Artworks, smoothies and a lost bunny.

Good morning from Northside…

Violette and Edgerton sent me some wonderful birthday cards…

They are such good artists. Thanks for the awesome cards!

We dropped off Oscar at Geri’s house before our weekend trip and on the way home, we stopped to try Tropical Smoothie Cafe

We got smoothies…

We also ordered a couple of wraps. We tried the Baja Chicken and the Caribbean Jerk Chicken…

Tropical Smoothie Cafe is really good stuff. We can’t wait to get it again soon.

No one has found their bunny yet….

We leave on our trip to the Smoky Mountains tomorrow. We’re pretty excited.
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Well played December 37th.

Good morning from Northside…

The scene at the Capitol today was just disgusting…

Ugh. January 20th can’t come soon enough. I’m ready for all this mess to be over and for the racists and white supremacists to crawl back under their rocks. This isn’t how America should be.

For dinner tonight, we had Trader Joe’s Mandarin Orange Chicken

Ohmigosh. The Mandarin Orange Chicken is so good. And we had delicious pot sticker dumplings too…

For dessert, we had these giant Carol’s Cookies that JJVE sent us as part of our terrific Christmas present…

And they were as delicious as they were huge! Thanks again, JJVE!

Good evening from Northside…

Hopefully better days are on the horizon. ๐Ÿ˜ ๐Ÿ˜ก๐Ÿคฌ๐ŸŒ„๐Ÿฅก๐ŸฅŸ๐Ÿชโค๏ธ

Thanks, USPS.

Back on November 27th, I mailed a package from the post office in St. Bernard. I was sending two Lego City Advent Calendars out to our niece and nephew in Boston. I sent it Two-Day Priority Mail because I forgot about the box that was sitting on the sofa in our studio office…

It was expensive but that’s fine. It was still expected to arrive on November 30th…

If figured even if it was late, the package would still arrive on December 1st or 2nd. And everything would be just fine. I started tracking the package online because that’s the fun part of sending packages, tracking their journey. My package disappeared twice with no updates, once for four days and then for another eight days…

On December 2nd, the package was still in Cincinnati. When I checked the tracking number this morning, it looks like my package is finally going to be delivered today… SEVENTEEN DAYS LATER.

And our package was delivered today, December 14th at 5:26pm…

At least, the package finally arrived, and we’re really happy about that. But still… Seventeen. Days. Thanks, USPS. ๐Ÿ˜ ๐Ÿ˜ก๐Ÿคฌ๐Ÿ“ฆ๐Ÿ“ญ๐ŸŒโค๏ธ

Two years ago.

Two years ago, my nephew Edgerton sent us this amazing little piece of art entitled, โ€œOctopod for Shellington & Captain Barnaclesโ€โ€ฆ

And it’s still one of my favorites and it’s still hanging in my office…

I adore this little piece of art.๐Ÿ˜€๐Ÿ“๐Ÿ™โค๏ธ

Special delivery: Octonauts.

I got a package in the mail from JJVE this evening…

And there were these awesome plush Octonauts inside…

Captain Barnacles the bear, Kwazii the kitten and Peso the penguin…

They’re sooo awesome! Thanks, JJVE!ย ๐Ÿ˜€๐Ÿ™โค๏ธ

Such peanut butter.

We finally got around to trying a couple of the Belching Beaver Brewery Peanut Butter Milk Stoutsย thatย JJVE sent us a little while back, and it was outstanding…

So peanut buttery! So delicious! Thanks again, JJVE! ๐Ÿ˜€๐Ÿบ๐Ÿปโค๏ธ

Special delivery.

We got a big package box in the mail from JJVE today…

Inside were two six packs…

We’ve had the 10 Barrel Brewing Cucumber Crush Sour before and it is delicious…

But we’ve never even heard of Belching Beaver Peanut Butter Milk Stout before…

We’re really excited to try it. Thanks, JJVE! That’s pretty darn awesome of you! Cheers!
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Check out these artworks!

Check out these incredible, amazing birthday cards I got in the mail from JJVE in Boston. My nephew Edgerton made this work of art…

And this masterpiece is from Violette…

Thank you so much Violette and Edgerton! It lookslike a lot of hard work went into these fanatastic birthday cards. You are a couple of very talented, very artistic kiddos! And all your hardwork is very much appreciated. ๐Ÿ˜€๐Ÿ–๏ธโค๏ธ

One year ago.

One year ago today, I received this drawling from my nephew entitled,ย “Octopod for Shellington & Captain Barnacles” and it’s still one of my very favorites…

Edgerton’s early works. Thanks,ย Timehop! ๐Ÿ˜€๐Ÿฆ•โค๏ธ

Thanks, JJVE!

How adorable are these Gardenhouse Pottery #TeamFiona Cincinnati mugs JJVE sent us for Christmas?

I see many, many hot chocolates enjoyed in these mugs. And we got a Downtown Cincinnati gift card too?! Thanks, JJVE! ๐Ÿ˜€๐ŸŽโค๏ธ