Weekend Things & A Change of Seasons

This weekend was chill.  Weather-wise, vibe-wise, football players uniting in solidarity against evil forces-wise.  Do I wish we didn’t even have to go there?  YES.  But do I respect the hell out of everyone who took a stand (er, knee) yesterday?  EVEN MORE YES.  And just like that, I’m a football fan 😛

But in all seriousness, this weekend was very good, very laid back, very cozy and I’m left feeling rested and reinvigorated.  Let’s do this thing!

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Friday started with a work event at the Leopold Bros. Distillery, which we’d never been to but it was a beautiful space.  We totally missed the tour but from what I hear it was very in-depth and not in a good way so maybe I’m glad we missed it… Did get to drink a real good cherry-infused Moscow Mule though!

Afterwards, we battled our way through the traffic back to Denver, then hit up Illegal Pete’s and the Kaleo concert at the Paramount Theater.  We had GOOD seats and per usual, the band sounded incredible.  Also felt like saying, “Look, I see you bass player/hype man and I’d love to jump up and down but this floor is sticky as hell and I can’t actually lift my feet.”

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Saturday started with an 8-mile run.  Actually, Saturday started with my alarm going off and me feeling like “NO!!!!”  Really not into that run.  But we did it, it’s done and now we just have one week of short training runs before the actual 15K race on Sunday.  I got a massage afterwards and there’s really nothing better than post-long run pampering and an hour and a half of Mom time ♥

Came home and Joey had planted the mums my sister bought me.  I love them both so much!  Also hit up the grocery — there were peaches, apples and pears and I couldn’t decide what season my tastebuds were in so I got one of each — then made pizza dinner.  Guys, this was a Thai Roasted Cauliflower Pizza and it was AMAZING.  You gotta make it!  Also, La La Land is on HBO now so we re-watched and upon second viewing, we decided… it’s still a delight!

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It basically drizzled ALL DAY on Sunday, but before the rain started, we made it to breakfast at Stowaway.  Of course we ordered a Salted Maple Pecan Donut as a breakfast appetizer!  Joey headed out to watch football afterwards and I put on cozy clothes and didn’t leave the house for the rest of the day.  I just started Big Little Lies and I think I like it!  Also knocked out our lunch for the week and then, after Joey was done re-writing the baseball standings (eeek!), we made a huge pot of 5-Ingredient Green Curry for dinner and it was kind of the perfect meal for a rainy day.

It’s only supposed to be gloomy like this for another day or so, but I walked around yesterday saying stuff like “I can’t believe it’s winter now!” because JUST LAST WEDNESDAY, it was literally 90+ degrees and this weekend felt like such a sharp contrast.  I’m not ready for it!

How was your weekend?

Oscar Weekend Things

Well.  I certainly wasn’t expecting that.  I woke up this morning, thinking “wait, did that really happen??”  Did they really announce La La Land as the Best Picture winner, only to figure out Moonlight actually won, after the entire La La Land crew was already standing up on stage, giving their acceptance speech??  What is even happening?

I am simultaneously amused and horrified because, in all seriousness, how unfortunate and sad for both films that it happened that way.  And also because that disaster overshadows the real star of the show… that Matt Damon/Jimmy Kimmel feud.  Kidding (because: Viola Davis, Mahershala Ali, Emma Stone, Kevin O’Connell finally winning after 21 nominations) but also not kidding because I was laughing so hard at that We Bought a Zoo/orchestra playing over his speech bit.  Too good, too good.

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Back on Friday, I started the weekend in the best (lamest?) way.  Aka by taking a nap.  That work week was too much for me, I guess.  But afterwards we rallied with Melvin beers and Loving.  Honestly, I just didn’t feel like the film did the true story justice.  It all felt very downplayed.  And look, I just could not stop focusing on how bad Joel Edgerton’s bleached hair was.  It was very distracting.

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Saturday started with the fluffiest pancakes and the prettiest tulips.  Full Disclosure: I actually wanted to make these, but buttermilk always does me wrong, so we had to move to Plan B which actually wasn’t a downgrade at all because I love these and hadn’t made them in too long.  And also, those tulips are actually from Friday but they got moved to our room on Saturday and they just looked SO BEAUTIFUL in the light from my window.

Other Saturday plans included a trip to the gym (I ran four whole miles and lived through it), Target, the grocery store, lounging, reading and maybe watching the critically acclaimed movie Step Up before we had dinner with my mom, sister and Wayne at Fire on the Mountain.  Alls I know is wings, fries, beer and a table of family made my heart so happy.  We may have watched Sausage Party afterwards, so just some excellent movie viewing going on that day.

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Sunday started with a family breakfast and Baby Roman was looking too cute for words.  Isn’t it crazy how quickly babies/kids change??  Last time we saw Roman he was just a little lump and now he’s holding his head up, looking around, SMILING.  Just wow!  Afterwards, not gonna lie, we napped.  But then we got ourselves together and did all that “Sunday stuff,” aka lunch salad prep, making shrimp stock, doing laundry, cleaning the bathroom (which is the worst chore EVER) before the awards started.

All envelope fiascos aside, I beat Joey at both the at-home ballot and Oscar Bingo so I’m probably the real winner of the night, right?

Did you watch?  Are you still in disbelief?  What was your favorite moment?  Tell me, please!