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.


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.


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??


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


Okay, so I know it’s not technically spring until the 20th, and I know we Coloradoans are taking a huge step backwards in terms of weather this week (dropping temps, lots of wind, maybe snow!), but I can see the light at the end of the tunnel.  Spring is coming!


In other news, last week was a little rocky.  Joey was scheduled to have Lasik surgery on Friday but after his pre-op check up on Wednesday, his surgeon didn’t feel comfortable proceeding.  Disappointment does not even begin to describe how we both felt.  In the end, a more experienced surgeon (at the same office) okayed the procedure and we’re good to go THIS Friday.  Which means Joey has to wear his super out-of-date glasses for another week and though he’s none too happy about that, it’s going to be so worth it come Friday.


So instead of 20/20 vision, we kicked the weekend off with a gorgeous stroll around Cheesman Park.  The pavilion was looking stunning, as usual (and I will say “remember how we got married here?!” every time I see it), and the weather was all too perfect.  I’m going to do my best to remember this sunny spring moment of happiness later this week when I’m cooped up in my office, hiding from the wind.  Also, this was my attempt at soaking up lots of outdoor time since I’ve been bad at that for the past two weekends.


Afterwards, we went home, made shrimp tacos and started RE-watching Game of Thrones.  We’ve been pretty much saying we should do that since we finished watching it the first time around but now that HBO is pushing that 50 episodes in 50 days (just in time for the new season) thing, I was really feeling motivated to pull the trigger.  And can I just say… it is so much easier to watch the second time around!!!  I actually know who’s who and can follow the plot.  It’s a whole different viewing experience.  Also, I’m trying to figure out exactly what IS in focus in that picture…


Saturday with zero plans.  Yes please!  We ate pancakes, hit the grocery store, I went on a run/walk and painted my nails outside while Joey worked on his little garden building project.  I’m all in on the actual planting part but the digging of dirt and stacking of bricks — not so much.  Afterwards, we cleaned ourselves up and went to dinner at The Melting Pot.  Not my first choice for Denver Restaurant Week but their deal is pretty good and we had a couple of gift cards, so we figured why not.  I spent 30 minutes curling my hair, only to have it ruined when the steam from the fondue pot blew my direction all night.  All in the name of cheese and chocolate though, right?


Sunday started with a sunny walk to the coffee shop, followed by breakfast at my parents’.  They had my niece over for a sleepover, so when I got there we colored and then she made us some hats.  Oh and I think my favorite part was when she one by one led us to sit on the floor in the hallway and repeated a story about my nephew falling off his scooter.  Kids brains are so interesting to me 🙂  We finished Sunday with work week prep (Joey made our salads this week and I’m insanely excited about them!) and a family birthday celebration at Joey’s dad’s house.  We ate dinner on his back patio and I could totally get used to dining al fresco again.

What did you do this weekend?