Weekend Things

Whoa, it must have been a good and busy weekend because I was so out of it when I woke up this morning and I really have to think hard to remember everything that’s happened in the past two and a half days!  But I do remember Mason in a fedora, talking about (among other things) Big Brother with Hannah and Josh, sitting in the shade for a moment post-Farmers’ Market, tidying up the garden, reading in the hammock, two major thunderstorms, wings and a movie with my mama and sister ♥, French toast, a birthday party and maybe laying on our new deck.

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Friday night, we met Hannah, Josh and Mason at Acreage.  The hour+ wait was not ideal, but gosh, what a pretty spot!  Plus I thought the food was very good.  I somehow failed to get a picture of Mason (HOW??), but he entertained us during the wait by flirting with any lady who walked by, playing peek-a-boo behind a tree and get this… spelling out the letters on a sign that said “Warning!”  Um, I don’t think I knew how to spell my name, let alone, the entire alphabet at 19 months!

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Saturday morning, I woke up to see Andi in bed with us and even though most the time he’s trying to bite me, he’s super cuddly in the morning and it’s my favorite!  We got up and headed straight to the Farmer’s Market where I found iced coffee, peaches, a loaf of Challah and, finally, SHISHITOS!  We sat on the bench near the Union Station fountains afterward to rearrange our basket, but ended up hanging there for a minute and afterward, Joey was like “wow, it was really nice to sit there with you!” and I’m glad he pointed it out, because, it really was.  He hit deck duty right after we got home, so I did some quick garden clean-up and hung all our garlic bulbs up to cure (!!!) before reading, lunching and heading to the grocery.

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We had plans to grab dinner and a movie with my sister and Wayne, but Wayne was not feeling well, so my mom subbed in!  It started POURING as we were driving over to Fire on the Mountain and it was really insane.  We’re talking sheets of rain, actual flash flooding, hail and a poor Amazon delivery man still doing his job through it all.  We tried to wait it out in the car but eventually made a run for it.  I traded my sister for a raspberry habenero wing and I think it was my favorite sauce flavor.

Afterward, we went to the Alamo to see The Lion King and… I didn’t love it.  There are some truly beautiful shots (that opening image of Pride Rock, the stampede, Simba seeing Mufasa in the sky), but in an attempt to realistically depict lions, you lose the expressiveness and theatricality of the original, so it all just feels sort of flat.  Nala is pleading with Simba to return home and the lion’s face is just deadpan, you know?  Still, those songs are great, Billy Eichner as Timon is surprisingly good and the story is as emotionally powerful as ever.  Watching Mufasa die was somehow MORE devastating as an adult?!

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We put that loaf of Challah to use by making French toast on Sunday morning and even though I had the forethought to put a can of coconut cream in the fridge to make coconut whipped cream to go with, I somehow forgot.  Ugh!  Joey went back out to work on the deck so I made our salads and read for a bit and then we both cleaned ourselves up and headed to Peyton’s 2nd birthday party.  I got to see little Ellie too!  Also, just look at the progress Joey made!  I’m maybe trying to figure out how to hide our neighbors graffiti-ed and dirty-guttered garage from my sight but also dreaming of new deck furniture to lounge on.

We finished out the weekend by watching the original Toby McGuire Spider-Man (I was inspired after seeing Spider-Man: Far From Home last week) and don’t get me wrong, Toby was fully 10 years too old to play Spider-Man, but I ride for the original okay?  I’m not saying Tom Holland isn’t better, I’m just saying show some respect for the OG.  Afterward, Big Brother and bed.  How was your weekend?

Weekend Things

I very purposely kept life (mostly) off of Instagram this weekend.  Just as an experiment to see if I felt more present and less distracted that way.  Not going to lie though, I sort of felt like I was keeping myself from sharing stuff I wanted to share.  I’m about to share it all here, so it’s not so big of a deal, but dang, you probably all wish you could have seen a real time video of me singing along to The Hunchback of Notre Dame, right?? 😛

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We had a real deal date night on Friday and it wasn’t until we were headed to dinner that I realized it felt like it’d been a while since we’d had one.  First, we took advantage of the nice weather and being able to leave work a bit early to walk our pup.  It was the furthest we’ve ever walked him and I think we all enjoyed it ♥

We tried Dio Mio, Fish N Beer and Il Posto before finally ending up at Stowaway and we should have just gone there to begin with.  That pita was the best second best!  Then… FIRST MAN!  Sorry for all the movie enthusiasm lately, but as a voting member of the Academy, it’s my job to be excited and up to date on these things 😛  Joey wasn’t blown away but I liked it.  We both agreed Claire Foy was amazing, but do not expect any dramatic emotive performance from Gosling.

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Saturday started at Illegal Pete’s because: FREE BREAKFAST BURRITO DAY!  I picked us up coffee while Joey stretched and cooled down from his 10 mile run then we hopped in line and enjoyed our free breakfast.  Hit up the grocery store afterward and saw a girl totally scrape the entire right side of her car along the cement column in the parking garage!  Also, I bought this seasonal kombucha and it’s too savory for my taste.  And just for the record, it was nice enough to go on a noon-time run in short sleeves and it was truly wonderful.

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We had a wedding to attend that evening and while there, I saw the biggest pot of Pozole I’ve EVER seen.  I was feeling very witchy as I stirred it.  We maybe left with a cup of homemade salsa and a cup of candy corn, don’t judge!  Back at home, we threw on The Hunchback of Notre Dame and even though Joey fell asleep like 10 minutes in, I watched the whole thing and I had forgotten how dark it was.  Also, no offense Disney, but it’s sort of boring.

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We woke up to snow on Sunday!  Making Saturday’s short sleeved run even more wondrous.  I whipped up some vegan pumpkin spice pancakes, while Joey made himself some avocado toast (which became funny later in the day, when he was denying being a millennial and his argument was immediately struck down by Wayne asking “do you eat avocado toast??”) and we got some Sunday chores taken care of before heading to my parents’ for lunch.  Mom made some REALLY good chili and even though we missed my brother, SIL, niece and nephew who had to cancel because of the snow, it was fun seeing everyone else ♥

Later on, we put our pup in his coat and took a little walk in the snow.  He didn’t seem to mind the snow but he was NOT about me trying to wipe off his paws so I let Joey do that, ha.  Look how many more leaves were on the ground than on Friday!  Made some pad thai for dinner with “Decorating Disney” on in the background.  FASCINATING!  We also watched Private Life and I want to tell you it was really good but it mostly made me feel sad.

How was your weekend??