Memory-a-Day in May

Tuesday, May 1st: Taco Tuesday and $1 tacos that looked cute but tasted bland.

Wednesday, May 2nd: A very good soup on a very rainy night, Adele in the background.

Thursday, May 3rd: Walking my doggy in sunshiny weather.

Friday, May 4th: Holding my sister and mom’s hands as we walked back to the car after getting pizza for dinner.

Saturday, May 5th: Walking from yoga to the library and feeling smitten with Denver.

Sunday, May 6th: Thinking a pink tulip in my garden was the perfect size to sip some rosé from.

Monday, May 7th: First grilled pizza of the year!

Tuesday, May 8th: Drinking Bubble Stash with Joey on a warm night at Coors Field.

Wednesday, May 9th: Eating dinner in the backyard and feeling so so content.

Thursday, May 10th: Listening to the best Throwback Thursday playlist on Spotify.

Friday, May 11th: Thinking I’d be able to leave the Rockies game early because it was already 9-3.

Saturday, May 12th: Sipping a lunchtime beer at our first BBQ of the season.

Sunday, May 13th: Sitting next to my mama and across from my mother-in-law for Mother’s Day brunch.

Monday, May 14th: Being in a sincere funk on a rainy Monday.

Tuesday, May 15th: Pulling a thorn out of our puppy’s paw while taking him on a walk.

Wednesday, May 16th: Morning breakfast burrito date at Onefold.

Thursday, May 17th: Sitting on ski lift bench for dinner at Homegrown Tap & Dough.

Friday, May 18th: Feeling my heart swell at the sight of Mason smiling ♥

Saturday, May 19th: Hearing Joey say “come on, Andi, let’s get our spot on the couch ready” at 4:30 AM on the morning of the Royal Wedding.

Sunday, May 20th: Battling those anxious “I have so much to do today!” thoughts as I powered through a to-do list that felt equal parts exciting and stressful.

Monday, May 21st: Eating really good homemade shrimp tacos.

Tuesday, May 22nd: Taking the shovel to our out of control rhubarb plant that WILL NOT DIE!

Wednesday, May 23rd: Whipping up a quick dinner, NOT cleaning as I went, eating outside with our pup and remarking that “this is my favorite part of summer!”

Thursday, May 24th: Being brave enough to order the pork dumplings that our waiter referred to as “an 8-9 out of 10 on the heat scale” and not only surviving, but loving them!

Friday, May 25th: Watering our garden on a warm morning, iced coffee in hand.

Saturday, May 26th: Regretting not bringing kettle corn to the drive in.

Sunday, May 27th: Taking my mom to Black Eye Coffee for a coffee cake snack.

Monday, May 28th: Watching my nephew make instant friends with a neighbor kid and wishing adults had it so easy.

Tuesday, May 29th: Getting a little bit of social time at book club before taking myself home for some alone time.

Wednesday, May 30th: Tag-teaming dinner effortlessly. Doesn’t always happen like that.

Thursday, May 31st: Starting Season 5 of Arrested Development.

So long, May!

Weekend Things

Things I wanted to do this weekend but didn’t: attend the Women’s March, go to yoga, see a movie, visit my sister’s new apartment.

So, I guess you could call this weekend uneventful, but in the best way possible because sometimes you just need one of those laid back, relaxing, unplanned sort of weekends to help you feel rested and restored.

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Aside from that part where you have to sit in downtown Denver traffic, I decided a trip to the library to pick up a new book is the best way to start the weekend.  I got Exit West and after reading the description (again), I’m really excited to start it.  We made a quick pit stop at Whole Foods for dinner supplies then, back at home, a bomber to share and fish foil packs with lots o’ butter.  We love this meal and I really liked that beer!

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Had a super slow and blissfully lazy Saturday morning at home before hitting up the gym then cleaning ourselves up for lunch.  I’ve been lusting over pictures of bánh mì sandwiches from Vinh Xuong Bakery for weeks and felt like I might die if I didn’t go there on Saturday (never dramatic!) so we made it our #1 priority.  The good news is the staff is quick and friendly, the prices are crazy cheap (especially considering they make everything in house) and their Vietnamese iced coffee is DELICIOUS but neither of us were blown away by the actual sandwiches.  C’est la vie!

Ran some errands afterwards and now Joey has new slippers, I have new sunglasses and our fridge is stocked with groceries.

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When we got back home, I started on some HOT PINK burger sliders (are beets the best natural food coloring or what?!) then used the hands-off dough rising time to read, so that was basically the best.  Oh and we made this roasted squash and grains with tahini-honey meal for dinner and all I can say is OH MY GOSH TAHINI-HONEY.  So so good!  We also watched Mr. Roosevelt and it wasn’t bad, per se, it just wasn’t good.  We made it through all of SNL afterwards and not going to lie, I thought Jessica Chastain was a great host.  She really went for it and I laughed A LOT.

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If you wake up on Sunday and it looks like this outside, you must do the following: cancel all your plans (sorry movie matinee and little sister, but I’m not leaving the house), make waffles, watch a billion hours of TV, read a billion pages of your book and food prep without feeling like there are so many other things you’d rather be doing.  I literally did not step foot outside the house and the day felt like SO LONG but maybe in a good way because I felt like I had hour upon hour to lounge but also be semi-productive.

Ended the longest day ever with the SAG Awards, Shameless and the feeling that the weekend was a good one.