Weekend Things

It was a fun and productive weekend and all I have to show for it is 20 pictures of my dog. Is it hormones or just the fact that I’m home 24/7 that’s making me extra obsessed with my bad barky puppy?? Who’s to say!

My mom invited us over for dinner on Friday night and though I’ve stopped by my parents’ a few times during this pandemic, Joey and I hadn’t been over together for any significant length of time since who knows when! Their grill died as they were grilling burgers, so my mom had to pull out the griddle but it all still turned out delicious and it was fun to see our family in a different setting.

Joey got up and went on a run Saturday morning and by the time he got home, my craving for biscuits and gravy was in full force. Andi drove us over to The Noshery and then we served ourselves up in the backyard. Look, I’m not the biscuits and gravy expert in this family, but I was disappointed by this. The biscuit was so big and kinda hard/dry and not nearly enough gravy! What can you do?

We’d been waiting till after our baby shower to really get to work on baby’s room/all that stuff that babies and parents need to survive, so we bought all the stuff left on our registry and washed all of our cloth diapers. We’re giving it a go and we’re both really excited! Doesn’t hurt that all those diaper covers are so cute ❤ We also watched What to Expect When You’re Expecting at the suggestion of Bobby and those ratings are scary but it was pretty much what I thought it’d be, dumb but I laughed.

Joey made me dinner! Third trimester exhaustion is starting to set it and I was just done for by dinner time, so I could not have appreciated his cooking more. This grilled pizza was so good!!! I think we’re going to make it again real soon. After dinner, we walked Andi and then I suggested we hit up the new ice cream place down the street. They sell Little Man flavors exclusively which means we can have Little Man ice cream without the Little Man line!!! There was NO ONE there when we stopped in, so that was wonderful and it’s just peak summer to walk home at dusk with an ice cream cone 🙌 Back home, we watched The Art of Self Defense and it sure was weird but I think I liked it.

Sunday started with pancakes and then we really hit the productivity hard. Got all those diapers stuffed with liners, folded and put away, plus we washed A TON of baby clothes and got the white noise machine and nursery camera set up. Andi was NOT a fan of the white noise (though I did have it at full volume 😋) but he’s decided the Boppy lounger is his 😍 I think we ended up making the nursery MORE of a mess but we’re getting there. We also made a trip to Target (but not before I took a full on nap — I was OUT!) for baby hangers and to return a few things.

My sister and Wayne came over at 5 to make pasta! I had a dream I invited my sister over to make some with me then needed to make it happen in real life. She basically did all the work, so I lucked out! We all walked Andi afterward so they could see his Corgi friend Teddy and then we watched Big Brother! Bleh, Memphis does not rub me the right way, but it was a good look for my fantasy team when Christmas chose Ian as her plus one for safety this week.

How was your weekend?

Oscars Weekend Things!

I am on a true Oscars high!  Brad!  Bong Joon-Ho winning Best Original Screenplay!  Bong Joon-Ho winning Best Director!  A clip of “Jai Ho” (wow, I truly went insane when this happened, ha ha)!  And most importantly… PARASITE WINS BEST PICTURE!  Joey and I cheered like we were personally involved in the making of this film.  And even though I said I thought 1917 was going to win, I ended up going with my heart when I filled in my ballot and I was rewarded big time!

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In full support of Parasite, we made “Ram-Don” aka Jjapaguri for dinner and it was just as good as it looked in the movie!  Plus our traditional Buffalo Wing Popcorn and Whiskey Sours for Once Upon a Time… in Hollywood, though that didn’t help the movie much.  What did you guys think of that surprise Eminem performance??  Every millennial I’ve spoken to hated it, but my parents loved it, so I’m just extra confused.  Overall, it was a great night!

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Back on Friday, we headed home to hunker down because it was snowy and it felt right to stay in, cook ourselves dinner and watch a double feature.  We started with Dear Ex and even though we were having technical difficulties with the subtitles (sometimes they would flash by in the blink of an eye and sometimes they wouldn’t even come up at all!), I thought this movie was wonderful.  Such a beautiful portrait of pain and love all rolled together.  And I thought the cast gave outstanding performances.

We made Ponzu Roasted Salmon for dinner and even though Bon Appetit is always asking us to plate things in weird (usually hand-torn) ways, we LOVED this meal!  As a true lover of all things ginger and citrus, I wanted to straight up drink the ponzu sauce.  So good!  Our second feature was Drive and look, I love Ryan Gosling, Carrie Muligan and Oscar Isaac but that movie is bad.  Sorry, not sorry!

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Saturday started with our go-to recipe for whole wheat pancakes and ended with the Oscar Nominated Documentary Shorts, but in between, I made banana bread, we hit not one but two open houses (the houses were amazing, but the circumstances around them were not), I went for an eye exam and we grabbed burgers with my mom, sister and Wayne ♥  As for the doc shorts, I really liked them this year!  If you’ve never heard of Resignation Syndrome (I hadn’t!), please look it up or, better yet, watch Life Overtakes Me on Netflix.  It was crazy!  Learning to Skateboard in a Warzone (If You’re a Girl) was our (and the Academy’s) favorite though.  It was surprisingly uplifting for a documentary that takes place in Afghanistan.

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I think I’ve spoken enough about Sunday, but please know we woke up to MORE snow, so we ditched our dining out plans and made breakfast at home.  I am very into a soft scramble with goat cheese right now and hey look, the banana bread I made on Saturday made an appearance on my plate!  Also made lunch salads for the week while Joey cleaned the $#%& out of the bathroom and then I did a self-led yoga class while he worked.  I never even left the house!

Now please excuse me while I go watch that clip of Bong Joon-Ho giggling at his Oscar statuette 😛