I definitely did not have “updating the firmware for my air fryer” on my 2020 list.

This morning I uttered their favourite line

“Who wants to go to the store?”

And both dogs sprinted over in the hopes of getting a treat.

(Hugo ended up standing on his hind legs and toppling a basket of treats from a shelf 🤦🏻‍♂️)

Even as an adult Christmas Eve makes me excited and it is super difficult to fall asleep

Started my holiday vacation by waking up this morning to find these two snuggling each other

Did my first Fitness+ rowing workout tonight. I loved the combo of technique coaching, physical motivation, and a touch of general life motivation.

It’s early but this feels like it may be a fixture for me.

Change of pace tonight and I’m getting couch cuddles from the cat.

And lastly, my low key favourite Christmas ornament of all time that has been with me since I was a child.

Ghost! 👻

It is also important that my tree has a Zamboni on it.

Some Star Wars ornaments that are hidden on my Christmas tree

Tonight we trimmed the tree so it feels like Christmas finally.

I came across this tweet about the late 90s/early 00s design aesthetic and it resonated deeply with me and reminded me that I imported this PS4 controller because I loved it so much.

Crystal PS4 controller

Technology peaked at this aesthetic.

Clear Gameboy Color Clear N64 and controllers Clear PS2 controllers Original iMac colours

Source: Danny Sweeney via Twitter

Luna and Hugo teamed up to pass serious judgement on poor Downward Dog form.

The sun painted a pretty scene on the clouds before it disappeared

I have found that I need the “on this day” reminders from Photos and my blog to reinforce what time of year it is in 2020. Part of me definitely still thinks it is March.

Last night my wife made us roast beef for dinner. Not content for the pedestrian pairing of mashed potatoes as a side she instead prepared cauliflower bites fried in a buffalo sauce.

I regularly catch myself subtly smiling to people when I walk by them and then realize that it is hidden by my mask.

I need to adopt some more elaborate mannerisms!

This afternoon’s dilemma, to watch the provincial Covid update and feel bad now or to learn the details later and feel bad then.

This entire year has been a strange adjustment to work and life. Today I was reflecting on whether my cat will ever adjust to having a second dog in the house.

Choosing to not go play hockey tonight hours before the rink is closed for a few weeks is probably one of the toughest calls I have had to make in 2020.

At the same time, staying home was also a real easy choice.

Today was a very sleepy day in our home

Halifax just announced a lot of new restrictions and rules to try and get our COVID cases back under control.

I’m thankful that I just did a grocery run so we have enough provisions to hunker down for a bit.

It’s challenging to capture the holiday spirit when it’s 15 degrees and rainy. I could really go for some snow! ❄️

Went for a sunset hike with Luna tonight while Raquel took Hugo to the pet store.

Nova Scotia is bordering on having to bring in more extreme COVID restrictions again as we have recorded more than a dozen cases recently.

Thankfully I am noticing an uptick in mask use and people following rules again which gives me hope.

Luna has claimed this footstool as the ultimate sunbeam collector