Weekend Things

Baseball is back!

We got a dog, I think!

I’m not sure which of those things I’m supposed to lead with because they seem equally exciting!

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I guess I’ll start with that second part, since it needs more explanation.  This little guy is actually my mom’s dog but between condo living, co-habitation with a bossy little dachshund and some doggy anxiety, no one was happy.  So this is technically just a trial separation but I dunno, Joey and I are already sort of in love so maybe this is less trial and more permanent.  It’s funny, we put off getting a dog because it seemed like it would be a lot of work and we didn’t really have time for one, but now that he’s here, it’s all seemed so fun and he’s just sort of folded into our life so easily.

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Friday was the Rockies Home Opener and it was 25° and snowing.  I wish that was a joke, but no.  No one was actually sure the game was going to happen but we layered up and headed to Biker Jim’s anyway for our traditional pre-game lunch then hung out for a bit when the game was delayed an hour but then they actually did play.  Guys… IT WAS SO COLD.  By the 7th inning, I could no longer feel my feet and the Rockies were down 3-8 so we left and I think it took me the rest of the night to regain body warmth.  I’d never been to an Opening Day with bad weather so I guess it was a good run but never again please!

Joey went to Black Hawk afterwards and I snuggled with Andi and went to bed at a normal hour, which sounds boring but I’m pretty okay with it 🙂

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I don’t even think we did anything special on Saturday — pancakes, grocery, lunch, a run that turned into a walk, dinner, Rockies game — but it somehow still felt magical?  We made these Sweet Potato Grain Bowls with Turmeric Honey Mustard before heading out and we were so delighted with how easy they were to whip up and how good that honey mustard sauce was!  I’m not going to say I wasn’t cold by the end of this game but I was way less miserable than I was on Friday.  Also, check out that new scoreboard!!!  It’s HUGE and I was only mildly distracted by all the graphics they were showing on there.

P.S. We won in a walk-off walk by Tony Wolters!

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Sunday started with breakfast at my parents’.  My mom made the best corned beef hash and I drank too much coffee and got to see my niece and nephew, so I was happy.  Afterwards, we went back home, watched the Rockies lose (WHY?!), did the usual Sunday chores, walked our pup, admired the blossoms in our front yard, then made dinner.  So, despite some badly-timed bad weather and a series lose for the Rockies, this weekend was sort of perfect ♥

How was your weekend?

The First Weekend of Spring

It’s officially spring and these are some things that made my heart full this weekend: getting wings and fries for dinner with my mom, sister and Joey, letting my sister sip my gose, then her LOVING it (my beer girl heart lit right up!), watching a movie on the couch, eating a carrot cake waffle, running outside and feeling good and strong all the way through, baking granola and having that sweet smell fill the house, spending Saturday night with our best friends and being totally smitten and mesmerized by the cutest baby to ever exist, walking to get coffee and toast on Sunday morning, sipping a strawberry-chamomile kombucha, making dinner together, ending Sunday with a good movie.

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Friday night, we went to Fire on the Mountain and I decided Jamaican Jerk tastes like the ramen seasoning packet (in a good way) and blue cheese > ranch for wings and celery dipping.  We watched Creed afterwards and while I loved Michael B. Jordan, narratively, it felt a little disjointed.  Seemed like he was already a boxer at the beginning but then he hadn’t been trained and then he got trained but then got challenged to a fight and there was ANOTHER training sequence.  What?!  Am I nitpicking? 🙂

Saturday, we had pizza and baby snuggles for dinner at Hannah and Josh’s, then Mason showed us how to do tummy time and instead of impressing us with his rolling over skills, he burped then spit up and we all laughed really hard.  Joey got it on video and I’ve watched it like 50 times because it’s somehow still the cutest thing ever!  We went out for ice cream afterwards and Hannah and I were not about the girl behind the counter telling people Purple Cow is Little Man‘s best flavor because it is most definitely Space Junkie.

Sunday night, we made Lentil-Tahini Burgers with Cabbage Slaw and Snap Peas with Feta and it all tasted like spring!  In other words, there were bright snappy flavors and fresh herbs.  We also watched Between Us and we really liked the way it was filmed but it was also sort of heartbreaking to watch the two main characters emotionally destroy each other.  In the end, we really enjoyed it, but mainly, there was a scene towards the beginning where the couple decide to get married, then dance around the house yelling “husband and wife!” and Joey and I maybe did that afterwards.

How was your weekend?