Things I wanted to do this weekend but didn’t: attend the Women’s March, go to yoga, see a movie, visit my sister’s new apartment.
So, I guess you could call this weekend uneventful, but in the best way possible because sometimes you just need one of those laid back, relaxing, unplanned sort of weekends to help you feel rested and restored.
Aside from that part where you have to sit in downtown Denver traffic, I decided a trip to the library to pick up a new book is the best way to start the weekend. I got Exit West and after reading the description (again), I’m really excited to start it. We made a quick pit stop at Whole Foods for dinner supplies then, back at home, a bomber to share and fish foil packs with lots o’ butter. We love this meal and I really liked that beer!
Had a super slow and blissfully lazy Saturday morning at home before hitting up the gym then cleaning ourselves up for lunch. I’ve been lusting over pictures of bánh mì sandwiches from Vinh Xuong Bakery for weeks and felt like I might die if I didn’t go there on Saturday (never dramatic!) so we made it our #1 priority. The good news is the staff is quick and friendly, the prices are crazy cheap (especially considering they make everything in house) and their Vietnamese iced coffee is DELICIOUS but neither of us were blown away by the actual sandwiches. C’est la vie!
Ran some errands afterwards and now Joey has new slippers, I have new sunglasses and our fridge is stocked with groceries.
When we got back home, I started on some HOT PINK burger sliders (are beets the best natural food coloring or what?!) then used the hands-off dough rising time to read, so that was basically the best. Oh and we made this roasted squash and grains with tahini-honey meal for dinner and all I can say is OH MY GOSH TAHINI-HONEY. So so good! We also watched Mr. Roosevelt and it wasn’t bad, per se, it just wasn’t good. We made it through all of SNL afterwards and not going to lie, I thought Jessica Chastain was a great host. She really went for it and I laughed A LOT.
If you wake up on Sunday and it looks like this outside, you must do the following: cancel all your plans (sorry movie matinee and little sister, but I’m not leaving the house), make waffles, watch a billion hours of TV, read a billion pages of your book and food prep without feeling like there are so many other things you’d rather be doing. I literally did not step foot outside the house and the day felt like SO LONG but maybe in a good way because I felt like I had hour upon hour to lounge but also be semi-productive.
Ended the longest day ever with the SAG Awards, Shameless and the feeling that the weekend was a good one.