Nothing quite like going back to work after a four-day weekend and then leaving after a mere three hours.
Me & Mine 2016
I need your opinion. I took two of my Goose Island Bourbon County Stout beers with us to a family Christmas gathering.
I like to believe that there really is something to the whole Shop Local push that happens all the time.
A happy family weekend in photos.
I'm suddenly feeling as though I should stay put in Illinois and never visit another out-of-state city ever again.
We don't just make kids hobby tables at Kasa Kapgar. We also re-finish dining room tables! Or, at least, we do now.
So it's been a couple weeks since the Cubs ended their 108-year drought. Stores in this area are inundated with World Series stuff... t-shirts, sweatshirts, hats, pennants, flags, stickers, patches, license plate rims, you name it.
Is it just me or does autocorrect -- a core feature of iOS -- suck rocks since the iOS 10 update?
I'm trying to remember if I told you all that katie and I were building Nathan a LEGO table.
This morning, we did something I haven't done in several years... we carved a Jack o' Lantern!
Have you ever wondered if you were going insane? Like legitimately, crackpot, padded-cell loony?
As I drove down the lane, the final glints of light faded into an ethereal darkness. Although I was alone in my car, I was convinced I wasn't by myself.
Have any of you ever used Blue Apron before?
Sticks and stones may break my bones, but that damn stick may bite me!
They say, "Good things come to those who wait." Whoever "they" might be are full of crap.
All water and no coffee make kapgar a stabby boy.
I'm still in shock that it's been 15 years since we were so egregiously attacked on our own soil by terrorists that we have yet to defeat and, I suspect, we never will.
Sure, summer is still in place seasonally until September 20, but this past Monday, aside from just being Labor Day, also serves as the end of "summer" in terms of many recurring activities and events.
Years ago, my dad had asked me to create a logo for a side business he was considering starting up. It never materialized, but his request had always stuck with me for one simple reason... I am terrible at logo design.
Katie went to see Bad Moms with our SiL. I don't expect her back for a while because they like to go out afterwards.
Today, I took the day off to spend with Katie and Nathan. We decided a good use for the day would be to go to the pool again before it closes for the season. Woo!
At a birthday party yesterday, I started getting caught up with a couple of the kids of some of my old high school friends. I was actually talking to the mom and dad of one of them when their son and another kid came over. We were discussing Game of Thrones and The Walking Dead and the novels of Stephen King, etc.
Earlier today, Katie and I were regaled with stories by fellow parents about how entitled many kids are these days. This is something we haven't really had to deal with yet because, yanno, Nathan's only three years old.
For about the last week or so, my sleep patterns have been strange. No, I'm not being awoken by Nathan . That might be welcomed.
I was doing so well this summer and, honestly, for the last few summers that we've had a pool pass, at using enough sunscreen to prevent myself from getting burned.
Just when you start to lose faith in the good in humanity, this happens.
When my mother-in-law takes care of Nathan on Tuesdays, she tends to make dinner for Katie and I when we get back from work. It's a really nice thing that she does and we appreciate the heck out of it so I almost feel bad for what I'm about to type.
I've gotta admit that I find this whole adult coloring book craze amazing. Y'know, when adults actually color in kids coloring books? Yes, it's a thing. BIG thing.
Isn't there something in the Bible about a plague of toads being a sign of the apocalypse?
I've discovered that it's not only important to change into comfy clothes when you get home from work, but you should also change underwear.
Friday night... Swimming.
Nathan and I had a boys' pool night tonight while Katie went out with a friend.
The toughest thing about drinking coffee is finding one that you are passionate about.
How many of you can say that you've made a near-to-late night run to the hardware store to buy a toilet?
Mosquitos suck. I mean that, of course, both literally and figuratively.