Weekend Things

What a weekend!  We had our company holiday party, picked up our KBCO Studio C CDs, cried a billion times during Waves and watched more TV than movies?!  Who are we!

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No photos from our company holiday party (the first ever!) but just know there was pizza, ping pong and perhaps too many glasses of cider for some of us.  Others of us were getting up at 6 AM the next morning and managed to exercise some self control 😛  KBCO Studio C!  We picked my mom and Wayne up and had breakfast before jumping in line to grab our CDs and I really love this tradition and this CD ♥  For a while, I had to talk my mom into continuing this tradition, but in recent years, her enthusiasm seems refreshed and I’m so thankful because I love spending this time with her!

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After dropping my mom and Wayne back off, we decided to just hit up a 10 AM movie.  We’d seen the trailer for Waves and I’d heard good things, but for the most part, we did not know what to expect.  Which means I was fully unprepared for how devastatingly sad it was.  JUST YIKES.  I cried an astounding number of times.  Afterward, we went to lunch at HOJA and just stared at the table in silence.  “I can’t believe we’ll never be happy again,” is a real thing Joey said.  It’s good, but man is it heavy.

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Back at home, we made puppy dog treats, finished watching Season 2 of Barry (I told Joey I liked but didn’t love this show but it got really good halfway through Season 2, so I might revise my assessment), made beet wellingtons for dinner, started the new season of The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel and just barely made it through the beginning of SNL before I decided I was too exhausted to carry on.

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Sunday started with pancakes and then Joey left to watch football, so I chilled real hard and also had time to make salads for the week.  Basically as soon as he got home, I left to go to yoga and when I got back we made French Onion Soup for dinner and watched more Mrs. Maisel.  I just want to look and dress like Midge, okay??  Please tell me what fun things you did this weekend! 🙂

Weekend Things: Mom’s Birthday!

Hi!  This weekend was really really good and I guess the best way to explain it is by saying I have THREE canker sores in my mouth and still managed to be in a good mood.  It’s probably because I got to see the new Quentin Tarantino on Friday, celebrate Mom’s birthday on Saturday and somehow manage to fit in family time, chore time and yoga time on Sunday.  The best!

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Guys, I’ve had Once Upon a Time… in Hollywood written down as a movie to anticipate for like two years and it’s finally here!  We bought tickets to see it in 35mm (as Quentin intended) at the Sie on Friday, but first, spicy chicken at Q House!  Ugh, so good.

As for the movie, I LOVED it and the more I think about it, the more in love I am.  Our theater was packed and we were all laughing together through the whole thing.  I’m not here to debate Brad vs. Leo because they are both EXCELLENT but I would like to watch the scene of Leo yelling at himself in his trailer on loop, please.  Also, Margot Robbie gives such a non-showy but intimately beautiful performance that I found so compelling.

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Saturday started with breakfast at Hoja!  Turns out they have a little patio out back that is shady and quiet and just a lovely place to spend some time.  Um I did not make it through that gargantuan (see what I did there?) burrito but I tried my best.  Afterward, I briefly contemplated going to the grocery but decided to do some backyard clean up by way of making a bigger mess instead.  Our tomato bush is trimmed, our strawberries have been thinned out, the weeds in our flower bed are pulled and I finally spread out the bag of red bark we bought like a month ago.  Plus I had granola baking inside!

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At 2, I walked over to Base Coat for a pedicure, but the real event of the day was my mom’s birthday dinner!  We got her an Apple Watch and my favorite moment of the entire day was when we told her she could talk to it and she whispered “I love you!” to it, HA HA!!  We had a tapas spread at The Med before walking the Pearl Street Mall and whoa, I think it’d been years since I’d done either of those things.  We had perfect weather for a stroll.  We all headed back to my parents’ afterward for cake/sorbet and to play with the Apple Watch.

P.S. Please know my dad had also seen Once Upon a Time… in Hollywood earlier that day and I don’t think the three that hadn’t seen it appreciated constant references by the three of us who had 🙂

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We had Sunday morning family breakfast plans but when I woke up Joey was already awake and making coffee plans for us.  (Side Note: I could get used to this thing where Joey wakes up before me and has already thought up a fun thing for us to do!) We hit up Downpours and though it was a million degrees inside the coffee shop, they also had a shady backyard patio area, where we drank our iced coffee and ordered our groceries online.

We celebrated July birthdays at Cathy & Todd’s with a breakfast burrito bar and what a genius idea that was!  I maybe had a headache over my left eye (from my ONE glass of sangria, seriously??) but we got to sit out on the deck and visit with everyone for a couple of hours and it felt so nice.

Back at home we tag-teamed salads (this one but with this dressing) for lunches this week and I finally got around to cleaning our bathroom and still had time to make it to Sunday yoga for the first time in three weeks!!!  Came home and took some glamour shots of our garden and deck.  Our backyard, just like our kitchen/fridge, is always in flux and I’m learning to be okay with it being messy at times because I know it’ll be back in order eventually.  By Sunday is was all spic-and-span!

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Dinner was Loaded Summer Chili Fries and I was blown away by how good and simple and fresh they tasted.  Truly a wonderful recipe ♥  Eaten in the backyard and I just want to remember how happy I felt in that summer moment.  We headed inside to watch Big Brother afterward and I pretty much hate everyone except Tommy.  Please tell me how your weekend was.  It was the last one of July, you know!