This Week

I’m trying to do a better job “documenting” (and actually publishing) small moments from the week.  I often find myself lost in thoughts of the past, wondering “when DID we watch that movie??” or “what DID I wear to that wedding??”  These aren’t all that important but they will swirl around in my brain until I remember.  Maybe if these snippets exist elsewhere, they’ll stop taking up real estate in my head 🙂

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I finished The Eyre Affair on Monday night and I really really loved it!  I got completely (and wonderfully) lost in a world where “Baconians” hand out pamphlets attempting to disprove the existence of William Shakespeare, where dodos are alive and well, living as house pets and everyone knows the story of Jane Eyre like the back of their hand.  If only!  Also as far as main characters go, Thursday Next is pretty badass.

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I think I may have mentioned Tuesday night 🙂

In the same vein, I also read this Buzzfeed article called “I Tried the Gray Stuff and It Really Was Delicious!” so if you A) get that reference and B) have also always wondered what the gray stuff is then we should be besties.  Turns out it’s some kind of frosting covered thing but the “article” was packed with comments about how that mystery food appears on a tray of savory appetizers so it’s more likely mushroom pâté and I actually have to agree with the people on that one.

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I made Golden Milk!  Joey thinks that’s a gross-sounding name but he’s got a gutter brain and knows nothing Jon Snow.  It was so good all freshly simmered, frothed and spooned straight from the blender but equally delicious in my morning cup of coffee.

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I saw some stupid Facebook video a few weeks ago showing how to make a week’s worth of lunches for your kid and thought yeah yeah with kids, I want those lunches.  So I made them for Joey and I and while eating-wise, it was a nice break from our salads, it was so much more work.  Back to salads next week, please!

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Real Question: How many years do I have to be on this Earth before the time change stops affecting me so much?  We had just gotten to the point where it stopped being dark in the morning and then we just had to spring forward and now, when I wake up, it feels like the middle of the night.  The good news is, post-work napping in the extra end-of-the-day sunshine helps.

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Wednesday: Joey and I tag-teamed this veggie shepherd’s pie and after I finished it up, I ate a big bowl on the couch, in my pajamas while watching Midnight in Paris and it was easily a top moment in a week filled with top moments.  HAVE YOU EVER COMBINED SWEET POTATO AND GOAT CHEESE?!  It is life changing.  Also, should I post this recipe??

Also on Wednesday, I set out on a post-work run (the best part of springing forward is being able to run outside at the end of the day!) and made it a whole 2 miles before throwing in the towel.

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Joey was jealous of my solo coffee + toast date last week so we went on one together this week.  After I took this picture, Joey butter-and-jammed that toast to perfection.  More of that, please!

I’m going to my parents’ tonight for corned beef & cabbage, Irish Soda Bread and homemade Green Velvet Cake so sounds like one happy St. Patrick’s Day to me!

Weekend Things

I almost started this post yesterday, in which case, it was going to start with something like: I’m just going to say it — this weekend felt like spring!  But today it is cool and cloudy and windy as hell, so maybe it’s still winter.  Womp, womp.  But that little taste of spring — sunshine skies, warm temps, actual flowers popping up in our neighborhood — has me excited nonetheless.  And the spring preview made for the perfect backdrop this weekend, which I’m rolling out for you highlights style!

Ate All the Good Things!

Starting with happy hour at The Way Back on Friday — the ricotta gnudi was lifechanging, and to think we almost didn’t order it.  We may also have made a “Gnudi Magazine Day!” joke because we’re still children of the 90’s and Billy Madison is king.

Afterwards, ice cream at the new Sweet Cooie’s.  It’s an ice cream parlor straight from a Wes Anderson movie.  Which means everything is pastel, old-timey and somewhere between completely adorable and entirely creepy.  I dug the vibe and my peanut butter Oreo ice cream.

Best of all, my mom cooked us breakfast on Sunday and everything was so so good!  My mom and I are totally on the same page about chilaquiles.  She sent me over the recipe and I see breakfast for dinner in my near future.

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Why can’t the light be this good in my house??

Had All the Mom-Time!

Not only did she feed me the best meal but she gave me a massage on Saturday and we took a little mother-daughter trip to Home Depot post-breakfast feast on Sunday.  I was singing a little “I get to see my Mama on Sunday!” song in the car on Friday and Joey made fun of me then reminded me that I actually got to see her on Saturday too.

Bonus: I also got to see my little sissy, a sunshine-seeking pup and that gorgeous pot rack/new set of pots my mom just got.  Joey hung it and then we spent something like 20 minutes arranging them JUST SO.  Worth it!

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How crazy cool are those lids??

Watched All the Good Movies!

Friday: Sing Street — we loved it so much, because: Irish accents!  Catchy 80’s-style songs!  A cute feel good story line!  And just to give it some validity, Aidan Gillen is totally in it.  I think it’s the first role I’ve seen him in where he speaks with his actual accent.  Also, I like all the songs more than anything in La La Land, so there’s that.

Saturday: Tallulah.  Joey picked this one for us and he chose well!  We felt like something was off/missing but couldn’t place exactly what it was.  Also, I pointed out that this is the second movie Ellen Page and Allison Janney star in together.  They make a good team.

Sunday: The Fundamentals of Caring.  I’ll pretty much agree to watch anything with Paul Rudd in it.  Joey also picked this one for us and I guess I’m just going to let him pick every movie we watch from now on because he was three for three this weekend!  I think my favorite part was Paul Rudd saying “I’m getting a patty melt, I don’t give a shit!”

Did All the Relaxing!

I forwent formal exercise this weekend, in exchange for warm weather walks, backyard hanging and lots of reading time.  Felt good, felt right.  Joey spent some time working on the drywall in our living room so I set myself up on the couch, just on the other side of his homemade dust barrier and dug into my book.  I’ve got about 100 pages left of The Eyre Affair and I really really like it!  As an English major who took courses on Shakespeare, Victorian literature and detective fiction, I feel like this book really gets me on so many levels.  Plus, I just love a badass female main character  🙂

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What did you do this weekend??