Weekend Things

Hi from Colorado, where it snowed all day and all night and is apparently winter now.  I’m NOT into being cold, but gosh it was so pretty driving through all the fluffy flurries on our way into work this morning!  It also made for an extra cozy weekend, which I’ll share with you now 🙂

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Friday night, featuring leftovers and a movie in our pajamas.  I know it sounds lame, but it sounded amazing to us!  We made this Coffee-Rubbed Steak with Brussels Sprouts Salad mid-week and ate the leftovers while we watched the Judy Garland/James Mason version of A Star is Born.  It felt very long and we didn’t actually finish it until Saturday morning, but the emotional impact is all there.

I will also mention there’s a incredibly strange stretch toward the start of the movie where they apparently cut some scenes then lost the footage, so they added in still photos along with the audio??  How it’s even possible to talk about this movie without mentioning that is very confusing to me, yet, I read a good handful of articles about all the different versions of A Star is Born when the new one came out and I was still caught off guard by it!

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Saturday started with Blueberry Pancakes and ended with Thai Roasted Cauliflower Pizza but the biggest moment of the day was right in the middle when we saw Roma at the Ellie Caulkins Opera House, as part of Denver Film Fest.  To say I had been looking forward to it would be a MASSIVE understatement.  It’s a Netflix film so most people will be watching it from their home, but come on, this Alfonso Cuarón-directed, black-and-white, subtitled, period piece, was meant for the big screen.

We thought it was SO beautiful and the sound system they specially installed was like nothing I’d ever heard at a movie theater.  It is fairly slow-paced but there are some big moments too.  Not going to lie, it’s a film enthusiast’s jam, but I’m not sure how it’s going to land on the small screen.  Also, we finished watching A Handmaid’s Tale that night and I’m like “good riddance!”

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We woke up to snow on Sunday and even though it probably would have been nice to stay cozy inside all morning, someone had a vet appointment at 8:30 AM.  But oh well because we still had time for a breakfast and to grab coffee at Huckleberry before we left.  Andi gets kind of worked up when we take him anywhere in the car but he passed his exam with flying colors and then was out for the count the rest of the day.  I get it, Pup, being anxious IS exhausting.

I made it to Sunday yoga and despite the weather, the class was packed!  Afterward, we went out for BBQ!  A few months ago, when we were having dinner at Safta, we looked across the way and saw a new BBQ restaurant showing the Cowboys game and Joey suggested we try it some time when the Cowboys had another night game.  Whatever with football, but YES, I’m in on BBQ.  I wish the pulled pork had been better but otherwise the sides, the sausage and OMG, THE BURNT ENDS were delicious.

Please tell me what fun things you did this weekend 🙂

Weekend Things

Here’s to all the unexpected delights of this weekend!  Like “having” to leave work early to have a our sprinklers blown out, waking up early enough to go to Snooze on Saturday morning, finding a honeynut squash at the last Farmers’ Market of the season (crying emoji!), running a fast 10K and just having the most delicious fall weather ♥

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I volunteered to meet our sprinkler guy at the house but it only took something like 15 minutes and I used the rest of the afternoon to read and take our pup on a long luxurious walk.  Joey picked me up later to hit up Whole Foods for pizza dough and cheese but then we maybe also left with Perfect Bars, veggie chips and ice cream.  Why, Whole Foods, why??  We made this Pumpkin and Gouda Pizza and watched The Land of Steady Habits, which we liked but didn’t love.  Something was just slightly off.

Sometimes it’s Friday and I’m itching to go out and do something and sometimes it’s Friday and I just want to be at home and go to bed at a normal hour and the latter felt so so right this time around.

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We weren’t sure what we wanted to do for breakfast on Saturday, but since we had plans to visit the Union Station Farmers’ Market and it was still semi-early, we decided to take ourselves to Snooze.  I had this Protein Punch Bowl (which, for the record, was not described as being covered in chia seeds!) and we shared the pancake of the day, which was some kind of buttermilk pumpkin situation that tasted amazing.  It’s a sad day when the Farmers’ Market comes to an end, but a happy one when you leave with pretty little apples and the cutest honeynut squash.  Till next year, FM!

We headed to the Denver Rock n Roll Race Expo afterward to pick up our packets then did some backyard clean up.  We raked up 5 bags of leaves and were seriously only at it for less than an hour but somehow, my hamstrings are INCREDIBLY sore now.  Send help!

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I got an afternoon facial — Joey did our grocery shopping while I was out relaxing and it made me so genuinely happy — and when we got back, the weather was nice enough to take Andi on another long walk.  We also aided in the recovery of someone’s cell phone, so it was an eventful outing, ha!  Then we made this super simple but really satisfying Spicy Chicken and Sweet Potato Meal Prep for dinner and watched The Goonies which, get this, I’d never seen!  I was really into that scene where they found the pirate ship but less into everyone basically being in hysterics the entire movie.  It was making my brain hurt.

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Sunday was race day!  The difference between running a half marathon and running a 10K is sort of crazy to me.  Joey was running long distances back to back days every weekend for months and I basically did nothing except my usual weekly running and a few 5 milers here and there.  I sort of felt like a fraud amidst all the hard working half marathoners!  Joey wanted to do it in an hour and 42 minutes but ended up zooming in in one hour 39 minutes and 44 seconds!!!  I’m so proud of him!  And not to discredit myself because I finished in 58:46.  Under an hour without even trying and it felt so good and easy!

My mom, sister, Wayne and Lori came and then we all went to Acova for brunch afterward.  Guys, I really really like this place for being close to our house, being open for lunch, dinner and weekend brunch and delivering on taste every time!  Not to mention it’s got plenty of space and hasn’t ever been crazy busy.  My breakfast tacos were LEGIT.  The rest of the day involved naps, more puppy walking, lunch prep, watching Hotel Transylvania and leftovers for dinner.  This weekend was such a good one!