Weekend Things

Another weekend, another bachelor party excursion for Joey.  Which means I was riding solo again and thinking a lot about the pros and cons of that situation.  I was peak happy taking my sister to the Rockies game, riding to the Farmers’ Market, reading in the backyard, spending quality time with my parents and waking up early for a Sunday morning run.  I’m less indecisive when it’s just me.

But, my inability to chill is SO MUCH WORSE when I’m alone.  No one is there to point out that I haven’t sat down all day and that I’m rushing through like 80 projects instead of using the weekend to relax, to re-energize and to enjoy this sweet summer moment.  So I guess what I’m saying is find a partner that keeps you lazy from burning the candle at both ends ♥

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I got to have dinner with my sister on Tuesday and take her to a Rockies game on Friday, so I’m the luckiest!  This entire Diamondbacks series was godawful so I was thankful for sister distraction.  Also, I pointed out that it was 8 PM, the sun was still out and it was warm enough to be plenty comfortable in shorts and short sleeves.  Isn’t summer the best??

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Andi Dog would not even sleep in our room with me on Friday (anguish face emoji) but we did get up Saturday morning and run around in the backyard for a bit before I made myself a pretty pancake breakfast, complete with coconut whipped cream.  I thought I was the happiest I could be, but then I biked to the Farmers’ Market and saw TONY WOLTERS!!!!  Oh and I bought these stunner heirloom tomatoes.

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Look, I totally planned on going to the mall to find a dress for a wedding we’re going to THIS WEEKEND (why’m I so plan ahead about some thing but so last minute about other things??) but then… I just stayed home instead.  It was a million degrees outside, so Andi and I hid in the AC of our room and I read while he rested his little pup head on my leg ♥  Later on, I headed to Elitch’s for our company picnic and even though I was feeling anxious about going to a social gathering by myself, it was actually good and fine and fun!

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Took my parents to dinner that night!  Or, rather, they took me to dinner but I got to pick the location and I picked FNG, which Joey and I spotted on our way to Blue Pan Pizza over MDW.  It looked busy but they sat us right away and while my inner fake food critic wished there had been less of a delay between appetizer #1 and appetizer #2, we actually weren’t in any rush so it was okay to linger for a while.  I ordered my mom a beer, ate a really good burger slider and watched my dad eat “fatboy mashed potatoes” 🙂  It was so nice outside when we left so we walked around, gazing at pretty Highlands homes, then sat in the backyard for a bit when we got back to my house.  It was all the best!

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I got up too early Sunday morning to beat the heat and go for a run.  I maybe needed a nap later on, but when I’m jogging alongside the Platte River and it’s cool and quiet and the only other people out are fellow morning exercisers, it feels so worth getting up early.  Backyard breakfast and reading in the hammock followed my run and then my Instacart order arrived (all packed in a box which I thought was a genius way to avoid plastic bags!) and I rushed around making Green Salad with Dilly Chickpeas for the week before Joey arrived back home.  I did eventually go out to buy a dress but mostly I just felt tired and not into it.

Ended Sunday with the freshest salad, — Side Note: Joey was SO excited about eating vegetables, so I just assume the entire bachelor party was junk food and beer 😛 — a walk with our pup, spatchcocking a chicken and getting into bed to read.  Woke up to the first episode of Binge Mode: Harry Potter, so Monday isn’t all bad!

What did you do this weekend?

Weekend Things

As Joey said Sunday night, “this weekend was weird, but I still had fun.” Mostly it was weird because we are currently in Memphis, so the usual get-ready-for-the-work-week stuff (grocery, lunch prep) didn’t need to be done, leaving us a lot of free time to do what exactly? 

We had zero plans for Friday night so after leaving work later than anticipated (being out of the office part of this week has its drawbacks), we were “those people” who go on a Friday evening run.  Then I made us dinner! I watched Bon Appétit make eggplant on Facebook Live last week and totally wrote down the instructions so I could re-create it and it turned out great! 
I was REALLY excited about that beer because it was a Three Floyds collaboration but then it was kinda boring. Not boring though, was The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou which I’d never seen but truly loved. Angelica Huston is a boss. 

We had a plan-free Saturday morning and I know we have plenty of Saturdays like that, but between training runs at the end of the summer, being in Florida and going to Illegal Pete’s last week, it felt like we hadn’t spent a Saturday morning at home in so long! Later on, we needed to get out of the house so we spent some time at American Cultures, then came home and tried to decide how much our trees have grown since last year? 

Since we were leaving town, we were trying not to cook and that seemed like a good excuse to go try a new restaurant. I’ve had Pizzeria Lui on the brain for weeks! It wasn’t too busy inside but they had some pretty wood tables, beer with pull tab lids (how have I never seen this before??) and, uh, pizza. Really really good pizza! I hope to go back soon. 

We had breakfast with my mom and sister on Sunday morning and look, if there’s a 45-minute wait at Devil’s Food, head two doors down for coffee and a giant donut hole! But maybe actually don’t because I did that and felt emotionally unstable for the rest of the day. Overstimulation is a tricky thing.

I spent the afternoon at Jade’s baby shower. She’s about to be the mother of three boys and I think she might have her hands full for a while 😋 Afterwards I went home for some quiet time but also took myself on a run then roasted some Delicata squash rainbows as part of dinner. Squash season has me feeling good this year! 

How was your weekend?