Weekend Things

I maybe took hold of Joey by both arms and told him “I know we’ve both had a lot of caffeine, but let’s FOCUS!” at the grocery store on Saturday and I may have complained that my quiche wasn’t seasoned enough on Sunday, but those are the only imperfect moments I can recall from the entire weekend.  I don’t know what’s got into me, but I’m really loving December this year!  Here are some of the happy moments we encountered.

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Every Friday seems to be a question of “Go see a movie?  Or stay in and cook?”  The latter felt right this week, so we made chickpea sliders and watched a Christmas double feature of White Christmas and The Santa Clause.  Bing Crosby, I know, I know, but how great is Danny Kaye?!  Joey fell asleep like ten minutes into The Santa Clause, but Andi and I enjoyed watching it 😛

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Saturday morning, we dropped our doggy off at the vet for a fun day of shots, blood work and a “pedicure” then took ourselves to a new coffee shop nearby for a seasonal latte (sweet potato & torched marshmallow is as good as it sounds!) and some reading.  Aforementioned grocery shopping occurred afterward.  I was all set to have them delivered to us on Sunday but we had the time and energy and as convenient as delivery is, it also means entrusting avocado selection to a total stranger.

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I had a 2 PM massage with my mama and it was the best because I hadn’t seen her in two weeks that felt like two months.  I was smart enough to pack myself a post-massage snack so I didn’t feel starved and rushed to get home, which made for an oddly relaxed wait at the car wash and drive home in Broncos traffic.

We made pasta for dinner!!!  We hadn’t pulled out the pasta attachment since March, so I was extra excited.  The whole process continues to be incredibly fun and honestly, relatively easy.  Used the noodles for alfredo with Brussels and it was incredibly good alongside The Holiday, which Joey has recently declared his favorite Christmas movie.  Made it through some of SNL and I laughed really hard at Matt Damon prancing around in that Westminster Daddy Show skit.

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Our usual Sunday pancake programming was interrupted for egg sandwiches.  Mine looks like arugula on a bun but I assure you there was a soft but not runny egg — maybe told Joey “no pressure, but if you mess up that egg, it’ll ruin my morning” LOL) and some whipped feta leftover from Friday’s sliders on there too.  We finished SNL — I LOVED Miley’s performance of “Happy XMas (War Is Over)” and caught up on Top Chef, which I’m so very into, before I made salads for the week then went and picked us up lunch from Carbon.

The rest of the day involved yoga, making dinner, staring a puzzle at 8 PM on a Sunday night (???) and getting into bed to read.

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Happy Monday from this cute Mr. Bingle ornament my aunt sent me ♥

Memory-a-Day in August

Wednesday, August 1st: Listening to Amos Lee live in KBCO Studio C and wondering how he always sounds so good.

Thursday, August 2nd: Hooking a piece of rigatoni with my fork as I sat outside, eating dinner with my sister and Joey.

Friday, August 3rd: Waking up and reading on the couch for 10 minutes instead of just jumping right into the shower.

Saturday, August 4th: Giving a negative assessment of everything we’d ordered for lunch before I’d even tasted any of it, then being so so wrong about it all.

Sunday, August 5th: Feeling like the morning had been so long in a truly good and productive but not rushed way.

Monday, August 6th: Eating breakfast alone on our porch swing, putting my phone down, and realizing how quiet and calm it felt.

Tuesday, August 7th: Looking up at the scoreboard during a Rockies game I was barely paying attention to to find we were losing 10-0!

Wednesday, August 8th: Sipping an iced latte that tasted like Cheerio milk, in a very good way.

Thursday, August 9th: Realizing I’d left my phone on the kitchen counter and admittedly feeling slightly panicky about it.

Friday, August 10th: Feeling extremely bored as one of three people in the office on a Friday.

Saturday, August 11th: Giving my mama a real big hug before leaving her office.

Sunday, August 12th: Doing okay keeping score for Joey while he grabbed something to eat at the Rockies game.  “It’s a K or a backwards K, but which is which??”

Monday, August 13th: Sharing a spoon with Joey because he dropped his on the Colfax sidewalk after we got ice cream.

Tuesday, August 14th: Groaning when I realized I was still 150 pages away from a book that just wasn’t doing it for me.

Wednesday, August 15th: Feeling the urge to tear out a lot of things in our garden, but settling for just trashing our mostly dead snap peas.

Thursday, August 16th: Reading an article about the new Alon Shaya restaurant opening in Denver and how it’s 70% female-staffed!

Friday, August 17th: Listening to Queen Aretha in my office.

Saturday, August 18th: Freeing a bee from our pre-packaged container of baby spinach.

Sunday, August 19th: Walking up to Civic Center Park and feeling so happy to be spending a Sunday afternoon with Joey.

Monday, August 20th: Burning my tongue on some piping hot coffee.

Tuesday, August 21st: Feeling so so indecisive about whether to have leftovers or curry takeout for dinner.

Wednesday, August 22nd: Taking off my shoe to shoo away a bee while I ate dinner by myself in the backyard.

Thursday, August 23rd: Being shocked that I ran an 8:47 third mile despite how tired and slow I felt.

Friday, August 24th: Leaving my notebook at the office for the weekend and thinking it might be okay to live without a list for once.

Saturday, August 25th: Feeling that buzz of excitement as we sat in a movie theater and saw previews for things coming out this fall/winter.

Sunday, August 26th: Having the energy/motivation/time to clean a few places in our house and feeling really happy about it.

Monday, August 27th: Waking up in the middle of the night and realizing I’d slept in my contacts!

Tuesday, August 28th: Feeling sad that no one else in my book club loved the book as much as I did.

Wednesday, August 29th: Feeling that genuine buzz of excitement about going on vacation.

Thursday, August 30th: Holding tight to Joey’s arm as we got on our first ride of the day at Disneyland!

Friday, August 31st: Watching, with terror, as a giant beetle repeatedly tried to fly into the restaurant we were having lunch in.