Heat Reprieve

It’s raining!

Like I’ve mentioned, May brought some unseasonably hot days for us, so when it started raining the kids charged outside to bask.


Nicely cooled things off for us and even treated us to a double rainbow.

-FF

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Finally

Well, it’s easy to put a date on this picture because it’s the release date for Detroit: Become Human, May 25, 2018.

There’s a funny backstory to this though.

The announcement came out for this two years ago at E3. The developers of Beyond Two Souls and Heavy Rain bringing us a game on the PS4? Yes please!

Redlfare excitedly pre-orders it, trusting Amazon’s estimated release date of December 31, 2016… and then it suddenly becomes December 31, 2017 when she goes to check it.

She’d ordered it for me for Christmas that year (2016) with a sweet little IOU slip. We do that sometimes for games. I know I certainly don’t mind waiting for an awesome game when the release date is already close to a special occasion.

Amusingly, this came out two days after my birthday in 2018, so maybe she preordered my birthday gift two years early? 😉

This has been a very highly anticipated game for my household though, and eventually there will be a section of scenes played by yours truly over on Monk of Mists https://monkofmists.wordpress.com/ . It’s sort of a pain in the butt to set up recording the PS4 reliably, so I’m probably not going to do that, but if you don’t mind spoilers of random scenes from that game, they’ll be on that blog once the game has been out for a while longer.

My review of it so far? Fantastic. I can’t wait to watch Redflare and the teenagers play it and see how our two stories differ.

-FF

Birthday Arrival

Okay, so this post is actually going up about three months after my actual birthday… oops.

Something very different from usual was that I had the day before off due to those dental appointments.

So when I can into work on my actual birthday I found something waiting for me at my desk?!

What’s funny is they had delivered them the day before, against my mom’s delivery instructions, so halfway into the afternoon I received a call from the front desk and they gave me ANOTHER candy boquet!?

Hey, that works.

Meanwhile, at home Redflare insisted on getting a picture of me…

And because the kids get offended when we parents don’t follow the same traditions as they receive there was cake.

How old was I as of late May? Old enough to no longer be in the primary marketing demographic of 18-35.

-FF

Dental Day

Dental checkups for all five kids is a full day adventure. I take the day off from work and we shuffle them through the chair one after the other.

None of them have yet had a cavity but it was Newbie’s turn to get her new molars sealed.

We scheduled that for the same day Redflare and I had our cleaning done to reduce vacation time usage and off we went.

Once her teeth were protected it was time to head to the adult dental office where the littles got to play in the waiting area as they waited for Redflare and me to go through our cleaning.

I remain cavity free myself.

Since we’re out doing chores and we only have two littles, may as well sneak in some grocery shopping earlier than usual too, right?

-FF

Shaving

It was May and yet we clearly jumped from winter to summer. It was just getting too hot without an AC in the house to keep the beard.

Given Thunderer has never seen me cleanshaven we thought it was a good idea for her to at least see the process start.

She seemed a bit confused about it.

She would later express her dislike of me being clean shaven, but at least I didn’t leave this look.

At this point the beard is on its return tour, mostly because I’m lazy and don’t enjoy shaving. :p

I can’t recall who said it, but somebody wondered if we had an extra cat when they looked at the floor when I was done. I guess there was a lot of fur on my face.

-FF

Blogger Blitz Black Sheep Round 1: Match 3: Blogger Blitzception!

Here we go!

Pop on over to Monk of Mists for my entry.

Meanwhile, in the other corner we have Teri Mae hosting her entry.

You can find my links to Match 1 and Match 2 as well.

You want results from the matches? Well, you’ll have to head over and enjoy Adventure Rules’ content for that.

So stay tuned there at the end of this week for who wins in the strange match of Ganondorf v Sigma!

-FF

Gold Diggers

Birds and flowers are great and all, but what about your cute kids FF?

Well, they’re still around, making mistchief.

Superman really wanted to go dig for gold while they were outside playing while we did yard work. We went ahead and let him dig a hole a bit near the back of the garage (lower chance I’ll step in it and twist my ankle.)

His younger siblings eventually joined to “help” too.

-FF