Weekend Things

Hi and how was your Valentine’s weekend??  Ours started with a house viewing, included three movies at home and ended with buffalo chicken tacos, so I am not complaining!

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We saw a BEAUTIFUL house on Friday and it even had this J+L sign in the backyard!!!  We put in a really strong offer, but we didn’t get it 😦 so the search continues!

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I had made us a dinner reservation at Annette (we’ve been for brunch, but never for dinner) and though it was good, I was sort of put off by how small the “share” plates were and how long the gap between our first two dishes and our entree was.  We contemplated dessert, but decided to ditch out and head to Sweet Cow for ice cream instead ♥

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Saturday started with chocolate chip pumpkin pancakes and later on, I had a manicure.  I’ve basically spent a lifetime having manicurists chastise me for not taking better care of my cuticles and it takes all my patience not to be like “YES, I KNOW!”  Anyway, my color is called Terra and I’m loving it!  We also maybe looked at four houses, but none of them were “the one.”

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Back at home, we watched The Host — now that Parasite has won Best Picture, we must watch all Bong Joon-Ho’s other movies, though we can’t find Memories of Murder anywhere!! — and I thought it was great!  I’m just saying, that movie came out in 2006 and that CGI monster really holds up, plus that ending duel scene was pretty badass.  After that, we ate leftover soup and watched The Departed.  Leo was amazing, Matt Damon’s Boston accent is truly what I live for and I did not see that ending coming, but sort of feels like Martin Scorsese makes movies for and about men, you know?

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Sunday started at a very busy Onefold — I won’t subject you to another photo of their breakfast burrito 😛 — and then we jumped right into our Sunday chores, including salads for the week and I made granola and roasted a beet (for beet brioche burger buns later this week!) while Joey did laundry and worked for a bit.  I hit up yoga later on and then we made Buffalo Chicken Tacos (from a recipe my sister gave me ♥) and watched Mother.  I thought Kim Hye-ja, who played the titular character was AMAZING!!!  We only have Snowpiercer and Okja left!

Please tell me what you did this weekend, I’d love to hear 🙂

Weekend Things

Well, I took a total of four pictures this weekend and three of them are food, so an F for me on life documentation, but this weekend was pretty chill and I think we needed it.

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Seems like we’ve gone to the movie theater every Friday for as long as I can remember but there wasn’t anything we really wanted to see and my at-home movie list grows longer by the day, so we opted to stay home, cook ramen and watch something on our own TV.  Ugh, that ramen may look okay, but I found it so flavorless and I overcooked that egg TWICE!  Also, we watched The Master and… yeah, it’s unique and the performances are interesting, but I don’t know that I liked it really.  Do I not like Paul Thomas Anderson??  We made up for it all with a piece of the King Cake Emily sent us this week ♥

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We hadn’t made waffles in a few weeks so it was time and Joey picked a recipe for lemon poppy seed that turned out so good!  The best things are made with buttermilk, okay??  I don’t know what we spent the rest of the day doing except maybe binge-watching Unbelievable.  Added interest because it takes place in Colorado!  Oh and I also cleaned our fridge, while Joey did some outdoor clean up and then we headed to Lafayette for dinner with Hannah, Josh and Mason.  They are looking at preschools, can you even believe it???  I cannot!  We had dinner at Teocalli and I really really like that place and it’s always good to see our best friends ♥

When we got home, we finished Unbelievable and I really loved it!  I think the world of Toni Collette, Merritt Wever and Kaitlyn Dever sooo I was basically guaranteed to like it, but what a scary story that thankfully had a satisfying ending.  We watched all of SNL afterward and Adam Driver is my favorite weirdo!

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Sunday morning at my favorite place ♥  Afterward, we made lunch salads (well Joey did most of the work) and I cooked some chickpeas, cleaned the bathroom and actually read for a few hours.  Joey was out in the living room watching a movie when I saw the news about Kobe Bryant on Twitter.  I was really shocked.  So sad that his daughter and seven other people also died.  I can’t even imagine that heartbreak those families are going through right now 😦

I went to yoga later that afternoon, then came home and we made dinner and watched the Grammys.  Now I remember why we stopped watching the Grammys but I really do love Billie Eilish, okay??  I hope you had a nice weekend.  It’s the last week of January 2020, let’s do this!