Weekend Things

I went through a phase where I put a lot of stock into having a “perfect” weekend and it felt like something that needed to carefully crafted, but I think I’ve relaxed about it a bit and spend a lot less time thinking about it even.  Turns out, it’s a lot easier to do it this way.  Who knew?! 😛

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Friday started with that pretty sky and ended with the Oscar-Nominated Documentary Shorts (it was our first time seeing them!!) and in between was that time when we decided to squeeze in going out to dinner and rushing into the movie theater just as the shorts started.  Also, we didn’t have time to finish our pizza so we maybe ate the rest when we got home at 10 PM.

Those documentaries could have their own post, but I’ll just shout out a few.  “Lifeboat” showed the rescue of refugees off the coast of Libya and it was so moving to see volunteers embrace these boats of people.  “Period. End of Sentence.” was such a eye-opening but also empowering and fun documentary about a rural village in India, who received a machine to make sanitary pads for the women there.  The best and hardest and most heart-ripping was “End Game” about end of life care.  Realizing mid-documentary that all of the subjects had since passed away was so sobering.  It’s a tough but beautiful watch.

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On Saturday, I was bad a taking pictures, apparently!  But there were pancakes and then once our groceries were delivered, I made white bean chili and coffee cake to take to Betsy and Jory because… THEY HAD THEIR BABY GIRL!!!!  We got to go see her last Wednesday and gosh, she is PRECIOUS ♥  Got to see my mama for a massage later that afternoon, then we took my sister and Wayne to Q House for dinner because I’d been talking up that mouth-numbing chicken for weeks.  I think it was less mouth-numbing than the first time but still very very good.  We all watched Boy Erased afterward and I felt like it was just okay.  Lucas Hedges was good though!

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It’s Sunday and we’re all sleepy, or so those first two pictures make it seem 🙂  We started with waffles and I knocked out lunches for the week, while Joey did some cleaning and though we were thisclose to going to see the Oscar-Nominated Animated Shorts, we decided staying at home would be easier/better, plus we ran through Father of the Bride Part II, My Best Friend’s Wedding and part of The Notebook while we got stuff done.  It was somewhere between me saying “your memories, George” in Mr. Habib’s voice, singing note for note with Cameron Diaz during the karaoke scene and making the same fist punch as Ryan Gosling when his dad outs him for stammering when he was younger that I realized I’ve seen all of these movies too many times.

We took that coffee cake and chili over to Jory and Betsy mid-afternoon and got to hold a sleeping Elliott for a good long time ♥  Back at home, we ate some of that chili ourselves, watched a few episodes of The Assassination of Gianni Versace (not going to lie, I’m finding it way more disturbing than I had expected) and ate popcorn in front of a jealous pup.  Oh and while we didn’t watch the Grammys, we did see Brandi Carlile’s performance and DANG, she was so good!

How was your weekend?

Weekend Things

Guys, whoa, we made it through January finally and I made it through a worse-than-usual cold that kept me home from work last Thursday and now here we are on the other side and, not going to lie, I feel like sort of discombobulated.  I’m hoping it passes soon because this month is too short to waste any time.

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I honestly did not feel much better through the first half of Friday, but I ate a really good lunch and started to feel A LOT better.  I still maybe took a small nap in between work and our Friday night plans but it’s crazy what a difference a few hours can make.  Joey, Adam, Josh, Steve, Lauren and I (double Laurens!) went to dinner at FNG (which I officially deem good!) then all went to the Nuggets game, but in different seats 😛  Nuggets won and I guess the guy sitting behind us was having a great time!

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Joey went skiing on Saturday and I took it as an opportunity to do basically nothing.  Though my version of nothing still includes making slider buns, walking the dog and going to the eye doctor.  But, if you’ll recall, last time Joey was gone for the day, I ran 100 errands and felt totally wigged out by the end of the day, so this was a major improvement.  Mostly, getting your groceries delivered is a game changer.  Once Joey was back home, we ended the day with Vietnamese Shrimp Noodle Bowls (that I didn’t love) and Leave No Trace, which I also didn’t love but at least found very interesting and well-acted.

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There was a brief moment on Sunday morning where I tried to convince myself to make breakfast but you know what’s easier and creates less dishes?  Going out!  Currently going through a Hoja obsession and it was on the way to the movie theater we were headed to afterward, so it seemed a natural choice.  Chilaquiles forever but that chocolate chip tahini muffin and Café de Olla were the real stars of breakfast.  Okay, we saw The Wife afterward and…. I found this film to be very weird.  It just didn’t add up for me.  I guess Glenn Close was good but I’m not always sure what constitutes a “good performance,” so I have to go with my gut and say I enjoyed Lady Gaga’s performance more and honestly, Olivia Colman’s best of all!

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I guess the Super Bowl was boring?  I don’t know because I had this puppy sleeping on my lap.  Can your heart even handle it?  If the answer is no then be glad I didn’t manage to snap a picture of Mason (though I did get a video of him bopping along to the halftime show and it was my favorite part ♥♥♥).  So I guess I wasn’t paying the closest attention (am I ever??) but the Game of Thrones commercial, Big Boi (why did I not put it together that it was THAT Big Boi until he was on stage??) and a puff pastry filled with chili and hot dogs (you know what’s underrated?  A hot dog.), were my favorite parts.

What did you do and see this weekend?