Weekend Things

Hello from a new month, but the same old winter weather, UGH!  We got more snow last night and I am just done.  No more, please!  The good news is we are getting some glimpses of spring, like a sun-filled living room when we got home from work on Friday, Saturday afternoon’s jacketless walk and Joey and I both opting for iced coffee drinks on Sunday, though that last one might have been because we just can’t wait any longer.

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Friday night, we saw The Invisible Man and even though I was really excited to see it and I’ve only heard good things about it, I don’t know, I didn’t love it.  I’m really uncomfortable with depictions of abusive relationships that serve as mere plot device and aren’t really meant to open up any meaningful dialogue about that incredibly serious, real life matter.  Plus I also had all these plot-related questions afterward and Joey told me “those things don’t matter in these kinds of movies,” but I demand more, okay!  During all the scenes when Elisabeth Moss was fighting an invisible man, I just kept thinking about how when they filmed it, she was just flailing around on the ground by herself and it was really funny to me.  I will say it got pretty good halfway through, but still.

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Saturday started with bagels, a couple of open houses and a really long walk for the pup and ourselves.  It felt soooo nice out.  Then we took ourselves to a 3 PM showing of Birds of Prey, which we both really liked!  I loved when Harley was shooting that glitter gun, plus it was girl power but not in a nauseating way.

Afterward, we went to dinner at Dio Mio, where we proceeded to wait 45 MINUTES for our food to come out.  I’m sorry, but it’s an order-at-the-counter type of place, so this is unacceptable.  Back at home, we watched A Quiet Place (we’re ready to see Part 2 in the theater!) and though Joey didn’t seem blown away, I actually quite liked it!  We made it through half of SNL and I don’t really know what phase Jake Gyllenhaal is going through right now, but I like it??

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We all had a sleepy Sunday and cuddled up on the couch (to finish SNL) but then Joey got up to work on our salads for the week and I ran to the pet food store and the human food store before we met up for couch lunch + a few episodes of Silicon Valley.  We snuck in another walk for our pup before the snow came and I did some at-home yoga while Joey watched the Buffs game and then we made a summer-style dinner.  I cannot with any more comfort foods, I must eat fresh crisp things or I won’t make it through March.  Loaded Summer Chili Fries to the rescue!  Those cherry tomatoes were NOT ripe, but I didn’t care because this all still tasted amazing.

Also, The French Connection is coming, friends and there are only four Wes Anderson films I haven’t seen, so we must knock them out before July (which is totally doable!), starting with his first, Bottle Rocket.  I liked it!  All three Wilson brothers in one movie, you love to see it!  You could see glimpses of that quintessential Wes Anderson style but it’s much less refined.

In sadder news, our little pup seems to be injured 😦  I guess he was acting a bit weird last night and this morning, we found him underneath our bed and when we finally got him out, he wouldn’t let us pick him up and he wouldn’t walk either.  Poor guy!  I hope he’s just sore from that long walk and it’s nothing serious, but we’re taking him to the vet this evening, just in case.  Isn’t seeing your pet in pain so sad?!  I hope you have a good Monday!

Weekend Things: Welcome to February

It’s February and there’s snow, a drug mule that listens to Adele (if you know, you know), a kitten and a pitbull that are best friends, a first birthday party, Super Bowl snacks and the prettiest sunset.  I think it’s safe to say this month is off to a good start ♥

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Friday night, we headed to the Alamo for the Oscar-Nominated Live Action Shorts.  I’m still traumatized from last year’s barrage of child deaths, so I was nervous but this year’s batch wasn’t nearly as horrific, thank god!!!  I think Joey found them somewhat lackluster but I thought they were pretty good.  Brotherhood was my favorite (compelling story and beautifully shot), but Nefta Football Club was pretty entertaining.

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Saturday started with double puppy cuddles then carrot cake waffles!  Not going to lie, I’d been looking forward to making these all week and they did not disappoint.  I also had our groceries delivered and then, since it was nice out, Joey went outside to do some yard clean up and I made some caramelized shallot dip for the next day.  We hit up an open house on our way back to the Alamo to see the Animated Shorts, then hit another one on our way back home (neither were promising).  Guys, I teared up at three of the shorts!  We liked Hair Love and Kitbull best, but man was there some crazy interesting animation this year!

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Back at home, Joey worked for a bit so I took some time to read and make salads for the week (one less thing to do on a busy Sunday!), then we saw the prettiest sunset and decided to go out for dinner.  The wait for a table at Fire on the Mountain wasn’t so bad, but the wait for our food was REALLY testing my patience.  At least the food was good!  Back at home, we watched Fighting with My Family and it’s not a perfect movie, but much better than I’d expected and I just really love Florence Pugh, okay??

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Sunday morning, we finished watching SNL (I was not really looking forward to this episode but then J.J. Watt was actually pretty good!)  Again, it was so nice outside and the pups just wanted to stay out there… and sit in the planter box apparently.  A bit later, we cleaned ourselves up and headed out for the day.  First stop, Ellie’s first birthday party.  There was a taco bar, a jumpy castle and the birthday girl was in a great mood ♥  She did dig her fingers in the cake but wasn’t really eating it afterward, so she stayed pretty clean.

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After that, we headed to the Super Bowl party.  We filled out prop bet sheets and I only had to ask who Andy Reid was, what T.O.P. stood for and then cheated off Joey’s answer for total yards ran 😛  More importantly, Mason was wearing a backwards hat and it was the cutest thing.  There were a few good commercials, but for the most part I was underwhelmed.  Loved that halftime show though!  Also, I made way too much dip.

After that 70° degree day, we are back to 30s and snow, but I guess I’ll live because my parents are finally coming home, Josh and Fletcher will be in town and… IT’S OSCAR WEEK, BABY!  Please have a good Monday 🙂