Weekend Things

Hello from my new routine of bouncing on my yoga ball, eating dates, drinking red raspberry leaf tea, walking and responding to texts asking if I’ve had this baby yet. I have not! I know it’s not even his due date yet, but dang, I so thought this baby was going to come early, so it’s sort of killing me that he’s not. Both Joey and I were born three days late, so maybe baby just wants to continue the pattern 🙂 Here’s what this weekend looked like!

Extremely thankful that my indigestion has actually basically subsided instead of becoming worse in these last few weeks of pregnancy. Mostly so I could stop avoiding spicy food (another wives’ tale for inducing labor). We decided to try an Indian place right around the corner and um… why don’t we eat more Indian food?? So good! My mouth was on FIRE, but it was worth it. Didn’t do the trick though 😦

After dinner, we stood across the street to admire the Halloween lights Joey put up earlier in the day (I love them!) then headed back inside and queued up The Trial of the Chicago 7. Even though I was making a “too many men!” joke beforehand, I really liked it! I thought Sacha Baron Cohen was marvelous and only the last ten-ish minutes started to feel slightly cheesy to me.

Saturday started with ricotta pancakes (my fav!) and then who knows what we did! Every weekend day is a blur of me sitting on the couch, watching random things on TV, looking at my phone and feeling impatient 😂

Joey spent some time voting (Andi was being really helpful I think!) and I was out admiring the fall colors on our tree. I love that we have a pretty pink one in our own backyard! Oh and we did take a long walk that afternoon too. I really love seeing all the cute houses in our new neighborhood, plus all the Halloween decor they’re dressed in right now.

We took a trip to the office and when we got back we pulled out leftovers for dinner then watched this unfortunately titled film. I tried to search it through the voice command button and my TV told me it didn’t respond to such language 😂😂 I read a favorable Vanity Fair review but I actually thought this movie was just okay. I did appreciate how vulnerable, sensitive and emotional the main male character was though ❤ We watched this week’s episode of The Great British Bake Off afterward to fill the time before SNL. I feel like the only time I see Justin Bieber is on SNL and I always think he’s good??

It was so gloomy on Sunday morning and our room was so dark but I somehow managed to wake up at a normal hour and decided to order us some Snooze while Joey… uh snoozed. My egg came over hard (ew) but otherwise, I really love their shrimp and grits. We got a pumpkin pancake on the side and it was so good! We also finished up SNL.

No joke, I felt like I just sat on the couch/my yoga ball for the rest of the day. We bundled up to walk at some point though! Before dinner we watched the last episode of Unorthodox, which I thought was really good! Joey made us dinner ❤ and it was delicious. Love a fall feeling pasta with at least four different kinds of cheese! After dinner, we decided to get back on our Hitchcock binge and pulled up Marnie. That movie is… weird. The psychological stuff at the end was interesting but I was deeply uncomfortable at the way Sean Connery’s character treated Tippi Hedron’s. I hope you all had a good weekend!

Weekend Things

Well we did NOT have a baby this weekend, much to the dismay of my mom, who wrote 10/10/20 on her prediction card from our shower, but we did eat some really good burgers, watch some Halloween movies, put up our little library (finally!), clean the house, oh and Joey caught on fire…

I’ll be 39 weeks pregnant on Wednesday! I’ll also be getting my first cervix check and I’m nervous-excited. We are getting so so close and I can’t believe it! Celebrated Friday (and the continuance of summer weather) with burgers from Park Burger and man, were they good! Afterward, we retreated inside to watch Hocus Pocus and though I love that movie, can I just say how weird it is that this is a Disney movie and part of the plot revolves around Max being a virgin??

Started Saturday with whole grain chocolate chip banana pancakes (the chocolate is on the other side!) and one chocolate-less mini pancake for the pup. Then I did a little bit of cleaning, a little bit of reading and a little bit of bouncing on my yoga ball while Joey put up our little library and did some yard clean up. We took our trip to the office later, then came home and walked Andi before dinner.

So yeah, Joey caught on fire. We were boiling a pot of water for pasta on our biggest burner, where the flames sort of come up around the side of the pot if you have it on high and as he was standing in front of that pot, he was pouring something into the pan on the burner next to it and thought “it’s really hot” and then when he looked down, his shirt was on fire!!! He literally said “oh, I’m on fire” and then he patted it out somehow. Andi and I were way less calm about it 😱😱😱 RIP to that shirt that had been getting lots of good comments from strangers when we were out on walks.

Post-panic attack, we watched The Burbs (I legit love that scene when Tom Hanks freaks out then yells “take me to the hospital, I’m sick!” and puts the gurney in the ambulance by himself 😂) then yes, we watched Hubie Halloween. I really can’t with that voice Adam Sandler is doing/has done too often, but luckily there’s a billion cameos to be distracted by and we did get some laughs out of it. June Squibb rules! Also, two-thirds of the way through, my dad texted saying he had just finished it, so like-father like-daughter ❤

Well this is the only picture I have from Sunday, but don’t take it as a sign the day was boring because it was actually really nice. We got breakfast from Onefold — coulda sworn I took a picture of my first time having their bacon fried rice (UH YUM) but it’s MIA now — finished SNL (I thought Bill Burr’s monologue was pretty cringey but I’m not as outraged as the internet seems to be), Joey cleaned our floors and bathrooms (🙌) while I read and then we watched My Octopus Teacher, a documentary about a man observing (befriending??) an octopus for it’s year-long life and I maybe got teary at the end. Also wondered what that man’s wife thought of him spending every day with an octopus 😂 Finished the day with leftovers, the briefest of walks because we had “tropical storm-level gusts” for most of the day and like three episodes of The Vow, during which Joey made us popcorn! How was your weekend?