Good morning from Indy.

Good morning from downtown Indianapolis…

Across the street from our hotel was Cafe Patachou

I ordered a Belgian waffle with fruit…

It was delicious. But Genifer completely out-ordered me with her incredible croissant french toast…

Cafe Patachou had some amazing coffees. When we were done with our breakfast, we got coffees to go and some snacks for later…

Thanks, Indianapolis! We had a blast!

And then it was back to Cincinnati…

On the way home, we stopped to pick up Mack from The Pet Spot

We’ll get Oscar and Bear from Geri’s after our fence is done. I think Mack was pretty happy to be home…

And we were really excited to try these guys later…

It was a great, really quick little adventure. πŸ˜€πŸ—ΊοΈπŸ§‡β€οΈ

Crumb cake & NYPD hoagies.

It was hard to get back into the swing of things today. Genifer got me this delicious crumb cake from Napoli Cafe when we stopped for coffee in North Top Sail Beach as we were starting our trip back home…

I didn’t go into Napoli Cafe with Genifer. I stayed in the car with Oscar…

Look at all that crumb topping…

It was as much crumb topping as it was cake. And it was delicious. Really good. One of the inadvertent themes of our trip was crumb cakes and crumbles. Without trying, I ate three crumb cakes during our trip. I think this last one was my favorite. It made getting back to work this morning a little bit easier.

I must be out of practice and a little bit rusty. This morning, I completely forgot to take photos of the sky from the top of the hill at the end of our street. But I made sure to remember this evening…

So good evening from Northside. We need to make a trip to the grocery store. We don’t really have very much food in our house right now. At all. So this evening we had an NYPD hoagie sammich party

NYPD isn’t just for pizza parties. Their hoagie sammiches are really good as well. Genifer’s favorite is NYPD’s Italian. And my favorite is their chicken fajita with bacon crumbles added. We always add a family-sized order of fries. The good part of not having any food in the house is getting to go out to eat which makes it kind of feel like we’re still on vacation. πŸ˜€πŸ°πŸ₯ͺ🍟❀️

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. πŸ˜€πŸ₯žπŸ»πŸ“·πŸ—“️❀️

At least the BLTs were great.

We’re up and moving pretty early every morning. And today was no exception, we were up and walking the dogs before 8am. Good morning from Northside…

Apparently, I need to clean either my Moment fisheye lens or the lens on my mobile’s camera. I’ve been getting a slightly darker dot right in the middle of my frame. And that’s kind of annoying to notice well after the fact.

We ran over to Kroger to some groceries…

Kroger had more really cute balloons

So cute. We stopped at Mad Llama again to get coffee and a breakfast sammich…

I got this sausage egg and cheese sammich on a jalapeno cheddar bagel…

And boy, those jalapenos were spicy! You could tell the bagels were super fresh and made from scratch. It was a really good breakfast sammich. But next time, I would definitely get it on an Asiago bagel instead so it wasn’t so spicy.

We didn’t do anything all afternoon. We thought about going to Newport on the Levee to watch the second Reds game of the season. They were projecting the game on a big screen outdoors “safely social distancing in our own game box!”

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But then we looked again at Newport on the Levee’s Instagram and it just looked like too many people for usΒ and it didn’t look like people were wearing masks in any of the photos. So we decided just to watch the Reds game at home because, you know… COVID.

So we just ate BLTs again and watched the Reds game…

And good evening from Northside…

And the Reds lost to the Tigers 6-4. πŸ˜€πŸ—“οΈβ€οΈ

The T must stand for Tuesday.

It’s Tuesday. Good morning from Northside…

Before work this morning, we ran over to Lowes so Genifer could get more paint for our living room. But they were out of the paint base to mix the color we needed. And that’s kind of a bummer. She was so looking forward to trying to finish the living room today. We’ll check back or try another Lowes later in the week. While we were out, we did get Mad Llama coffees. I’m in love with their Caramel Java Whips. It’s soft-serve ice cream with caramel sauce and coffee. And it is out of this world…

I also tried one of their sausage, egg, and cheese breakfast sammiches this morning…

It was a terrific breakfast sammich. I will definitely be getting many more of these in the future. Today was very long. There was just too much stuff to try to get done in one day. It’s already been one of those weeks. And it’s only Tuesday…

Good evening from Northside…

We had BLTs again for dinner tonight. The T in BLTs must stand for Tuesday. Holy geez, I love BLTs with turkey bacon…

And Genifer made seasoned oven curly fries…

I put some turkey on my turkey bacon BLT to make it a turkey bacon club again…

I wonder how many days I could eat BLTs in a row before I get tired of them. I’d bet you it would be a lot. Hopefully, things start to calm down this week. πŸ˜€πŸ—“οΈβ€οΈ

Breakfast burrito & a lot of painting.

Good morning from Northside…

We ran over to Mad Llama for some weekend morning coffee…

This morning I tried the Mad Llama bacon breakfast burrito…

And there it is…

It was really good stuff. I like breakfast burritos. Next time we go to Mad Llama, I think I’m going to try one of their breakfast sammiches.

We ran out so I could drop off a return at the UPS Store. Guess what. Come to find out the UPS Store is closed on Sundays. Who knew? At least it gave us an excuse to get some Mad Llama Coffee. When we got home, Genifer started painting our living room. Here’s what it looked like primed and before she started…

And when we came downstairs to check on her, she had made a lot of progress…

It’s looking so good. She’s doing a great job. But she thinks we’re going to need to get more paint to do a second coat.

We ate all the grilling leftovers from yesterday for a late lunch today. Stuff from the grill is so good, Even when it’s warmed up the next day.

Later, we took the dogs on a walk…

And good evening from Northside…

When we got to the top of the steps, it looked really threatening off in the distance…

It got really winding in our backyard when we got home. But then it blew over and the big fluffy white clouds were back…

We had a pretty low-key Sunday but Genifer has our living room starting to look pretty amazing! I can’t wait to see it without all the painter tape. πŸ˜€πŸ—“οΈβ€οΈ

We made it through another week!

Good morning from Northside…

I love these types of clouds. They’re so pretty…

After we walked the dogs this morning, we ran over to Kroger. I’m really happy that they finally made wearing a mask mandatory in public…Β 

We stocked up on Shining Stars

Today, Kroger had both the bear and the train in the international aisle…

Kroger’s been having a balloon display by the vegetables recently…

The cutest display was with the condiment balloons or the Cinco de Mayo balloons.

After we got our groceries from Kroger, we ran into Meijer to look for another one of the Venus in-store displays I designed. And there it was…

This display looked really great as well. And then we stopped at Mad Llama for coffee…

When we got home, I had a big bowl of Shining Stars with my Mad Llama Java Whip…

After work. we had delicious BLTs for dinner…

I really love BLTs. When we took the dogs for their evening walk, the skies looked kinda ominous and threatening…

Thankfully, it seemed like those dark clouds had passed us…

The ice cream man drove by…

Of course, we didn’t have any money on us. Because we were just walking the dogs.

Good evening from Northside…

It was starting to look threatening again. But when we were walking down the steps, the sun came back out. At the bottom of the steps, we saw this Northside sidewalk snail but it was hiding inside its shell right in the middle of the sidewalk…

I picked it up and moved it over so it wasn’t right in the middle of the sidewalk…

Those are some really grey clouds. I’m happy we made it through another work week.

This evening we watched more of Hanna Season 2 on Amazon Prime. πŸ˜€πŸ—“οΈβ€οΈ

Just another Tuesday.

There really haven’t been many very pretty sunrises so far this summer. When I look out our window in the morning, the colors are pretty but there haven’t been any clouds. And the clouds are what make the sunrises beautiful, in my opinion.

Look at how pretty the sky was this morning from our third-floor bedroom window…

And one through the filters of Instagram

And when I checked back after taking a shower, the clouds started to go away…

And good morning from Northside…

I finished the last of our Cosmic Stars cereal from Meijer…

Now the next time we go to Kroger, I can get more Shining Stars.Β 

Oscar was just hanging out in the front bedroom while I was working today…

And we had sammiches from NYPD for dinner tonight…

NYPD has really good hoagie sammiches. They’re are much to look at, just hoagie rolls piled high with toppings. Genifer usually orders the Italian. And I usually go for the chicken fatija sammich. Like I said, they’re really good. Next time we have them, I’ll be sure to take a photo of them.

And I don’t know how I missed my good evening from Northside photo tonight. I bet it looked a lot like yesterdays photo. And that was pretty much our Tuesday. πŸ˜€πŸ—“οΈβ€οΈ

The first day of Summer.

Today was the first day of Summer! And it’s Saturday. Good morning from Northside…

For breakfast, I tried one of these Kodiak Cake Blueberry & Maple Flapjack Cups…

It was pretty darn good for just a little microwave pancake cup. Later, we walked down to Blue Jay to get some lunch…

Genifer ordered a huge Greek salad with a side of french fries and I ordered two cheese coneys with a side of french fries as well…

Look at the size of this pepperoncini that came with Genifer’s salad…

It was almost as big as my cheese coney. I ate it. It was really spicy. I probably wouldn’t do that again. It made my eyes water. Other than that mistake, lunch at Blue Jay was great as always.

When we were walking home, we couldn’t help but notice that the front of the Jackson Hewitt tax office was all smashed in…

Apparently last night, someone ran the red light at the corner of Chase and Hamilton and lost control of their vehicle and smashed into the front of this office, which is right on the street corner. People running red lights has become a real problem in Cincinnati. At least one or two cars go through every traffic light after the light turns red.

On our way home, we also stopped to get more milkshakes from Tickle Pickle

Their Flan Halen strawberry milkshake is my favorite.

And then we were pretty lazy again. At least, Premier League soccer is back on TV…

I woke up super early and caught the end of the Doosan Bears Korean baseball game, The Bears won 8-2. Leicester City drew 1-1 against Watford. And my Arsenal lost 2-1 to Brighton Hove & Albion. It’s really nice to have some sports back in my life. It makes things almost feel sort of normal again. Even though life is still not normal at all.

But it was a very pretty first day of Summer…

And a very good evening from Northside…

We’re having a pretty low-key start of Summer weekend. πŸ˜€πŸ—“οΈβ€οΈ

It must be Thursday!

Before starting work this morning, we ran down to Camp Washington to get some coffee drinks from Sunny Blue Coffeehouse

Because it was customer appreciation Thursday again that means free turkey sausage, egg and cheese breakfast sammiches for everyone!

We love Sunny Blu Coffeehouse!

I stopped to peek at CampSITE again…

I find Camp Washington is such an intriguing little neighborhood. πŸ˜€β˜•οΈπŸ₯β€οΈ

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