Weekend Things

Well we did NOT have a baby this weekend, much to the dismay of my mom, who wrote 10/10/20 on her prediction card from our shower, but we did eat some really good burgers, watch some Halloween movies, put up our little library (finally!), clean the house, oh and Joey caught on fire…

I’ll be 39 weeks pregnant on Wednesday! I’ll also be getting my first cervix check and I’m nervous-excited. We are getting so so close and I can’t believe it! Celebrated Friday (and the continuance of summer weather) with burgers from Park Burger and man, were they good! Afterward, we retreated inside to watch Hocus Pocus and though I love that movie, can I just say how weird it is that this is a Disney movie and part of the plot revolves around Max being a virgin??

Started Saturday with whole grain chocolate chip banana pancakes (the chocolate is on the other side!) and one chocolate-less mini pancake for the pup. Then I did a little bit of cleaning, a little bit of reading and a little bit of bouncing on my yoga ball while Joey put up our little library and did some yard clean up. We took our trip to the office later, then came home and walked Andi before dinner.

So yeah, Joey caught on fire. We were boiling a pot of water for pasta on our biggest burner, where the flames sort of come up around the side of the pot if you have it on high and as he was standing in front of that pot, he was pouring something into the pan on the burner next to it and thought “it’s really hot” and then when he looked down, his shirt was on fire!!! He literally said “oh, I’m on fire” and then he patted it out somehow. Andi and I were way less calm about it 😱😱😱 RIP to that shirt that had been getting lots of good comments from strangers when we were out on walks.

Post-panic attack, we watched The Burbs (I legit love that scene when Tom Hanks freaks out then yells “take me to the hospital, I’m sick!” and puts the gurney in the ambulance by himself 😂) then yes, we watched Hubie Halloween. I really can’t with that voice Adam Sandler is doing/has done too often, but luckily there’s a billion cameos to be distracted by and we did get some laughs out of it. June Squibb rules! Also, two-thirds of the way through, my dad texted saying he had just finished it, so like-father like-daughter ❤

Well this is the only picture I have from Sunday, but don’t take it as a sign the day was boring because it was actually really nice. We got breakfast from Onefold — coulda sworn I took a picture of my first time having their bacon fried rice (UH YUM) but it’s MIA now — finished SNL (I thought Bill Burr’s monologue was pretty cringey but I’m not as outraged as the internet seems to be), Joey cleaned our floors and bathrooms (🙌) while I read and then we watched My Octopus Teacher, a documentary about a man observing (befriending??) an octopus for it’s year-long life and I maybe got teary at the end. Also wondered what that man’s wife thought of him spending every day with an octopus 😂 Finished the day with leftovers, the briefest of walks because we had “tropical storm-level gusts” for most of the day and like three episodes of The Vow, during which Joey made us popcorn! How was your weekend?

Weekend Things

I would very much like to tell you about Friday night’s burger dinner, the 5 miler I ran on Saturday, my semi-failed (but semi-successful?) shopping trip, breakfast with my sweet Mama on Sunday and our new mattress, but first, FIRST, I must tell you that I just got a new phone.  I GOT A NEW PHONE!!!!!!

It feels very materialistic to be so excited but when your phone is so outdated that you’ve run out of all available room and can no longer take photos and the camera is so blurry that you’re not even sure you’d want to take photos so you’ve been making your husband use his phone to photograph everything then constantly asking him to text you those pictures and you’ve had to remove everything but the most essential apps (Facebook, Instagram and Twitter are all VERY essential, right?) and you can’t even open your email because there’s no room to download the message, then your phone starts to feel more HARMFUL to your life (and your blood pressure) than HELPFUL.  So, needless to say, I am feeling SO relieved and happy and excited to have a new phone.  Especially since we will be in Nashville this weekend and I can actually use the camera on my OWN phone.  And thus ends a much too long paragraph on something you probably didn’t want to hear about in the first place 🙂

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FRIYAY!  When your mother-in-law’s birthday is also Cinco de Mayo and Kentucky Derby weekend and Rockies season, then all the stars have aligned for peak life happiness.  She asked me us to pick a dinner destination and look, I spend A LOT of time agonizing over restaurant decisions because I want to please everyone, but in reality, everyone just wants to eat at Park Burger.  But the beer list is great, there’s not a bad burger in the bunch and the atmosphere is always fun, so I get it!  Rockies lost, but whatever because Joey caught a bag of Cracker Jack during the 7th Inning Stretch and I don’t think he’s ever been so happy.

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Saturday was summer!  And by that, I mean it was 83°, we went morning time running (and it was kind of hot already at 8 AM!), drank iced coffee, spent as much time as possible outside — which included sitting on our porch swing (eeeee!) — and were sweating in the kitchen as we made dinner.  I’m not ready but I’m also SO ready!!!!  I also headed over to Cherry Creek and got a new sports bra (success!) and tried to buy new clothes at about 5 different stores before leaving empty handed (FAIL!).  Almost Googled “what do 27-year olds wear?” when I got home.

Irish War Cry did not win but I did fit in my once-a-year-two-minute-long horse race watching and that’s pretty much that.  Oh and please tell me you were equally unimpressed with SNL on Saturday night?  LOVED that Opening Monologue (laughed SO hard when Pete Davidson said, “No, I think that’s Ryan Reynolds.) but kind of a letdown otherwise.  Why was there so much singing??

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Remember last Sunday when we went to Devil’s Food for Sunday breakfast?  Well my mom had asked to go to breakfast with us the next week and while we were there we thought “we should just come back here!” and then my mom saw my picture on Instagram and texted me that she wanted to go “the same place we went.”  This is all to say, we were ALL on the same page and back to Devil’s Food we went!

Spent the rest of the day grocery shopping, lunch prepping, rain power-walking — it started POURING right as I got out of my car and while I had an umbrella keeping my head dry, my entire lower body (and yoga mat!) was SOAKED by the time I got to the studio — dinner cooking and life loving.  Plus, our new mattress came!!!

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Currently sitting in my office, witnessing a giant storm roll through and word on the street is golf ball-sized hail is hitting Denver hard, so pray for our little garden (and our little house, while you’re at it!) and Happy Monday!