Weekend Things

You need to know these three important things: HANNAH IS PREGNANT, MY SISTER MOVED OUT, I MADE COBBLER.  Okay, maybe that last one doesn’t belong in there 🙂


We met Hannah and Josh at Humboldt for Friday Happy Hour and yeah yeah, shishitos are great and all but MY BEST FRIENDS ARE HAVING A BABY!!!!  I’ve actually known since March and it was VERY difficult to keep that exciting secret.  She’s due in December and I cannot wait to hold that little babe!


Saturday morning, I woke up in the 5 o’clock hour (NO!) and drove myself to Red Rocks for some yoga and once I got there and saw the bluest sky and the greenest fields and that amphitheater filled with fellow early-morning yogi/yoginis, I felt nothing but the strongest sense of happiness.  Seriously, it was so amazing.  Also, in case you’re wondering if Colorado natives ever become desensitized to the glory of Red Rocks, NO, NO WE DO NOT.


We kinda sorta helped my sister and Wayne into their new apartment that afternoon.  Kinda sorta, in that I felt like I did nothing, especially in comparison to my mother, who was on her hands and knees scrubbing the baseboards.  My sister has quite the shoe collection and I’m really lamenting the fact that we don’t wear the same size.


The rest of our day was spent grocery shopping, napping (when you wake up at 5:30 AM, a nap is of necessity!), making/eating Strawberry-Rhubarb Cobbler and having our first backyard movie night of the summer!  I suggested Batman, less because Adam West passed away and more because we own them all on DVD and I like that part in Batman Forever when Val Kilmor says “Tell me, Doctor, do you like the thircuth?”  Side Note: I never realized how deeply dorky this movie is until Joey laughed through almost the entire thing.  That Robin laundry scene though!


Sunday breakfast at Stowaway!  I cut into that poached egg and there was BARELY any yolk!  Isn’t that weird??

Post breakfast, we relaxed for a bit then split up for yard cleaning and lunch making duties. Guess who did what! Later on, I totally took a hammock nap when I said I was reading and would you look at our snap peas?!

Joey grilled us burgers for dinner and they were some of his best work! I feel weird saying that about a chicken burger but they were so flavorful and juicy and thick! I could hardly get over it. Oh and we sorta watched the Tonys for the first time ever and it might also be the last time ever.  I was very into Ben Platt’s performance though!

Almost Forgotten Moments of the Weekend:

Being bit by the neighbor cat when we were sitting on our porch swing Friday night.

Watching Big Daddy on Saturday. “Do I need to get you a bottle of formula?”

A new batch of iced coffee concentrate.  Joey walked to pick us up some coffee beans and I was so grateful because it was 90-something degrees and I’d already walked up all those Red Rocks stairs and just couldn’t do it.

Backyard dining and our string lights being the most perfect ever.

What fun things did you do this weekend??

Weekend Things

Oh hi, bad blogger here. I wish I had a better explanation for why I’m lacking pictures from a majority of the weekend, but it’s really just because I didn’t do anything on Saturday that I felt was “picture-worthy.” Unless you call watching six episodes of Six Feet Under and getting a haircut picture-worthy. I certainly don’t. I feel like the next two weeks are going to be the calm before the storm (aka moving), so I’m pretty okay with a few low key weekends. Plus, I know it will officially be fall later this month, but it just keeps getting hotter here in Colorado so it just feels right to laze about all day in the AC.

Guess what started back up? Beer in hand kickball! Which means I’m back to doing things like showing up halfway through the game so as not to be forced to fill in for any of the missing ladies on the team. That is my nightmare and yes, I’m that traumatized by P.E. class kickball.


This is both teams during the half time “social,” aka a game of flip cup without any flipping of cups. They positioned Joey as the anchor and all I could think was, “Don’t these people know we’re in bed at 10:30 on Friday nights, neither of us know how to chug beer!” Lucky for him the other team finished before he even had his turn.


I dragged my sister to the game with me with promises of going somewhere fun in Denver afterwards. A friend recommended Scratch to us and it happened to be a few blocks away so we walked over. The restaurant and patio definitely had a fun feel and the menu looked delicious (a bunch of interesting burrito combos!) so we ordered food and drinks at the counter and grabbed a patio seat. This margarita was horrible! And my sister ordered a Moscow Mule that was made with bourbon instead of vodka. YUCK.


Don’t let that smile fool you. FORTY MINUTES LATER, this lack luster burrito was delivered to me. That’s a long wait in a sit down restaurant, let alone a place where you order at a counter! Someone did eventually come out and apologize for the wait but I was so over it by then. I’ll take my business to Chipotle next time. I bet they even make a better margarita and the bill won’t be $45… End rant.


Seriously, nothing of interest occurred on Saturday. Except maybe Joey painting over the red in our “dining room.” We had some leftover gray from our living room that actually covered the FOUR COATS of red we used. Who let us do that?! Our apartment complex will re-paint everything for us but they don’t deal with red so we needed to get rid of the evidence 😛 Mean while, I got my hair cut, went to the grocery store and made 4 pizza doughs. If you think that makes me an unhelpful girlfriend, then that makes two of us.


Today has involved a 6 mile run, which exhausted me 😦 and a CSA tour at our farm (which is Red Wagon Organic Farm in case you live in CO and are curious).






We drank mint water (uh yum!), took a hay ride over to the hoop house where they grow their zebra and heirloom tomatoes and fed some llamas. I climbed into the wagon for the hay ride and a lady (with A LOT of empty space next to her!) didn’t move over for us and we were so crammed/about to fall out the back of the thing. I was sitting uncomfortably close to her and she didn’t even seem to notice. Some people. Anyways, I also saw a llama running down a hill at full speed and now life before that moment feels meaningless.



P.S. We forgot to take our trash to the dumpster on our way out to the farm so before stopping at Buffalo Wild Wings to watch the early football games, we did this to avoid smelling up the car. Classy, eh?

P.P.S. I sat through an hour and a half of football with five guys before calling it quits and taking myself to lunch at Whole Foods. I don’t know why Joey thought it was a good idea to bring me or why he wouldn’t let me bring a book or why I thought they’re might be any non-football related talk that I could take part in. Never again 😛


Did you enjoy playing sports in school when you were younger? Or were you also sneaking to the back of the line every time it was your turn to kick or hit some kind of ball?

What is your favorite cocktail? This question need only apply to of agers.

Are you a football fan? Or do you also wish people would put as much thought, energy and time into everything as they do fantasy football?