Weekend Things

Here’s to all the unexpected delights of this weekend!  Like “having” to leave work early to have a our sprinklers blown out, waking up early enough to go to Snooze on Saturday morning, finding a honeynut squash at the last Farmers’ Market of the season (crying emoji!), running a fast 10K and just having the most delicious fall weather ♥

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I volunteered to meet our sprinkler guy at the house but it only took something like 15 minutes and I used the rest of the afternoon to read and take our pup on a long luxurious walk.  Joey picked me up later to hit up Whole Foods for pizza dough and cheese but then we maybe also left with Perfect Bars, veggie chips and ice cream.  Why, Whole Foods, why??  We made this Pumpkin and Gouda Pizza and watched The Land of Steady Habits, which we liked but didn’t love.  Something was just slightly off.

Sometimes it’s Friday and I’m itching to go out and do something and sometimes it’s Friday and I just want to be at home and go to bed at a normal hour and the latter felt so so right this time around.

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We weren’t sure what we wanted to do for breakfast on Saturday, but since we had plans to visit the Union Station Farmers’ Market and it was still semi-early, we decided to take ourselves to Snooze.  I had this Protein Punch Bowl (which, for the record, was not described as being covered in chia seeds!) and we shared the pancake of the day, which was some kind of buttermilk pumpkin situation that tasted amazing.  It’s a sad day when the Farmers’ Market comes to an end, but a happy one when you leave with pretty little apples and the cutest honeynut squash.  Till next year, FM!

We headed to the Denver Rock n Roll Race Expo afterward to pick up our packets then did some backyard clean up.  We raked up 5 bags of leaves and were seriously only at it for less than an hour but somehow, my hamstrings are INCREDIBLY sore now.  Send help!

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I got an afternoon facial — Joey did our grocery shopping while I was out relaxing and it made me so genuinely happy — and when we got back, the weather was nice enough to take Andi on another long walk.  We also aided in the recovery of someone’s cell phone, so it was an eventful outing, ha!  Then we made this super simple but really satisfying Spicy Chicken and Sweet Potato Meal Prep for dinner and watched The Goonies which, get this, I’d never seen!  I was really into that scene where they found the pirate ship but less into everyone basically being in hysterics the entire movie.  It was making my brain hurt.

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Sunday was race day!  The difference between running a half marathon and running a 10K is sort of crazy to me.  Joey was running long distances back to back days every weekend for months and I basically did nothing except my usual weekly running and a few 5 milers here and there.  I sort of felt like a fraud amidst all the hard working half marathoners!  Joey wanted to do it in an hour and 42 minutes but ended up zooming in in one hour 39 minutes and 44 seconds!!!  I’m so proud of him!  And not to discredit myself because I finished in 58:46.  Under an hour without even trying and it felt so good and easy!

My mom, sister, Wayne and Lori came and then we all went to Acova for brunch afterward.  Guys, I really really like this place for being close to our house, being open for lunch, dinner and weekend brunch and delivering on taste every time!  Not to mention it’s got plenty of space and hasn’t ever been crazy busy.  My breakfast tacos were LEGIT.  The rest of the day involved naps, more puppy walking, lunch prep, watching Hotel Transylvania and leftovers for dinner.  This weekend was such a good one!

Weekend Highlights

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Kyla and Jay’s wedding on Friday night // Joey and his dad were wearing unplanned matching outfits, but more importantly, it was so amazing to celebrate the union of this sweet family ♥

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Saturday lunch at Gorgeous Deli // I really did intend to go to the Farmers’ Market but then Saturday morning rolled around and lounging about sounded much better.  We compensated by riding our bikes to grab lunch at this new popup deli window.  I got a smoked beet sandwich and we shared a side of pesto potato salad and both were SO GOOD!

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Afternoon movie time // Post lunchtime bike ride, we were HOT and nothing sounded better than a dark air-conditioned movie theater so we headed to the Alamo to see Sorry to Bother You and look, I don’t even know what to say about the movie but I will say it was super creative and definitely interesting, to say the least.  Mostly, being in the theater got us very excited for movie season.

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Les Mis at the Buell // Second time seeing this show and I still thought it was incredible!  The performance of “One Day More” right before the intermission was so so good, but is there anything better than Fantine singing “I Dreamed a Dream”??  I say no.  It was Joey’s first time seeing it and declared it among his Top 5.

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Dinner at Acova // This place just opened up within walking distance and though we’d been once before, we needed to go back with a bigger group to try the nachos.  I’m not a nacho aficionado but Joey said they weren’t cheesy enough.  Still, they have Melvin IPA on tap, my pierogis were delicious (albeit rich!) and we got to enjoy their outdoor patio on a Sunday evening, so I was happy.

What was the highlight of your weekend??