Weekend Things

The last weekend of March, wow!  Baseball is back and crazy spring weather is here!  Let this be a reminder to myself that I may not feel in total control during this busier less predictable season and that it will all be okay.

Our schedule is about to ramp up, so I was thankful for a cool and cloudy Friday that made it feel 100% right to lay low at home with leftovers, pajamas and a movie.  Got to watch the Rockies win beforehand ♥  Joey has been making the argument that ALL you need to have seen to understand Avengers: Endgame are the previous Avengers films and I do NOT agree, but I’ll indulge him for now.  This is all to say we started The Avengers on Friday night.  Why are all these movies so long though??

Joey got up to go skiing one last time on Saturday, so I cuddled a dog then made Whole Grain Peanut Butter Pumpkin Pancakes that were so thick and fluffy and delicious.  Truly!  I also made some pizza dough for later this week, then went to the grocery and spent $25 on crabmeat (scream face emoji).

Most importantly though, we celebrated Joey’s birthday at Bar Dough!  We’ve been wanting to go for, uh… three years… We just hadn’t gotten around to it.  We finally remembered it when brainstorming where to go and now we’re kicking ourselves because it was SO GOOD.  Yelp had mixed reviews, but we had zero complaints!  Service was so professional, drinks were delicious and the food was KILLER.  We got “Fancy Toast” (how could we not?), culurgiones (basically a potato-ricotta noodle dumpling!) and were thisclose to ordering another pasta dish when I suggested the saltimbocca chop and what a good last minute change it was.  They gifted us dessert and I LOVED IT SO MUCH.  We are coming back!!!

Sunday morning puppy cuddles are my favorite!  It is a genuine joy when I open my eyes and see him leaping over Joey to me ♥♥♥  There’s been a sort of changing of the guard over at The Source and we were momentarily terrified when Babette’s and Boxcar Coffee Roasters both left, but comparable new businesses have moved in, so all is good.  I just really love an almond croissant, so I guess I’m truly my mother’s daughter.  We checked out our schedule for April and it’s packed and I’m scared.  But also really excited!

Back at home, we tag-teamed salads for the week and I made some snack bars for us, while Joey did laundry and does whatever he does outside all the time 😛  I also spent a good chunk of Sunday (and some time on Saturday too) reading and god, it felt good!  I am a BAD weekend reader and I’d like to change that.  I took myself to yoga later on and then we made Mediterranean Eggplant and Halloumi Bowls with Lemon-Dill Sauce for dinner, while watching Avengers: Age of Ultron and I’m starting to think I only live for Tony Stark’s arrogant humor and Stan Lee cameos.

It’s a week of celebration around these parts, with Joey’s birthday on Wednesday and Rockies Home Opener on Friday, so let the madness and excitement begin!

Weekend Things

I maybe took hold of Joey by both arms and told him “I know we’ve both had a lot of caffeine, but let’s FOCUS!” at the grocery store on Saturday and I may have complained that my quiche wasn’t seasoned enough on Sunday, but those are the only imperfect moments I can recall from the entire weekend.  I don’t know what’s got into me, but I’m really loving December this year!  Here are some of the happy moments we encountered.

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Every Friday seems to be a question of “Go see a movie?  Or stay in and cook?”  The latter felt right this week, so we made chickpea sliders and watched a Christmas double feature of White Christmas and The Santa Clause.  Bing Crosby, I know, I know, but how great is Danny Kane?!  Joey fell asleep like ten minutes into The Santa Clause, but Andi and I enjoyed watching it 😛

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Saturday morning, we dropped our doggy off at the vet for a fun day of shots, blood work and a “pedicure” then took ourselves to a new coffee shop nearby for a seasonal latte (sweet potato & torched marshmallow is as good as it sounds!) and some reading.  Aforementioned grocery shopping occurred afterward.  I was all set to have them delivered to us on Sunday but we had the time and energy and as convenient as delivery is, it also means entrusting avocado selection to a total stranger.

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I had a 2 PM massage with my mama and it was the best because I hadn’t seen her in two weeks that felt like two months.  I was smart enough to pack myself a post-massage snack so I didn’t feel starved and rushed to get home, which made for an oddly relaxed wait at the car wash and drive home in Broncos traffic.

We made pasta for dinner!!!  We hadn’t pulled out the pasta attachment since March, so I was extra excited.  The whole process continues to be incredibly fun and honestly, relatively easy.  Used the noodles for alfredo with Brussels and it was incredibly good alongside The Holiday, which Joey has recently declared his favorite Christmas movie.  Made it through some of SNL and I laughed really hard at Matt Damon prancing around in that Westminster Daddy Show skit.

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Our usual Sunday pancake programming was interrupted for egg sandwiches.  Mine looks like arugula on a bun but I assure you there was a soft but not runny egg — maybe told Joey “no pressure, but if you mess up that egg, it’ll ruin my morning” LOL) and some whipped feta leftover from Friday’s sliders on there too.  We finished SNL — I LOVED Miley’s performance of “Happy XMas (War Is Over)” and caught up on Top Chef, which I’m so very into, before I made salads for the week then went and picked us up lunch from Carbon.

The rest of the day involved yoga, making dinner, staring a puzzle at 8 PM on a Sunday night (???) and getting into bed to read.

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Happy Monday from this cute Mr. Bingle ornament my aunt sent me ♥