Low Key Weekend Things

Happy Monday, you all.  I hope you had a pleasant weekend.  Mine was pretty low key.  I bet you didn’t see that coming judging from title of the post, right?  On Friday, as we drove home from work, I commented that I was pretty sure my throat wasn’t really sore, it was just really dry.  Then I woke up on Saturday with a definite sore throat and about zero energy.  Hence the low key-ness around here.

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Remember this place??  Even though they were out of both movies we wanted to rent (Anna Karenina and Argo) it was such a trip to be inside a Blockbuster for the first time in years.  It brought back fond memories of trips there with my family when I was younger.  We were there a lot.  We ended up buying Anna Karenina on pay-per-view and I managed to stay awake through 3/4 of it.  I’m a fricken party, people!

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Beer brewing took up a majority of the day on Saturday.  We did manage to take a nice walk outside in the 60-degree weather.  There was so much snow last weekend and this weekend was perfectly beautiful.  That’s Colorado for you.

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Our beer currently looks like this.  It’s a Hefeweizen, which I’m a big fan of so I’m crossing my fingers that it turns out good.  We may or may not have almost forgot to add the malt extract, which is, you know, pretty important in the beer-making process.

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I wanted to go to the free Saturday yoga class, but my lack of energy made me skip yoga for the Great Gatsby (I want to read it before the movie comes out!) and a green smoothie.  Then I took the most awesome nap.  I felt a million times better afterwards.  Naps are the best.  Weekend movie #2 was Adaptation.  How crazy is that movie?!  Fun Fact: the main character’s identical twin brother is the only fictional person to be nominated for an Oscar.

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Sunday involved outdoor running, a trip to the mall –I took my sunglasses to be adjusted and it literally took them 30 minutes to get them “just right” — and new candle purchases.  Spring scents are out and that plus the warm weather this weekend has me totally craving spring.  It’s just around the corner, right?

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I also did some healthy food prep for the workweek.  There’s chopped veggies galore, homemade hummus, hardboiled eggs and Baked Oatmeal Snack Bars all packaged up and ready to go!  I find chopping and baking extremely cathartic and if I had the time and motivation to do something like this every weekend, I totally would.  After all that healthy-ness, it was time for burgers.

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Look, Joey and I already broke our “no eating out” rule only 3 days into the challenge.  To be fair, we planned on letting the rule slide for this special occasion.  Since my parents couldn’t make it to my nephew’s birthday party last weekend, they took us all out to Red Robin for burgers, bottomless fries, balloons that kept ending up on the ceiling and presents.  I multi-tasked with a baby in one hand and a burger in the other.

Here’s to as fast week — I’m headed to Arizona on Friday!

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Are you a beer drinker?  What’s your favorite kind?

Are you a napper?

Are you as excited for spring as I am?

6 thoughts on “Low Key Weekend Things

  1. Wow…I didn’t even realize Blockbuster still had actual stores around. Blast from the past! That place was such a big part of my childhood….it was one of my early life goals to watch all the musicals they had in their musical section (nerd alert!). As much as I love my Netflix, it was really fun back in the day to go and pick out actual physical movies from a store. And yes, Adaptation is absolutely nuts. All of Charlie Kauffman’s movies are, but they appeal to me in a bizarre, “what the hell am I watching?” kind of way. 🙂 Plus, you can’t go wrong with Meryl Streep. Fact.

  2. I feel like we’re getting seriously taunted with spring up in here. The last few days have felt positively balmy, and then it snows again today:-( The good news is that Daylight Savings Time starts this Sunday!!!

  3. I visited a friend in St. Louis a few months ago and he surprised the heck out of me when he took me to a Blockbuster. I had NO IDEA they even still existed! The Great Gatsby is one of my favorite books and the ONLY book I actually didn’t mind being forced to read in high school! 😉

    I can’t wait for spring! The weather has been so crazy around here lately…it was in the 30’s on Saturday and SNOWING and then just yesterday it got up to 60!! I can’t take the teasing!!

    • We had similar weather yesterday. As in it was snowing hard all day then around 3 the sun came out and everything melted. It was absolutely insane!

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