Weekend Things

Happy Monday from a snowy Colorado!  Since we were gone for such a big chunk of October, I feel like I’m mentally a month behind.  They started playing Christmas music on our local radio station this weekend and it caught me totally by surprise.  Snow?  Christmas music?  Holiday specials on Food Network?  I guess we’re here already!

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Friday night, we saw The Lighthouse at the Alamo and let me just tell you this movie is insane.  It’s a two-hander between Willem Dafoe and Robert Pattinson, playing a lighthouse keeper and his assistant and… their descent into insanity?  It was so bizarre and wacky and I found it wildly entertaining.  I don’t think Joey is sure how he feels about it but I loved it!

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Saturday started with pancakes (these, except I left the pear out) and an episode of The Kitchen, but then I sat on the couch and read for hours!  I recently realized our book club was meeting a week earlier than I thought and that the book was a lot longer than I expected, so I needed to put some work in on it and I definitely did.  Helps that I really like it so far!  Later on, I headed into Louisville to get a facial and even got to say hi to my mom beforehand ♥

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That night we had tickets to see Ray Lamontagne at the Paramount and can I get a hell yeah for a Saturday night concert?!  Those weekday ones are so brutal.  Beforehand, we grabbed dinner at Corinne.  They had a burger, chicken tenders and lobster mac and cheese on the menu, so Joey was IN.  I wasn’t feeling super into it, but then I was really impressed with the atmosphere, the service and the food.  Joey went with the chicken tenders, in case you were wondering 😛

Ray has the most interesting voice!  It’s somehow both gravely and smooth?  I don’t know how he does it, but he sounded great and the whole show was acoustic so it sounded extra beautiful.  That being said, a dark theater and a soothing sound was making me very sleepy at times!

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Sunday breakfast with this sweet boy and his parents!  Hannah and I got together at the end of August, but the five of us hadn’t been altogether since July and that is unacceptable!  I love seeing that little family and I can hardly believe Mason is just about to turn two.  When did this happen??  He gave me the sweetest little hug before we all dispersed ♥

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Joey went to watch football after breakfast, so I used the alone time to make lunch salads for the week and… you guessed it, READ!  Is this how people read more than I do?  They stop watching TV and movies and scrolling Twitter and just actually read?  I also went to yoga for the first time since September!!!  Felt so nice and my shoulders are only slightly mad today.

For dinner, we made a Buttermilk-Marinated Roast Chicken and guys… SO GOOD!  I saw Samin Nosrat make one on Salt, Fat, Acid, Heat and have been meaning to make it ever since.  I’m so glad I finally got around to it!  Besides the forethought required to marinate it a day in advance, it was wildly easy to make and so moist and flavorful.  Try it out!  We also made Glazed Beets with Creme Fraiche and Pistachios (except I used Greek yogurt instead of creme fraiche) on the side and we loved it!

Please tell me what you did this weekend 🙂

Memory-a-Day in September

Saturday, September 1st: Debating a Pumpkin Spice Latte at Better Buzz, then deciding against it.

Sunday, September 2nd: Listening to Joey recap our day and realizing how truly good it’d been.

Monday, September 3rd: Walking through a bustling food hall and thinking how cool it was in there.

Tuesday, September 4th: Eating dinner outside and realizing it’s getting darker much earlier now.

Wednesday, September 5th: Wondering how Joey could possibly hear the soft crinkle of some tissue paper as I attempted to covertly wrap his anniversary present in our bedroom.

Thursday, September 6th: Cheersing spoonfuls of s’mores ice cream, watching Big Brother and trying to get our dog to hold hands with us.

Friday, September 7th: Getting smacked in the face with a rank smell during the Rockies game and wondering where it was coming from and when it would go away.

Saturday, September 8th: Pulling into a parking lot at Kenosha Pass and being truly wowed by all the gorgeous yellow leaves!

Sunday, September 9th: Walking home with an iced coffee in one hand and a pumpkin spice latte in the other.

Monday, September 10th: Having my sister over and getting a text saying “I had a lot of fun hanging out with you guys” after she’d left and gone home ♥

Tuesday, September 11th: Holding a pint of freshly picked strawberries up to my nose and breathing in the sweetest smell.

Wednesday, September 12th: Trashing half of my iced coffee because, after a few weeks of not drinking any, half the glass was pa-lenty!

Thursday, September 13th: Feeling flustered by my dog barking at everything on our walk, starting dinner later than planned and the grill running out of propane.

Friday, September 14th: Preparing for GABF by marking breweries to visit and making a list of which beers to try.

Saturday, September 15th: Feeling my age as I stood in line at a movie theater packed with high school students and thinking they were all annoying.

Sunday, September 16th: Walking into a little alcove of Aspens with bright yellow leaves and feeling immensely happy.

Monday, September 17th: Offering to make dinner for Joey and listening to the Emmys in the background.

Tuesday, September 18th: Seeing a kid and his mom decked out in their Hogwarts robes ahead of us in line for Potted Potter.

Wednesday, September 19th: Walking past some weeds that were swarming with bees and feeling really freaked out about it.

Thursday, September 20th: Walking across the street to the grocery store with both my parents and remarking how nice it was to spend some solo time with them.

Friday, September 21st: Laying in bed post-GABF and watching a video I’d taken at the beginning of the night of Mason riding our bouncy blue cow ♥

Saturday, September 22nd: Sitting on our porch swing while Joey worked on repainting our picket fence and soaking up the perfect late afternoon weather on the first day of fall.

Sunday, September 23rd: Eating lunch outside on our backyard and getting up to look for our pup, who was curled up in the sunshine of an empty space in our garden.

Monday, September 24th: Trying to pretend I wasn’t dozing off as we drove home from Red Rocks after the Beck concert.

Tuesday, September 25th: Chatting with the two gals next to me at book club about how much we loved the book.

Wednesday, September 26th: Eating a whole wheat applesauce muffin on the couch while watching the Big Brother finale.

Thursday, September 27th: Standing in the audience clapping along to “Mamma Mia,” “Dancing Queen” and “Waterloo” with (probably) a big dumb grin on my face.

Friday, September 28th: Telling Joey “we can leave early, I’ve already seen enough fireworks!” after seeing four home runs at the Rockies game.

Saturday, September 29th: Feeling Mason’s little hand wrapped tightly around my finger while we sat on a swing together ♥

Sunday, September 30th: Chanting “BEAT LA!” at the end of the Rockies game.

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