Weekend Things

This weekend was good and low-key and I’m starting to really appreciate the slower pace of these types of weekends.  I also want to tell you that I’m an obsessive list maker and make one for every weekend, but this weekend, I just didn’t.  Sometimes you gotta trust that the things you have to do will get done and the things you want to do will happen on their own, ya know?

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Friday, we headed home, ate some leftovers for dinner — why do I always forget the totally satisfying simplicity of throwing a brat on the grill? — then headed to the Rockies game.  I do not want to talk about the first half of the game or the final outcome, so I’ll just say MATT HOLLIDAY IS BACK!

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Saturday morning, after Joey had run 7 miles! — we did a thing I’d been wanting to do all summer… coffee at the Platte River!  Every time I run the trail, I look across the river and think how peaceful it’d probably feel to sit over there on a quiet summer morning.  So, we biked over to Carbon to grab coffee and breakfast to go (and maybe a mini Lavender Earl Grey donut to share while we waited for our food) then walked over to the steps along the Platte and had the place mostly to ourselves.  It was every bit as peaceful as I’d imagined.

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I’m not even fully sure what I did for the rest of the day but I think it involved slow-roasting two pints of cherry tomatoes from our garden — 225° for 2 hours but I think I maybe could have gone another hour — and hitting up the grocery store, but also a hammock nap and an early dinner of leftovers before heading to the Esquire.

We saw Won’t You Be My Neighbor? and it blew me away!  I knew next to nothing about Mr. Rogers and can’t remember ever watching a full episode of his show, so his complete and utter KINDNESS was a complete shock.  I keep thinking back on the footage they had of him working on his show or interacting with children and feeling incredibly emotional.  It was so touching, inspiring and important and I hope you find the time to see this film ♥

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Standard Sunday Content: every meal I ate and not photo-documenting anything in between.  Let’s just come to terms with this, okay?  Anyway, un-pictured was a 5 mile run I went on and felt really good during and a bit of house cleaning — you know how they say buying cute workout clothes will motivate you to work out?  I think it’s the same with buying good smelling cleaning products 😛 — before my sister and Wayne came over.  My perfect little sissy gave me a fun yellow mani/pedi and in exchange, I fed them spicy black bean burrito bowls for dinner.  Will I ever tire of this meal?  Probably not!

Oh and they brought Huni so she and Andi could have a little sibling reunion and look, I don’t know if they actually like each other but they do tolerate each other and I got a kick out of watching them make laps around the house as if they were magnetically attached.

What fun things did you do this weekend?

Weekend Things

The bad news is my iPhone 5S (guys, not to be dramatic but it’s from the Stone Age and it looks so small and dinky compared to the more recent versions of the iPhone!) seems to be on its last leg.  Meaning I can’t take pictures on it, both because the camera has a permanent fog filter and because there’s NO room for any (ideal when you write a blog that heavily relies on pictures from your daily life), my alarm has decided to stop working (ideal when you have a Sunday brunch reservation) and I can’t open my emails.  I don’t get my upgrade till May and even though that’s less than two months away, I’m not sure we’ll make it.

The good news is it was 70° on Friday, I had a chance to soak up some “me time” this weekend — which included reading at a coffee shop, eating vegan donuts and watching too many movies — and we now have extra light at the the end of the day, but the best news of all is that Joey is home from Vegas and I don’t have to talk to myself anymore 🙂

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Maybe I shouldn’t say this, but I was kind of looking forward to a few days by myself.  I totally could have lined up some lady dates or had dinner with my family every night, but in true introvert fashion, I mostly played hermit.  Fine by me!  I started Friday with coffee, almond butter toast and a book then cut out of the office extra early, went on a run, read in the backyard, poured myself a beer, cooked dinner and watched Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind.  I’ve had Huckleberry Hound stuck in my head ever since.

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Saturday started out kind of rainy and cloudy so I stayed in my pajamas as long as possible but eventually went to the grocery store then ran a very important errand.  Aka picking up a donut snack from Beet Box.  I wasn’t overly impressed the first time I had those vegan donuts, but they’ve grown on me.  THEY’RE SO SOFT!  I brought some for my family and was all too happy to spend the afternoon/evening hanging with my sister.  Eventually took myself home to cook dinner for one (I made cauliflower rice and I don’t even know who I am) before watching Crash.  Joey picked out some movies for me to watch while he was gone and he picked well.  Except that he also left out Speed and after watching it last night, I’d like to put in a request for a refund on those two hours of my life.

P.S. I saw a church for sale near Beet Box and wondered if that’d make for a creepy house.

P.P.S. I feel like those pork tenderloin medallions look gross, but they really were good!

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I picked Joey up from the light rail station just after midnight on Saturday, finally got to sleep around 1:30 AM then woke up 30 minutes before our brunch reservation on Sunday (see aforementioned phone alarm complaint) but we made it and there were 3-berry muffins with vanilla-miso butter (!!!), steak and eggs and a huevos rancheros benedict so it probably doesn’t matter that I had to wash my hair in the sink and put my make up on in the car.  We were super lounge-y after brunch but then I spent something like 3 hours making lunches for the week and I’m never ever doing that again.

Sunday ended with a chillier-than-I’d-hoped walk through our neighborhood, salad dinner, that movie (ugh!) and a lot of moaning and groaning about having to go back to work.