Memorial Day Weekend 2020

Well, we didn’t go to a Rockies game or do any gardening or run the Bolder Boulder or host a family BBQ, but MDW 2020 was the best it could be considering the circumstances.  We still ate Blue Pan pizza, watched a bunch of movies, spent some time with family, grilled bratwurst and to top it all off, I got to attend our virtual book club, so while it may have been different from any other year, it was still good and happy ♥

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Um, how is Blue Pan so good?!  Well worth the indigestion I had after eating it (a fun new daily pregnancy symptom :P).  Afterward, we watched The Lovebirds, which I won’t say is a good movie, but is at least a funny movie.  I laughed SO HARD at that milkshake monologue Kumail gave.

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Andi was busy taking 300 naps on Saturday, while Joey was busy doing a little project in our back room.  We’ve been trying to rent out our house and a huge drawback seemed to be our “second bedroom,” which is already small and probably felt even smaller since we had a bunch of boxes we’d packed stacked up in there.  Thursday afternoon, Joey felt inspired to clean out the boxes, then that turned into re-flooring the room somehow.  I wasn’t going to interfere and I’m glad I didn’t because it turned out so nice.  WHY DIDN’T WE DO THIS YEARS AGO??  We made black bean + tempeh tacos for dinner and watched Laggies, which I’d seen recommended last week after the death of the director, Lynn Shelton and… I’m sorry, but it was really not good.  Oh well!

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Sunday morning, Joey went golfing (I finally gave in!) and we had showings from 9-noon, so Andi and I hid out at my parents’, where my mom fed me a blueberry scone and bacon quiche that were both SO GOOD, my dad entertained me with Quarantine Life videos and my little sissy even joined us, which was the happiest surprise.  My mom showed us this box of our baby stuff, including our baby books and this teensy t-shirt one of us had.  I cannot believe how small newborns are! ♥  Back at home, I sat outside for a little bit until the rain clouds rolled in and when Joey got home, we watched the 1994 version of Little Women (which we’d watched a few years ago after I finished the book, but had to watch again now that Joey’s finished the book).  Gotta say… it’s pretty damn good!!!  We also watched Shoplifters and it was really interesting and sad as hell.

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Memorial Day!  Felt weird to not wake up early and run the Bolder Boulder but also pretty nice, plus Joey had made us buttermilk waffles.  I don’t know why we make any other kind because these are clearly superior!  I spent a good chunk of the day finishing my book club book, Circe by Madeline Miller and I absolutely LOVED it!  If you’re into Greek mythology (or even if you’re not), I highly recommend it.  Then I made us some potato salad for later and did some yoga.  We grilled bratwurst to have alongside our potato salad for dinner and then Joey went to watch some scary movie while I “went” to book club.  I hadn’t been in months (um, reading is hard when you’re falling asleep on the couch at 8 PM every night), and it felt SO GOOD to be back!  I was in the best mood for the rest of the night ♥

I hope you made the best of your Memorial Day Weekend too!

Weekend Things

Hi!  I hope you had a nice weekend.  Spring was in the air here, which means it was in the 70s and lunch was eaten outside and our little pup* just kept wanting to go sniff around in the backyard.  Joey was gone Friday and most of Saturday to go skiing so I hung out by myself and then we made the most of the time we had left when he got back.

*By the way, that little pup is feeling much better and must have just strained a muscle.  He’s hesitant to jump up onto the porch or the couch, but is otherwise back to his normal barky self.  

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I straight chilled by myself on Friday and it was lovely.  It’s always really hard to pick a movie to watch on my own because, if it’s any good, I’ll just want Joey to have seen it too and we can never think of things he’s already seen that I haven’t.  I went with Do the Right Thing (BlacKkKlansman is actually the only Spike Lee I’ve ever seen!) and I thought it was amazing!  What a distinct style Spike has.  Now I need Joey to watch it 😛

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Saturday’s weather was soooo nice!  I relaxed until just after noon, then headed into Louisville to see my mom for a massage.  I was supposed to have a facial too, but she wasn’t feeling well and had to cancel.  I hadn’t had a massage in so long, so it felt extra nice!  Back at home, I read in the backyard until Joey got home.  We kept it chill that night by eating leftovers and watching Horse Girl (I’d actually watched the trailer for it the night before but it looked sort of creepy and I can’t do creepy when I’m home alone) and wow, I really liked it!  It was really interesting and sort of sad at the same time.  Alison Brie was so good and as soon as it flashed that Duplass Brothers Productions title card, we knew we were in for something weird but in a good way.

We also maybe Postmated ice cream, don’t judge us!

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Sunday started with pancakes (it is so not strawberry season yet, but I must eat fresh fruits now or I will never actually make it through winter) and then we made plans with my mom to see Emma later that afternoon.  Got through Sunday chores before picking her up and look, I was sort of bored in the beginning because I was expecting more of a parody, I guess (the trailer made it look funny!) but then it turned out to just be an adaptation of the book.  Once I readjusted my expectations, I liked it a lot more.  And there are still some funny parts (Bill Nighy and his recurring bit about drafts and screens was so great), so overall we all liked it!  My mom invited us over for dinner afterward and even though we are usually Sunday night homebodies, not having to cook for ourselves sounded pretty nice.  I don’t love a pork chop, but these were amazing!

I hope you had some sunshine in your part of the world.  Happy Monday!