#TBT Pause for paws.

 
 

Always remembering all the good times with the bud dog. 😀🐾❤️

And a photo of the cat popped up in my Timehop too. I don’t really share a lot of photos of the car for whatever reason. But she’s still alive and kickin’ and here’s a photo from eight years ago as well…

Happy Memorial Day.

Remembering the brave men and women who sacrificed everything to keep us safe. Thank you to everyone who protect and serve our great country.

“As we commemorate Memorial Day, I ask you to hold all our fallen heroes in your hearts. And every day, let’s work together to preserve what their sacrifices achieved to make our country even stronger, even more fair, even more free.”

— BarackObama , 2013

#USA #Murica #RememberTheFallen 😀🇺🇸❤️

Image found on the intertubes.

#ScareCorona, part 5.

We saw a few more ScareCoronas this evening. Here are the latest…

I had to walk down Pullan Avenue to see this one…

It’s the most amazing ScareCorona I’ve seen so far…

It was a rainy evening but the sky was really pretty…

And also, a rainy good evening from Northside. 😀🦠🌄wp-15891669894883245732497874256717.jpg

Japan badge.

Today, I earned another Fitbit badge from my Fitbit Charge3…

How cool is that? We love walking. And that’s a lot of Godzilla steps! 😀⚡️❤️

Tiny little worlds.

We’ve noticed this little plant growing through a crack in the sidewalk while we were walking the dogs the last couple of days…

We’ve been calling it the little world. We’ve wondered if there is little life living in there that think they are living in a vast wilderness only to discover their vast wilderness is just a small blip on sidewalk leading up to a forest…

 

Still, the resilience of nature is pretty incredible. It reminds me of the powerful TV spot about Derrick Rose narrated by Tupac Shakur. 😀🌳❤️

Did you hear about the rose that grew
from a crack in the concrete?
Proving nature’s law is wrong it
learned to walk without having feet.
Funny it seems, but by keeping its dreams,
it learned to breathe fresh air.
Long live the rose that grew from concrete
when no one else ever cared.

–Tupac Shakur

Good evening from Northside.

It was a really beautiful evening tonight…

And after working on our front yard, we hung out in our backyard this evening…

Good evening from our backyard in Northside. 😀🌄🏡❤️

Back to Taft’s Brewpourium.

As Cincinnati restaurants begin to finally reopen, things like hand sanitizing stations, masked servers, and social distance–marked floors are all going to apparently be the new dining-out norm. On Friday, May 15, Ohio restaurants put many of these practices into place as they reopened their patios. And yesterday, they followed by opening their indoor dining room service too.

So after working on our front yard all day, we decided to treat ourselves and order pizza to eat AT Taft’s Brewpourium. The way we figured it, it was all pretty poetic…

The Brewpourium was the last restaurant we ate at before the pandemic closed everything for just over two long months. It was only fitting that the Brewpourium was the first place we ate when restaurants finally reopened…

We dropped off a whole bunch of old growlers for recycling…

I think we almost completely filled those first two boxes.

Please wait to be seated is also going to be the new normal…

We were shown to our table…

We made fancy pants reservations because we thought there would be a whole lot more people craving to eat AT the Brewpourium as much as we were…

We were wrong. But we didn’t care. We had the place all to ourselves last time. Why not have the place all to ourselves this time too?

Cheers to dining out again!

AND…

And, and, and… Taft’s Brewpourium had their incredible chicken wings back available. And I had been missing their wings so much. They weren’t available for online ordering during the shutdown. I almost ordered 12 wings. But there’s no way two people can eat 12 Brewpourium wings. No way. So we got 6 Cherrywood BBQ wings and a small white pizza with sausage. And it was amazing to be back out somewhere…

Their white pizza was seriously delicious…

After we finished eating, we just sat there and had a couple of beers and stared out their garage door windows that were wide open. And it was heavenly.

We’re really glad that all the restaurants, especially Taft’s Brewpourium are back open. 😀🍕🐔🍺❤️

We hope people are smart and use common sense when they’re out so that the inevitable second wave of COVID-19 is minimized as much as possible. But we weren’t not going to hold our breath. People are idiots.

Our front yard.

Happy start to long Memorial Day weekend! We both had the day off work today so we took this opportunity to work on our front yard. We got up early this morning and ran over to Lowe’s to get some supplies. This is what we were starting with…

A few weeks ago, we ripped up a bunch of weeds and some grass on the far side of our lawn. When we got home from Lowe’s, we pulled up the bricks that lined our path in our backyard and brought them around to the front yard to create an area to contain some small stones…

We planted a couple of little bushes and laid down weed barrier fabric…

And then we added all our bags of stones and placed our stepping stones…

It’s turning out really nice. We’re really happy with the progress we’ve made. We need a few more bags of stones and sink our stepping stones a bit. But we’ll keep plugging away to make our front yard look nicer. 😀🏡❤️

It’s what’s for dinner.

Genifer made this amazing vegan caramelized mushroom pizza for dinner tonight…

It had a vegan garlic white sauce, with caramelized mushrooms, onions, and garlic. And it was really good. Genifer always finds the best recipes to make for dinner. 😀🍕❤️

Hello from Northside.

It was still overcast, grey, and rainy this morning…

And it was still overcast, grey, and rainy this evening too…

Though the sun was trying to make an appearance…

Good morning and good evening from Northside. 😐🌄🌧️☁️❤️

 

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