Monthly Recap (Jul 2020)

Chalk painting in the driveway

Major updates

  • Tara “graduated” from pre-school
  • Bunch of day trips (Rockaway beach, Sanborn county park, Waddell beach, Seascape beach)
  • I became a year older 😐

Minor updates

  • Assembled a new standing desk and kitchen island
  • Tara got her first two-wheeled scooter (deprecated the toddler one)
  • Had a couple of dentist appointments! (All mask and gloves, layers of sanitization)
  • Brunch at Hobees after a long time

Watched/read/made

  • Finished reading (with Tara) all of the Ivy & Bean series, started reading the Magic Faraway Tree trilogy
  • Watched: Nutjob (1 & 2 !), Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone (btw, nearly 20 years old now!), Trip to Greece

Generally Interesting Links – July 2020

New Planet, Konstantin Yuon (1921)

Monthly Recap (Jun 2020)

Dry-erase pens on dry-erase board …

Major updates

  • A few interesting excursions (picnic in Lexington reservoir and Loch Lomond, an afternoon at Greyhound Rock Beach.
  • Trips to parks (Tara playing, farewell to a close friend, some social-distanced meeting up)

Minor updates

  • Fun on 10th wedding anniversary, fathers’ day
  • Got done with taxes this year
  • A bit disconnected in general
  • Some gardening progress (added a trellis, some seeds, stay tuned)

Watched/read/made

  • Reading My Little Pony graphic novels
  • Lots of Scooby Doo (a movie, and then the old series, from the 70s)

Generally Interesting Links- June 2020

Giant salmon, over a century ago…

Monthly Recap (May 2020)

A few Lego characters …

Major updates

  • Tara got the hang of biking (or at least balancing) … and also had her first big fall from it

Minor updates

  • Sidewalk chalk coloring
  • Played more Catan
  • Doodling
  • Watched the SpaceX launch as a family (!)
  • Some … car battery problems (turns out the CCA of the default Subaru battery is pretty low)
  • More memory games and puzzles

Watched/read/made

  • Read all available Alita: Battle Angel (only wish there was more …)
  • Read some of The Swamp Thing (okay, not great)
  • Finished all of Money Heist (phew!)
  • Sampled a bit of Madame Secretary (meh)
  • Watched Kung Fu Panda, Room on the broom with Tara (👍)
  • Watched an amazing documentary: Fantastic Fungi

Monthly recap (April 2020)

Watercolor with Tara
Watercolor with Tara

Major updates:

  • Continuing to work from home, scattered, sleepy :-/

Minor updates:

Watched/read/made:

  • Lots of Scooby Doo (!), with Tara (the 2015 version was … not that great, the 2006 version … is working out very well)
  • Part 1 of Money Heist (and now I’m humming Bella Ciao all the time …)
  • Tiger King (what was that …)
  • Watched Logan Lucky, Tiger King, MLP: The Movie, Nightmare before Christmas (!)
  • Reading a bunch of series on Comixology: Alita: Battle Angel, Witcher, Alien: Omnibus Locke and Key

Interesting Links: April 2020

Connections between concepts, of sorts.
Connections between concepts, of sorts.

Interesting links: March 2020

Now abandoned Buran shuttle, on an Energia booster
Now abandoned Buran shuttle, on an Energia booster

Monthly recap (March 2020)

Chalk drawing on the sidewalk outside our home
Chalk drawing on the sidewalk outside our home

Major updates:

  • WFH !! 😞
  • Discovered Comixology 😀

Minor updates:

  • Bunch of “virtual playdates(what a concept!)
  • Lots of Playmobil sets
  • Tara finally got the hang of Lego, so … yeah, lots of Lego sets too
  • Family board game time” expanded to include Junior versions of a bunch of Hasbro games
  • Spending some time playing soccer in the park nearby 😃
  • Chalk painting on the sidewalk

Watched/read/made:

  • Read (graphic novels): first two books of The Witcher, first three books of Locke and Key
  • Read (with Tara): first book of Magic Tree House, first three books of Ivy and Bean (her current favorite)
  • Watched (Netflix): Outbreak (!), Brittany runs a marathon, Christopher Robin

Monthly recap (February 2020)

Major updates:

  • (none ?)

Minor updates:

  • I forgot to write this last month, and … I’m already a little vague on the details, which is … why these are so important!
  • Took Tara climbing at Planet Granit (fun!)
  • Brainstorming schools for Tara
  • Beginnings of “family board game time” (!)
  • Tentative start to re-activating my Facebook account after many years

Watched/read/made:

  • Read Three Body Problem (amazing)
  • Listened to Waking Up
  • Watched (movies): Parasite (whoa), Knives Out
  • Watched (Netflix): Messiah