Weekend Things

In “hardcore adulting”…

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We bought two tree babies after work on Friday and what the heck, why do they bring my heart so much joy??  Adulthood is just a series of unexpected excitements.  Over things like trees, backyard gardens, a clean sink.  Anyway, these are Cleveland Flowering Pears, so yeah, they flower (in the spring) and yeah, they have teeny tiny little pears growing on them.  Both Joey and the guy helping us at the tree farm ate one and I think they are both so weird.  We got these planted and looking so so cute in front of our house on Saturday and even though I did none of the digging, I did mix all the soil and felt like it was a job well done by both of us!

In delicious things…

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I made us a cast iron pizza on Friday night and seriously, I do not tire of how good it always comes out!  I would like to tell you we ate a responsible two pieces each but no, we ate the entire thing.  And I feel good about it.  Saturday morning, I made my new favorite pancakes and topped them with coconut whip, blueberries, granola and maple syrup.  They were HEAVENLY.

Saturday night, my mom, my sister, Wayne, Lori, Joey and I all went to dinner at The Nickel and the majority of us ordered that melt-in-your-mouth short rib.  I couldn’t get over those baby radishes!  Sunday breakfast was at Snooze this week.  We biked over to sit on the patio at their Union Station location and it was kind of perfect because a slight chill in the air meant no wait for outdoor seating.  I know Snooze has kind of chained themselves out, number of locations-wise, but I still think the food, service and atmosphere feel one of a kind.

In work week prep…

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After breakfast on Sunday, Joey headed to the office (SAD FACE) and I went grocery shopping, then spent the rest of the afternoon food prepping.  Aka, restocking on granola (I used this Pumpkin Maple Pecan recipe and it’s so good!), baking banana muffins and making lunch for the week.  After all was said and done — aka food being packed up and the dishes being washed and put away — I looked at the mason jars full of granola next to my newest batch of ruby red black cherry kombucha and such a pure sense of happiness washed over me.  How nerdy is that??  Do you feel this way when you food prep?

In television/theater entertainment…

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Friday night, we watched the Rocky Horror Picture Show remake and yikes, that thing was BAD.  We had no idea it wasn’t live until it started and were both really disappointed.  Not even Adam Lambert could save that trainwreck.  Saturday night, our group saw Swan Lake and even though I feel like I should love all things dance, I really only started to enjoy it when all the swan maidens showed up and more importantly, we all turned on the subtitles that told us the plot.  Now I really want to re-watch Black Swan.  Raise your hand if you felt disappointed by SNL.  Tom Hanks AND Lady Gaga?  How do you even mess that up?

I should mention that we started watching Transparent last week and I am loving it.  It has been so beautifully heartbreaking thus far.  Also, we rounded out Sunday night with Shameless and though the novelty has certainly worn off, I still consider it one of my favorite shows.  I’m LOVING all the brother bonding this season plus Emmy Rossum just kills it as Fiona.  Plus she directed this week’s episode!

Share one thing you ate, watched or did this weekend! 🙂 

Friday Confessions

Confession #1: I was tempted to title this post something with “Weekend” in it.  You know, to keep in line with the rest of this week’s posts.

Confession #2: It’s been five days and I am still obsessively thinking (and talking…poor Joey) about the season finale of Shameless.  It’s borderline unhealthy.  That scene where Debbie recognized Ian’s depression and said, “Yeah, we know what this is” will haunt my dreams forever.

Confession #3: I adore eating breakfast at the kitchen island every morning.  So much better than sitting on the couch.

Confession #4: I let Joey talk me into getting sandwiches at our favorite local shop before the Rockies game on Tuesday.  Pretty sure this is the start of a bad expensive habit.

Confession #5: I’m over any temperatures below 70 degrees and weather that’s anything less than sunny.

Confession #6: I’m having a La Croix thing.  A “drink one daily” thing.  Because one a day keeps the doctor away.  That’s a saying that refers to sparkling water, right?

Confession #7: I’ve spent my entire life thinking all of Europe drove on the opposite side of the road, until, in the middle of a riveting Rick Steves’ TV special, I was told otherwise.  Turns out only the UK drives on the opposite side.  HOW HAVE I GONE MY WHOLE LIFE BEING MISINFORMED ABOUT THAT?

Confession #8: I have way too many pictures of food on my phone and not enough pictures of people.  Below is my lame attempt to remedy that.

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A happy happy Friday to you all!