Today was a very pretty day.

It was really pretty this morning…

Good morning from Northside…

And it was very pretty this evening as well…

Good evening from Northside…

We had spaghetti and meatballs with garlic bread for dinner tonight…

It’s been a minute since we’ve had spaghetti. And I love spaghetti and meatballs with garlic bread.

After dinner, we mowed the little bit of grass we have in our backyard…

This afternoon we watched Arsenal complete the double over Chelsea for the first time in 17 years with a gifted 1-0 victory at Stamford Bridge. And later, we watched Minnesota United pick up their first win of the season, 1-0 over Vancouver.

It was a pretty good Wednesday. πŸ˜€πŸŒ„πŸπŸ‘β€οΈ

Getting back to our routine.

We were getting back into our routine this morning…

Good morning from Northside…

It was pretty slow start to the short work week. It was nice to ease back into work…

Good evening from Northside…

We made BLTs for dinner tonight…

Mine was more of turkey club actually…

Mack was trying his best to wait patiently to go outside so we could play in our backyard…

Later, we finished watching season one of Ted Lasso on Apple TV. It was super cute. And pretty hilarious. We really can’t wait for season two. πŸ˜€πŸŒ„πŸ₯ͺπŸΎπŸ“Ίβ€οΈ

A quick trip to GABP.

Good morning from Northside…

We had to run a couple of errands this morning, and we picked up McDonald’s on the way home. We literally haven’t had McDonald’s in years…

And now we can go another five or so years before we have it again.

Good evening from Northside…

Today was the 10-year anniversary of our first date. We went to a Reds game. Tonight, the Reds actually had a home game against the Cubs. So we went down to GABP to celebrate where it all started ten years ago…

Ten years ago, we sat down the first baseline. We were waited too long to get tickets for today’s game, and got tickets up in the upper deck down the third baseline, where we used to sit back when we had our season tickets…

The Reds just recently increased capacity at GABP from 30% to 40%. The seating set-up was really weird. If we would have sat in our assigned seats, we would have been sitting right in front of people in the row behind us. We didn’t understand how that was maintaining our six feet of social distancing. It kind of made us uncomfortable, so we ventured off to find somewhere to stand to watch the game. Hopefully, someplace with some sun because it was kinda chilly at he ballpark tonight…

We only stayed at the game for a few innings. We were cold and we were leaving in the morning on our road trip. We packed it in so we could go home to finish packing and hang out with Mack and Oscar…

It was incredible to be back at GABP. It was already our third Reds game of the season…

And now we’re all packed for our road trip tomorrow…

We’re excited to start our adventure. πŸ˜€πŸŒ„πŸ”πŸŸβšΎοΈβ€οΈ

Just trying to get through the week.

Good morning from Northside…

Faithful Companion dropped off Svensk’s remains this morning…

Our home feels very empty without her with us. We miss her so much.

There was a little garter snake in our backyard this afternoon…

Thankfully the dogs didn’t notice it.

Good evening from Northside…

We had buffalo chicken pasta for dinner…

We’re just pretty ready for this week to be over. πŸ™πŸŒ„πŸΎπŸπŸ½οΈβ€οΈ

Super pink moon.

And we were back at it on another Monday morning…

At least the sun’s out this morning. And that makes it a good morning from Northside…

We made it through another Monday…

Good evening from Northside…

We had another one of the Kroger Prep+Pared Home Chef Express meals. This one was Wild Mushroom and Steak Risotto with broccolini and tomatoes…

It was another great meal. I could have eaten that risotto for the rest of the week. After dinner, we played in the backyard for a little while…

Tonight, there was a 99.4% full moon. It was the first of two super moons this year

This year we’ll be treated to two super moons. The first was tonight and the second will be on May 26.

Super moons are bigger and brighter than your average full Moon. This super pink moon didn’t actually look super pink, or pink at all really. The moon was its usual color, just a very bright white as it moved across the sky!

I really like the super moons.πŸ˜€πŸŒ„πŸ½οΈπŸŒ•β€οΈ

Westside Saturday.

Good morning from Northside…

We went out to The Westside to sign our tax documents to be sent off to the tax people…

We’re getting a little money back from federal and state and broke even with Cincinnati.

While we were over there, we stopped at the grocery for some dog food…

And then we stopped at Jersey Mike’s Subs to get lunch to take home with us…

I had only ever eaten at Jersey Mike’s one other time a long time ago. I don’t even remember what I ordered. This time I got the #56 Big Kahuna and it was really good.

Other than that, we were pretty lazy. We’ve been watching Shadow and Bone on Netflix. It’s pretty good.

There were a couple of good photos in my Timehop today. First was Oscar riding around in the back of our Jetta…

And there was this photo proving that once there was indeed grass in our backyard…

And this photo of Mack all crashed out…

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Oooh! Stuffed crust!

We didn’t have any snow this morning but it was still pretty chilly…

Good morning from Northside…

For about a half hour very morning and every afternoon, our street gets completely clogged with school drop-off and pick up traffic…

It’s a real mess. All the school traffic used to go down the next street over from us. That street is wider and better equipped to handle all the school traffic. This daily traffic jam is probably the part of the pandemic I’m most looking forward to going away. But at least the school finally got their grass cut this afternoon…

Good evening from Northside…

We had an NYPD pizza party this evening…

NYPD had a new stuffed crust pizza that we tried tonight…

Oooh! Stuffed crust! It was pretty good stuff. But I can’t believe I didn’t take a photo of all the cheese in the crust. It was really cheesy.

And 12 years ago, I placed my deposit on our little apartment downtown…

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A pretty, rainy Tuesday.

It was a very pretty morning, a little chilly but very pretty…

Good morning from Northside…

But this evening, the clouds moved in and brought some sprinkles…

When we got to the top of the hill at the end of our street, it went from sprinkling…

To raining…

And a good rainy evening from Northside…

Apparently, they’ve started working on the house at the end of our street again…

And we had pesto tortellini for dinner…

It ended up being a pretty and rainy Tuesday. πŸ˜€πŸŒ„β˜‚οΈπŸ½οΈβ€οΈ

A pretty good hop.

I had an early meeting this morning and when we took the dogs around the block, school was already in session. And as a result, I didn’t get my morning photo from the top of the hill…

Good evening from Northside…

We had another one of the Kroger Prep+Pared Home Chef Express meals. This one was Pork Pho Noodle Bowl with snow peas and carrots…

It was another terrific dinner! We really like the Kroger Prep+Pared Home Chef Express meal kits a lot.

There was good stuff in my Timehop today. It’s a good day whenever photos of Milan show up in my Timehop…

Speaking of ducks… Do you remember the Ride the Duck duck boats that used to run around downtown? I wonder what ever happened to them?

And two years ago, it was my last day at someplace I stayed entirely too long…

I’m very happy to be somewhere I feel appreciated. πŸ˜€πŸŒ„πŸœπŸ¦–β€οΈ

Dang! Birthday quesadillas.

The sunrise was very pretty this morning…

Good morning from Northside…

Our Edible Arrangement was delivered this afternoon…

We really like the Edible Arrangements.

And good evening from Northside…

It was nice enough this evening that we got to hang out in our backyard for a bit…

Then we ordered Dang! Quesadilla through DoorDash…

We tried a brisket quesadilla, kids (plain) quesadilla and a veggie quesadilla…

And they were all really tasty. We’ll definitely be ordering quesadillas again from Dang!

It turned out to be a pretty nice Tuesday. I hope Genifer had a good birthday.
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