Cheers!

Tonight, we enjoyed our growler of Urban Artifact’s Jalapeno Margarita Keypunch from Higher Gravity in glasses from Braxton on our back patio

And it was really good. That’s all.Β πŸ˜€πŸΊβ€οΈ

Slow down and grill.

We grilled out for the first time this season…

I’d forgotten just how good stuff tastes off the grill. YUM!Β πŸ˜€πŸ”πŸŒ­β€οΈ

Our backyard.

We’ve started really working on our backyard to try to turn it into the little oasis it has that it has the potential to be. This afternoon we hung some little cafe lights around the top of ourΒ back patio. And after waiting for the sun to go down, we got to see what they looked like…

They are so cute. And they really illuminate our back patio and a good portion of our backyard. It makes it so pretty to sit out on our back patio now.Β πŸ˜€πŸ’‘β€οΈ

Look up in the sky.

I took this photo with my Instagram on my way home from a cold, snowy and grey downtown this evening…

Later, I ran the same photo through some filters and made some adjustments in Flickr, and actually like this result better…

By the time I got home to Northside, the sun was out. And the sky was really pretty from our backyard…

So I guess, a ‘good evening from Northside’ is also in order.Β πŸ˜€β˜οΈβ›…οΈπŸ“·β€οΈ

Meet Mack.

This is Mack…

This afternoon we adopted Mack from SPCA Cincinnati Northside. He was taken in as a stray. He’s a purebred pointer and we were told he’s about 3-ish years old…

Every day for the last two years, I’ve received emails from Adopt-a-Pet.com with all dogs that are up for adoption around the Greater Cincinnati area. Every email is packed with all sorts of beautiful dogs. But none of them really spoke to me. Occasionally I would send forward one along here or there to Genifer. I sent an email about one other dog, Parker. He was a foster and his foster family decided to keep him. I saw Mack in the email and after showing him to Genifer, sent an email to SPCA inquiring about adoption. When I didn’t hear anything back from them, we got up this morning and went over to SPCA to see if Mack was still there. He was. We filled out the paperwork and brought him home. And now we have a new buddy…

Oscar’s definitely been letting him know who’s boss and who runs things around here. And Mack doesn’t seem to mind. He seems to be very easy going. He’s full of energy. But very easy going and carefree…

Being a stray, SPCA gave him the name Mack. We’re in the process of getting him to understand his name. But he listens and responds well when he knows you’re talking to him. He’s neutered, microchipped, completely housebroken, doesn’t pay any mind to the cat, handles all the stairs like they’re nothing, has done okay so far in his crate and already knows sit. We got him a harness instead of a collar. As a result, he doesn’t pull that much on walks. I’ve been able to walk him just fine, recovering hip and all. It’ll take a little bit of work for all of us to get on the same page and figure out a new routine. But that’s what makes it interesting. And 859 days after Milan passed away just like that, we finally have a new buddy in our house. πŸ˜€πŸΆβ€οΈ

Good evening from Northside.

Good evening from our backyard in Northside. And it was almost 70ΒΊ this evening. Pretty nutty for the middle of February.Β Taken with Instagram.Β πŸ˜€πŸŒ‡β€οΈ

Good evening from Northside.

Good evening from Northside. Time to start getting ready for another week. Taken with Instagram.Β πŸ˜€πŸŒ‡β€οΈ

Goodnight moon.

There was a very pretty moon hovering above our backyard this evening. I’m really excited about the super blue blood moon on January 31st. The blue moon, super moon and blood moon will all combine to create a moment has not been seen in the skies for more than 150 years. The eclipse will be visible before sunrise on Wednesday.Β πŸ˜€πŸŒ”β€οΈ

Pause for paws.

We were pretty lazy today, just another lazy Sunday in Northside…

We were just waiting for Genifer to get home.Β πŸ˜€πŸβ€οΈ

Our little backyard.

I mowed our little backyard again this morning…

Now it looks all nice again.Β πŸ˜€πŸ β€οΈ

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