Weekend Things

It’s the end of an era.

And right now, I’m trying to decide if I wrote that about Friday Night Lights, which we finished watching yesterday, or about my youth, because my weekend basically consisted of grocery shopping, watching TV on the couch, cleaning the house, and worst of all, getting immense pleasure from doing all of these things.  Send help, it’s all happening way too fast.

In other news, remember when our kitchen looked like this?

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And now, it has pretty hardwoods, streaky shiny stainless appliances, the most beautifully white farmhouse sink and dun dun dun dun… speckly sparkly clean white countertops!  Every time I go in our kitchen I do this annoying this where I gasp and yell something obnoxious like “Our countertops are perfect!”  I’m sure it will never get old.  Now alls we have to do is install the backsplash and the kitchen remodel will be officially complete.  Life is good when your kitchen is pretty.

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And a future apology for being extra annoying on Instagram by not only posting food pictures but for those food pictures to be taken atop our countertops.  Would it be weird if “will this look good under my plate?” was a top concern when we were trying to pick a countertop pattern?

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I’d like to give you a description of what we did on Friday night, but it was something like A) Give away Nuggets tickets, B) Change into sweatpants and C) Eat a large bowl of pasta.  But hey, I cooked dinner so I call that an accomplishment.  Saturday morning, Joey chose a new coffee shop for us to try and I guess I should let Joey pick new coffee shops for us more often because I loved this one!  Not only was it sunny and quiet inside — Denver doesn’t rise till 10 AM on the weekends — but EMPANADAS AND POPTARTS.  I debated eating breakfast at home before but I’m so glad we didn’t.  Fresh baked empanadas and poptarts for life!

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I spent the afternoon with Jenn at a jewelry party.  I resisted buying anything while we were there but I am seconds away from buying a necklace I don’t need — but when do you ever need a necklace? — now that I’ve had a chance to really inspect the catalog.

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Sunday looked like this.  It also looked like a trip to the gym, a sudden spurt of cleaning energy where we dusted, swept, mopped, scrubbed and wiped everything but our bathroom because ew, no one likes cleaning the bathroom!  Joey and I recently had a conversation about how we remember our parents cleaning the house every weekend which led to us asking ourselves “wait, should we be cleaning our house every weekend?”  I’m nowhere near ready for an every weekend house cleaning commitment, but I’m not gonna lie, having a clean house feels pretty good.  Until a skunk sprays in your backyard.

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We ended Sunday with The Theory of Everythinng and look, Stephen Hawking’s life is INCREDIBLE and Eddie Redmayne did an amazing job, but that movie is just kind of boring.  And the lighting was so weird and distracting.  Tell me what you did this weekend!  But only if it was equally low-key and boring as what I did 🙂

What I’m Loving Lately: February Edition

Confession: Even though it is part of the season that shall not be named, I kind of love February.  It’s a shorty month packed full of holidays, award shows and Colorado’s signature bi-polar weather.  Case in point, 75 degrees last Tuesday, dumped snow on Saturday.  Or another case in point, 60 degrees on Monday, snow on Wednesday, back to 60 degrees today.  It makes no sense, but it also means the best of both worlds — cozy snow days, sunny spring-like days.  I’ll take it!

Other things I’m loving this month?

On the food front: dried figs, Asian pears (and I don’t even like pears!) and all the egg things.  Egg sandwiches, salads with eggs, scrambled eggs with melty goat cheese.  Yes, yes, yes to all of that.  Also, I just realized the key to perfectly scrambled eggs is to pull them off the heat when they’re still glossy.  How did I never know that?

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Tea.  When we started the cleanse, I decided to take a break from coffee (don’t worry, it’s back in my life now) and stick to black tea, which I’ve continued to drink (almost) every morning.  Plus I’ve been keeping my office stocked with Raspberry Zinger so I drink about a billion cups of that a day.

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Empty weekends.  Did I mention that towards the end of wedding planning, Joey and I were so longing for weekends where we had nothing to do?  We couldn’t even remember what we did on the weekends before they were filled with cake tastings, seating charts and ceremony writing.  Turns out what we did was watch a lot of TV and go to a lot of movies, which is all we’ve been doing lately.  Sometimes it’s fun to be a couch zombie without feeling like there are more important things to be doing.

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Best movie theater ever, right there ^^^.

Friday Night Lights.  We were thisclose to watching The Wire when I decided to be honest with myself and admit that I wanted to watch FNL.  Joey’s already watched the whole series but insisted he didn’t mind really wanted to watch it again, so here we are.  We’re really bonding over our mutual infatuation with Tim Riggins.

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Valentine’s Day preparations.  It’s no secret that I love the heck out of Valentine’s Day.  I’m such a sucker for that lovey dovey stuff.  Yeah, one of those people. 

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What are you loving this month?