Weekend Things

It’s July!!!  But before we jump into my favorite, birthday-filled, peak summer month, let’s give some recognition to the end of June because it was truly a perfect end of the month weekend ♥

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A Friday night Rockies game that starts with Biker Jim’s and ends with a Dodgers defeat?!  Yes please!  I’m still making my way through the BJ’s menu and ordered the Southwest Buffalo this time around.  Also, they no longer carry my favorite Alaskan Reindeer and I felt personally to blame when they told me it was because it’s on the endangered species list… We maybe skipped out of the game early (I swear it’s always Joey who wants to leave lately!) because it was raining but we got to watch the Rox officially win back at home and YAY!

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Saturday!  And what a good day it was!  We started with a quick bike tune-up (thanks, Joey!) while our pup took in some morning sunshine and then we made our way to the Farmer’s Market ♥  We maybe didn’t even discuss our breakfast plan (which is VERY unlike me) but realized we were starving when we got there so after grabbing two iced coffees we split up to find food.  Joey got a burrito and reported that it was not good but I got a bagel from Woodgrain Bagels (a new fixture at the Union Station FM) and loved it!  I still need to look up what a Montreal-style bagel is though.  Back at home, I harvested a bunch of heads of lettuce (that I made a lunch salad with later on!) and Joey gave Andi a lil haircut (I completed his beauty routine later on by giving him a bath).  Then we hit up the cheese shop for picnic supplies!

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We had tickets to the Shakespeare Festival that night!  We checked and Joey and I hadn’t been together since 2013!  Thankfully, we had perfect pre-show picnic weather and the cheeses we got were really good!  I think my favorite combo is just cheese and dates?  We were maybe already full but pulled out the macarons for dessert.  Joey’s face when he bit into the salted caramel one though!

As for the show — Twelfth Night — we loved it!!!  Yeah yeah with the main characters, but the supporting characters, namely a drunken uncle named Sir Toby Belch and his companion in debauchery, Sir Andrew Aguecheek were a true riot.  Have I mentioned how much I LOVE Shakespeare Fest??  Gosh, SO much!

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We started Sunday at Thump Coffee with toasts (Joey gave me a bite of his avo-cream cheese-dill toast and whoa, I need to recreate that at home!), talk of July and maybe some Italian vacation plans?  We’re pretty serious about it, I think!  Back at home, we knocked out salads for the week in something like half an hour then Joey headed outside for yard work and I made a pie!!!  I’d been wanting to make this strawberry pie for MONTHS but was waiting for real strawberry season and it looked pretty good, if I do say so myself!

I also read for like an hour and a half outside and it felt too good to be true.  Followed it up with Sunday yoga and between that and this little arm workout Joey and I have been doing, my shoulders are actually dead today…

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Guys, we started watching Deadwood and even though I’m so into this Wild West stuff, we had to pause like 10 times and say “wait, what just happened?” so hopefully we become less dumb in the very near future and can understand the plot.  We also made one of our favorite dinners (with radishes from our garden, no less!) and followed it all up with Big Brother and two slices of pie!  Not going to lie, the structural integrity of this pie is extremely questionable.  As in, I cut a piece and basically all the strawberries slid off but no matter, it still tasted good!

July is already off to a good start because we’re headed to Film on the Rocks to watch Top Gun with the family tonight and I could not be more excited!  Hope your July is the best!

Memory-a-Day in July

Sunday, July 1st: Taking a very brief moment to just rest my eyes in our hammock, with the umbrella over me.

Monday, July 2nd: Being literally the only person in the office at noon and listening to Drake very loudly.

Tuesday, July 3rd: Holding back tears during a very beautiful wedding ceremony.

Wednesday, July 4th: Feeling unprepared and disorganized, grabbing 4th of July dinner ingredients at Whole Foods and being 100% okay with that feeling.

Thursday, July 5th: Leaving a very good therapy session and seeing a rainbow in the sky.

Friday, July 6th: Walking just a block from the bustling Highlands and finding ourselves on a shady quiet street lined with big old brick houses (and lots of free parking spots).

Saturday, July 7th: Feeling hot and irritated at the Farmers’ Market and guilty for wanting to immediately leave a place that I’m “supposed” to love.

Sunday, July 8th: Pulling a stool directly in front of the window A/C unit in the kitchen while I kept an eye on chickpeas in the pressure cooker and eggs boiling on the stove.

Monday, July 9th: Watching a beach ball hit Joey in the head while we sat in the crowd at Red Rocks, waiting for The Big Lebowski to start.

Tuesday, July 10th: Pressing snooze one extra time and feeling extremely out of it after going to bed at 1 AM the night before.

Wednesday, July 11th: Saying no to TV time and instead, getting into bed early to read.

Thursday, July 12th: Feeling thoroughly impressed with the manicure my sister gave me and with how prepared she was!

Friday, July 13th: Remembering how out of it I had felt coming home from work and how refreshed I felt now that I was sitting outside at the Rockies game.

Saturday, July 14th: Joey asking me if I wanted to sit outside in the backyard with him at the very end of the day.

Sunday, July 15th: Making a donut out of modelling clay with my niece.

Monday, July 16th: Waking up to the smell of coffee and parting my hair down the middle because why not?

Tuesday, July 17th: Having lunch with my dad at the last shady table on the Mod Market patio.

Wednesday, July 18th: Having breakfast toast with Joey at Huckleberry before work.

Thursday, July 19th: Sharing a quote my therapist had shared with me with Joey.

Friday, July 20th: Watching Mason try a lemon for the first time.  He didn’t hate it!

Saturday, July 21st: Feeling uncertain about having our dog out in the front yard.

Sunday, July 22nd: Playing ABBA very loudly in my car while driving to Whole Foods.

Monday, July 23rd: Catching up on Food Network Star while eating a very fluffy pita.

Tuesday, July 24th: Feeling lucky to live so close to Coors Field when there’s a rain delay.

Wednesday, July 25th: Seeing Joey come inside with a surprise first zucchini from our garden.

Thursday, July 26th: Wondering why I felt sort of crabby.

Friday, July 27th: Waking up to go for a run and feeling refreshed and ready.

Saturday, July 28th: Rushing to clean the bathroom and shower/get ready to leave the house for the day.

Sunday, July 29th: Going to Sunday afternoon yoga for the first time in a long time and smiling when I saw new gold veggie decals on one of the walls.

Monday, July 30th: Trying to get in a better mood by listening to Janelle Monáe at work.

Tuesday, July 31st: Wearing my new running sunglasses for the first time and feeling legit!

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July was so so good, but we must say good bye and I have a real feeling August will be pretty good too 🙂