Weekend Things

Hello from my new routine of bouncing on my yoga ball, eating dates, drinking red raspberry leaf tea, walking and responding to texts asking if I’ve had this baby yet. I have not! I know it’s not even his due date yet, but dang, I so thought this baby was going to come early, so it’s sort of killing me that he’s not. Both Joey and I were born three days late, so maybe baby just wants to continue the pattern 🙂 Here’s what this weekend looked like!

Extremely thankful that my indigestion has actually basically subsided instead of becoming worse in these last few weeks of pregnancy. Mostly so I could stop avoiding spicy food (another wives’ tale for inducing labor). We decided to try an Indian place right around the corner and um… why don’t we eat more Indian food?? So good! My mouth was on FIRE, but it was worth it. Didn’t do the trick though 😦

After dinner, we stood across the street to admire the Halloween lights Joey put up earlier in the day (I love them!) then headed back inside and queued up The Trial of the Chicago 7. Even though I was making a “too many men!” joke beforehand, I really liked it! I thought Sacha Baron Cohen was marvelous and only the last ten-ish minutes started to feel slightly cheesy to me.

Saturday started with ricotta pancakes (my fav!) and then who knows what we did! Every weekend day is a blur of me sitting on the couch, watching random things on TV, looking at my phone and feeling impatient 😂

Joey spent some time voting (Andi was being really helpful I think!) and I was out admiring the fall colors on our tree. I love that we have a pretty pink one in our own backyard! Oh and we did take a long walk that afternoon too. I really love seeing all the cute houses in our new neighborhood, plus all the Halloween decor they’re dressed in right now.

We took a trip to the office and when we got back we pulled out leftovers for dinner then watched this unfortunately titled film. I tried to search it through the voice command button and my TV told me it didn’t respond to such language 😂😂 I read a favorable Vanity Fair review but I actually thought this movie was just okay. I did appreciate how vulnerable, sensitive and emotional the main male character was though ❤ We watched this week’s episode of The Great British Bake Off afterward to fill the time before SNL. I feel like the only time I see Justin Bieber is on SNL and I always think he’s good??

It was so gloomy on Sunday morning and our room was so dark but I somehow managed to wake up at a normal hour and decided to order us some Snooze while Joey… uh snoozed. My egg came over hard (ew) but otherwise, I really love their shrimp and grits. We got a pumpkin pancake on the side and it was so good! We also finished up SNL.

No joke, I felt like I just sat on the couch/my yoga ball for the rest of the day. We bundled up to walk at some point though! Before dinner we watched the last episode of Unorthodox, which I thought was really good! Joey made us dinner ❤ and it was delicious. Love a fall feeling pasta with at least four different kinds of cheese! After dinner, we decided to get back on our Hitchcock binge and pulled up Marnie. That movie is… weird. The psychological stuff at the end was interesting but I was deeply uncomfortable at the way Sean Connery’s character treated Tippi Hedron’s. I hope you all had a good weekend!

Labor Day Weekend 2020

I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again… I love Labor Day Weekend! I knew this one would be different — no in-person Rockies games, no social gatherings, no going out to dinner, no bike rides anywhere (Joey will barely let me do the dishes, let alone ride a bike!) — but I thought it could still be good and it truly was ❤

Friday night, we tag-teamed dinner, so Joey made grilled salmon and I made those WAY OVERSAUCED green beans (oops!) but it was all really good! And then we watched I’m Thinking of Ending Things. My sister texted me halfway through and said “We’re watching the worst movie!” and I definitely knew she was watching the same thing we were. Not going to lie, we were confused about what was happening and had to look it up afterward (when it made much more sense!) but I still liked the creepy/weird vibe and I thought all the performances were just so good! Toni Collette forever ❤

I got a Saturday morning snuggle from this sweet pup! 95% of the time, if Joey gets up before me, Andi will go downstairs with him and never return, so I was elated when he bounded back into our room after Joey left for a run. He didn’t even wake up when Joey came back inside!

Undercooked eggs (and just undercooked things in general) are a no when you’re pregnant but I asked my OB and she said eggs were fine just as long as they were pasteurized and thank god because Eggs Benedict sounded so good! We ordered from Snooze and it HIT THE SPOT! Plus that sweet potato pancake is just my favorite.

Joey was on a roll after his run and was cleaning the bathroom at 8 AM?? Then post-breakfast, he mowed the lawn, hung some hooks in the nursery/baby’s bathroom and mounted our baby monitor while I read in the rocking chair (the best!) and then who knows what we did the rest of the day! I think I made some cookies to stash in the freezer and Joey was getting prepped for his fantasy football drafts the next day.

I should mention my back has been killing me for the past week! I blame my father-in-law who asked me how my back was feeling and at the time, it felt so random because my back had been totally fine and it’s hurt since that day 😑 I can’t tell if it’s doing things or if it’s sitting still and not doing things that makes it hurt but the heating pad/lying down has helped.

We made an eggplant (with Japanese eggplant from our garden!) and tomato pasta bake for dinner, then decided to take a walk to get ice cream. We brought Andi and he only minorly panicked over being in a new place. They had Space Junkie (!!!) and I got Joey a femur-sized waffle cone of Buttermilk Cupcake and German Chocolate Cake and it was comically huge! Back at home, we watched The King of Staten Island (which is finally available to rent for $6) and it was about what we thought it would be. Which is to say Pete Davidson was funny albeit immature and the movie was unnecessarily long. I mostly liked it but I’m not sure it really had any narrative arc. Oh well!

Happy Golden Anniversary to us! That’s six years! On Saturday Joey asked me if I’d gotten him a present and I don’t know if it’s a brag or an embarrassment to say it hadn’t even crossed my mind to get a card, let alone a present 😬 Luckily, we were on the same page 😋 We lost our anniversary photo photographer (Chris and Amanda moved back to Illinois last year ☹), so we had to rig it up ourselves but good enough! We obviously had to take a masked one as well 😂

I made us pancakes and bacon for breakfast and then we sat outside until it got too hot. Andi even got a little brush, then gave me this moody pose when I tried to snap a pic. Did I mention it was HOT all weekend? We hit 100 degrees on Saturday and Sunday wasn’t much cooler. So once it started to heat up on Sunday, I hid inside for the entire rest of the day.

I’m trying to get a few things in the freezer for when baby comes but not too much because A) our freezer isn’t so big, B) we have plenty of good take out options here in Denver and C) my mom can cook (as she keeps reminding me ❤). Plus, who knows, maybe we’ll still manage to cook! But I did want us to have a quick breakfast option, so I threw these egg sandwiches together and I think they’ll be really good!

After that, Joey had two fantasy football drafts that took up basically the rest of the day, so I hid upstairs and read/took a nap, then at 7, I left to pick us up an anniversary dinner from Cart-Driver. We hadn’t had that clam pizza in so long, so it tasted extra good. It was also literally raining ash outside (Colorado has a bunch of fires going on ☹), so it was an indoor celebration and I totally forgot to take a picture but I think you’ve seen enough photos of that clam pizza 😋

Labor Day! We had a small list of things we wanted to get done and except for packing our hospital bag (which I’m hoping to still do this week), we got it all taken care of. First, we grabbed coffee at Black Eye (which is finally back open!) then ate breakfast and watched The Kitchen before installing both car seats in our cars. Please don’t judge our fake baby because Joey kept making jokes about getting one until I finally actually got one 😂 Andi was acting like a total weirdo and just sitting straight forward next to the car seat and we thought it was really funny! Hopefully the car seats pass inspection 🤞

The rest of the day, we sort of alternated between relaxing on the couch and getting stuff done. I made us some graham crackers for dessert later and Joey cleaned the bathrooms and covered up our garden/flowers because no joke, it was supposed to go from 90 degrees to 37 degrees with a chance of snow!!!! I’ve seen some whacky weather in Colorado but this tops the cake. Those fires sure could use some moisture though, so I’ll allow it. I took a quick photo of the planter my sister got me just in case it didn’t survive, so I could see just how much it’s grown since she first gave it to us!

Then we tag-teamed dinner again. Joey made us these killer Honey Bourbon Chicken Pops and I made this Sesame Corn and Basil Saute for the second time in a week because it’s so so good and easy and altogether this meal made me so happy!

It was already sort of windy and the air quality was not great, but we sat outside just long enough to roast some marshmallows and toast our S’mores to a wonderful Labor Day Weekend ❤