Weekend Things

Hi, how are you on this Monday morning?  Now that it’s November and darkness is closing in on us from both ends of the day, I’m back to working out at the gym.  Today was our first time back and I think I might be riding that endorphin/coffee high, so if this energy is too much for you, maybe check back later 🙂

Anyway, I hope you had a wonderful weekend.  I hope you got to fit in one last post-work outdoor run then made your husband pick you out a beer before he left for the Nuggets game.  I hope you watched a good movie and only felt a little guilty for watching it without your husband.  I hope you got to eat Saturday breakfast across from your best friend, who you might not see again until she has A BABY (oh my god!) and I hope you spent the rest of Saturday being half productive, half relaxed and fully happy.  I hope you slept an extra hour on Sunday then celebrated with pancakes and coffee before heading out to see a movie at Denver Film Fest, then took yourself to lunch because Sunday shouldn’t always just be about meal prep and laundry.  I hope you watched the Shameless premiere in your pajamas and ate a crockpot meal for dinner and decided November is going to be a good month.

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Made myself this salad for dinner and it took WAY TOO LONG but then tasted so good that I’d still probably make it again.

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During breakfast at Snooze, Hannah told me she was going home to pack a hospital bag and then Josh told her to put his Xbox in there.  I can’t stop laughing about that!  Spent the rest of the day re-staining our garden boxes, grocery shopping, voting, watching A LOT of Transparent, baking granola and maybe falling asleep during a boring episode of SNL. 

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Took us FOR-EV-ER to choose between all the films at Denver Film Fest and we kept running into sold out shows but finally landed on Humor Me and it was seriously SO GOOD!  We both gave it a 5/5 on our movie ballot and have been re-telling jokes from it ever since ♥

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Denver Central Market and Greenseed, in particular, for the lunch time win!

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P.S. What if you kind of like when it gets dark early because it makes it feel really acceptable to put your pajamas on and cozy up on the couch as soon as you get home from work?  Asking for a friend 🙂

Weekend Things

This weekend was unexpectedly perfect.  It started with post-work patio beers and ended with a twinkle light backyard dinner and sandwiched in between was Hannah and Her Sisters, a Saturday morning run, THE BEST NIGHT at the Denver Mart Drive-In, donuts, a day date to the museum and lots of time for just chilling out and reading a book.  Like I said, unexpectedly perfect!

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We skipped out of work early on Friday in favor of a beer on the patio at Epic Brewing.  My Hopulent IPA was magical and Joey’s Imperial Red Ale was pretty good too!  It was sunny but sprinkling at the same time?  We don’t know about you, Colorado weather, but it was okay because the patio had big umbrellas.  We went home afterwards and cooked ourselves a steak dinner.  Still “hmm”-ing over the flavor of green tomatoes but Joey cooked that steak to pure perfection.

Did you see that #Fave7Films thing on Twitter a few weeks ago?  I saw a few lists that included Hannah and Her Sisters and felt like I needed to see it.  We couldn’t find it on Netflix but Joey surprised me by ordering it online.  Then he made me this dessert that I’d been hinting at all week and I was like WHAT HAVE I DONE TO DESERVE THIS PERSON?! ♥♥♥

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Saturday morning, we went for a run then hung out for most of the day (though we did fit in some yard clean-up and a trip to the grocery store) before heading out to the main event… THE DRIVE-IN!  I was totally going to be a financially responsible adult and eat the leftovers we had in the fridge but then Illegal Pete’s sounded just so much better.  And it was!

Also, our guest room mattress fit perfectly in the back of the truck.  It’s a double feature, so we got to Kubo and the Two Strings and Ghostbusters.  Guys, I think a giant animated beetle is my favorite role ever for Matthew McConaughey and GB wasn’t terrible.  I kind of loved Melissa McCarthy in it.  But mostly, I loved this perfect summer night 🙂

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Joey was out running 8 miles on Sunday morning and I felt like the least I could do was make the donuts he mentioned he was craving.  But really, going from pajamas to apron isn’t a terrible way to start the day and neither is a donut as a breakfast appetizer.  Later on, we biked over to the Museum of Contemporary Art, which I seriously adore.  It’s small enough to make your way through before museum fatigue sets in, crowd-free and the rooftop café is Denver’s best kept secret.  But let’s keep it that way okay?  The views are A+++ and how is it that a place without an actual kitchen can produce food that good?!

Post-museum, Joey napped, I read, all was good.  I also took a nightmare trip to the Cherry Creek Whole Foods and I will NEVER go there on a Sunday evening ever again.  Apart from that, this weekend was just too good.  The weather, the food, the activities.  Felt so good to let August go out on such a good note.  TELL ME WHAT YOU DID!