Nathan and I were downstairs cleaning things up before going up to bed when we heard something crash against our big window in the high-ceilinged living room.
Me & Mine 2015-19
I have no idea how we got on the topic last week, but we were discussing birthdays at work. Being a creative bunch, we have a variety of ages overall, but I'm pretty sure a small majority of them are in their 30s.
I shoulda been working on cleaning the garage.
We did something pretty interesting tonight as a family. We joined a bunch of Katie's coworkers and volunteered at Feed My Starving Children filling and boxing MannaPacks for starving children the world over. Actually, our target area tonight was Haiti.
For years — actually more than a decade — this has been my Discover card...
The whole plastic vs paper straw debate of late has not really managed to draw me in. I just don’t care. I guess if environmentalists can find a more friendly way to drink drinks and save wildlife, why not?
I went to John's memorial service today.
In celebration of the 50th anniversary of U.S. astronauts landing on the moon (clearly they're not buying the FOX conspiracy theory...), OREO has launched an anniversary Marshmallow Moon edition of their classic sandwich cookie. And they went all in on these things.
I've been a bit, well, numb for the last 12 hours for lack of a better way to describe it. I was on Facebook last night, which I rarely do, and saw in my updates that a bunch of my friends had posted to the WVHS In Memory page, dedicated to those from my high school who had passed away. This is never a good sign.
Instead of our usual take-out Pizza Friday, Katie and I decided that we would go to a place near where she works called Nick's Pizza & Pub for dinner with Nathan.
That whole feeling like the floor of a taxicab thing? It continues. Been a week now.
That whole self diagnosis of uvulitis? Spot on according to the doctor I saw yesterday. She actually asked me if I had medical experience the way I was accurately using proper human anatomy terms.
Why do people almost always get sick just before going on vacation?
I did something today that I haven’t done in probably 20-odd years... I set foot in a hobby shop. I’m talking a me hobby shop (models, r/c, trains, etc.), not that place that has Hobby in the name, claims to be Christian, and smuggles religious artifacts to the states illegally.
Most parents, upon pawning off their kid(s) to their parents (the kids’ grandparents) would do something romantic or exciting or fun.
It was an oddly, er, productive evening last night?
Flying solo tonight. Nathan is at an overnight cousins birthday party for one of our nieces and all three of the kids wanted their moms along.
Happy Mother's Day to all the moms and grandmas and aunts and caregivers and whomever else is out there serving in our hearts as a "mum."
Or should the title be "whisky"? I'm told by Google that the Irish spell it with an "e" while the Scots do not. As I have a modicum of Irish heritage, I'll use the "e". Dat cool?
Nathan and I had a boys’ day and night! Why? Katie scored a free ticket to see the Cubs wrap up a three-game sweep against their arch rivals, the St. Louis Cardinals.
As it turns out, the roof replacement work on our unit will begin at the end of this month necessitating us jumping from DirecTV very soon. But there is good news. We’ve been doing our research and have a good idea what steps we’ll be taking... just a whole heckuva lot sooner than we anticipated.
Katie got to have some fun this past weekend. She was able to burn some energy on a new project... a distressing of an old dresser. I believe this dresser may have been my dad's at some point during his life. It became my brother's dresser. Then it served as storage in my parents' house. Earlier this year, my parents decided to unload it and we took it for Nathan.
Nathan and I went on a book frenzy today. First was a stop at our library. Then came a curious peek into a new independent bookstore in our town. We wrapped with a visit to our local comic book shop.
Oh no. Please don’t be a leaky roof. Please don’t be a leaky roof.
Yesterday, for the first time, I tried avocado toast. The preferred meal of homeless millennials everywhere.
So, um, if you had a bag of bagels sitting around in your kitchen that don’t look moldy or in any way bad, would you eat one?
I know I have a lot of friends and coworkers who would love to see American measurements and weights go bye-bye in favor of the Metric system.
When Nathan spent the night at my parents’ house the other weekend, they introduced him to a really simple dice game called Tenzi.
When you're a kid, you can never seemingly get enough days off school. You looked forward to every weekend, counted the days between irregular holidays, and prayed for snow during the winter.
Sure, we may prefer jeans or sweats or pajamas or whatever else, but, when necessary, Katie and I clean up nicely. In this case, for our neighbors’ wedding.
It’s kinda all over Instagram today... people comparing photos of themselves from today with photos from 10 years ago, presumably as close to the day as possible.
I’ve said it before, but I have never identified as Democrat or Republican. I staunchly refused to do so as I have views that straddle that proverbial fence. Instead, I vote for the candidates.
I have a list of stuff I can blog about. So much to do, so much to say.
As stated on Instagram, “Some greats this year... Barack Obama, Willie McCovey, Reggie Jackson, Hank Aaron, and... me? Only in number, not greatness.”
Because of the predicted snowmageddon, we decided to lay low and stay home all day. Basically, big plans to do absolutely nothing.
The other day, Kimbot posted on a subject that I immediately knew I was going to, er, procure as a post for myself. Basically, she asked, “What’s the ‘thing’ that people see and it makes them think of you?”