Weekend Things

Hello. We had so many fun and happy moments this weekend and yet, the reality of Roe v Wade being overturned hung over my head the whole time. I had to take a break from looking at social media on Friday after the news broke because it was just a lot. I don’t even know how to classify the feelings I’m having about it all. I guess it’s mainly incomprehension? I cannot understand how anyone would think this is the right way. Maybe it’s because none of these arguments are the real issue and there’s something much darker and more sinister at the heart of this debate. My heart is so heavy with it all and if you are feeling this way today too, I am right there with you.

It feels weird to transition from that, but here we are. Joey had a busy Friday, so I was lucky enough to get lots of solo time with Dempsey. He is a joy to be around. Saturday, we took Demps to get a haircut, then later, Joey and I went to see Top Gun: Maverick and hey, I had a good time! My sis and Wayne watched Dempsey while we were out, so we got to visit with them for a little bit afterward and then we ended the day with ramen. Sunday was mostly spent at a family gathering and it was blissfully overcast, so we could sit outside comfortably all afternoon. To top it all off, the Avs won the Stanley Cup and even I felt a little bit of excitement over that!

Joey left early Friday morning for a golf tournament, so Demps and I had breakfast together and then Lori picked him up and I worked. Always weird to be home by yourself all day! She brought him home later on and Joey got to see him for a little bit before he took off for the Avs game. We played outside for a little bit — my child’s favorite toy going on for a year now, is the syringe that comes with Children’s Tylenol πŸ˜‚ — then bath and bedtime. Had to drag him away from his reading time with Bunny when the bath water was ready to go 😍

Saturday started with almond butter pancakes for everyone and at noon, we took Dempsey to get his hair cut. I don’t think I’m allowed at the appointments anymore because I have so much anxiety about how much they’re cutting 😬 It turned out pretty good though! My sis and Wayne came over at 2:45 and we headed out for our movie. Joey has wanted to take me since he saw it with him mom and brother a month ago and I finally said okay. I think I’m on record as saying the original is not very good. I don’t have a nostalgic relationship to it at all. That being said, Maverick is legitimately a way better film. It looks better, it sounds better and the the plot works way better. It’s just the right amount of fan service so that it rewards lovers of the first movie and doesn’t annoy those who aren’t. I legitimately had good time. I don’t think it’s in my top ten as Joey predicted though πŸ˜‚

Back at home, Dempsey was having fun with Aunt Bean and Uncle Wayne. Wayne is so good with him and they seem like best buds ❀ They hung around for a little bit then headed home to make dinner and Joey headed out to pick up our ramen from Uncle. Demps continues to love a steamed bun and he’s determined to learn to use those chopsticks! After he went to bed, we watched Huslte, which we’d heard was good but kept forgetting to watch. As it started, I realized I had no idea what the plot even was! In case you don’t either, Adam Sandler plays a talent scout for the NBA, who discovers an unknown star player in Spain and has to train him on his own after the team he works for doesn’t want him. I think Joey had a good time recognizing all the real NBA players in the movie but whatever, I enjoyed it even without knowing who anyone was πŸ˜‹

Forgot to take hardly any pictures on Sunday, even though we had a fun day! Started with a soft scramble for all of us and then we played until early nap time, so we could be on time to a family get together. Joey’s Uncle CJ and his partner Lisa have a new house and it’s beautiful! I want their kitchen island and their giant backyard! Dempsey was having too much fun running around back there, trying to keep up with the two older kids who were also playing. We stayed until just after five when everyone started to disperse for reasons that may or may not have been related to the Avs game starting at six. Back at home, Dempsey got a blue bath from a bath bomb we bought when he got his hair cut and then he was off to bed. Joey watched the game and I sort of watched but dialed in for the last six minutes and I didn’t think I cared but my heart was beating so hard! So exciting to see them win and celebrate and we definitely heard some fireworks going off in Denver. I was already in bed when Adam showed up to crash on our couch because he lives downtown and everything was blocked off down there, so he couldn’t get home!

I hope your weekend was as good as it could be ❀

Father’s Day Weekend Things

Does anyone else feel like this summer is already flying by?? Father’s Day has come and gone and our family is already busy talking about July happenings. We have lots of fun stuff coming up, but this weekend was a good one too. Seems like it’s been forever since we went out to dinner, so when Joey and I both randomly felt like going out, we had to seize upon the moment. It’d also been forever since I’d had a massage and I finally got one on Saturday! Spent Father’s Day having breakfast with my side of the family then dinner with Joey’s side. He golfed in between and I had a rare afternoon alone (while Dempsey napped) and wow, did it feel nice.

I felt like a BLT, so we tried to find someplace that served one and ended up trying School House in Arvada. It felt family friendly and laid back in there and even though I did get my BLT, the poutine was the star of the show! Meanwhile, Dempsey couldn’t get enough of the sweet potato tots. They’ve blocked off parts of Main Street so cars can’t drive down and we had fun walking down it, enjoying that summer evening weather. After we put Demps to bed, we watched Good Luck to You, Leo Grande and I really liked it. I thought the leads had really great chemistry and I certainly laughed out loud a few times. Give it a try!

Saturday started with whole wheat chocolate chip pancakes that everyone loved and then we headed outside while it was still sort of cloudy. Dempsey got a kick out of having a ladybug crawl on him, especially when it made it up his arm onto his face πŸ˜‚ And I pulled out his wheelbarrow for him so he could be like his dad. He was having too much fun pushing it around!

Later on, when the sun came out and it got really hot, I set up the paint stuff to make a craft for Father’s Day but also because it seemed like a good way to play outside but stay in the shade. While Dempsey was napping, I headed out to see my mom for a massage. I had JUST missed Hannah, but I’m glad we could both fit in some R&R that day. Felt so nice! I came home and got a head start on dinner and at 5:30ish Joey left for the Avs game and Dempsey and I hung out until dinner time. I’ve made this meal before and he wanted NOTHING to do with it, but once he figured out he could dip everything into that basil cream sauce, he was game! The Avs won and I’m so happy for everyone who’s happy about that, but try as I may, I cannot summon the excitement I saw everyone exhibiting on the news afterward.

Just realizing I did not take a photo with my own father on Father’s Day πŸ€¦β€β™€οΈ But here’s a plate of food and a cute picture of Dempsey and my mom ❀ Hosting is nice because you can get away with doing the bare minimum in every other way πŸ˜‚ In other words, my mom made the casserole, my sister made the potatoes and I cooked up some sausage my mom had given me and bought a pre-made fruit salad. Joey had to dash off to golf after breakfast, but my family hung around until Dempsey’s nap time and it was nice hanging outside with them.

Dempsey and I headed over to Steve and Lorna’s around 4:30 and we all had dinner together. I sometimes let myself believe if I’m not in my home on a Sunday night, I will self-combust, but it’s actually really nice to let someone else feed you dinner, then return to your home where there are no dishes to wash πŸ˜‹ So thank you for dinner, Lorna!!! Snagged this year’s four generation picture before everyone headed out to their respective homes. We put Dempsey to bed and watched an episode of Barry and why is this season so good??

Hope you had a good weekend!