Weekend Things

It’s almost Christmas, God help us!  Kidding, but sort of serious, because our headcount for Christmas lunch is 25 people, we have not one but two turkeys in our fridge, there are cinnamon rolls and apple pie bars, plus just random ingredients all over our house and I’ve yet to watch Scrooged!  Then again, presents are all wrapped and we had some much needed responsibility-free fun this weekend, so maybe it’s not so bad 😛

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Felt like we were movie-ing it up in recent months, but as the year comes to a close, I think movie release season is slowing down too.  Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker came out on Friday so, naturally, we saw Bombshell instead 😛  It was one of those really big theaters and it was full!  We actually really liked this movie.  What an INSANE story.  And insane that it happened only a couple of years ago and I still didn’t really know what happened.  They didn’t play Billie Eilish’s “Bad Guy” at all though!  How dare they!

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Saturday, we woke up and made chocolate chip pumpkin pancakes and YUM!  Remind me to make these more often.  Afterward, we hit the grocery store — something we were both dreading — and it really wasn’t so bad.  No lines at the check out even!  Back at home, I made cinnamon rolls x2 — I wonder when I will figure out how to get these to uniformly rise?? — then we wrapped presents.  Such productivity!

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That night we had dinner at 3 Sons Italian Restaurant then headed to the Arvada Center to see A Christmas Carol and dang, it was so good!!!  This is the third show I’ve seen at this theater and I’ve been so impressed by all of them.  The seats, the sets and the performers are truly amazing.  Thank you to Lori for getting us tickets to see this ♥

Don’t think we didn’t rush home to watch Eddie Murphy on SNL!  I wasn’t exactly alive during his original tenure but I think we all know those characters he was famous for and he did not disappoint by reprising all of them.  Also, what a moment when he stood on stage with Tracy Morgan, Dave Chappelle, Chris Rock and Kenan Thompson!  I loved Lizzo’s performances too!  What a show!!!

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I got up Sunday morning and walked over to Black Eye Coffee for a latte and a piece of coffee cake before meeting my mom and sister at Base Coat ♥  I got Demi because I always get Demi 🙂  They took me back home afterward and upon seeing my house, my sister said something like “stuff is happening in here!”  Joey had already made salads and started laundry but then I helped make apple pie bars for Christmas Eve dessert and made cranberry sauce for Christmas lunch.  Joey hit Whole Foods for us and picked up our turkeys — two smaller ones instead of one huge one! — and a few other things and when he got back, I headed out to yoga.

Back at home, we finished watching Big Little Lies, Season 2 — I thought it was just fine! — then made dinner and popped in The Holiday 🙂  Please tell me how your weekend was!

Weekend Things

What a weekend!  We had our company holiday party, picked up our KBCO Studio C CDs, cried a billion times during Waves and watched more TV than movies?!  Who are we!

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No photos from our company holiday party (the first ever!) but just know there was pizza, ping pong and perhaps too many glasses of cider for some of us.  Others of us were getting up at 6 AM the next morning and managed to exercise some self control 😛  KBCO Studio C!  We picked my mom and Wayne up and had breakfast before jumping in line to grab our CDs and I really love this tradition and this CD ♥  For a while, I had to talk my mom into continuing this tradition, but in recent years, her enthusiasm seems refreshed and I’m so thankful because I love spending this time with her!

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After dropping my mom and Wayne back off, we decided to just hit up a 10 AM movie.  We’d seen the trailer for Waves and I’d heard good things, but for the most part, we did not know what to expect.  Which means I was fully unprepared for how devastatingly sad it was.  JUST YIKES.  I cried an astounding number of times.  Afterward, we went to lunch at HOJA and just stared at the table in silence.  “I can’t believe we’ll never be happy again,” is a real thing Joey said.  It’s good, but man is it heavy.

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Back at home, we made puppy dog treats, finished watching Season 2 of Barry (I told Joey I liked but didn’t love this show but it got really good halfway through Season 2, so I might revise my assessment), made beet wellingtons for dinner, started the new season of The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel and just barely made it through the beginning of SNL before I decided I was too exhausted to carry on.

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Sunday started with pancakes and then Joey left to watch football, so I chilled real hard and also had time to make salads for the week.  Basically as soon as he got home, I left to go to yoga and when I got back we made French Onion Soup for dinner and watched more Mrs. Maisel.  I just want to look and dress like Midge, okay??  Please tell me what fun things you did this weekend! 🙂