My horse that had been left in Tucson when we moved to Alabama found its new home in my office and got reunited with its hat, which for some reason did make the move.
We skipped the family WDW vacation this year (the others still went). Not worth it before vaccinations and visiting the parks is something we have been starting to not see the value of for a little while now, especially for Mik as rides continue to be added without anything accessible (and the removal of the accessible such as Great Movie Ride). As long as the park reservations and park hopping remain how it is, there is just no value for Mik since the way he loves to do WDW involves going on Toy Story Mania first thing in Hollywood Studios, then taking boat to Epcot for lunch when the World Showcase opens, and then he'd indulge me in going over for Sorcerer's Quest in the Magic Kingdom, which is now also gone, and maybe doing Buzz Lightyear and we be back at the resort before 2pm, which I think is when you can now first park hop.
Probably the most fun project I did helping Nora with Kindergarten was the paper bag town.
For Mardi Gras, I made King Cake themed cocktails that Mik had found in a magazine.
I found this Easter egg wood wreath to paint, which led to trying to find and make more for other holidays and seasons throughout the year.
Of course, Mik and I had to celebrate Pi Day with Kirsten. Josh, and Nora.
I finally had it with the crappy dishwasher and the oven started to not always work, so I ordered the new appliances and really began the kitchen remodel that we had tried to start with new cabinets and countertops back in October 2020 and had not done, yet, because of store communication problems (not lack of supply like for the fridge). Love having a double oven again, but most love being able to put coffee cups on the dishwasher's third rack.
I introduced Nora to The Mighty Ducks. She asked if she could bring a stick in the house and pretend to play hockey and instead I gave her my hockey stick and a tennis ball. Kirsten thought I was crazy, but it's not like we didn't do stuff like that indoors as kids. Pretty sure I actually did it with rollerblades around the kitchen island at least once.
Now that Mik was fully vaccinated, he began to actually get out of the house for more than just doctor appointments and dinner at Kirsten's. First outing besides Food Lion was meeting Kirsten and Nora for lunch from food trucks in Market Commons.
Shed shelves collapsed and I replaced with better shelving.
Mik started looking at tables to put by his chair for his bar. Instead I brought down the coffee table that Grandpa Kjos made for Mom when she was in college, which was in just on top of other storage in my closet. Moving it actually allowed me to find a use for the top of the table Grandpa built me when I was a kid that we lost the legs to.