A Friday with Reds baseball.

We got up extra early this morning to run a couple of errands before work. But first, we had to walk the dogs. It was a little hazy this morning. The hill off in the distance looked extra distant today…

Good morning from Northside…

Our little shrub in our front yard is so blossomy…

We ran to Lowe’s so Genifer could get another gallon of paint for the living room. And then we swung through Mad Llama for coffee

And we made it back home for my 9am meeting. It turned out to be a very pretty day…

Good evening from Northside…

And then we watched the entire Reds game, from the first pitch until the last…

The Reds looked formidable as they beat the Tigers 7-1. It was really good to watch the Reds again! And it’s so amazing to have MLB back in our lives. While we were watching the game, Oscar snuck in between the sofa and the ottoman…

It was such a pretty evening…

It was a really good Friday. It’s terrific to have baseball back! πŸ˜€βšΎοΈβ€οΈ

A Thursday that feels like Friday.

Today is Thursday but it’s kind of our Friday. We both have four-day holiday weekends for the Fourth of July. Let’s get this party started. Good morning from Northside…

We walked to get Sidewinder Coffee this morning…

We went on the rare lunchtime dog walk around the block…

And we went on our evening walk as well…

Good evening from Northside…

And to celebrate the start of our long holiday weekend, we started our weekend with an NYPD Pizza party

We got boneless wings and a large Station House pizza with banana peppers…

NYPD’s pizza is sooo good. And there was an almost full moon tonight…

Bring on the long holiday weekend! #MURICA πŸ˜ƒπŸŒ„πŸ•πŸ”πŸŒ•πŸ‡ΊπŸ‡Έβ€οΈ

Good night from Northside.

Good night from Northside. πŸ˜€πŸŒ„πŸŒ•β€οΈ

Goodnight moon.

Good night from Northside. πŸ˜€πŸŒ•πŸŒβ€οΈ

Goodnight moon.

There was an almost full moon tonight…

My moon app said it was 97.6% full moon tonight. Tomorrow is supposed to be 99.9% full moon. But it’s been so cloudy that you have to take the almost full moon views when you can. Goodnight moon. πŸ˜€πŸŒ•β€οΈ

Goodnight moon.

Tomorrow night there is going to be a Wolf Moon lunar eclipse. Unfortunately, the eclipse will only be visible primarily from the Eastern Hemisphere, with countries in Europe, Africa and much of Asia in prime viewing position. But tonight, we were still treated to an almost full moon. My moon app said tonight’s moon was 99.6% full…

When we got home from our dog walk, I took a few photos of the moon with my mega-zoom Samsung Galaxy S…

It’s a bummer that it’s supposed to rain tomorrow. I’d like to at least see tomorrow night’s full moon. But that probably won’t happen. Goodnight moon. πŸ˜€πŸŒ•β€οΈ

UPDATE: There are some amazing photos of the Wolf Moon lunar eclipse over at Space.com and Space.com also has a terrific 2020 Full Moon Calendar.

Our Boxing Day.

Today was Boxing Day. This morning we watched Arsenal draw with Bournemouth in Mikel Arteta’s first match in charge of my favorite club.

After the match, we walked down to Django Western Taco for lunch. I had one of Chef Josh’s amazing fried chicken tacos. We also shared Django’s amazing jerk chicken quesadilla with some Django chips and salsa. And when we were done with lunch, we shared Django’s Belgian chocolate bread pudding…

Everything was really good, as always. But the bread pudding was just incredible. I’ve had a love affair with bread pudding ever since my second hip surgery. We had never tried Django’s bread pudding before. Now I’ll get it every time we eat at Django. Or every time I feel the need some amazing bread pudding.

After we were done at Django, we walked down Hamilton Avenue to Higher Gravity. We hadn’t been to HG in a quick minute. But JJVE gave us a gift card that we thought we would put to use a little bit before the start of the new year while we were still on our holiday break…

The best beer we tried in our taster flight this afternoon was Founders French Toast B@stard Scotch Ale

It was a pretty amazing beer. Very tasty. We watched our Leicester City get thumped by Liverpool. And while we were at HG, we bought our tickets for Higher Gravity’s New Year’s Eve Beer Bash.

Later, the sky was really pretty when we were walking the dogs. It’s not every day you see beautiful night-time clouds…

When we got back from our walk, I put my scarf on Oscar and I think he really liked it because he wore it around until we went upstairs…

And when we got upstairs, we watched some of The Witcher on Netflix. It was a pretty good Boxing Day. πŸ˜€πŸ₯Šβ€οΈ

Goodnight moon.

There was an almost full moon tonight. According to my main moon app, it said the moon was a 99.4% full moon tonight. But my other moon phase app said it was only 98% full. Either way, the moon was really big and bright tonight…

Goodnight moon. πŸ˜€πŸŒ•πŸŒβ€οΈ

Goodnight moon.

We could see the almost full moon through the trees on dog walk tonight…

And taken with Instagram. πŸ˜€πŸŒ•β€οΈ

Good morning from Northside.

We could still see the full moon this morning…

And the clouds were pretty too…

Good morning from Northside. πŸ˜€πŸŒ„πŸŒ•β€οΈ

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