Weekend Things

The first weekend of summer and Colorado was cool and rainy!  No fear because this week is set to be in the upper 80s, but what a way to start the season.  We took advantage by hitting up the movie theater on Friday, ordering ramen on Saturday and going to an indoor show on Sunday (well I did anyway, Joey was out in our backyard!) but I’m ready for real summer to start now, please!

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We already had plans to see Rocketman on Friday night, but in between that and eating leftovers at home for dinner, I suggested we grab a drink at the bar at Steuben’s.  Joey was all too happy to comply.  As for the movie, it was much more of a musical than we’d expected!  It was about half an hour in, when a child version of Elton John, who was killing it on “Saturday’s Alright for Fighting,” turned into the Taron Egerton verion of Elton John and continued killing it (singing AND dancing) on “Saturday’s Alright for Fighting” that I was like “okay, I’m SO here for this movie!”  There’s a small amount of cheesiness involved but for the most part, we liked it and definitely danced around in our seats the whole time.

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Baby garden is getting PLENTY of rain but not enough sunshine!  It’s still growing though, and maybe also getting eaten by bugs?  We had our company picnic on Saturday but I HAD to make a quick stop at the Union Station Farmer’s Market.  It was chilly and they didn’t even have the pita bread I specifically went for, but we got rainier cherries (!!!), heirloom tomatoes, cucumbers and a single sprig of mint for 25 cents, so not a total loss.

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We changed it up this year and had the company picnic at Boondocks instead of Elitch’s and thank god because we would have gotten rained on if we’d been outside.  Post lunch/co-worker mingling, we played a round of putt putt and guys, I lost to both Joey and Adam by just two points!!!  Can’t decide if I’m proud at how well I did or mad that I was that close.  Oh and I got to see Ellie, looking ridiculously cute in that little headband ♥

We hit up the grocery store on our way home (such adults :P) and thought about seeing another movie but it was suddenly 6 PM and staying in to order Uncle and watch a movie sounded pretty good.  Dang, that ramen delivery took SO long but it tasted amazing so I’ve basically forgotten about the long wait.  We started watching Suspiria and… it’s not very good… sorry, Tilda!

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A Sunday Dorsey Day!  We had tickets to Rain – A Tribute to the Beatles so we had lunch downtown (Stout Street Social did NOT impress…) before heading to the Ellie Caulkins Opera House for the show.  I maybe listened to Abbey Road ON REPEAT ALL WEEK and then they didn’t play anything from that album until the very end of the show, but that’s okay because they did so many earlier hits that I know and love.  Mostly it made me wish I had been alive during Beatlemania.  Thanks, Dad, for raising two Beatle-loving daughters ♥  Now cut to me listening to a lot more Beatles this week!

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I came home to two new planter boxes!!!  They look so pretty and I can’t wait to fill them with flowers.  God bless my handy husband who was also starting work on a deck we’re building over the dirt pit left by our old garage.  I sort of helped by holding a tape measure at the post holes 30 times but mostly I was inside making salads for lunch, then we made this BBQ Salmon Cobb Salad for dinner and man, was it good!  Oh and we finished The 10th Kingdom and it was as good as I remembered.  Joey gave it a 7 out of 10, which I’m maybe slightly insulted by, but there’s also a troll king and a talking dog so I guess a 7 is fair.  Watched more of Suspiria afterward and will it ever end??

How was your first summer weekend?

Weekend Things

I am sick.  AGAIN!  For those of you keeping tally, yes that would be three times in 4 months.  I now officially sound like a broken record and frustrated doesn’t even begin to describe what I’m feeling right now.  In addition to feeling frustrated, I feel like someone has been sitting on my chest for the past week, like I can’t breathe from my nose, and like the amount of coughing I’m doing is about to start a fire in my throat.  My staying out till midnight on a Tuesday night probably had nothing to do with my inability to recover at all this week.

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Hannah, Beanie and I saw Mean Girls at Film on the Rocks this week and it was a blast.  Just so much girl power going on!  Not to mention Mean Girls is the best!

I swear I actually do want to feel better, but it’s summer and there’s just so many fun things to be doing on the weekend that I can’t help myself and end up doing everything but resting.  Friday popped up this week and all I could do was spend the entire day trying to convince Joey that we should be taking a half day at work.  I settled for a fun lunch break at Udi’s, which I always forget is pretty close to our office.

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I also always forget just how much I love a good Udi’s sandwich for lunch.  This totally hit the spot.  As soon as the work day was over, I was like “cold, what cold?” and all I could think about was a glass of white wine.  Bur first, we picked up the makings for a new brew — an IPA to be exact — that called for 5 different bags of hops.  I think the most we’ve ever  had to buy for one batch of beer was two bags?  This one is going to be hoppy, to say the least.

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My idea of resting is to only have two glasses of wine and throw an indoor picnic.  We cooked up a delicious dinner, threw down a blanket and picked out a movie from our Netflix queue.  The movie — The Go-Getter — was good, but not life changing and the ending was kind of strange.  At least I was in bed at a decent hour that night, right?

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I think Saturday was what did me in.  We had our company picnic at Elitch’s and there was just no way I was going to miss that.  I hadn’t been to Elitch’s in years and I can’t pass up an opportunity to ride a roller coaster.  Or you know, all of the roller coasters.  Joey hates them but his cousins were with us so I had someone to ride with.  Four beers later Joey was volunteering himself to ride a “loop-di-loop” coaster with me.  He was pretty much done riding rides after that 😛

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I also held Joey’s cousin’s teeny tiny 1-month-old baby for about 2 minutes before he started to stir and I got totally freaked out.  A bunch of our co-workers rode this crazy slingshot ride that launches you a billion feet in the air and then revolves as you come falling back down.  I felt nauseas just watching them all.  I’m all for roller coasters but I would never in a million years go on something like that.

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I’d like to pretend I went home and rested after the park, but my friend Jenn’s mom was throwing a surprise birthday dinner for her and there was no way I was missing that.  Besides, beer and ice cream cake are basically medicine, right?  I’d never had this Tommyknocker Maple Nut Brown Ale but I loved it!  Joey is always making it sound like brown ales are disgusting but he’s so wrong.

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But I guess it’s not the elixir of life either because I basically spent the entire drive home coughing like I’ve never coughed before.  I’m guessing no one is feeling any sympathy for me, though 🙂  I swear I’m making a concentrated effort to take it easy today.  I’m even staying home from a family BBQ in honor of my niece’s birthday, which was this past Tuesday.  I’m totally bummed but I’m guessing no one wants to catch what I have anyways.

Hoping you all enjoy what’s left of your weekend!

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What did you do this weekend?

Do you like roller coasters?

Do you find it hard to take it easy when you’re not feeling well?