Weekend Things

I very purposely kept life (mostly) off of Instagram this weekend.  Just as an experiment to see if I felt more present and less distracted that way.  Not going to lie though, I sort of felt like I was keeping myself from sharing stuff I wanted to share.  I’m about to share it all here, so it’s not so big of a deal, but dang, you probably all wish you could have seen a real time video of me singing along to The Hunchback of Notre Dame, right?? 😛

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We had a real deal date night on Friday and it wasn’t until we were headed to dinner that I realized it felt like it’d been a while since we’d had one.  First, we took advantage of the nice weather and being able to leave work a bit early to walk our pup.  It was the furthest we’ve ever walked him and I think we all enjoyed it ♥

We tried Dio Mio, Fish N Beer and Il Posto before finally ending up at Stowaway and we should have just gone there to begin with.  That pita was the best second best!  Then… FIRST MAN!  Sorry for all the movie enthusiasm lately, but as a voting member of the Academy, it’s my job to be excited and up to date on these things 😛  Joey wasn’t blown away but I liked it.  We both agreed Claire Foy was amazing, but do not expect any dramatic emotive performance from Gosling.

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Saturday started at Illegal Pete’s because: FREE BREAKFAST BURRITO DAY!  I picked us up coffee while Joey stretched and cooled down from his 10 mile run then we hopped in line and enjoyed our free breakfast.  Hit up the grocery store afterward and saw a girl totally scrape the entire right side of her car along the cement column in the parking garage!  Also, I bought this seasonal kombucha and it’s too savory for my taste.  And just for the record, it was nice enough to go on a noon-time run in short sleeves and it was truly wonderful.

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We had a wedding to attend that evening and while there, I saw the biggest pot of Pozole I’ve EVER seen.  I was feeling very witchy as I stirred it.  We maybe left with a cup of homemade salsa and a cup of candy corn, don’t judge!  Back at home, we threw on The Hunchback of Notre Dame and even though Joey fell asleep like 10 minutes in, I watched the whole thing and I had forgotten how dark it was.  Also, no offense Disney, but it’s sort of boring.

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We woke up to snow on Sunday!  Making Saturday’s short sleeved run even more wondrous.  I whipped up some vegan pumpkin spice pancakes, while Joey made himself some avocado toast (which became funny later in the day, when he was denying being a millennial and his argument was immediately struck down by Wayne asking “do you eat avocado toast??”) and we got some Sunday chores taken care of before heading to my parents’ for lunch.  Mom made some REALLY good chili and even though we missed my brother, SIL, niece and nephew who had to cancel because of the snow, it was fun seeing everyone else ♥

Later on, we put our pup in his coat and took a little walk in the snow.  He didn’t seem to mind the snow but he was NOT about me trying to wipe off his paws so I let Joey do that, ha.  Look how many more leaves were on the ground than on Friday!  Made some pad thai for dinner with “Decorating Disney” on in the background.  FASCINATING!  We also watched Private Life and I want to tell you it was really good but it mostly made me feel sad.

How was your weekend??

Weekend Things

Last night, I was trying to decide what was sadder.  The end of A Star is Born or yesterday’s Rockies game.  Either way, it means I’m feeling emotional raw today, so please be gentle.

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Friday night, we decided to do our full week’s worth of grocery shopping and that turned out to be a bad idea.  Not that Whole Foods was all that busy but by the time I made it to the check out line, I was just exhausted.  Luckily, take out from Uncle and cuddling up on the couch to watch a movie cured everything.  We watched The Lobster and it was so quirky, so strange and so much darker than I had expected.  We liked it though!

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Saturday started with a drive to The Boulangerie, a new bakery in South Denver, to pick up a fresh loaf of brown rice sourdough bread.  Guys, it’s so squishy and soft and delicious and also gluten free??  How?!  While we were in the area, we decided to grab coffee at Steam Espresso Bar and what a smooth latte it was!

Afterward, we quick prepped a salad, packed it and ourselves into the car and drove to Estes Park.  Joey’s dad has a newly bought and renovated cabin up there so the whole family was invited up.  We totally saw elk on our way!  We stayed a few hours then drove back to Denver.  Whew!

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But we had to come back because we had very important evening plans, aka seeing A Star is Born.  I’ll just preface by saying I hadn’t seen ANY of the other versions so, except for what you can glean from the trailer, I did not know the plot.  OH MY GOD, it was so sad!!!  Everyone was a mess of tears (except Joey, who was laughing at everyone’s pain…) and emotion by the end.  Despite how sad it was, I thought the movie was REALLY GOOD!  Lady Gaga IS a star, that much is certain.

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Yesterday, as Joey was out in the cold running 12 miles, I was at home feeling super energized by coffee, a phone call with my mom and getting a jump start on lunch prep.  Maybe it was Rockies game excitement/anxiety!  We left our house, in many layers (though I was still freezing!) at 12:30 and then watched our beloved Rox get swept and shut out and taken out of the playoffs.  It was honestly heartbreaking.  I think I was numb from the cold yesterday so it feels even sadder today.

Ending aside, it was such a fun and exciting season.  From a snowy Opening Day to games with family and friends, to watching a game in San Diego, to meeting Kyle Freeland to winning that Wild Card.  Till next year, Rockies! ♥

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Ended Sunday with a good cold weather meal of Smoky Sheet Pan Chicken with Cauliflower before hopping into bed to read.  And now, if  you don’t mind, I’ll probably go listen to the A Star is Born soundtrack until I can’t stand it.  How was your weekend?