Weekend Things

It was a fun and productive weekend and all I have to show for it is 20 pictures of my dog. Is it hormones or just the fact that I’m home 24/7 that’s making me extra obsessed with my bad barky puppy?? Who’s to say!

My mom invited us over for dinner on Friday night and though I’ve stopped by my parents’ a few times during this pandemic, Joey and I hadn’t been over together for any significant length of time since who knows when! Their grill died as they were grilling burgers, so my mom had to pull out the griddle but it all still turned out delicious and it was fun to see our family in a different setting.

Joey got up and went on a run Saturday morning and by the time he got home, my craving for biscuits and gravy was in full force. Andi drove us over to The Noshery and then we served ourselves up in the backyard. Look, I’m not the biscuits and gravy expert in this family, but I was disappointed by this. The biscuit was so big and kinda hard/dry and not nearly enough gravy! What can you do?

We’d been waiting till after our baby shower to really get to work on baby’s room/all that stuff that babies and parents need to survive, so we bought all the stuff left on our registry and washed all of our cloth diapers. We’re giving it a go and we’re both really excited! Doesn’t hurt that all those diaper covers are so cute ❤ We also watched What to Expect When You’re Expecting at the suggestion of Bobby and those ratings are scary but it was pretty much what I thought it’d be, dumb but I laughed.

Joey made me dinner! Third trimester exhaustion is starting to set it and I was just done for by dinner time, so I could not have appreciated his cooking more. This grilled pizza was so good!!! I think we’re going to make it again real soon. After dinner, we walked Andi and then I suggested we hit up the new ice cream place down the street. They sell Little Man flavors exclusively which means we can have Little Man ice cream without the Little Man line!!! There was NO ONE there when we stopped in, so that was wonderful and it’s just peak summer to walk home at dusk with an ice cream cone 🙌 Back home, we watched The Art of Self Defense and it sure was weird but I think I liked it.

Sunday started with pancakes and then we really hit the productivity hard. Got all those diapers stuffed with liners, folded and put away, plus we washed A TON of baby clothes and got the white noise machine and nursery camera set up. Andi was NOT a fan of the white noise (though I did have it at full volume 😋) but he’s decided the Boppy lounger is his 😍 I think we ended up making the nursery MORE of a mess but we’re getting there. We also made a trip to Target (but not before I took a full on nap — I was OUT!) for baby hangers and to return a few things.

My sister and Wayne came over at 5 to make pasta! I had a dream I invited my sister over to make some with me then needed to make it happen in real life. She basically did all the work, so I lucked out! We all walked Andi afterward so they could see his Corgi friend Teddy and then we watched Big Brother! Bleh, Memphis does not rub me the right way, but it was a good look for my fantasy team when Christmas chose Ian as her plus one for safety this week.

How was your weekend?

Weekend Things: It’s June!

We are only three days in, but… JUNE ♥

Actually, I should mention that I’m still experiencing these random itch attacks, including one at the Rockies game on Friday night, and I just don’t really know what’s causing it or how to make it stop.  I thought I’d turned a corner because I was able to make it through all of Saturday without taking Benadryl but then I had another one last night.  Ugh!

Itching aside, June is already off to a wondrous start.  The Rockies have won eight games in a row, our pup has a clean bill of health, Joey has our garage and backyard looking GREAT, garden veggies are popping up and I’ve been to the Farmers’ Market, a facial, a pedicure and yoga, so I’m feeling extra relaxed.  More June vibes, please!

It recently occurred to me that while I’ve been to Biker Jim’s a million times, I’ve only tried maybe four of their dogs, so I’m now on a mission to try them all!  I was mildly alarmed that Alaskan Reindeer was not listed on the menu as that’s my absolute favorite, but I’m hoping they were just out that day and it’s not a permanent change.  Anyway, I tried the Jack-A-Lope and it was okay but a bit too spicy and also I couldn’t stop thinking about what it was made of.  In other news, Rockies won by a lot and we got this Ryan McMahon-signed ball before the game started!

Up and at em on Saturday to take our pup to the vet.  It’s a new location and the vet we’d been seeing left, so we were all a little worried (or maybe just Andi and I were).  The way our vet works, you drop your pet off then come back to get them later and this seems weird to me.  He was ready like an hour later!  Anyway, after dropping him off, we hit up the Union Station Farmers’ Market for the first time this season!!!  Early season can be a bit boring but we left with chives, kale, tomatoes, a red onion, radishes and a little strawberry danish for my mom ♥

When we got back, I briefly helped in the garage, then we picked our pup back up and ate lunch before I headed into Louisville for a facial that I definitely fell asleep during.

We had planned to see a movie that night (The Souvenir and not Rocket Man, shockingly) but it was already 4:30, we had yet to shower or make any dinner plans, plus I looked over at the couch and Andi seemed SO out of it and was babying his right leg, where I assume they gave him his shots, so we called it quits on the movie and decided to have a leisurely night at home.  We made these stuffed poblano peppers from a recipe Wayne sent us and it was truly delicious!  And we watched Thor, which I’d never seen and found wildly entertaining.  It’s not Ragnarok funny, but it’s still pretty funny!  “This mortal form grows weak!  I need sustenance!” is definitely what I’m saying every time I’m hungry from now on.

Sunday, Sunday, so good to me.  Joey wanted waffles.  Okay!!  After lounging and watching The Kitchen for a bit, we got ourselves off the couch and I hit the grocery while Joey hit Home Depot and Lowe’s.  Andi was sad to see Joey go!  I had just enough time in between grocery shopping and lunch pick up to make some snack balls that I hope to tell you about soon.  Then I took myself to a pedicure followed by yoga.  Bliss!

When I got home, Joey had been busy busy in the garage/backyard and now we have new drip lines, a super organized pegboard and planter boxes.  How is he so amazing?!  We put together a salad dinner that was good but felt like it was missing something… meat? beans? cheese? all of the above?  And then we watched the final (or is it??) movie of the Before Trilogy.  The second and third movies just made me appreciate the first movie more but I did like this third one quite a bit.  The range of emotion felt more advanced.  Joey laughed out loud when Ethan Hawke said “are you the mayor of Crazy Town?” and I look forward to him using that line on me later…

June is off to a good (albeit itchy) start and I can’t wait to see where the rest of the month takes us!