Weekend Things

I very purposely kept life (mostly) off of Instagram this weekend.  Just as an experiment to see if I felt more present and less distracted that way.  Not going to lie though, I sort of felt like I was keeping myself from sharing stuff I wanted to share.  I’m about to share it all here, so it’s not so big of a deal, but dang, you probably all wish you could have seen a real time video of me singing along to The Hunchback of Notre Dame, right?? 😛

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We had a real deal date night on Friday and it wasn’t until we were headed to dinner that I realized it felt like it’d been a while since we’d had one.  First, we took advantage of the nice weather and being able to leave work a bit early to walk our pup.  It was the furthest we’ve ever walked him and I think we all enjoyed it ♥

We tried Dio Mio, Fish N Beer and Il Posto before finally ending up at Stowaway and we should have just gone there to begin with.  That pita was the best second best!  Then… FIRST MAN!  Sorry for all the movie enthusiasm lately, but as a voting member of the Academy, it’s my job to be excited and up to date on these things 😛  Joey wasn’t blown away but I liked it.  We both agreed Claire Foy was amazing, but do not expect any dramatic emotive performance from Gosling.

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Saturday started at Illegal Pete’s because: FREE BREAKFAST BURRITO DAY!  I picked us up coffee while Joey stretched and cooled down from his 10 mile run then we hopped in line and enjoyed our free breakfast.  Hit up the grocery store afterward and saw a girl totally scrape the entire right side of her car along the cement column in the parking garage!  Also, I bought this seasonal kombucha and it’s too savory for my taste.  And just for the record, it was nice enough to go on a noon-time run in short sleeves and it was truly wonderful.

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We had a wedding to attend that evening and while there, I saw the biggest pot of Pozole I’ve EVER seen.  I was feeling very witchy as I stirred it.  We maybe left with a cup of homemade salsa and a cup of candy corn, don’t judge!  Back at home, we threw on The Hunchback of Notre Dame and even though Joey fell asleep like 10 minutes in, I watched the whole thing and I had forgotten how dark it was.  Also, no offense Disney, but it’s sort of boring.

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We woke up to snow on Sunday!  Making Saturday’s short sleeved run even more wondrous.  I whipped up some vegan pumpkin spice pancakes, while Joey made himself some avocado toast (which became funny later in the day, when he was denying being a millennial and his argument was immediately struck down by Wayne asking “do you eat avocado toast??”) and we got some Sunday chores taken care of before heading to my parents’ for lunch.  Mom made some REALLY good chili and even though we missed my brother, SIL, niece and nephew who had to cancel because of the snow, it was fun seeing everyone else ♥

Later on, we put our pup in his coat and took a little walk in the snow.  He didn’t seem to mind the snow but he was NOT about me trying to wipe off his paws so I let Joey do that, ha.  Look how many more leaves were on the ground than on Friday!  Made some pad thai for dinner with “Decorating Disney” on in the background.  FASCINATING!  We also watched Private Life and I want to tell you it was really good but it mostly made me feel sad.

How was your weekend??

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.