Weekend Things

Hi and welcome to the middle of January!  Does anyone else feel like this month has already been really long?  I’m not mad about it, because I could use a little slow down time and some “I have nothing to do!” moments after the holidays.  Just some room to get back into the grove of normal life, you know?

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What better way to start out the weekend than with a knockout meal at a new restaurant?  We took ourselves to Q House and had the best time!  Sat at the chef’s counter, drank cocktails and ate four incredible plates of food.  I wanted to see how their spicy chicken compared to Hop Alley and it was BETTER.  Our mouths were straight numb but that garlic-y flavor still came through and tasted amazing.  I loved it all!

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Joey headed to the mountains to ski early Saturday morning and I thought I was going to have a very chill and relaxing day at home (and it started that way, with a homemade peppermint mocha), but then it ended up being a day of frustrating errands that really tested my patience.  Mostly, can it please not be January anymore so the grocery store can go back to being less busy and I can actually find a parking spot in less than 20 minutes?

I did bottle a new batch of blood orange kombucha that looked very pretty!  And then Andi and I cuddled while Joey watched the Cowboys game and tried to ignore the emotional roller coaster going on at the other end of the couch.

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Sunday started with a baby shower brunch for Betsty — umm how cute are mini chicken and waffles?? — and I won the “Baby Bump or Beer Belly” game, ha!  Also, they sent us each home with a bottle of champagne to pop when the baby is born and I think that’s the best idea!  Took it real easy for the rest of the day, by reading, watching Top Chef and skipping my usual Sunday yoga class.

Later on, we made some dog treats — because our pup has a birthday on Friday and I’m a new dog mom, so don’t judge me — and they smelled way too good to be for a dog 😛  Ended the night with leftovers and a couple of episodes of Killing Eve, which, though it’s a show about an assassin, I find really funny?  We’re going to finish it up this week!

How was your weekend?

October Memory-a-Day

Monday, October 1st: Getting a “Rabbit, rabbit!” text from my mom ♥

Tuesday, October 2nd: Taking a video of the final out of the Wild Card game and feeling really really happy that the Rockies won!

Wednesday, October 3rd: Parking next to Alamo Placito Park on a beautiful fall evening and seeing all the flowers still in bloom and even a couple having a picnic.

Thursday, October 4th: Realizing the Rockies game was going to go later than I thought and I wouldn’t have time to go for a post-work run.

Friday, October 5th: Feeling really irritated by Senator Collins’s smiling face.

Saturday, October 6th: Hearing Joey tell me “I think sitting in a movie theater together is our happiest place!” ♥

Sunday, October 7th: Thinking “at least I won’t have to sit in the cold at 7:40 tomorrow night” as the Rockies were down 6-0 in the ninth inning.

Monday, October 8th: Feeling rushed as I tried to get ready for work and make Joey and I breakfast after getting home from the first day back at the gym.

Tuesday, October 9th: Sitting on my yoga mat, after much back-and-forth decision-making anxiety, and feeling glad I left my house to come to class.

Wednesday, October 10th: Holding back tears as I read this article about Chef Fatima Ali, who was recently diagnosed with terminal cancer, in my office.

Thursday, October 11th: Sending Joey no less than six texts in a row (each more enthusiastic than the last) as I looked through the films showing at Denver Film Fest.  “ROMA OMG!!!”  “IF BEALE STREET COULD TALK!!!!!”

Friday, October 12th: Eating a Cashew-Apricot Bar at 3:30 and feeling really happy about how good it tasted.

Saturday, October 13th: Sitting on the porch swing with Joey and our pup and taking 10 minutes to appreciate some perfect fall weather.

Sunday, October 14th: Curling up on the couch mid salad prep and wondering why I felt so tired.

Monday, October 15th: Bottling a pomegranate-lemon-honey kombucha.

Tuesday, October 16th: Walking up to Brider as Joey said “remember how many times we’ve tried to eat somewhere and when we showed up they were closed or hosting a private event?!” and then seeing a “Closed at 3 PM for a Private Event” sign on the door.  HOW?!

Wednesday, October 17th: Reading an article that broke down all 13 initiatives on the Colorado ballot this year.

Thursday, October 18th: Waking up with a headache.

Friday, October 19th: Buttering a warm pumpkin muffin and eating it at my kitchen island.

Saturday, October 20th: Doing that thing where someone charges me and I don’t understand the price but for reasons unknown, I don’t ask any questions.  Why do I do that??

Sunday, October 21st: Checking my Bolder Boulder race time to see if I’d expectantly beat it, without even trying.  (I didn’t, but I came close!)

Monday, October 22nd: Driving to Little Man for pumpkin chip ice cream and turning right back around when we didn’t see it on the menu.

Tuesday, October 23rd: Attempting to shut our dog in the extra bedroom instead of letting him sleep in our bed and after 10 straight minutes of barking and panicked scratching at the door, giving in and letting him out.  We’re so weak!

Wednesday, October 24th: Sitting at the Hop Alley bar and cheersing drinks with Fletcher, who was in town for a last minute work trip.

Thursday, October 25th: Flipping to the last page of the book I’d just started and realizing it was 901 pages long.

Friday, October 26th: Showing up at Masterpiece Delicatessen to find it closed.

Saturday, October 27th: Taking a 10 minute nap before walking to get a manicure.

Sunday, October 28th: Eating lunch with Andi on my lap in the backyard on a GORGEOUS Sunday in October.

Monday, October 29th: Watching two episodes of The Handmaid’s Tale then having Joey tell me we still had 5 episodes left.  When will it end??

Tuesday, October 30th: Eating thee best sweet potato fries I’ve ever had at Work & Class.

Wednesday, October 31st: Finally just microwaving the damn spaghetti squash.

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