January Memory-a-Day

Tuesday, January 1st: Cleaning up our dinner party with Leon Bridges playing in the background.

Wednesday, January 2nd: Thinking “I love this little diffuser!” when I walked back into my lavender-scented office ♥

Thursday, January 3rd: Opening the door to my parents’ condo to see my little sister sitting on the couch.

Friday, January 4th: Peeking out the back window to see a blurry pup scurrying around in the snow.

Saturday, January 5th: Thinking “I shouldn’t have drank that extra half cup of coffee…”

Sunday, January 6th: Listening to “Shallow” REAL loud in the car, in preparation for the Golden Globes.

Monday, January 7th: The feeling of fluoride on my teeth after my dentist appointment.  Yuck!

Tuesday, January 8th: Deleting the monthly reminder to wash my brush.  (Side Note: Do you do this??  Am I really supposed to do this?)

Wednesday, January 9th: Joey using “smooth operator” in a sentence, then both of us singing “Smooth Operator” at the same time (ha!).

Thursday, January 10th: Getting a delivery of five pounds of crawfish from my uncle!

Friday, January 11th: Opening the blinds in my office ALL THE WAY so I could watch the snow come down.

Saturday, January 12th: Circling the grocery store parking lot for a THIRD time before giving up and just leaving.

Sunday, January 13th: Texting “Happy Birthday!” to my dad.

Monday, January 14th: Looking up the premier date for the second season of Killing Eve.

Tuesday, January 15th: Reading through the AFI’s list of Top 100 movies.

Wednesday, January 16th: Seeing a bucket with a face painted on it, hanging from a power line, as we walked back to our car after breakfast at Stowaway.

Thursday, January 17th: Watching my library book travel up the conveyor belt of the book return.

Friday, January 18th: Walking through the icy Alamo parking lot, while Joey purposely slid over it.

Saturday, January 19th: Finding a back door out of the movie theater that took us right to our car.

Sunday, January 20th: Hugging Jenn inside Our Mutual Friend!

Monday, January 21st: Breaking our Chemex when it slipped out of my hand after washing it 😦

Tuesday, January 22nd: Maybe getting teary-eyed when Professor McGonagall duels Snape in Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2.

Wednesday, January 23rd: Checking my phone for the time (4 AM) and hoping it was almost time for me to get up anyway (NOPE) because I could NOT sleep.

Thursday, January 24th: Sitting down on the couch to read for a bit as soon as I got home from work.

Friday, January 25th: Watching Mason throw his little football, then throw his hands in the air for “TOUCHDOWN!” ♥

Saturday, January 26th: Walking through a grocery store that was positively crowded with stacked boxes that needed unpacking and feeling so stressed for all the employees.

Sunday, January 27th: Eating a second white chocolate chip oatmeal cookie that was soft and chewy and perfect, just like the mom who made them.  (My mom is surely going to text me about how she’s soft and chewy after she reads this :P)

Monday, January 28th: Walking to the back door to let the dog out and discovering LOTS of snow!

Tuesday, January 29th: Eating a post-lunch cookie.

Wednesday, January 30th: Talking to Jory about how he and Betsy might be having a baby this week!!!!!!

Thursday, January 31st: Turning off my alarm and thinking “no, I definitely am not going into work today.”  Colds suck.

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Weekend Things

Is it really Wednesday and I”m just getting around to posting about last weekend?  Must mean I’ve been busy.  Or lazy?  Who knows, but here we are mid-way to the next weekend and it’s now or never!

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We went to the Rockies game on Friday and though it was a bit chiller than I would have liked, it all seemed fine when the Rockies were up 9-3 and I thought it’d maybe be enough of a blowout to leave early.  Then the Brewers tied it up in the 9th and I was BEYOND over it.  We ended up leaving so we didn’t have to face the eventually loss in person but BLEH, what a disappointing game.

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We did the Cystic Fibrosis Walk Saturday morning and despite how gloomy this picture looks, halfway around Sloan’s Lake the sun came out and it got hot!  We were out of town during the walk last year, so it felt good to be back!  Plus there was a BBQ at Katie and Andrew’s afterwards, aka my first opportunity to make Broccoli Crunch and eat a bratwurst with a lunchtime beer.  BBQ season is the best season!

We watched Guardians of the Galaxy (we finally know how it ends!) that night and hi, my name is Lauren and I only watch Marvel movies now.  I actually think Thor Ragnarock is much funnier but that opening scene of Chris Pratt dancing to “Come and Get Your Love” is amazing!

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We took our moms to The Bindery for Mother’s Day Brunch on Sunday ♥  Joey and I maybe forced them both to order Mimosas Momosas and look how pretty the Mimosa Special was!  Please note that it didn’t snow on Mother’s Day this year!  Felt weird to go home and do nothing afterwards but we snuggled our dog and watched Doctor Strange (by far my least favorite…) and I even made a batch of freezer cookies because we were out (the horror!).

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Later that afternoon, we made our way over to Keith & Joanne’s for April/May birthdays and Mother’s Day celebrating.  There was Coca-Cola pork tacos for dinner and Chantilly + homemade Oreo ice cream for dessert so I was in my happy place.  Does this mean we can officially put Joey’s birthday to rest??  Really stretched that one out this year 😛

Wishing you all a good rest of the week!