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. ๐Ÿ˜€๐ŸŽถโค๏ธ

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. ๐Ÿ˜€๐ŸŒ„โ˜๏ธ๐ŸŒปโ˜€๏ธโค๏ธ

 

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. ๐Ÿ˜€๐Ÿ—“๏ธโค๏ธ

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! ๐Ÿ˜€๐Ÿ”ดโšฝ๏ธโค๏ธ

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. ๐Ÿ˜€๐Ÿ—“๏ธโค๏ธ

 

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. ๐Ÿ˜€๐ŸŒ„โ˜๏ธ๐ŸŒโค๏ธ

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,ย Timehop.ย ๐Ÿ˜€๐Ÿฆ•โค๏ธ

We made it through Wednesday.

It’s hard when you’re really busy with work and there’s nowhere to go and nothing to do. And we were pretty tired today from last night’s MLS is Back tournament matches that both went to penalty shootouts and saw my Minnesota United advance and FC Cincinnati get sent home.

But it was still a good morning from Northside…

I’ve been all about these Kodiak Cakes microwave flapjacks and muffins cups…

Today, I tried the chocolate peanut butter flapjack…

Just a quarter cup of water and 60 seconds in the microwave and you have flapjacks…

They’re really good. I like all the flavors. But the blueberry ones are really my favorites. Speaking of bears, Bear was all crashed out in the office while I was working…

This afternoon I was tinkering with the relatively new Photoshop Camera app and the Photoshop Express app on my phone…

Both of those apps are really neat. There are a lot features. I love being able to remove little blemishes and spots with the Spot Healing feature in Express. I’ll have to keep playing with them.

Good evening from Northside…

And that was pretty much our Wednesday. ๐Ÿ˜€๐Ÿฅž๐Ÿป๐Ÿ“ท๐Ÿ—“๏ธโค๏ธ

Taco Tuesday!

It was a very pretty Tuesday morning…

Good morning from Northside…

Today was a silly busy workday. We had Taco Tuesday tacos for dinner tonight…

I promise there were actually hard shell tacos under that massive pile of delicious shredded taco cheese. And then we took the dogs on their evening walk…

There were pretty clouds this evening…

If you look really close in the center just above the lower group of clouds, there was a plane flying on a really low trajectory that planes don’t usually fly on…

And here’s another one with the plane just to the left of the branch extending into the middle of the frame…

It’s weird how when you live someplace for a bit, you notice odd things like planes flying at weird altitudes and in strange directions.

Good evening from Northside…

It was a pretty low-key Tuesday. But the tacos were delicious! ๐Ÿ˜€๐ŸŒฎโค๏ธ

Later in the evening, my Minnesota United knocked Columbus Crew out of the MLS is Back tournament with what was probably the most clinical penalty shoot-out I’ve ever seen. MNUFC didn’t miss a single spot-kick. It was a thing of beauty. And then FC Cincinnati took Portland Timbers to a penalty shootout as well. But FC|C was not nearly as clinical as the Loons, and were knocked out the tournament with their heads held high after their tenacious performance. This tournament has been so much fun.

One year ago.

One year ago, we were at Great American Ballpark watching Reds baseball…

Remember when you could go to baseball games? In person? Those were the days.

Thanks for all the wonderful memories,ย Timehop.ย ๐Ÿ˜€๐Ÿฆ•โšพ๏ธโค๏ธ

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