Weekend Things

Another weekend, another bachelor party excursion for Joey.  Which means I was riding solo again and thinking a lot about the pros and cons of that situation.  I was peak happy taking my sister to the Rockies game, riding to the Farmers’ Market, reading in the backyard, spending quality time with my parents and waking up early for a Sunday morning run.  I’m less indecisive when it’s just me.

But, my inability to chill is SO MUCH WORSE when I’m alone.  No one is there to point out that I haven’t sat down all day and that I’m rushing through like 80 projects instead of using the weekend to relax, to re-energize and to enjoy this sweet summer moment.  So I guess what I’m saying is find a partner that keeps you lazy from burning the candle at both ends ♥

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I got to have dinner with my sister on Tuesday and take her to a Rockies game on Friday, so I’m the luckiest!  This entire Diamondbacks series was godawful so I was thankful for sister distraction.  Also, I pointed out that it was 8 PM, the sun was still out and it was warm enough to be plenty comfortable in shorts and short sleeves.  Isn’t summer the best??

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Andi Dog would not even sleep in our room with me on Friday (anguish face emoji) but we did get up Saturday morning and run around in the backyard for a bit before I made myself a pretty pancake breakfast, complete with coconut whipped cream.  I thought I was the happiest I could be, but then I biked to the Farmers’ Market and saw TONY WOLTERS!!!!  Oh and I bought these stunner heirloom tomatoes.

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Look, I totally planned on going to the mall to find a dress for a wedding we’re going to THIS WEEKEND (why’m I so plan ahead about some thing but so last minute about other things??) but then… I just stayed home instead.  It was a million degrees outside, so Andi and I hid in the AC of our room and I read while he rested his little pup head on my leg ♥  Later on, I headed to Elitch’s for our company picnic and even though I was feeling anxious about going to a social gathering by myself, it was actually good and fine and fun!

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Took my parents to dinner that night!  Or, rather, they took me to dinner but I got to pick the location and I picked FNG, which Joey and I spotted on our way to Blue Pan Pizza over MDW.  It looked busy but they sat us right away and while my inner fake food critic wished there had been less of a delay between appetizer #1 and appetizer #2, we actually weren’t in any rush so it was okay to linger for a while.  I ordered my mom a beer, ate a really good burger slider and watched my dad eat “fatboy mashed potatoes” 🙂  It was so nice outside when we left so we walked around, gazing at pretty Highlands homes, then sat in the backyard for a bit when we got back to my house.  It was all the best!

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I got up too early Sunday morning to beat the heat and go for a run.  I maybe needed a nap later on, but when I’m jogging alongside the Platte River and it’s cool and quiet and the only other people out are fellow morning exercisers, it feels so worth getting up early.  Backyard breakfast and reading in the hammock followed my run and then my Instacart order arrived (all packed in a box which I thought was a genius way to avoid plastic bags!) and I rushed around making Green Salad with Dilly Chickpeas for the week before Joey arrived back home.  I did eventually go out to buy a dress but mostly I just felt tired and not into it.

Ended Sunday with the freshest salad, — Side Note: Joey was SO excited about eating vegetables, so I just assume the entire bachelor party was junk food and beer 😛 — a walk with our pup, spatchcocking a chicken and getting into bed to read.  Woke up to the first episode of Binge Mode: Harry Potter, so Monday isn’t all bad!

What did you do this weekend?

Weekend Things

I’m searching for a common thread to tie this weekend post together, but honestly, all the days felt very different.  Friday was spent with Hannah, Josh and for a little bit, Favorite Baby Mason.  Saturday was cool and I felt sort of sleepy all day, which I totally blame on the Royal Wedding.  And Sunday was packed with “get ready for the work week projects,” that took up the whole day.  At the end of it, I told Joey, “we should have had more fun today!”

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Yes, yes, Little Man’s Space Junkie ice cream and amazing beer + taco dinner but most importantly, that smiley little babe that I love so so much.  Do you see all that fluffy hair he has now??  I asked that he please not grow between my visits but I’m not sure he was listening because he was busy putting a plastic football in his mouth and watching Avery dog run around.

After we got some Mason time in, we dropped him off with his grandparents and headed to Liquid Mechanics for a drink and hit up the Butcher and the Blonde food truck outside for dinner.  I think we’ve been talking about chasing down this food truck for three years.  Finally!  Everything was so so good and the carnitas on both the street fries and my tacos were my favorite part.  I also decided to venture outside my comfort zone and order an IPA.  Oh wait, that’s what I get everywhere 😛  It was straight delicious though!

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If you thought I wasn’t going to wake up at 4:30 AM to watch the Royal Wedding, you’re wrong!  But if you thought I was going to wake up at 4:30 AM to watch the Royal Wedding, you’re only half right because I think I was still mostly asleep while I watched it.  I liked Kate’s dress a lot more but if seeing Harry and Meghan look lovingly into each others’ eyes with nothing but pure excitement and happiness didn’t touch you, your heart may be made of ice.

When we woke back up, we had banana pancakes then went to the grocery store.  Later on, we tried Andi’s new bandanna on.  For the record, I don’t condone this but it’s also a cute little dog bandanna so I might sort of condone it.  We took a trip to Home Depot then came home and made some Mediterranean Eggplant and Halloumi Bowls with Lemon-Dill Sauce for dinner and I loved every squeaky bite.  Clearly, Andi was tired after our early wake up call too ♥

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Ha, why am I so bad at taking Sunday pictures though??  Between that first picture — Joey made me an egg sandwich! — and that last picture — Summer Chipotle Chicken Cobb Salads almost make you forget it’s rainy outside — was me pressure-cooking some Navy beans, baking some beet brioche slider buns and brewing kombucha and Joey making us Superfood Salads for weekday lunches, giving Andi a bath and grilling chicken in the rain (hero!).  Plus we both went on a run, watched the Rockies lose, read on the couch and ate freezer cookies for dessert.

Mostly, I am just ready for good weather and sunshine and am feeling sort of uninspired without it.  Luckily, we are supposed to be in the 80s all week and heading straight into Memorial Day Weekend.  I can’t wait!  Happy Monday 🙂