The first snow.

It was another Monday. And Mondays usually mean that it’s going to be another grey and rainy morning in Northside…

And it was cold outside too.

You can’t really tell from these photos but this morning it was raining hard enough that the dogs didn’t even want to go outside on their walk. We had to pretty much drag them out of the house and down to the end of the street so they would potty.

Mondays are tough. I feel like they are the busiest days of the week. When I look back at my photos to do a blog post for almost any Monday, there are never any photos from during the day. There are photos from our morning dog walk and then it jumps straight to photos from the evening dog walk.

And today was no different. This afternoon it started snowing. Our very first snow of the season. The snow was starting to accumulate on top of the cars on our street…

It started really snowing on our walk…

Good evening from Northside…

There was more snow on the Jetta when we got back from going around the block…

But the snow wasn’t starting to accumulate on the grass yet…

For dinner tonight, Genifer made turkey meatloaf…

She also made instant mashed potatoes and I finished the last of the Thanksgiving mac&cheese…

And it was delicious. We ate the entire meatloaf. It’s kind of a bummer because I was looking forward to a meatloaf sammich for lunch tomorrow.

When we got upstairs, I was trying to work on our blog but Flickr was having a case of the Mondays as well…

8 Tonight, we watched Xavier squeak out a win against Eastern Kentucky. Then we fell asleep. We always end up falling asleep pretty early on Mondays. πŸ˜€πŸŒ„πŸŒ§οΈβ„οΈπŸ€β€οΈ

The Jetta is back!

Our VW Jetta GLI is back home and it’s running great again…

AAA/Bob Sumerall did a really great job replacing my alternator. And it was actually much more responsible than I thought it would be. Our Jetta GLI is still a really great car. But I’m just beginning to wonder if we really need two cars. We’ve hardly driven it since Genifer got her new Audi Q3 back in November. πŸ˜€πŸš—β€οΈ

International Space Station Sunday.

Good morning from Northside…

We ran over to the grocery. They always have different balloons

I like looking at the balloons. And then we got our Mad Llama coffee

And we got our delicious Mad Llama bagel turkey sausage, egg and cheese breakfast sammich on an Asiago cheese bagel…

Tomorrow, they’re going to start working on the water mains on our street again. I went out to move the Jetta up to the end of the street and it wouldn’t start. Again. I just had a new battery put in it the last time they worked on our street. I think it’s probably the alternator but we’ll see. This morning, AAA came out to take it to one of their repair centers…

And there it goes. I hope it isn’t too expensive.

Oscar was just hanging out…

It’s Sunday. We must be going to Taft’s Brewpourium for pizza…

We got to watch the crazy end of the Cowboys game

Taft’s is such great stuff. And today, they had fried mushrooms….

The sky was so pretty this evening…

And good evening from Northside…

We asked the two people standing on the hill what they were watching for, and they said the International Space Station was just about to fly over

And suddenly, there it was…

It was just a little pinhole of light. It almost just looked a star but it was really moving quickly across the sky…

And there it went…

How neat was that? Just being in the right place at the right time.

It was a really cool way to end a great weekend…

Next week is probably going to be another crazy one. πŸ˜€πŸŒ„β€οΈ

Good evening from Northside.

Tonight was another Cincinnati social Front Porch Pours. The last time we were at the grocery, we got this bag of Malibu Rum Punch for tonight…

The dogs got to hang out with us on our front porch too…

When we were done with our drinks, we took the dogs for a walk around the block…

Good evening from Northside. πŸ˜€πŸΉπŸΎπŸŒ„β€οΈ

Pause for paws.

Here’s a very fuzzy yet adorable Oscar from three years ago…

Thanks for the memories, Timehop. πŸ˜€πŸ¦•β€οΈ

66,000.

Our odometer was just about to roll over 66,000 miles on our 2008 VW Jetta GLI…

We love our VW Jetta GLI. πŸ˜€πŸš—β€οΈ

Pause for paws.

This morning we took Oscar to the vet to get his allergy shot…

He loves riding in the car with us, even if it’s to go get his allergy shots. πŸ˜€πŸΎβ€οΈ

Pause for paws.

On our way to work this morning, we dropped Oscar at his groomer in College Hill…

And Genifer picked him back up later…

He’s so handsome! πŸ˜€πŸΎβ€οΈ

Whip burgers and 62,000 miles!

Our 2008 VW Jetta GLI about to hit 62,000 miles on the odometer this evening…

We stopped at Queen City RadioΒ for happy hour on the way home…

We shared a delicious whip burger and fries…

We also got one of their cheese coneys too…

I really like their cheese coneys. But I love their Whip Burgers. And on our way home, we hit 62,000 miles…

It was a pretty nice reward for getting back to work today. πŸ˜€πŸ”πŸŸπŸŒ­πŸš—β€οΈ

A busy Tuesday.

Good morning from Northside. I had a big day planned on my last day before I started my new job tomorrow…

This morning we took Oscar to get his haircut before our epic road trip next week…

After dropping off Oscar, I dropped off Genifer at work before heading downtown to drop off my key fob at Deskey. I wasn’t going to be needing that anymore…

I dropped off my fob. Ran over to Rookwood Commons to go to Old Navy. I wanted a new navy polo shirt. I ended up finding one and a bunch of other stuff for our road trip. From there, I went to the grocery store to get dog food and cat litter and other odds and ends since I won’t be able just to walk around the corner to CVS or the hardware store anymore. On my way home, I picked up a couple of McDonald’s Filet O’Fish for lunch. And while I was eating my fish, I ordered us two general admission tickets for the upcoming USMNT match versus Venezuela at Nippert Stadium…

I went to go pick-up Oscar from the groomers but he wasn’t quite ready yet. I had about a half hour to kill so I went to check out Maverick’s Comics & Cards in Finneytown…

And then it was time to pick up Oscar…

He looks so handsome. At Maverick’s, I found a bunch of Usagi Yojimbo back issues…

Later, I went to pickup Genifer from work, and on the way home, we stopped for a beer and a fried bologna sammich with some loaded cheese fries…

Just today, Listermann released a collaboration Bottle Logic Brewing called Scoring Discrepancies. It was a with Imperial Stout with peanut butter and raspberry…

It was a lot of running around. But I really feel like I got a lot accomplished today. πŸ˜€β€οΈ

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