Weekend Things

Guys, have I mentioned we’re bored?? In addition to just quarantining and waiting around for baby to arrive (not yet please, but soonish πŸ˜‹), I also had time to take a total of four pictures this weekend. I have a feeling this post will be brief!

I’m now on a steady diet of dates, don’t worry about it. My favorite way to eat them is by blending them into a smoothie with milk, peanut butter and banana. So good!

Everyone celebrates Friday with a big salad, right?? This one had all the fun things though (chicken made THE BEST way, goat cheese, bacon, avocado and crispy shallots!), so it felt Friday-worthy. We also started watching To Catch a Thief and then I had to put Joey to bed we were both too tired to finish it and went to bed.

Started Saturday with breakfast sandwiches and a blueberry cream cheese croissant from the Wooden Spoon, then we finished our movie and I didn’t love that one, to be honest. Why was everyone so tan?? In search of something to do, Joey went down to start organizing our basement and… I made padsicles! I’m sorry if you’re not here for talk of postpartum recovery but um, I, a 31-year old woman, did not know anything about the bleeding and cleaning and icing and general pain of postpartum so I’m not even about to continue that trend of keeping it hushed up. I hope my future self thanks me for making basically an aloe and Witch Hazel coated underwear ice pack πŸ˜‹

Later we took a trip to our office to check the mail and I put on real clothes to do it because it was truly my excitement for the day πŸ˜‚ That night, we watched The Devil All the Time and even though Rob Pattinson should not be allowed to do accent work (or maybe even act at all), and even though this movie didn’t get great reviews, we both liked it? Made it through Weekend Update on SNL and I thought that episode sucked.

Sunday morning pumpkin waffles! I haven’t been able to get canned pumpkin in weeks and weeks but I had just enough in the freezer to make these waffles and they were so good! My new trick is to just sub buttermilk for milk in every recipe. Andi also approved.

The afternoon included football, a long walk for the pup, making pickled veggies for banh mi dinner, Joey finishing the basement organization and I took a nap πŸ‘Έ After dinner, we walked the pup again (yes, I am doing all the walking!), finished What We Do in the Shadows and started The Vow. Also, my family FaceTimed us and they were all having tacos together and I wish we could have been with them! I hope your weekend was more eventful πŸ™‚

Weekend Things

Ooo, this weekend was a good one! I’m just going to jump right into it!

Friday has become our take out night and I’m not mad about it. We decided on Work & Class, where we brought home way too much food for two people but it was all so good. I got a raspberry date honey mocktail and it was amazing! Back inside, we watched The Devil Wears Prada because I’ve watched 75% of it like three times and never seen the end?? Stanley Tucci was my favorite part.

I made us both avocado toast for Saturday breakfast and then when we were done watching The Kitchen (Sunny made paella packets on the grill and said it makes a perfect camping meal and now I’m never going camping unless there’s a paella packet πŸ˜‹), we started our breastfeeding class. Not going to lie, I’m excited but overwhelmed by the thought of starting this journey in a few weeks, but it’ll all be okay!

Later on, Joey put up these cutie bookshelves in the nursery (they came sooner than I thought!) and then we maybe ordered two more because they’re actually in stock now and turns out baby already has a ton of books! We ate leftovers for dinner (this was SO GOOD) then watched Vertigo (we are on a real Jimmy Stewart kick apparently) and I did not see that twist coming! That Pink Elephants on Parade-esque scene (you know the one) really freaked me out 😱 but I truly dug the movie.

Sunday was the best day! Firstly, we didn’t have to decide what to have for breakfast because we were headed to my parents’ for John Legend’s breakfast sandwiches + hashbrowns by Mom ❀ She pasteurized eggs for me, can you believe it?? Afterward, we FaceTimed my uncle in New Orleans and got to chat for a good bit! Joey, my mom, my sis and I all walked over to the grocery store so Joey and I could grab mums and pumpkins and then, since Joey and I are putting ourselves into quarantine this week, I made my family take one last picture with pregnant me. The next time they see me in person, we’ll have a baby!!! Whoa, that is surreal to think/say!

Back at home, we set those fall decorations out on the front porch, finished our breastfeeding class, read, watched football (well, one of us did…) and sanitized stuff for baby. Another check list item to cross off! We made this Roasted Butternut Squash with Chorizo-Spiced Kale for dinner and it was a lovely little fall veggie dinner for a chilly Sunday night. Big Brother afterward and I’m ready for this season to get interesting already. I hope your weekend was wonderful as well!