Weekend Things

Hi, how are you on this Monday morning?  Now that it’s November and darkness is closing in on us from both ends of the day, I’m back to working out at the gym.  Today was our first time back and I think I might be riding that endorphin/coffee high, so if this energy is too much for you, maybe check back later 🙂

Anyway, I hope you had a wonderful weekend.  I hope you got to fit in one last post-work outdoor run then made your husband pick you out a beer before he left for the Nuggets game.  I hope you watched a good movie and only felt a little guilty for watching it without your husband.  I hope you got to eat Saturday breakfast across from your best friend, who you might not see again until she has A BABY (oh my god!) and I hope you spent the rest of Saturday being half productive, half relaxed and fully happy.  I hope you slept an extra hour on Sunday then celebrated with pancakes and coffee before heading out to see a movie at Denver Film Fest, then took yourself to lunch because Sunday shouldn’t always just be about meal prep and laundry.  I hope you watched the Shameless premiere in your pajamas and ate a crockpot meal for dinner and decided November is going to be a good month.

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Made myself this salad for dinner and it took WAY TOO LONG but then tasted so good that I’d still probably make it again.

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During breakfast at Snooze, Hannah told me she was going home to pack a hospital bag and then Josh told her to put his Xbox in there.  I can’t stop laughing about that!  Spent the rest of the day re-staining our garden boxes, grocery shopping, voting, watching A LOT of Transparent, baking granola and maybe falling asleep during a boring episode of SNL. 

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Took us FOR-EV-ER to choose between all the films at Denver Film Fest and we kept running into sold out shows but finally landed on Humor Me and it was seriously SO GOOD!  We both gave it a 5/5 on our movie ballot and have been re-telling jokes from it ever since ♥

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Denver Central Market and Greenseed, in particular, for the lunch time win!

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P.S. What if you kind of like when it gets dark early because it makes it feel really acceptable to put your pajamas on and cozy up on the couch as soon as you get home from work?  Asking for a friend 🙂

Weekend Things

I think I made it to Tuesday last week when I said, “I want to do NOTHING this weekend!”  This time of year is exhausting, people.  Exhausting in the best and most fun way possible, but exhausting nevertheless.  Of course, I realize I am incapable of actually “doing nothing,” so that’s not how the weekend panned out, BUT I did get lots and lots of sleep so I’m calling it an overall success.

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We didn’t have Friday plans, so I asked Joey on a date to a Mexican restaurant down the street from us.  He’s been begging to go for… oh probably a year, so I finally gave in.  The margaritas were good (I got one made with St. Germain!), the chips and salsa were great, the food was okay (not “messy enough” for Joey) and the service was plain weird.  Weird, as in our server gave our drinks to the wrong table and just seemed very confused all night.  Annual viewing of The Santa Clause afterwards.  Not gonna lie, I feel asleep watching it.  How does it end?!

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Saturday involved pancakes (Joey is on a mission to find a “go to” recipe and I’m totally in support because it means lots of pancake eating for me!), couch lounging, yoga and a Saturday night movie.  We also walked over to a friend’s new jewelry/vintage clothing store in the afternoon and it’s official, our neighborhood is hip.  We watched Short Term 12 and though it was heavy it was also very good.

Oh and I bought eggnog because Joey claimed he’d never had the real stuff before.  It was only halfway through pouring that I realized we used to cut it with milk when I was younger.  Even uncut it still tasted like my childhood.

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Pre-Show Family Photo

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It snowed on Sunday!  FINALLY!  I mean, I guess I shouldn’t complain about 60 degree days in December, but snow makes everything feel more festive, doesn’t it?  Plus drinking tea (or coffee, in Joey’s case) in bed while the snow falls is the epitome of winter time happiness.  We spent the afternoon at the Buell seeing Jersey Boys!  The signs warning of “authentic, profane, Jersey language” made me laugh.

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The show was great!  This is going to sound naïve, but I had no idea it was actually about the Four Seasons (as opposed to an unrelated story that just happened to use their music, à la Mama Mia).  Not only was the music amazing, but I loved learning about the group’s history.  And the actor playing Frankie Valli totally nailed his voice.

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One snowy walk later, we landed ourselves at Osteria Marco for an early dinner.  I adore Larimer Street during the holidays.  I mean they have lights strung from one side of the street to the other year round, but it always looks prettier in December.  Plus all the restaurants and shops looks extra glitzy.  I’ve been wanting to try Osteria Marco for years and it lived up to my expectations.  Everything I tried was exceptionally good.  Or is that the bottle of wine I shared with Lori talking?

Despite getting lots of sleep this weekend, I still needed coffee this morning.  Monday, why are you always so rough?