A very snowy President’s Day.

Happy President’s Day! I’m very appreciative to have an actual functioning adult as president again.

It was very snowy again this morning. We got some more snow overnight and we were supposed to get a bunch more snow this afternoon into this evening. We were joking that it wasn’t a holiday during the middle of a pandemic that it would have probably been a snow day and we would have got to stay home…

And so a snowy good morning from Northside…

Before the snow got too bad, we ran over to Skyline to pickup some lunch…

The roads weren’t terrible. But they also weren’t great…

Genifer didn’t yell at me for taking photos with my DJI Osmo Pocket while driving so you know it wasn’t too bad outside yet…

Up in Michigan, they would have just called this another Monday…

Genifer’s Audi Q3 did really well in the snow…

And now it’s Skyline Time!

It was so good. For dessert, we ate our Valentine’s cannolis from Taft’s yesterday…

Shortly after we were done eating, we received a text that Hamilton County was upgraded to a Level 2 Snow Advisory…

Good evening from a very snowy Northside…

We played in the snow in our backyard…

And we watched the snow accumulate on our street from our third-floor WyzeCam

We also watched all six episodes of the series Young Wallander on Netflix. It was pretty good. But the ending was a bit dumb.

Oh… and Michigan basketball is now ranked number three in the country…

We had a really nice President’s Day home from work. ๐Ÿ˜€๐ŸŒ„๐ŸŒจ๏ธโ„๏ธ๐Ÿ“บโค๏ธ

Hooray for Saturday!

Hooray. It’s Saturday! We were so lazy today…

Good morning from Northside…

We ate cinnamon rolls for breakfast…

And we ate fruit from our Edible Arrangement too. Both were so good…

Speaking of so good, we watched Leicester City drop three goals in seven minutes on Liverpool. And it was awesome.

Later, we ordered lunch from Dragon City through DoorDash

Genifer ordered Pad Thai…

And she got some dumplings too…

I ordered Chicken Egg Foo Young…

I also ordered these chicken teriyaki skewers…

I accidentally took this photo of our ceiling fan…

Good evening from Northside…

It looked exactly like it did this morning…

This evening we watched Crime Scene: The Vanishing at the Cecil Hotel on Netflix. That show was pretty crazy. But we weren’t crazy. We were just pretty lazy today.
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We made it to Friday!

The sunrise was pretty this morning…

But then the grey skies started to win again…

There was a pretty deeper blue-grey in the sky this morning just above the horizon…

And by the time we were out on our morning walk, the sun was long gone…

Good morning from Northside…

The very pretty blue-grey in the sky was more pronounced up on top of the hill at the end of our street…

Today was a great day to celebrate. It was Friday. We made it through another week. And this morning, our Edible Arrangement was delivered for Valentine’s Day…

It’s pretty amazing how expensive shipping gets the closer you get to Valentine’s Day especially when it falls on a weekend…

But if it was delivered today, it was free. So here we are…

And our arrangement came with a box of a dozen little cookies…

It looks delicious. We can’t wait to dig into the fruits. And the cookies.

We had grilled cheeses with turkey for lunch. In some circles, they call that a Super Bird. But whatever you call them, grilled cheeses are pretty darn good…

I really like dipping my grilled cheeses in barbeque sauce…

And for dinner, we had an NYPD Pizza party…

NYPD Pizza is sooo good…

Snow bear? Snow mouse…?

Snow hamster?

Good evening from Northside…

Tonight, we finished watching Wanted on Netflix. We had a really good Friday. And especially since it’s the start of a three-day holiday weekend. ๐Ÿ˜€๐ŸŒ„โ˜๏ธ๐Ÿ๐Ÿ“๐Ÿฅช๐Ÿ•๐Ÿ“บโค๏ธ

It’s cold outside.

It was really cold this morning…

Good morning from Noerhside…

When we came back from our walk, I noticed my Bombas were on the wrong feet..

The breakfast of champions: Strawberry Toaster Strudels and hot chocolate…

And SURPRISE! It was still snowy this evening…

Good evening from Northside…

We had Sloppy Joseph’s for dinner tonight…

We played in the backyard for a bit…

And then it was back to work while we watched more of Wanted on Netflix.
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Here we go again.

It was an overcast start to another work week…

The sun started to make a brief appearance this morning before getting enveloped by the clouds…

The sky looked really pretty. Good morning from Northside…

This evening it was just overcast and grey…

Good evening from Northside…

We had another one of the Kroger Prep+Pared Home Chef Express meals. We had the Asian Sesame Pulled Pork with broccoli and jasmine rice againโ€ฆ

It was so good again. The Asian glaze on the pulled pork was just amazing. At the grocery, we got a delicious little carrot cake to share for desserts this week…

It was the start of what’s going to be a crazy busy work week for me. I have two projects that both have deadlines on Friday morning. But I’ll get it all get sorted. Somehow.

While I was working on my stuff, we started watching Wanted on Netflix. It‘s wildly improbable and a bit ridiculous but very entertaining. ๐Ÿ˜€๐ŸŒ„โ˜๏ธ๐Ÿฅก๐Ÿฅ•๐Ÿ˜ฐ๐Ÿ“บโค๏ธ

Free birthday wings!

Happy Saturday! Good morning from Northside…

We ordered Buffalo Wild Wings for lunch this afternoon…

I had a free snack-sized wings for my birthday through their app. We picked up our BDubs out in West Chester and took it over to have lunch with Geri…

BDubs is such good stuff! We don’t have it often enough. And it was great to get to hang out with Geri for the afternoon.

Good evening from Northside…

Later, we ate our BDubs chocolate fudge cake…

Ohmigosh. That cake was really good. It was sooo fudgy. I think I’m going to be good on chocolate cake for a while. We watched The Dig on Netflix tonight. I thought the movie was so good. Genifer thought it was just okay. But we could both agree that we had a pretty good Saturday. ๐Ÿ˜€๐ŸŒ„๐Ÿ”๐Ÿฅฎ๐Ÿ“บโค๏ธ

A Wednesday pizza party?!

Good morning from Northside…

And tonight, we had the super rare Wednesday NYPD Pizza party

Ohmigosh. NYPD Pizza is so good. Good evening from Northside…

And good evening from our backyard…

And then it time to play with Oscar and his hedgehog…

Tonight, we started watching Fate: The Winx Saga. It’s pretty okay. But our day was pretty great. Thanks to our Wednesday NYPD Pizza party. ๐Ÿ˜€๐ŸŒ„๐Ÿ•๐Ÿพโค๏ธ

Lots of geese.

We work up this morning to more snow…

When we up atop the hill at the end of our street, a pretty big group of geese in their flying V formation flew by in front of us…

And then it was followed by two more Vs, all heading in the same direction…

Interestingly… A group of geese on land is called a gaggle. When they’re in flight, it becomes a skein, team or wedge of geese.

Also, scientists have determined that the V-shaped formation that geese use when migrating serves two important purposes: First, it conserves their energy. Each bird flies slightly above the bird in front of him, resulting in a reduction of wind resistance. The birds take turns being in the front, falling back when they get tired. This lets the geese fly for a long time before they have to stop for rest. The second benefit to the V formation is that it’s easy to keep track of every bird in the group, and may assist with the communication and coordination within the group. Ahhh.. the internet.

Anyway, it was a lot of geese. Good morning from Northside…

Hello moon…

And by this evening, most of our snow had melted again…

Good evening from Northside…

We hadย another one of the Kroger Prep+Pared Home Chef Express meals. This one was Asian Sesame Pulled Pork with broccoli and jasmine riceโ€ฆ

Broccoli is probably my favorite vegetable. The pulled pork had an amazing Asian glaze and the rice was really good too.

And Genifer made almond flour cupcakes with strawberry frosting…

Cupcakes are always terrific. Good evening from our backyard…

Tonight, we watched In Darkness on Netflix. It was pretty good. ๐Ÿ˜€๐ŸŒ„โ„๏ธ๐Ÿพ๐Ÿฅก๐Ÿ“บโค๏ธ

Happy Saturday!

It’s Saturday! Happy Saturday!

Good morning from Northside…

We ran over to the grocery this morning…

And Ice Bear was still locked inside the claw grab machine…

And there was only one panda and the trains were all sold out…

We always liked 21st Amendment’s Hell or High Watermelon. But we’ve never seen Hell or High Mango before. We’ll have to give it a try sometime…

And we saw this M-43 NE IPA from Old Nation Brewing in Williamston, Michigan over on the other side of Lansing…

I’d never really heard of One Nation Brewing or Williamston before. There were still some football balloons before next weekend’s Superb Owl big game…

And there were some Valentine’s Day balloons…

Bunches and bunches of Valentine’s Day balloons…

We stopped at Biggby for coffee…

And we had a BOGO…

We’re saving our Christmas Biggby gift cards for when we don’t have a free one…

Mmmmm… Biggby…

Arsenal played a nil-nil draw with United. And Xavier resumed their season, picking up right where they left off with a 13 point win at Butler.

Good evening from Northside…

And later it started snowing…

It started snowing kind of a lot for us. We were watching the snow accumulate on our street from our third-floor WyzeCam

We watched The White Tiger on Netflix and then started season one of Unit 42. The White Tiger was pretty good and Unit 42 is just pretty okay. And that was our Saturday It was a pretty happy Saturday. ๐Ÿ˜€๐ŸŒ„๐ŸŽˆโ˜•๏ธโ„๏ธ๐Ÿ“บโค๏ธ

A different Thursday pizza party.

It was very pretty all day today. It was really cold. But the sky was pretty all day…

Good morning from Northside…

We broke camp a little early this afternoon to go run and pick up pizza for our Thursday night pizza party…

But tonight, we got Domino’s for our pizza party, and we were pretty excited…

Ohmigosh. It was so good. We love pizza. We hadn’t had Dominos in a bit. Soooo good.

After we stuffed our faces, we took the dogs out around the block…

Good evening from Northside…

And good evening from our backyard…

Oscar has been working on his hedgehog’s nose for a while now. He chews on it almost every night and it’s getting comically long…

He loves that dang hedgehog. It’s one of his favorite toys.

And speaking of favorites, I love the comic book, Usagi Yojimbo. I lost track of it for a while. But recently, I rediscovered just how amazing the graphic novels are. Stan Sakai, the artist who created the series, is one of my favorite artists. I learned so many things about art and drawing from his his comics. I saw on Instagram that Usagi Yojimbo is coming to Netflix

This has the potential to be so amazing if it stays true to the original. I’m very excited. Almost as excited as I was for our pizza tonight. ๐Ÿ˜€๐ŸŒ„โ„๏ธ๐Ÿ•๐Ÿพ๐Ÿ“บโค๏ธ