Weekend Things

What a weekend of nothing and everything at the same time. I only say that because we are really slowing down on house decorating and baby prepping, so I found myself… bored?? But then again, there were some real highlights too. My sis came over to give me a mani/pedi and ended up getting a job offer while she was here!!! We had an outdoor movie night with Lori! And it turns out nesting is born of boredom, so we spent Sunday cleaning and I made us some peach cobbler ❀

Like everyone else, Joey and I were so saddened to hear the news of Chadwick Boseman’s passing. He was far too young. I once listened to his interview on the Hollywood Reporter podcast and was just so impressed by his commitment to all of his roles. He clearly understood how important and meaningful they were and wasn’t going to take on any portrayal without giving it his all. What a hero he was.

I feel so lucky to have a little sis who will come do my nails for me! They look so so good! After she got her job offer, we celebrated by ordering ramen from Uncle. I am so excited and happy for her!


We woke up Saturday and made ricotta pancakes. It’s a real toss up for best ever pancake between buttermilk and ricotta, but luckily we don’t have to choose. These were sooooo good! We unfortunately had a foreman pass away last week, so Joey headed out to a memorial lunch that afternoon and I parked it in the nursery rocking chair to read for a bit.

Who knows how we passed the rest of the afternoon, but that night, we had Lori over for Illegal Pete’s and then we set up the projector just as it started raining?? Luckily, it passed pretty quickly and we were able to watch The Perks of Being a Wallflower, which Joey and I saw in theaters but not since. I still really loved it! Also it was really nice to just visit with Lori and show her the nursery ❀

And here’s Sunday by meal? In between, Joey was really going for it on the cleaning of the house and I was lounging about but then I got a burst of energy and made cobbler then deep cleaned the kitchen. We made grilled chimichurri portobellos with goat cheese mashed potatoes for dinner and YUM! My mom texted my sister and I to ask if anyone was watching the VMAs but duh, Mom, BTS was performing! I thought we had outgrown the VMAs years ago, but I actually felt like we knew most of those performers and winners, so I guess we’re getting younger now! I actually thought those remote or pre-recorded performances were great (Lady Gaga forever)! But you know who I thought was best πŸ§¨πŸ˜‹

Please tell me what you did this weekend!

Weekend Things

Well aside from listening to “Dynamite” a billion times, I’m delighted to report I did more than take pictures of my dog all weekend. We got the nursery about 80% done, ate a lot of take out and watched I’ll Be Gone in the Dark. I’m feeling so happy about it all (except that last part, which has me feeling like I’ll never sleep again 😬). I can’t wait to show you!

Also, both Hannah and Becca had their babies last week and I have so loved getting their updates and seeing pictures of those sweet babies ❀❀❀❀

We’d been craving wings for a while so we got take out from Fire on the Mountain and those fries were on point! Back inside, we started I’ll Be Gone in the Dark. Scary things in general and true crime specifically are NOT my thing but I’d heard this series was good, so we decided to give it a go.

Two episodes later and this little puppy was wiped out! πŸ˜‚πŸ˜

Guys, breakfast is a struggle lately! You know I usually LOVE breakfast but every morning lately I wake up and nothing sounds good! We agonized over what to make and ultimately decided to pick something up from Stowaway. I really miss eating there and I really miss ordering something with poached eggs πŸ˜‹

I forgot to mention that our rocking chair and ottoman were deliv!ered on Friday and though we’d had this set picked out for MONTHS, it wasn’t until the delivery was scheduled that we thought to measure our super narrow stairway and IT WAS TOO SMALL!!!! We hoped we were maybe wrong or that the chair cushions might squish enough to fit but no. We were in a slight panic but Chad and Lori came over on Saturday and suggested opening up the covering on the bottom of the chair to take the rockers off (I’m definitely not familiar enough with how furniture is put together to have thought of this) and it fit no problem. I cannot even tell you how relieved and happy I felt!!!! Also, it’s so beautiful and comfortable. Andi and I spent a lot of time sitting in it this weekend ❀

Look what else came… our wallpaper! Not going to lie, we definitely thought about backing out on this project many times during the month between when we ordered it and when it came, but then we decided to go for it, so Joey started it up on Saturday. I can’t say I helped physically, but I did keep him company πŸ˜‹ He got it all up by Saturday night, so it would just need to be trimmed come Sunday. I made us steak fajita bowls for dinner and we hit two more episodes of our show. I’ll tell you what, I could definitely have done without that audio of the Golden State Killer saying “I’m gonna kill you” that they played something like 5 times!!! 😱

Sunday started with yogurt bowls in the backyard. Have I mentioned we’ve had something like seven consecutive 90 degree days?? Combine that with smoky air from wildfires and being outside has not exactly been a joy. We try to keep it to early morning and evenings, but it is still hot!

Afterward, Joey finished up the wallpaper and I LOVE IT!!!! He did such a good job and I’m so grateful. We accidentally broke the second picture frame for the right side, so after this (and delivery from Illegal Pete’s for lunch!) we headed to Michael’s to pick up another and now we just need our Winnie the Pooh prints to come, so we can fill them. The other side of the room needs a few things and then I can unveil that side too 😊

We took the rest of the day easy and just had leftovers, watched Big Brother and finished our show. I SOBBED over Michelle McNamara (or more specifically, her daughter Alice) but I thought this show was really well done and I love how it focused (and ended) on the survivors. Please tell me what you did this weekend!