We did a lot today.

Oscar was getting his hair cut today, so we were up pretty early on a Saturday morning before his grooming appointment…

Good morning from Northside…

Oscar’s appointment was set for 8am but we were running a bit early so we stopped at Biggby for coffees

And then it was back over to Petsmart in Oakley…

Oscar had gotten so fuzzy…

We kind of wanted to get him a haircut before we headed out to the coast but we just ran out of time. Sorry Oscar, today’s the day…

While we were sitting in the car, enjoying our Biggby and waiting for Petsmart to open, the sun started to rise above the horizon…

After we dropped off Oscar, we ran over to Lowe’s…

After we got some more Christmas lights, a new wreath and some odds and ends stuff, we headed over to Home goods in Rookwood…

We got the boys a bunch of new dog beds and some other stuff. And then we went next door to walk through T.J.Maxx…

While we were in T.J.Maxx, we got the call from Petsmart that Oscar was ready to be picked up…

And Oscar looked so handsome!

Western Michigan-Northern Illinois and Michigan-Penn State were both on at the same time. We put Western on the TV and Michigan on the tablet. I thought the Western game was going to be the one more worth watching…

Western beat Northern Illinois and Michigan lost. Again. After the games, I went out placed some holiday lights in our front yard along our bricks…

And then we went to pick up some hoagies from NYPD

Deliciousness. NYPD’s hoagies are out of this world.

Later, we took the dogs on their evening walk and the moon was huge…

Good evening in Northside…

As it started to get dark, we kept going outside to check out our lights…

And we finished putting the lights on our tree…

Genifer did amazing job with the holiday decorations inside the house…

We had a really good Saturday. We got a lot of stuff done today.

Later, we watched some Netflix and chose Hometown Holiday, which was a very bad, poor man’s version of a Hallmark Christmas movie and Falling Inn Love, which was actually really cute.

Long weekends are the best. ๐Ÿ˜€๐ŸŒ„๐Ÿพ๐Ÿ›๏ธ๐Ÿ’ก๐ŸŽ„โค๏ธ

We made it through another Monday.

Good morning from Northside…

And fast forward to this evening. For dinner tonight, we had another one of the Kroger Prep+Pared Home Chef Express meals for dinner tonight. This one was Parmesan Pork Chops with pesto broccoliโ€ฆ

And it was another delicious dinner. The pork chop was so cheesy and the pesto broccoli was really good. Broccoli is one of my favorite vegetables. And it was topped with crispy red peppers. They were tasty. It was one of the better meals. We like the Kroger Prep+Pared Home Chef Express meal kits a lot.

We took the dogs on their walk and the moon was really bright tonight…

Good evening from Northside…

We made it through another Monday. ๐Ÿ˜€๐ŸŒ„๐Ÿฝ๏ธโค๏ธ

Mackerel sky & Snoopy cookies.

There were some very pretty clouds this morning…

They created a very low ceiling over Northside…

Good morning from Northside…

I need to learn more about clouds. It would be neat to be able to say, “check out these mackerel sky altocumulus clouds we had over Cincinnati this morning.” I don’t want to be a weather person but meterology is pretty neat.

I put out the trash and recycling this evening and there was the moon…

Good evening from Northside…

We had broiler sammiches for dinner tonight. Mine was Cajun turkey and cheddar on Hawaiian bread…

And Genifer made more Snoopy cookies

Good night moon…

I had to work on my work projects this evening for meeting tomorrow. And the was the only part of today that was kind of a bummer. ๐Ÿ˜€โ˜๏ธ๐Ÿฅช๐Ÿช๐ŸŒ™โค๏ธ

An extra hour of Sunday.

It’s hard to believe that today is November 1st…

It was pretty nice getting an extra hour of sleep this morning…

Good morning from Northside with an extra hour later…

This morning we made these pillsbury Chocolate Chip Sweet Biscuits for breakfast…

They’d become somewhat of a running joke. Every time we were at the grocery, I’d point them out to Genfiier and ask if she wanted to get them. She’s always say no. And I just kept asking every trip for months. Finally the last time we were at the grocery, they were on sale. I put them in our cart and here we are…

They were pretty good. They were remarkably similar to the Pillbury cinnamon rolls. Since the oven was already warm, Genifer made some Snoopy cookies too…

Of course, I focus on the one cookie that’s upside-down. And we learned how to draw Snoopy heads…

And then we just hung out for the rest of the afternoon…

Good evening from Northside…

We had spaghetti and meatballs for dinner. Before dust cheese…

After dust cheese…

After dust cheese with garlic bread…

Gosh. I love spaghetti and meatballs with dust cheese and garlic bread.

We went back out in the backyard to play some more…

After we eat dinner and go outside, we give the dogs their evening treat of a couple of hot dogs chunks so Mack can get his allergy medicine…

Hot dogs might just be the favorite part of Mack’s day.

And I captured this horrible photo of tonight’s full moon…

Any time you can get an extra hour of Sunday, it’s a good thing.

Having just watched Maleficent on Friday night, we watched Maleficent 2 tonight. It was another pretty good movie. ๐Ÿ˜€๐ŸŒ„โฐ๐Ÿช๐Ÿ๐Ÿ“บโค๏ธ

Our Halloween.

Halloween shouldโ€™ve been perfect this year. It fell on a Saturday, withย a full moonย and with daylight savings time everyone got an extra hour of sleep the next day. But unfortunately, 2020 had other ideas.

Halloween got off to a very frosty start…

Good morning from Northside…

And for the first time this fall, we had to scrape our windows this morning…

After the windows defrosted, we ran over to the grocery…

And then it was on to Mad Llama for Saturday morning Halloween coffee…

After Michigan State shocked Michigan, we rolled over to Taft’s Brewpourium for a delicious pizza dinner…

As we were walking across the parking lot, a train was rolling by…

Taft’s had a Halloween special this weekend…

We had a Maple vs Amburana double imperial stout before we ordered….

While we drank our beer, we watched our street view WyzeCam to see if there were many trick-or-treaters out and about…

And it looked like there were a few on our street…

There’s our cotton candy….

And there’s our pizzas…

After we devoured our delicious pizza, we took the dogs on a walk and couldn’t help but admire the Halloween full moon…

Good evening from Northside…

All things considered, we had a pretty good Halloween. ๐Ÿ˜€๐ŸŒ„๐Ÿ•๐ŸŽƒโค๏ธ

Wednesday Pad Thai.

Good morning from Northside. They sun was out this morning…

It’s beginning to look a lot like fall in pockets around Northside…

Good evening from Northside…

From atop the hill at the end of our street, it looks like the colors are just starting to change around the rest of our neighborhood…

We tried a Pad Thai meal kit for dinner tonight…

It was really good. Surprisingly good. For dessert, we tried an Apple Pie Kit Kat…

It tasted just like apple pie but in Kit Kat form. I thought it was pretty good. Genifer didn’t like it at all.

I was putting the trash out for collection and the sky looked really pretty…

Hello moon…

We had another pretty good Wednesday. ๐Ÿ˜€๐ŸŒ„๐Ÿœ๐Ÿฅง๐ŸŒ”โค๏ธ

Good morning from Northside.

Good morning from Northside…

And this morning, we ran to get Mad Llama coffee, which isn’t exactly Northside but we just love their coffee and turkey sausage egg and cheese bagel sammich…

And our Saturday was off to a pretty darn good start. ๐Ÿ˜€๐ŸŒ„โ˜•๏ธโค๏ธ

A really good Saturday.

It was a really pretty Saturday morning…

Hello moon…

Good morning from Northside…

Our replacement hose showed up and it works great with no leaks…

And then we went to Kroger for groceries…

Kroger had some adorable balloons today

And afterward, we stopped at Mad Llama for some Saturday morning coffee…

There was train crossing over the road on our way home…

We mowed the weeds in our backyard

Three weeks until our fence gets replaced and then we can start working on making our backyard look more respectable…

We got this delicious fruit at the grocery…

Good evening from Northside…

We played ball in our backyard for another half hour…

Those dogs play ball until they can’t play ball anymore…

Mack wandered off in the middle of the night. And I found him on our office WyzeCam all crashed out in the office…

And this photo of Oscar was in my Timehop

We had a really good Saturday.

Good morning from Northside.

We were up and moving super early this morning. Genifer had to be to work early for a training academy that she helps run. We were up so early that the moon was still out when we were walking the dogs before we left for work…

It’s a shame too. I bet this was going to be a very pretty sunrise morning too. Oh well.
Good early morning from Northside. ๐Ÿ˜€๐ŸŒ„โค๏ธ

Super Wolf Blood Moon.

Tonight, the moon passed through Earth’s shadow inย the only total lunar eclipse of 2019. The next total eclipse won’t happen until 2021, and we’ll have to wait until 2022 for a blood moon to be visible again from North America. A blood moon is when the moon goes into eclipse and turns blood red. Tonight’s total lunar eclipse also occurred while the moon was very near it’s closest point to Earth this month, making it a supermoon. And since January’s full moon is also known as a Wolf Moon, that’s led some people to call tonight’s lunar event…ย Super Blood Wolf Moon.

During a total eclipse, the moon passes so deep into the shadow that any light reaching its surface only comes from the edge of Earth, where sunrises and sunsets are taking place. That light falls on to the moon and turns it red. Tonight when the moon went into eclipse, it turned blood red. We could see the full moon just above the horizon on our way out to watch the conference championship football games…

And later, we snuck outside to try to get a peek at the Super Wolf Blood Moon…

It was too cold outside to break out the dSLR cameras, big lenses or tripod. I just used my Samsung Galaxy Note9 and my new Moment 60mm Tele lens…

I got this capture that I was pretty happy with…

I love lunar events like this and really anything to do with the moon. ๐Ÿ˜€๐ŸŒ•โค๏ธ

ps. Click to see some really incredible photos of the Super Wolf Blood Moon from Space.com.

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