I think January is an underrated month. Sure, it’s winter and there are no nationally-celebrated holidays, but that’s maybe also what’s nice about it. Nights feel cozy, you can get back into your normal routine and just relax. I love it!
Over the holidays, I got to see my family SO MUCH and it has been truly wonderful and fun, but I wonder if Joey has enjoyed being married to me AND four other people?? He must not mind, because he agreed to go see Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker all together on Friday night! I’m not gonna lie, guys, I really enjoyed it. And I really enjoyed The Last Jedi too and maybe not being super invested in the Star Wars franchise is the best place to be. Joey clutched my hand when Babu Frik showed up on screen and I was delighted by literally every (possibly cheesy) thing that happened. This movie has gotten so much bad press but I’m just over here having a great time. Oh and they played this video before the movie started and I laughed SO hard!
Thursday night, when Joey was off at bowling, I made a batch of vanilla-maple almond milk and couldn’t wait to use it for our Saturday morning lattes. It frothed so perfectly and tasted amazing, so I couldn’t have been happier. (Please note my “latte art” in Joey’s mug, ha!) And Joey made us pancakes after he woke up earlier than me ♥
We needed to pick up a new series to watch and went with Silicon Valley, which has been so funny so far. After a couple of episodes, we turned the TV off and took down all the Christmas decorations. I love the feeling of filling the house with festive sparkly things and subsequently, the feeling of extra room after you take all those things down 🙂 I headed out to get a facial later on and it was lovely!
I had been majorly craving the soup dumplings from ChoLon so we took ourselves to happy hour — I had a spicy tequila-based cocktail that had a strawberry-beet ice cube and it was so unique and delicious! — and feasted. THOSE DUMPLINGS ♥ But also pork belly buns, kaya toast, calamari and a bite of Joey’s fried chicken slider. Craving satisfied! We walked over to a new indoor mini golf facility afterward but the wait was an hour to an hour and a half, so we just headed back home to watch a movie instead.
I thought Wild Rose was pretty good. It’s the story of a Scottish woman trying to make it as a country singer and she really did have a great voice! We maybe had to put the subtitles on because dang, Scottish accents are tough, but I’d heard the song she sings at the end was amazing and it was!
Sunday was a day of productivity! I made us breakfast and threw a pot of black-eyed peas in the pressure cooker so we could use them later for dinner. How cute are BEP?? My parents, my sister and Wayne are all headed to Glenwood Springs today, so we’re watching Huni for them and since I was already going to give Andi a bath, Huni got one too! Those puppies are so silly together. Here they are lying in each other’s beds. We also made salads for the week and I made us some treats for later on 🙂
I went to afternoon yoga and I know it’s the beginning of a new year because the class was PACKED. It’ll be like that through January at least! It was still a good class and then I booked it home so we could get dinner ready before the Golden Globes. Turned out Joey had basically done it all already! Did you guys watch? Ricky Gervais is truly insane and I can’t decide if I liked or hated it. But three wins for Once Upon a Time in Hollywood, plus wins for Bong Joon Ho, Awkwafina, Fleabag and that wonderful speech by Tom Hanks were a delight. I fist-pumped through all of Michelle Williams’s speech too! I have no idea how Taron Egerton or the makers of Missing Link ended up accepting awards but it is the Golden Globes after all. I’m anxious to see 1917 now! Those treats I mentioned earlier were chocolate-covered peppermint cream-stuffed dates and they turned out really good!
What a wonderful weekend! I hope yours was as well 🙂