Easter Weekend Things

Sometimes you go to the gym and yoga in the same day, then stay up late watching the Rockies beat the Giants (West Coast games are BRUTAL) and feel zombie-like come Friday, but you put on the Nathaniel Rateliff & The Night Sweats station and find the energy to get you through the workday.

Sometimes your weekend is busy busy so you make the very adult-like decision to go to the grocery on Friday so your Saturday/Sunday don’t seem so slammed with obligations.  But while you’re there you grab the makings of guac and pizza and invite your best friends over because  it’s 75° on a Friday night in April and life is too happy to be true.

Sometimes you promise yourself you’ll sleep in but then Saturday morning rolls around and the thought of coffee, pancakes and a full day in the garden is too exciting to sleep through.  Apparently all it takes to make me fully and genuinely happy is planting seeds in our garden beds.

Sometimes your Saturday night consists of baking a cake, making cashew ice cream, pickling/dying eggs, watching Jimmy Fallon on SNL and being in bed by 11.  Wild and crazy night, you guys.  But seriously, my heart was so happy for that entire day.

Sometimes you start your Sunday with (another) 5 mile run in a city that’s still sleepy and quiet and peaceful and perfect.  (That Bolder Boulder 10K always sneaks up on me but I’m getting myself in gear, I think!)  And then you’re rewarded with surprise iced coffee from your husband afterwards 🙂

Sometimes you think Easter Sunday is going to feel busy and full but it turns out to be nice and calm and not rushed at all.  I’ll take it!  We spent the afternoon with Joey’s side and the evening with mine and I managed to eat deviled eggs at both plus three different kinds of meat, so I’m feeling pretty accomplished.

Hope you all had a great weekend!


Oscar Weekend Things

Well.  I certainly wasn’t expecting that.  I woke up this morning, thinking “wait, did that really happen??”  Did they really announce La La Land as the Best Picture winner, only to figure out Moonlight actually won, after the entire La La Land crew was already standing up on stage, giving their acceptance speech??  What is even happening?

I am simultaneously amused and horrified because, in all seriousness, how unfortunate and sad for both films that it happened that way.  And also because that disaster overshadows the real star of the show… that Matt Damon/Jimmy Kimmel feud.  Kidding (because: Viola Davis, Mahershala Ali, Emma Stone, Kevin O’Connell finally winning after 21 nominations) but also not kidding because I was laughing so hard at that We Bought a Zoo/orchestra playing over his speech bit.  Too good, too good.


Back on Friday, I started the weekend in the best (lamest?) way.  Aka by taking a nap.  That work week was too much for me, I guess.  But afterwards we rallied with Melvin beers and Loving.  Honestly, I just didn’t feel like the film did the true story justice.  It all felt very downplayed.  And look, I just could not stop focusing on how bad Joel Edgerton’s bleached hair was.  It was very distracting.


Saturday started with the fluffiest pancakes and the prettiest tulips.  Full Disclosure: I actually wanted to make these, but buttermilk always does me wrong, so we had to move to Plan B which actually wasn’t a downgrade at all because I love these and hadn’t made them in too long.  And also, those tulips are actually from Friday but they got moved to our room on Saturday and they just looked SO BEAUTIFUL in the light from my window.

Other Saturday plans included a trip to the gym (I ran four whole miles and lived through it), Target, the grocery store, lounging, reading and maybe watching the critically acclaimed movie Step Up before we had dinner with my mom, sister and Wayne at Fire on the Mountain.  Alls I know is wings, fries, beer and a table of family made my heart so happy.  We may have watched Sausage Party afterwards, so just some excellent movie viewing going on that day.


Sunday started with a family breakfast and Baby Roman was looking too cute for words.  Isn’t it crazy how quickly babies/kids change??  Last time we saw Roman he was just a little lump and now he’s holding his head up, looking around, SMILING.  Just wow!  Afterwards, not gonna lie, we napped.  But then we got ourselves together and did all that “Sunday stuff,” aka lunch salad prep, making shrimp stock, doing laundry, cleaning the bathroom (which is the worst chore EVER) before the awards started.

All envelope fiascos aside, I beat Joey at both the at-home ballot and Oscar Bingo so I’m probably the real winner of the night, right?

Did you watch?  Are you still in disbelief?  What was your favorite moment?  Tell me, please!