Memorial Day Weekend Things

If it’s Friday and you’re making the spontaneous decision to go eat the best Detroit-style pizza before watching the Rockies beat the Cardinals 10-0 or it’s Saturday and you’re making pancakes in your pajamas, going shopping then having a kombucha date or it’s Sunday and you’re ordering a Bloody Mary then planting a flower garden and making a blueberry upside-down cake or it’s Monday and you’re running the Bolder Boulder, power-napping, BBQing and teaching your niece and nephew how to play Sardines…. OR it’s Tuesday and you’re tired and sore and sunburnt and feeling like you need a day off to recover from your day off, then it must have been Memorial Day Weekend!

Please know that I normally do not condone this type of run-on sentence, but you gotta do what you gotta do.  

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Has pizza in the fridge but goes out for pizza: a Lauren Dorsey story.

The little boy next to Joey asked “are sunflower seeds healthy?” and I didn’t know whether to laugh or feel very sad, but Rockies won and I know how to feel about that!

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Seems important to have a go-to, pantry-staple pancake recipe and I think this one for Whole Wheat Pancakes might be it.

Grocery shopped then clothes shopped (and Joey picked out both dresses I bought!) before having a kombucha date/monthly meeting re: stuff happening in June and how we did (or didn’t…) stick to our May budget.  Injoycha Açai Hibiscus Guarana Jun for president best booch flavor!

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Checked out Brazen for brunch and I know those chilaquiles look amazing but we were pretty unimpressed with the whole experience.  You win some, you lose some.

Made another upside-down cake, but with blueberries and lemon (instead of cherries and lime) and gosh do I love this recipe!

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Mostly wanna tell/show you THIS!  

Planted little flowering bushes, re-seeded some veggies in our garden boxes, planted tomatoes & peppers… and a flower garden!!!  Bought about 3x as many flowers as last year and it’s looking so good and cute.  Fingers crossed that it all stays that way!

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Felt like I could have used an extra three hours of sleep but we drove into Boulder and ran that BB10K and had the best weather.  We piggybacked to the finish line, thinking it would make for a fun picture but joke’s on me because now my finishing time isn’t registering…

BTW, it was our EIGHTH Bolder Boulder, wowza!

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Post-10K, we got iced coffee, napped, cleaned ourselves and our house up, then had our families over for some Memorial Day BBQ action.  

Mom brought the guac to end all guacs (+ coleslaw and brownies!), I made our favorite cornbread + my new go-to potato salad (and that cake!), Joey grilled some chicken to perfection and Lori made an amazing pizza cookie.  So yeah, I ate all three desserts and felt very good about that life decision ♥   

We also watched Space Jam (that soundtrack though!), too many episodes of The Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt and Blue is the Warmest Color (which is 3-hours long with subtitles, oy!) and even though I’d like to be at home sleeping right now, at least there’s freshly made iced coffee and book club to make today a little easier.  How was your Memorial Day Weekend??

Oscar Weekend Things

Well.  I certainly wasn’t expecting that.  I woke up this morning, thinking “wait, did that really happen??”  Did they really announce La La Land as the Best Picture winner, only to figure out Moonlight actually won, after the entire La La Land crew was already standing up on stage, giving their acceptance speech??  What is even happening?

I am simultaneously amused and horrified because, in all seriousness, how unfortunate and sad for both films that it happened that way.  And also because that disaster overshadows the real star of the show… that Matt Damon/Jimmy Kimmel feud.  Kidding (because: Viola Davis, Mahershala Ali, Emma Stone, Kevin O’Connell finally winning after 21 nominations) but also not kidding because I was laughing so hard at that We Bought a Zoo/orchestra playing over his speech bit.  Too good, too good.

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Back on Friday, I started the weekend in the best (lamest?) way.  Aka by taking a nap.  That work week was too much for me, I guess.  But afterwards we rallied with Melvin beers and Loving.  Honestly, I just didn’t feel like the film did the true story justice.  It all felt very downplayed.  And look, I just could not stop focusing on how bad Joel Edgerton’s bleached hair was.  It was very distracting.

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Saturday started with the fluffiest pancakes and the prettiest tulips.  Full Disclosure: I actually wanted to make these, but buttermilk always does me wrong, so we had to move to Plan B which actually wasn’t a downgrade at all because I love these and hadn’t made them in too long.  And also, those tulips are actually from Friday but they got moved to our room on Saturday and they just looked SO BEAUTIFUL in the light from my window.

Other Saturday plans included a trip to the gym (I ran four whole miles and lived through it), Target, the grocery store, lounging, reading and maybe watching the critically acclaimed movie Step Up before we had dinner with my mom, sister and Wayne at Fire on the Mountain.  Alls I know is wings, fries, beer and a table of family made my heart so happy.  We may have watched Sausage Party afterwards, so just some excellent movie viewing going on that day.

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Sunday started with a family breakfast and Baby Roman was looking too cute for words.  Isn’t it crazy how quickly babies/kids change??  Last time we saw Roman he was just a little lump and now he’s holding his head up, looking around, SMILING.  Just wow!  Afterwards, not gonna lie, we napped.  But then we got ourselves together and did all that “Sunday stuff,” aka lunch salad prep, making shrimp stock, doing laundry, cleaning the bathroom (which is the worst chore EVER) before the awards started.

All envelope fiascos aside, I beat Joey at both the at-home ballot and Oscar Bingo so I’m probably the real winner of the night, right?

Did you watch?  Are you still in disbelief?  What was your favorite moment?  Tell me, please!