Weekend Things

It’s my sweet Mama’s birthday today, so first things first, HAPPY BIRTHDAY, MOM!! We did a little early celebrating this weekend by taking a family trip to the Wild Animal Sanctuary and it was so amazing! Before all that, my sister gave me a mani/pedi (SO NEEDED AND I’M SO GRATEFUL), Joey and I ordered in pizza and watched a real Rockies game (!!), I supervised Joey hanging up a bunch of new house decor and we (re)watched Django Unchained and mostly I just tried to take it easy because: ROUND LIGAMENT PAIN, OUCH!!!

What a true treasure it is to have a sister, especially one that gives such good mani/pedis ❤
We put in an order at Cart-Driver and then they cancelled it on us 😩 We barely recovered but enough to order something else — Earnest Hall to the rescue!
Do you like our new rug?? We do! Also got pictures, a mirror and a ladder shelf hung up and it’s feeling so good in this space!
Summer Squash and Basil Pasta is one of our favs! What I’ll say about Django upon a re-watch is please do not make me wait an hour and a half into the movie to see Leo!

Okay, excuse my ignorance, but I didn’t even know the Wild Animal Sanctuary A) existed or B) was so close! My sister suggested taking my mom for her birthday and I was on board. We were planning to go Sunday evening but there was some rain in the forecast so we quick switched plans and went right when they opened. It ended up being a cool(ish), breezy, overcast day and I’m SO GLAD because that 3-mile walk without any cover would’ve killed me if it had been sunny and hot. Plus we saw soooo many animals! A Bagheera (my favorite!), lots of bears, tigers, lions, camels and little fox-type creatures.

There is a giant elevated walkway so you’re not up in the animal’s faces and though there were times when we crossed paths with other visitors — sidenote: people who can’t even bother to pull up their mask for 30 seconds as you pass someone else are unfathomably dumb and rude — for the most part, we were all soooo spread out that we could take our masks off (the sanctuary just asks that you have it on when you’re within 20 feet of others), so that was nice and, I assume, probably not the case at the zoo. We had a good time!

Back at home, Andi was clinging to us like he thought we’d never return home, we both took a nap, ate leftovers for dinner and started Succession. Please tell me what you did!

Weekend Things

Popping in with the briefest of posts to say I turned 31 on Thursday, it is a million degrees every day and we watched many good things this weekend!

25 weeks on my 31st birthday and what a joy it is!
Joey got me BTS socks & Uno and says I need to come out to the internet already, so here, I’m OUT! Please know that my love is rooted in a sincere appreciation of dance but now just includes everything about this 7-piece 😉
Every red velvet cake my mom makes is my favorite red velvet cake ❤

The rest of the weekend involved Friday night pasta, Andi waking from a tongue-out nap and Joey painting the nursery (!!!!) this lovely color of pale green. Plus, we watched Palm Springs on Friday, finished up Normal People on Saturday and watched Hamilton on Sunday. What a weekend of watching amazing things!!! I thought Palm Springs was a DELIGHT, Normal People was so frustrating to me because I just wanted the two main characters to be happy and together but by the time it ended, I was just so moved and impressed by this show and Hamilton? Yeah, I totally get the hype!

What did you do this weekend?