This past Saturday, I snuck away for a few hours to hit up the grand opening Limited Run Games's brick-and-mortar store in Cary, NC. While I was there, I picked up a copy of Return of the Obra-Dinn, one of my "pandemic games" and one of the best gaming experiences I've had in recent years. … Continue reading Year 5, Day 67
I don't know what Jaclyn implied Miles was going eat for dinner, but he was fast with his counter proposal. "NO," he declared. "I want chicken and waffles!" "Hey, he's the one who said it!"
Learning about conductivity courtesy of Steve Spangler science.
Hosting trivia at Legion Brewing for as long as I have has made me part of the family at that fine establishment. Which means I occasionally get invited to events like tonight's "Friends and Family" preview for their new location on Morehead St. Jaclyn and I were happy, to say the least, to make a … Continue reading Year 5, Day 64
For Family Movie Night this week, Miles asked to watch "a Star Wars movie with Luke, Obi-Wan, and Darth Vader in it." Wouldn't you know, I had JUST the movie. Miles has watched a lot of bits and pieces of Star Wars movies over the years, but I think this may be the first time … Continue reading Year 5, Day 63
One of Miles's favorite times of day (and mine too) is during that brief window between lying down and falling asleep. Miles often wants his back, cheek, or head rubbed while I cuddle close with him, and I'll typically oblige until he finally drifts off (which I do sometimes too). Tonight, once I was pretty … Continue reading Year 5, Day 62
A Portrait of Mommy - Miles Martin, 2022. Chalk on concrete.
As I've mentioned a few times recently, conversations about possible second children have slowly become more prevalent in our house. Things ground to a halt over the weekend, however, when Jaclyn explicitly said that a second child would mean losing my reading room*. Fortunately, I had a backup plan. And it's already taken root! After … Continue reading Year 5, Day 60
"I'm bringing Miles's leftover pizza home for you." Expectation: vs. Reality: Hand included for scale.
In the latter days of Jaclyn's pregnancy, I was increasingly stressed about Miles's due date. Not because it was going to mark a earth-shattering shift in my life, upending the status quo and seeing to it I never had a moment of peace ever again; no, I was concerned because his due date was February … Continue reading Year 5, Day 58: Baby’s First Trip to the Movies!