Weekend Things

Can we pause on this moment in time for just a few more weeks?  Because this pre-spring feeling has me in such a good good mood.  We’re not quite in full-on spring mode, so anytime it’s nice enough to walk outside without a jacket or grab an iced coffee or enjoy a sunny Friday happy hour feels like a true blessing.  At some point, all of those things will feel expected, so I’m loving this up-in-the-air, surprise-spring-weather time we’re having.

FRI-YAY!  We were heading to the Nuggets game (why do I feel like I hadn’t been to a game in sooooo long?) so we decided to make it a full out date night and go to happy hour before.  We were thisclose to trying out Citizen Rail but then we remembered we’d also been wanting to try Hearth & Dram and after one glance at their HH menu, we were sold.  It was even better than we had hoped!  We maybe over ordered but everything was INCREDIBLE and we maybe can’t stop talking about it!  Denverites, PLEASE GO NOW!

The Nuggets beat the Lakers afterwards, but I still cannot tell you the name of any player on the team 🙂


Saturday started with Greek Yogurt Waffles!  We topped them with not-so-great strawberries but they still tasted good so let that be a testament to the recipe and waffles in general.  A little bit later, we hit up the gym, where I ran while listening to a Margot Robbie interview and she is GREAT.  We honestly had no real plans for the rest of the day and it was amazing!  We ate lunch — my Concord Grape Kombucha turned out real nice! — showered, made pizza dough and went to the grocery and it all felt very leisurely and perfect.

Also, they bagged someone else’s ice cream with our groceries and though we felt bad for the person who was going to get home and find themselves without dessert, Joey seemed happy to enjoy said ice cream for that person 😛


Homemade pasta for dinner!  It was our second time around and I think we did a little better than last time!  Putting the dough through the fettuccine cutter was so satisfying.  We used the noodles to make Fettuccinne with Tomato-Cream Sauce, which we’ve been making for something like six years, so it was already a favorite, but it was EVEN BETTER made with fresh pasta.  I think we were both doing a little happy dance the entire time we were eating it (or was that just me?).  Oh and we finally watched Wonder Woman!  I had mixed feelings that had nothing to do with Wonder Woman or the way Gal Gadot portrayed her and everything to do with ARES, GOD OF WAR, being played by dorky Professor Lupin.  When they superimposed his head on that muscular body in the flashback, I about lost it.  As a fan of Greek mythology, I’m very offended by this casting decision.

Did you guys watch Sterling K. Brown on SNL?!  I thought he KILLED it!  When he came out for the monologue, we already knew he was going to be good, but then he was SO SO good!  I also laughed VERY hard at Alex Moffat as Willem Dafoe.


We slept a little later than usual — or was it the same as usual but felt later because of the time change?? — so it seemed like the perfect opportunity to go to Annette for breakfast, since they don’t open till 10.  We did that French Press, biscuit-of-the-day, pork hash thing that we do every time we’re there and it did not disappoint.  We don’t know how they make the biscuits so perfect or the pork hash so delicious, but we’re not going to question it.  Back at home, Joey tackled lunch salads while I cleaned the bathroom/backroom and I felt very proud of us.

At 3, I walked to get a manicure and it was just lovely outside.  I saw someone with silver nails the day before and felt inspired to do the same.  I think I’m into it!  While I was out, Joey returned this horrible book that I finally finished for me and I hated it so much that this is the only time I’ll be speaking about it.  After I got home and we had watched our 100th episode of The Amazing Race for the weekend, we made dinner and then suddenly it was the end of the day and sadly, the weekend.  Noooo!  Hey, at least I got to catch snippets of both The Lion King and Beauty and the Beast and annoy Joey by singing/dancing along to “Tale as Old as Time.”

Tell me about your weekend 🙂

Weekend Things

Confession: Our friends Josh and Fletcher have been in town since Saturday, so the weekend was full of fun dinners out, lots of Mason time, Super Bowl party food, ice cream and me not taking any pictures.  What is wrong with me?!


I started out with good intentions!  Friday, we had dinner at Pizzeria Lui — I deem this the best crust in Denver — then headed over to the Alamo Drafthouse to see Phantom Thread.  Not gonna go into detail about how much popcorn we consumed but I will tell you that we really enjoyed the movie.  The way it’s shot, how the actors say so much by saying nothing at all, the tension throughout and that final twist (which we did not see coming!) was so so interesting.

Mostly though, I AM REYNOLDS WOODCOCK and this is not a good thing.  Joey and I both turned to each other and stifled laughter after Lesley Manville, who plays his sister, said something along the lines of “if breakfast is disturbed, it’s very difficult for him to recover” because that is me to a T…


Saturday started with hot yoga — not my favorite class, but it’s still nice to start your day with a good sweat sesh — then I grabbed a latte on my way home and here’s where my picture taking plans derailed.  We hit the grocery store, watched a billion episodes of The Mindy Project and knocked out laundry before heading into Erie to meet up with Hannah, Fletcher and two Joshes.  From there we hit up The Old Mine for dinner then went next door for dessert.  They serve Little Man Ice Cream and really, you can’t ask for more than getting to eat Little Man without having to stand in the Little Man line.  Space Junkie for the win!


Super Bowl Sunday!  We did normal Sunday things — pancakes, SNL, gym time, salad prep — then headed over to Darron and Karla’s for the game sangria and snacks.  Guys, these Bronco die-hards hate the Patriots just as much as they love the Broncos.  There was a lot of yelling.  More importantly, there were chips and dips and meatball sliders and then shrimp tacos came out at halftime and I died of happiness.  Not messing around with the spread this year.

I wish I could tell you anything about the game, but I cannot.  Instead, I can tell you I was pretty into the Tide, Alexa and Dirty Dancing commercials.  Was that an ad for the NFL??  Not as into JT’s performance.  He’s still got the moves, but I was sort of distracted by how he seemed to be traveling from place to place the entire time and also that hideous outfit.


Had to make it through Monday at work then we headed over to Hannah and Josh’s — I could get used to this seeing Mason every day thing! — then all of us went to Community for dinner.  We ordered a whole slew of stuff but my favorites were the Brussels (gah!), the juiciest roast chicken and the mac n cheese.  If you live in the area, I highly recommend this place!  We’ve been impressed every time.  To top it all off, we ended up at Sweet Cow — had to compare to Little Man, of course — then sadly gave goodbye hugs to Josh and Fletcher, who leave today.  This Tuesday already feels like a Monday but it was fun feeling like we were on vacation for a few days 🙂