But first coffee.

Thankfully, Biggby’s drive-thru is still open for the time being…

Would a weekend without delicious Biggby beverages even be a weekend? πŸ˜€β˜•οΈβ€οΈ

I’m sure COVID-19 keep us from getting our weekend morning coffee at some point.

Grocery shopping during a pandemic.

Grey Midwest was going to have a trial run of the entire office worked from home next Tuesday. But yesterday afternoon, they decided to move that trial up to today.

This morning, we got up extra early and went to the grocery before I got down to some work business. I was really interested in seeing how picked over the store was going to be. I heard stories about people buying up all the toilet paper and paper towels, which is weird to me because COVID-19 is a respiratory illness, not a gastrointestinal one. And we found that was actually the case at the Kroger we shop at the most. There wasn’t much toilet paper or paper towel to be found…

There also wasn’t very much cold medicine left…

The hand soaps were pretty picked over…

As was the milk…

And the bread…

And the cans of soup…

But also the frozen pizzas…

And the hot dogs?

Thankfully, there were still plenty of Shining Stars…

And I thought this bear was pretty adorable…

The check-out lines were long but not terrible…

This couple’s carts were pretty ridiculous when you really stop and look at them…

They must have been planning on not leaving their house for the next couple of years.

I thought it was pretty ironic that there were already strategically placed “Get well soon” balloons at the check-out aisles…

So that was what shopping will be like for a while in the new world we find ourselves in during this pandemic. People lose their minds a bit. We just got our normal groceries.

And then we got Biggby Coffee and headed home with our groceries…

I needed to start working home. πŸ˜€πŸ›’πŸ›οΈβ˜•οΈβ€οΈ

Ugh. The time change.

The time changed last night and it’s really messing us up this morning. We were tired…

And there was a wicked fierce glare on their sign…

But Biggby coffee makes everything a little bit better…

After we had our Biggby drinks, we went to the grocery. At Kroger, all Hot Wheels were a dollar. How cool is rat rod?

And there were Hot Tamales Peeps…

Wut? I am not a fan of Peeps. And I bet Hot Tamales Peeps are just gross. πŸ˜€β˜•οΈβ€οΈ

It was a great Saturday.

This morning started with some coffees from Biggby Coffee

YUM! Biggby has terrific hot chocolate. I love mine with some butterscotch added to it.

After we had our drinks in hand, we stopped at JackRabbit in Obryanville

At last year’s Higher Gravity Spring Grove Beer Gallop, Genifer won a $125Β  gift certificate towards a brand new running shoes from JackRabbit. And with this year’s Spring Grove Beer Gallop right around the corner, Genifer thought she’d better get some new running shoes…

Genifer got these Brooks running shoes…

These terrific running shoes only cost her $25. And that’s pretty awesome.

Later, we ran out to get lunch at Freddy’s Steakburgers

Ohmigosh. I love Freddy’s Steakburgers….

I think I’ve finally zeroed in on my go-to Freddy’s order. I think it’s going to be the original double. This is the original double with bacon…

But next time and into the future, my order will be just the original double with fries…

I used to get the triple steakburger. Sometimes I could do it. But sometimes, it was a real struggle and it was too much. Freddy’s also has a patty melt that is really good. But it’s not like a traditional patty melt. But it’s still really good.

On our way home for Freddy’s, we stopped in College Hill at Brink Brewing. Brink is one of my favorite Cincinnati breweries…

They have such great beers. Our big beer was a King Cake beer. It was awesome. Brink always has something really interesting on tap.

And that was pretty much our Saturday. We were pretty happy that we actually got out and did something on a Saturday…

And it was a great Saturday.

Weekend morning coffee.

It’s Saturday morning and we’re contractually obligated to head over Madisonville to get our weekend morning coffee from Biggby

Especially since Biggby had a BOGO coupon on their Instagram

Wouldn’t that be awesome if we really were under contract to drink Biggby hot chocolate and post photos about it every weekend? It would be terrific. But we kind of do that every weekend anyway.

We just love our weekend morning beverages from Biggby. πŸ˜€β˜•οΈβ€οΈ

Seen and noted: Sunday morning edition.

This morning we got up early to go over to get our weekend Biggby Coffee

Genifer tried their Starry Night Latte. She said it was really good. And I got my Cocoa Carmella hot chocolate with butterscotch…

I get the same thing every time. Once we had our drinks, we headed over to Kroger to get some groceries. Valentine’s Day is next weekend and the Valentine’s Day stuff was pretty much everywhere…

We saw another chocolate Perfect Man

We saw the perfect Valentine for a man…

All these adorable llamas said hey…

Also, chocolate Easter bunnies are out on shelf at Kroger…

I don’t know when Easter is this year. But it feels pretty early for Easter bunnies.

And we saw this panda bear in the international food aisle…

The panda was filled with these weird jello cups with floating bits of fruit…

I wonder if they’re any good? The Asian section of the international food aisle is usually where the odd ball stuff is stored.

There’s always something mildly interesting at the grocery store. πŸ˜€β˜•οΈπŸ’—β£οΈβ€οΈ

Happy birthday to me!

Today was my birthday! We both took the day off work. Because the only thing worse than a Wednesday birthday is having to go to work on a Wednesday birthday…

We started our day with some Biggby coffees

And then we went over to the BMV around the corner from Biggby on Red Bank Road to get the new tags for our Jetta and I had to renew my license this year…

We got our tags. I renewed my license. And I passed my vision test… without having to use my glasses! That’s a pretty good thing because last week, I cracked my glasses in two when I was putting my laptop into my backpack one morning…

Bummer about my glasses. Hooray for renewing my license without them.

After we got the BMV out of the way, we could have some birthday fun. πŸ˜€β˜•οΈπŸ‘“β€οΈ

Sunday Sunday Sunday.

This morning we got up early to go to get groceries from Kroger but first, we stopped for our Sunday morning Biggby coffee

Today, Genifer got a Hot Golden Honey Oat Milk Latte but she got it without the coffee…

We learned that if you order a latte without the coffee, it’s called a steamer. You really do learn something new every day. I got my Cocoa Carmella hot chocolate with a little butterscotch added to it. I get the same thing every single time…

Later, we drove out to West Chester to have lunch at B-Dubs with Geri. I had to get my free snack sized wings for my upcoming birthday. Lunch was really good. I’m not fancy. I really like B-Dubs. And we came home and walked the dogs around the block…

And then we watched a couple more episodes of 11.22.63 on Hulu. But first, we just had to find a place on our own bed…

It was another pretty relaxing Sunday. Just the way we like it. πŸ˜€β˜•οΈπŸ”πŸ“Ίβ€οΈ

Another rainy Saturday.

This morning we woke up early again to head over to Trader Joe’s before it got too crazy busy on Saturday. The later it gets, the busier it gets. We usually try to get to Trader Joe’s as close to 8am when it open as we can. This morning was our best time
so far. We pulled into their parking lot at 8:02am…

I just thought that little berry bunny was pretty cute. We didn’t get any frozen chocolate cover strawberry pieces though. I wonder if they would be good?

After we were done getting groceries at TJ’s, we headed over to get our Saturday morning coffee at Biggby

Biggby is our reward for getting up and getting groceries out of the way. We both got hot chocolates this morning. Biggby had more student artwork on display on their walls. I really liked the hills with the watercolor skies…

The owl and the elephant were really great too…

And if we had a daughter and named her Niala…

She would be Niala Fiala. Maybe Niala could be a middle name.

Later, we went over to Taft’s Brewpourium for another lunch with our gift cards we got for Christmas…

Taft’s had a new Hazelnut Latte Coffee Milk Stout on tap…

And it was really delicious. We watched the Michigan-Illinois game on our little tablet. We shared a small pizza with pepperoni, sausage and banana peppers…

We also shared some of Taft’s chicken wings…

We had six buffalo wings and six Cherrywood BBQ wings…

I think I really like the Cherrywood BBQ the best. But they’re both really good. And even though, Michigan lost. Again. It was a great lunch. We just love Taft’s pizza and wings.

Later, we started watching a series called 11.22.63 on Hulu. It’s pretty good so far. And even though it was another rainy day, it was another pretty good Saturday. πŸ˜€πŸŒ¨οΈβ€οΈ

A pretty good start to the weekend.

It’s Saturday morning so we got up early to go get more Biggby Coffee

This weekend we had a coupon for $1 off…

Genifer got a 20oz. Caramel Marvel latte and I got a 24oz. Cocoa Carmella hot chocolate with some butterscotch flavoring added to it…

Biggby’s coffee is sooo good. When we got home with our Biggby coffees, we made some delicious cinnamon rolls for breakfast…

What a great way to start a weekend. πŸ˜€β˜•οΈβ€οΈ