It’s July!!! But before we jump into my favorite, birthday-filled, peak summer month, let’s give some recognition to the end of June because it was truly a perfect end of the month weekend ♥
A Friday night Rockies game that starts with Biker Jim’s and ends with a Dodgers defeat?! Yes please! I’m still making my way through the BJ’s menu and ordered the Southwest Buffalo this time around. Also, they no longer carry my favorite Alaskan Reindeer and I felt personally to blame when they told me it was because it’s on the endangered species list… We maybe skipped out of the game early (I swear it’s always Joey who wants to leave lately!) because it was raining but we got to watch the Rox officially win back at home and YAY!
Saturday! And what a good day it was! We started with a quick bike tune-up (thanks, Joey!) while our pup took in some morning sunshine and then we made our way to the Farmer’s Market ♥ We maybe didn’t even discuss our breakfast plan (which is VERY unlike me) but realized we were starving when we got there so after grabbing two iced coffees we split up to find food. Joey got a burrito and reported that it was not good but I got a bagel from Woodgrain Bagels (a new fixture at the Union Station FM) and loved it! I still need to look up what a Montreal-style bagel is though. Back at home, I harvested a bunch of heads of lettuce (that I made a lunch salad with later on!) and Joey gave Andi a lil haircut (I completed his beauty routine later on by giving him a bath). Then we hit up the cheese shop for picnic supplies!
We had tickets to the Shakespeare Festival that night! We checked and Joey and I hadn’t been together since 2013! Thankfully, we had perfect pre-show picnic weather and the cheeses we got were really good! I think my favorite combo is just cheese and dates? We were maybe already full but pulled out the macarons for dessert. Joey’s face when he bit into the salted caramel one though!
As for the show — Twelfth Night — we loved it!!! Yeah yeah with the main characters, but the supporting characters, namely a drunken uncle named Sir Toby Belch and his companion in debauchery, Sir Andrew Aguecheek were a true riot. Have I mentioned how much I LOVE Shakespeare Fest?? Gosh, SO much!
We started Sunday at Thump Coffee with toasts (Joey gave me a bite of his avo-cream cheese-dill toast and whoa, I need to recreate that at home!), talk of July and maybe some Italian vacation plans? We’re pretty serious about it, I think! Back at home, we knocked out salads for the week in something like half an hour then Joey headed outside for yard work and I made a pie!!! I’d been wanting to make this strawberry pie for MONTHS but was waiting for real strawberry season and it looked pretty good, if I do say so myself!
I also read for like an hour and a half outside and it felt too good to be true. Followed it up with Sunday yoga and between that and this little arm workout Joey and I have been doing, my shoulders are actually dead today…
Guys, we started watching Deadwood and even though I’m so into this Wild West stuff, we had to pause like 10 times and say “wait, what just happened?” so hopefully we become less dumb in the very near future and can understand the plot. We also made one of our favorite dinners (with radishes from our garden, no less!) and followed it all up with Big Brother and two slices of pie! Not going to lie, the structural integrity of this pie is extremely questionable. As in, I cut a piece and basically all the strawberries slid off but no matter, it still tasted good!
July is already off to a good start because we’re headed to Film on the Rocks to watch Top Gun with the family tonight and I could not be more excited! Hope your July is the best!