Weekend Things

Raise your hand if you stayed out way past your bedtime on Monday night and felt exhausted for the rest of the week.  No?  Just me on that one?  This is my way of justifying a lounge-y laid-back weekend that involved many naps, though we took my niece to see The Little Mermaid at the BDT Stage last night and it was midnight by the time I crawled into bed so I apparently did not learn my lesson.

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Post couch-nap on Friday, we headed to the Rockies game.  It felt like it’d been so long since we’d been to one, so Coors Field looked extra beautiful to me.  We saw a bat (the animal kind, not the baseball kind), my friend Ari and a Rockies win so it was a good night!

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We woke up Saturday morning and headed straight to Stowaway because we hadn’t been there for breakfast since… Easter?!  Can that be right??  I was starting to get the shakes just thinking about how long it’d been.  We had the shaded patio to ourselves and it felt so cool and peaceful out there as we shared a chai peach muffin, sipped coffee and ate up our entrees.

Afterward, we scoped out some work our company did at Improper City, which was having its opening weekend then did a little bit of garden clean up back at home.  We harvested our first yellow squash!  Andi seemed quite content to just be propped up in Joey’s hands 😛

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A bit later, I left Joey in the backyard and headed in to bottle some kombucha.  Lori got me this kombucha book for my birthday and I am feeling SO inspired by it!!!  There’s a whole section with flavor suggestions that I never ever would have thought up on my own.  I want to try them ALL!  I went with watermelon (blended up and strained to concentrate the flavor) and vanilla bean (look closely and you can see the flecks!) and I can hardly wait to see how it turns out.  Since I had already blended up the juice, I used the leftovers to make some salted watermelon juice, which is really just the preamble to salted watermelon margaritas, right?

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Spent a couple of hours at Kyla’s bridal shower after that and how cute is that balloon champagne display??  I got to visit with both sides of Joey’s family, drink a glass of sangria, watch a very funny game of pin the tail on the donkey (except not pin the tail on the donkey :P) and I even won a bottle of wine!  Can’t wait for the wedding, come August!

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I hit up a Sunday morning yoga class and between getting up semi-early and a super dreary rainy day, I basically felt how Andi looks in the picture above.  Our enthusiasm over the World Cup was about the same level too.  Is it just me or do soccer players have the most hipster haircuts of all athletes?

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After a mainly lazy day, I headed over to my parents’ to see my niece!  She opened birthday presents from Joey and I — a light blue bouncy cow that we named Claudia and decided is cousins with our cow and a modelling clay set — and she and I were both very into that clay.  Then my sister came over and we took her to the show!  I don’t know what game BDT is playing at by having a kid-friendly show start at 7:45 PM on a Sunday but we all managed to stay awake.  They actually did a GREAT job with the set, considering it’s a story that mostly takes place underwater.  “Under the Sea” was my favorite part!  Really appreciated the show’s desire to stay relevant by changing the words to “each little crab here knows how to dab here, under the sea.”

Hope you had a wonderful weekend, Happy Monday!

Memory-a-Day in June

Friday, June 1st: Spending half my lunch hour at the grocery store and feeling a bit frantic/impatient standing in line at the self-checkout.

Saturday, June 2nd: Biking to the Farmers’ Market for the first time this summer and feeling like we were back in our summer Saturday morning groove ♥

Sunday, June 3rd: Having the oven on for 2 hours to roast two giant beets, that I definitely should have cut into smaller pieces.

Monday, June 4th: Carrying two Spicy Black Bean Burrito Bowls outside to eat dinner in the back yard and feeling extreme happiness about what was just a regular old Monday, but made better because it was summer and we could eat outside and still have time to walk our pup afterward before the sun went down.

Tuesday, June 5th: Going for my usual Tuesday morning run but instead of pushing myself, I took it at a snail’s pace and then felt really good by the end.

Wednesday, June 6th: Wanting an exact repeat of Monday, then deciding to let Wednesday night unfold on its own terms and hey, we still got to eat dinner outside!

Thursday, June 7th: Laughing really hard with Joey as he told me a story about the chaos that had unfolded at his basketball game the night before.

Friday, June 8th: Feeling my pup’s head resting on my leg when I woke up and realizing his BFF Joey had already gotten up and he hadn’t followed him out of our room for once!

Saturday, June 9th: Feeling proud of myself for going to a social event solo and actually enjoying it!

Sunday, June 10th: Sitting in my car in the Nordstrom Rack parking lot and giving myself a mental pep talk to head to the mall to dress shop when I felt like I had zero energy.

Monday, June 11th: Feeling that “oh shit, I’m leaving for vacation on Thursday!” angst that had my brain creating a to-do list that I couldn’t actually tackle at work.

Tuesday, June 12th: Feeling crabby and on edge all day.

Wednesday, June 13th: Discovering an almost bloomed bud on my sister orchid.

Thursday, June 14th: Eating a homemade burrito in the car on our way to Iowa.

Friday, June 15th: Singing “All I Want for Christmas is You” with a bar full of people.

Saturday, June 16th: Eating a cold piece of Little Caesar’s pizza at a wedding at midnight.

Sunday, June 17th: Watching a low hanging cloud unfurl as we drove through Nebraska.

Monday, June 18th: Taking 8 friends to the Rockies game and feeling like I got to spend time with them all.

Tuesday, June 19th: Feeling rushed and overwhelmed while trying to make lunch salads for the week and dinner all at once in a hot house.

Wednesday, June 20th: Being blown away (again! still! forever!) by Kaleo.  This time (like the first time!) at Red Rocks (and with Hannah and Josh), so it was extra good.

Thursday, June 21st: Back to eating dinner al fresco after a few days off and feeling like it was the best way to celebrate the first official day of summer.

Friday, June 22nd: Being in a bad mood for a reason I couldn’t place, then miraculously feeling better once the sun was out.

Saturday, June 23rd: Petting our dog with a shaky hand while we waited to see a new vet for the first time and wondering how Andi would react.

Sunday, June 24th: Thinking pizza sounded good for dinner and just going with it instead of trying to talk myself into cooking something at home.

Monday, June 25th: Making it out of the house, everything in hand, on time for work.

Tuesday, June 26th: Driving home with a book club high because the discussion was lively, the book was wonderful, the friends were a plenty and probably mostly because I ordered a glass of wine with dinner.

Wednesday, June 27th: Stinging sweat dripping into my eyes during a hot and difficult yoga class.

Thursday, June 28th: Driving around for 15 minutes trying to find a parking spot in the Highlands.

Friday, June 29th: Feeling sort of tired but SO THANKFUL not to have any Friday night plans.

Saturday, June 30th: Second guessing myself after buying a veeeery soft cheese for our pre-Shakespeare Fest picnic.

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It’s July tomorrow and I can’t even believe it but I’m also incredibly excited because it’s many-a-family-member-birth-month and shockingly, it still seems less busy than June and I’m totally fine with that!