Weekend Things

Oh my god, the return of the Weekend Things post!  Because real life exciting things actually happened this weekend, not just me laying on the couch because we have nothing to do 😛

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My sister graduated from nursing school!!!!  I’m so proud of her ♥  It went by so quickly… for me, a person who didn’t have to do any of the hard work she did 🙂  Her pinning ceremony was cancelled and rescheduled as a Zoom call.  It was my first one and I found it highly entertaining.  The best was when someone didn’t have their microphone muted, so any time they made noise, the camera would jump to them!  Andi was less invested, apparently.

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Saturday morning, we had to make ourselves scarce for a few hours because we are renting out our house once we move and we had a whole bunch of showings.  Only slightly freaked me out to think of strangers walking around my home, but masks were required and they weren’t allowed to touch anything.  First, we headed to the Wooden Spoon for breakfast sandwiches!  I forgot my mask, so Joey went up to place our order and I attempted to walk Andi in the neighborhood but he acted like separating from Joey was a death sentence and threw a huge barking fit the entire time, probably waking up every living soul in the vicinity….  After we ate our sandwiches, we took a stroll through our new neighborhood (we even discovered a little cottage bakery!) and I can’t wait to live in it!  We did some packing and grocery pick up during the day, then made this delicious dinner and watched Blow the Man Down, which we both really enjoyed.

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Sunday, I woke up to pancakes (joy of all joys!) and we did a bit more packing but also stopped to 1. take a walk, 2. do some yoga and 3. watch episodes 7 & 8 of The Last Dance (yes, even I am watching).  Around 5, my mom, dad, sister and Wayne came over and look, please don’t judge me.  I don’t know what the rules are any more and it is shockingly easy to talk yourself into seeing your family.  We sat outside, at separate tables and each had our own box of take out food from La Loma.  We did a margarita cheers to my sister because graduating nursing school is a big deal and we couldn’t leave it at a Zoom call only!  My mom made a batch of virgin margs for me that had pickle juice in it, which must be why it tasted so good 🙂  I even let my mom and sis touch my bump (masks on!), but this bathroom selfie I snapped shows the bump a bit more clearly.

After everyone left, we watched the last two episodes of The Last Dance.  That part about Steve Kerr and his father though 😦  I have now gone from a person who’s only Michael Jordan knowledge came from Space Jam, to liking tweets about “the poison pizza.”  This is who I am now.  I hope you all had a good weekend 🙂

This Week

On Monday

We had plans to go to the Rockies vs. Cubs game but Mother Nature had other plans and sent the worst hail storm I’ve ever seen instead.  We lost 10 bulbs on our string lights and I’m not sure if our flower pots or garden boxes will recover, but a bunch of people had their car windows smashed, so overall, we lucked out.  It seriously looked like snow, there was so much hail.  The game ended up being postponed and I was not disappointed at being home in my pajamas all night instead.

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On Tuesday

Joey tried his best to clean some of the storm debris out of our garden but guys, it’s a freaking mess outside.  Twigs, branches and leaves EVERYWHERE.  It’s ew.  Afterwards, we spent a couple of hours prepping sides for a BBQ we were throwing the next day.  Most importantly, I made a giant cookie in a cast-iron skillet and was delighted by it.

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On Wednesday

It rained ALL DAY.  Why?!?!  Go figure we were grilling on the rainiest day of the week but it was Joey’s dad’s birthday so rain or not, we were gonna grill and try our hardest to pretend it was summer.  Had the biggest burgers ever from Whole Foods, plus maple baked beans, potato salad (LOVED!), broccoli crunch and, the pièce de résistance, GIANT CHOCOLATE CHIP SKILLET COOKIE!  With vanilla ice cream, obviously.  I was kind of very happy with how it turned out and Joey squeezed my arm VERY hard after taking his first bite so I think he was happy too.  Happy Birthday, Steve!

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On Thursday

It stopped raining, the clouds went away and blue sky/sun returned!  And I got a manicure.  A pre-Nashville vacation manicure!  Is it weird that one of my nails was torn but I didn’t want to rip it off (it woulda been sooo short), so I wore a band-aid over it for two days until they could super glue/Shellac it?  Joey thought it was.

P.S. When are they gonna invent a filter that hides all wrinkles/lines/signs of living in dry-as-can-be-Colorado?  My hands NEED it.

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NAILED IT! (pun intended)

On Friday

MY SISTER GRADUATED COLLEGE!!!!!!!  My mom cried as soon as the ceremony started.  I held it together because I was just so excited for her.  I’M SO PROUD!  Celebrating together tonight after work and I can’t wait!

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Headed to Nashville this weekend for Joey and I’s TEN YEAR DATING ANNIVERSARY!!!  Can you even believe it??  Mostly, I’m excited to coast off somewhere new to eat and drink and explore with my best friend.  Cheers to that!