Mellowing out with some Zin on our NYE ๐Ÿท

Merry Christmas!

Christ in the manger, made by our daughter when she was in preschool ๐ŸŽ ๐ŸŽ„

Wispy sky

My wife and daughterโ€™s collab for the day - oatmeal and raisin cookies. So yummy!


Mr. Claus aka Santa

Mrs Claus says โ€œhiโ€

A small portion of tonightโ€™s sushi ๐Ÿฃ Not pictured: sashimi, edamame, sake kama and of course sake to drink.


Uno is a brave hamster. Riding high on a shoulder.

Jarritos Mandarin is my guilty pleasure when we hit the street taco place by our house. So good. But sooo unhealhty. ๐ŸŒฎ

Old school indeed.

Also old school exhaust smell.

Made by our sonโ€™s loving hands when he was but a wee lad. ๐ŸŽ„

Not Charlie Brownโ€™s

No real snowmen in sight for our area ๐Ÿ™

When dinosaurs attack

All sides of the exterior of this building have these large dinosaur outlines. You wonโ€™t be surprised to learn they build giant animatronic dinosaurs.

Chillin with a a friend

This bark is a long time family favorite. But Iโ€™m sure not interested in a โ€œ2020โ€ edition of anything. Ready to move on from this year for sure!

It was a dreary sky

The cold bade me stay inside

But the food guilt propelled me

Our little friends joined in the harvest. Today they can rest and consume copious amounts of food.

I have gone to the dark side… Also wide. Bought an Apple keyboard with numpad to replace my silver one without. Iโ€™m excited to have the Control key back where it belongs.

We enjoyed riding a train pulled by this steam locomotive. It passed through a lovely bit of countryside. From the archive.


Neither my wife nor I have ever made a cake from scratch. Today we tried imitating my mom’s coffee cake I loved so much. Mistakes were made but we recovered and the result was good. Definitely have ideas on how to make it better. Just wish we had mom’s recipe.

We voted! ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿผ

Early voting started yesterday but when I drove by the line was 2 blocks long to get in. Today when I drove by the line was like this so my wife and I seized the moment. 1,486 people voted in this location yesterday, a couple hundred would be normal.