Weekend Things

Interrupting recaps of Italian Vacation 2019, to tell you I watched too many movies this weekend.  But, as Joey whispered to me while we were cozy in our seats at the Alamo Drafthouse on Friday night, “it’s movie season!”

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We saw Jojo Rabbit, a movie I had been highly anticipating, on Friday night and I don’t know how to tell you about it.  The entire time, I had this feeling that something was missing or amiss and just not totally working for me, so I was shocked to death afterward when Joey told me “that’s the best movie of the year!”  We maybe argued about it for way too long, but now that a few days have passed I’ve softened and feel like I was maybe too harsh in my criticism.  I still don’t think it’s a perfect movie, but I will say it’s funny and for real, I was so taken with Roman Griffin Davis, who plays Jojo and is seriously so adorable ♥

Back at home, we maybe started Jenny Slate’s comedy special Stage Fright and I didn’t think it was that funny, yet I keep quoting it?  What does this mean?

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Saturday started with pancakes for the first time in three weeks!!!  I should mention that after we got back from Italy, we were home for a literal day, then flew to Chicago for a wedding in Rockford, so this was our first real weekend home.  I hit the grocery and was reminded that all human beings are annoying and from here on out I will do whatever necessary to have my groceries delivered 😛

Back at home, Joey was cleaning up our yard, which was covered in leaves and the dead remains of our garden (all the shishitos had turned to ghost shishitos!).  I basically figured we had no chance of getting it all cleaned up, but then we did and I’m so glad!  I even found some carrots and beets that had managed to thrive even though we had completely neglected them.  Also, it was in the 70s and beautiful outside.

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I am nothing if not a committed movie viewer, so even though we weren’t stoked to see it, Oscar buzz for Renée Zellweger means we went to see Judy.  We were sort of disappointed that, though there are a few flashbacks to when she was filming Wizard of Oz, most of the film takes place near the end of her life.  I wanted to see it all!  She does her own singing and I don’t know that she really sounds like Judy Garland but you do still get that captivating effect.  Mostly, it was really sad knowing she would die so soon after the events of the film.

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Woke up to snow on Sunday (and it’s basically been snowing ever since…)!  My sister picked me up later so we could go get our nails done.  We go to the same nail salon, but not at the same time as often as we should.  She was telling me about a simulation lab she did in school and I’m so impressed and proud of that little nurse-to-be ♥  We went to Beet Box afterward so she could pick up some donuts for Wayne and I got myself a tofu banh mi (that was so good!) for lunch.

Back at home, Joey and I lazed around for basically the rest of the day.  Last Thursday, while he was at bowling, I decided to re-watch Ocean’s Eleven then quickly realized I had definitely never seen a single second of that movie.  So Sunday we watched Ocean’s Twelve and Ocean’s Thirteen.  Thirteen is okay, but Twelve was a joke.  Why do we make sequels again?  Snow days calls for chili and cornbread, right?

What did you do this weekend??

Weekend Things

Raise your hand if you stayed out way past your bedtime on Monday night and felt exhausted for the rest of the week.  No?  Just me on that one?  This is my way of justifying a lounge-y laid-back weekend that involved many naps, though we took my niece to see The Little Mermaid at the BDT Stage last night and it was midnight by the time I crawled into bed so I apparently did not learn my lesson.

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Post couch-nap on Friday, we headed to the Rockies game.  It felt like it’d been so long since we’d been to one, so Coors Field looked extra beautiful to me.  We saw a bat (the animal kind, not the baseball kind), my friend Ari and a Rockies win so it was a good night!

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We woke up Saturday morning and headed straight to Stowaway because we hadn’t been there for breakfast since… Easter?!  Can that be right??  I was starting to get the shakes just thinking about how long it’d been.  We had the shaded patio to ourselves and it felt so cool and peaceful out there as we shared a chai peach muffin, sipped coffee and ate up our entrees.

Afterward, we scoped out some work our company did at Improper City, which was having its opening weekend then did a little bit of garden clean up back at home.  We harvested our first yellow squash!  Andi seemed quite content to just be propped up in Joey’s hands 😛

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A bit later, I left Joey in the backyard and headed in to bottle some kombucha.  Lori got me this kombucha book for my birthday and I am feeling SO inspired by it!!!  There’s a whole section with flavor suggestions that I never ever would have thought up on my own.  I want to try them ALL!  I went with watermelon (blended up and strained to concentrate the flavor) and vanilla bean (look closely and you can see the flecks!) and I can hardly wait to see how it turns out.  Since I had already blended up the juice, I used the leftovers to make some salted watermelon juice, which is really just the preamble to salted watermelon margaritas, right?

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Spent a couple of hours at Kyla’s bridal shower after that and how cute is that balloon champagne display??  I got to visit with both sides of Joey’s family, drink a glass of sangria, watch a very funny game of pin the tail on the donkey (except not pin the tail on the donkey :P) and I even won a bottle of wine!  Can’t wait for the wedding, come August!

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I hit up a Sunday morning yoga class and between getting up semi-early and a super dreary rainy day, I basically felt how Andi looks in the picture above.  Our enthusiasm over the World Cup was about the same level too.  Is it just me or do soccer players have the most hipster haircuts of all athletes?

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After a mainly lazy day, I headed over to my parents’ to see my niece!  She opened birthday presents from Joey and I — a light blue bouncy cow that we named Claudia and decided is cousins with our cow and a modelling clay set — and she and I were both very into that clay.  Then my sister came over and we took her to the show!  I don’t know what game BDT is playing at by having a kid-friendly show start at 7:45 PM on a Sunday but we all managed to stay awake.  They actually did a GREAT job with the set, considering it’s a story that mostly takes place underwater.  “Under the Sea” was my favorite part!  Really appreciated the show’s desire to stay relevant by changing the words to “each little crab here knows how to dab here, under the sea.”

Hope you had a wonderful weekend, Happy Monday!