Weekend Things

Another weekend, another bachelor party excursion for Joey.  Which means I was riding solo again and thinking a lot about the pros and cons of that situation.  I was peak happy taking my sister to the Rockies game, riding to the Farmers’ Market, reading in the backyard, spending quality time with my parents and waking up early for a Sunday morning run.  I’m less indecisive when it’s just me.

But, my inability to chill is SO MUCH WORSE when I’m alone.  No one is there to point out that I haven’t sat down all day and that I’m rushing through like 80 projects instead of using the weekend to relax, to re-energize and to enjoy this sweet summer moment.  So I guess what I’m saying is find a partner that keeps you lazy from burning the candle at both ends ♥

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I got to have dinner with my sister on Tuesday and take her to a Rockies game on Friday, so I’m the luckiest!  This entire Diamondbacks series was godawful so I was thankful for sister distraction.  Also, I pointed out that it was 8 PM, the sun was still out and it was warm enough to be plenty comfortable in shorts and short sleeves.  Isn’t summer the best??

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Andi Dog would not even sleep in our room with me on Friday (anguish face emoji) but we did get up Saturday morning and run around in the backyard for a bit before I made myself a pretty pancake breakfast, complete with coconut whipped cream.  I thought I was the happiest I could be, but then I biked to the Farmers’ Market and saw TONY WOLTERS!!!!  Oh and I bought these stunner heirloom tomatoes.

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Look, I totally planned on going to the mall to find a dress for a wedding we’re going to THIS WEEKEND (why’m I so plan ahead about some thing but so last minute about other things??) but then… I just stayed home instead.  It was a million degrees outside, so Andi and I hid in the AC of our room and I read while he rested his little pup head on my leg ♥  Later on, I headed to Elitch’s for our company picnic and even though I was feeling anxious about going to a social gathering by myself, it was actually good and fine and fun!

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Took my parents to dinner that night!  Or, rather, they took me to dinner but I got to pick the location and I picked FNG, which Joey and I spotted on our way to Blue Pan Pizza over MDW.  It looked busy but they sat us right away and while my inner fake food critic wished there had been less of a delay between appetizer #1 and appetizer #2, we actually weren’t in any rush so it was okay to linger for a while.  I ordered my mom a beer, ate a really good burger slider and watched my dad eat “fatboy mashed potatoes” 🙂  It was so nice outside when we left so we walked around, gazing at pretty Highlands homes, then sat in the backyard for a bit when we got back to my house.  It was all the best!

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I got up too early Sunday morning to beat the heat and go for a run.  I maybe needed a nap later on, but when I’m jogging alongside the Platte River and it’s cool and quiet and the only other people out are fellow morning exercisers, it feels so worth getting up early.  Backyard breakfast and reading in the hammock followed my run and then my Instacart order arrived (all packed in a box which I thought was a genius way to avoid plastic bags!) and I rushed around making Green Salad with Dilly Chickpeas for the week before Joey arrived back home.  I did eventually go out to buy a dress but mostly I just felt tired and not into it.

Ended Sunday with the freshest salad, — Side Note: Joey was SO excited about eating vegetables, so I just assume the entire bachelor party was junk food and beer 😛 — a walk with our pup, spatchcocking a chicken and getting into bed to read.  Woke up to the first episode of Binge Mode: Harry Potter, so Monday isn’t all bad!

What did you do this weekend?

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!