Cats and a Dog

This is how one cat and the dog spend most of their days:

And once the boys are in bed and the downstairs get quiet:

The newest addition to the family is quite a character:

Also we “dressed up” out pets one day too:

Installing Trim

For a looooong time, now, I have been putting off installing molding in the Reader’s room. We’ve had other improvements and things going on – and, we didn’t have the proper tools.

Well, last Friday, we received the miter saw we had ordered, and I was able to get to work.

The saw is awesome. You can change angles with precision, and get exactly the cut you want.

New Year’s Eve

New Year’s Eve was fun. The kids got to stay up until midnight to see the New Year for the first time ever.

We played games.

We ate food.

And we had a countdown for the new year!

Happy New Year, Everyone! Let’s have a great 2022!

Walk in the Park

We had a nice walk in the park.

It was a chilly day, but not that cold – great weather for a walk. It’s been awhile since we visited this park. The kids had fun throwing rocks at the ice, and watching them slide across.

It was a nice day for a walk. In the other part of the park, I saw some sort of Christmas decoration – seems like something someone had thrown into the lake. I used a stick to weed it out, and threw it away properly in the trash bin at the park.

Good day: We enjoyed the park, and the park got cleaner.

Popular Hat

My hat is popular.


For Christmas Day, we had a “Christmas Feast” featuring ham as one of the main dishes. Ham is great, but… it’s a LOT of ham! Our family was then faced with a challenge: How can we optimize our meal plans to efficiently eliminate leftover ham, before it spoiled. The challenge has the following constraint: Create meals that are not repetitive, so as to eliminate second-order leftovers (leftovers of leftovers!).

Never fear! Pizza to the rescue!

Ham is a topping we usually don’t add to homemade pizzas, but why not?

Well… Ham isn’t as popular as pepperoni. So, now we have leftover pizza. Constraint violation.

Oh well – leftover pizza isn’t all that bad.