainy morning. Good morning from Northside…

I found this Northside sidewalk snail in the middle of the sidewalk. I brought it home and placed it on our bricks…

And it was still grey and rainy when we took the dogs on their walk this evening…

And good evening from Northside…

Hello from Northside. πŸ˜€πŸŒ„β˜οΈπŸŒβ€οΈ

Timehopping.

Remember when I stumbled across a complete set of the buttons and magnets we made for our wedding? We still have them on our refrigerator.

Thanks for all the wonderful memories,Β Timehop.Β πŸ˜€πŸ¦•β€οΈ

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