This Week

I’m trying to do a better job “documenting” (and actually publishing) small moments from the week.  I often find myself lost in thoughts of the past, wondering “when DID we watch that movie??” or “what DID I wear to that wedding??”  These aren’t all that important but they will swirl around in my brain until I remember.  Maybe if these snippets exist elsewhere, they’ll stop taking up real estate in my head 🙂

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I finished The Eyre Affair on Monday night and I really really loved it!  I got completely (and wonderfully) lost in a world where “Baconians” hand out pamphlets attempting to disprove the existence of William Shakespeare, where dodos are alive and well, living as house pets and everyone knows the story of Jane Eyre like the back of their hand.  If only!  Also as far as main characters go, Thursday Next is pretty badass.

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I think I may have mentioned Tuesday night 🙂

In the same vein, I also read this Buzzfeed article called “I Tried the Gray Stuff and It Really Was Delicious!” so if you A) get that reference and B) have also always wondered what the gray stuff is then we should be besties.  Turns out it’s some kind of frosting covered thing but the “article” was packed with comments about how that mystery food appears on a tray of savory appetizers so it’s more likely mushroom pâté and I actually have to agree with the people on that one.

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I made Golden Milk!  Joey thinks that’s a gross-sounding name but he’s got a gutter brain and knows nothing Jon Snow.  It was so good all freshly simmered, frothed and spooned straight from the blender but equally delicious in my morning cup of coffee.

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I saw some stupid Facebook video a few weeks ago showing how to make a week’s worth of lunches for your kid and thought yeah yeah with kids, I want those lunches.  So I made them for Joey and I and while eating-wise, it was a nice break from our salads, it was so much more work.  Back to salads next week, please!

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Real Question: How many years do I have to be on this Earth before the time change stops affecting me so much?  We had just gotten to the point where it stopped being dark in the morning and then we just had to spring forward and now, when I wake up, it feels like the middle of the night.  The good news is, post-work napping in the extra end-of-the-day sunshine helps.

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Wednesday: Joey and I tag-teamed this veggie shepherd’s pie and after I finished it up, I ate a big bowl on the couch, in my pajamas while watching Midnight in Paris and it was easily a top moment in a week filled with top moments.  HAVE YOU EVER COMBINED SWEET POTATO AND GOAT CHEESE?!  It is life changing.  Also, should I post this recipe??

Also on Wednesday, I set out on a post-work run (the best part of springing forward is being able to run outside at the end of the day!) and made it a whole 2 miles before throwing in the towel.

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Joey was jealous of my solo coffee + toast date last week so we went on one together this week.  After I took this picture, Joey butter-and-jammed that toast to perfection.  More of that, please!

I’m going to my parents’ tonight for corned beef & cabbage, Irish Soda Bread and homemade Green Velvet Cake so sounds like one happy St. Patrick’s Day to me!

This Week + Dinner at Uncle

I just walked into my office and discovered a moth flying around.  I seriously almost just turned around and headed back home.  I do NOT do moths.  Joey caught it with his hands and now I’ll just be reminding myself not to let him touch anything of mine for the rest of the day.  Anyway, it’s Friday, it’s the beginning of Memorial Day weekend and it’s time for a weekly recap.  Because someone neglected to post all week.  Oopsie!

On Monday

It rained.

We went to the Rockies game.  I’m a fair weather fan in the most literal sense so the drizzle and chill wasn’t ideal, but I think Joey and I were both so set on going to a game that not going never even crossed our minds.

Aaaaand we lost…

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On Tuesday

It rained.

I ate a quesadilla, because it seemed like the only way to beat the rainy day blues.

We finally finished The Wire.  I was never really on board with the show, but that last season really lost me.  What should we watch next?!

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On Wednesday

It rained.  Are you getting as sick of this as I am?

We grilled burgers (in the rain…), roasted giant in-season asparagus, drank beer and pretended as hard as we could that it was summer.

We didn’t watch Letterman’s last show.  Is that bad?

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On Thursday

My nephew graduated kindergarten!  They sang “Here Comes the Sun” during the ceremony and I’ve never been more proud.  You’re never too young to start learning Beatles lyrics.

On our way into the school, I (and all the parents, teachers and mortified children outside) watched a lady accidentally roll her car over her son’s foot/ankle when he got out of the moving car.  The mother sat in the car screaming until someone pulled her out and moved her car.  I wanted to speak to the school counselor afterwards because I felt traumatized.

We went to dinner at Uncle!

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When it’s May, you live in Colorado and you haven’t seen sun or warmth all week, a giant bowl of ramen is where it’s at.  Also, we’d had Uncle on our “list” for a long long time.  We braved the dreaded hour-long wait and it was so worth it!  We started with the fried green tomato buns, followed by pork belly ramen (for Joey) and spicy chicken ramen (for me) and it was all phenomenal!  Mine had a tahini broth!  Plus we got to sit at the chef’s counter and watch all the kitchen action.  I loved it all!

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On Friday

IT’S STILL RAINING!!!  What have we done to deserve this?!

I’m missing my mom and sister who have been in New Orleans since last Saturday.  Come home, you two!

I’m looking forward to another Friday Rockies game, Saturday parties and Denver Day of Rock, Sunday yard work, the Bolder Boulder and anything else that happens during one of my favorite holiday weekends of the year!  And I’m going to pretend it won’t be raining during all of those things…

Happy Memorial Day Weekend!