Weekend Things

Well it did indeed snow last week. I assumed the mountains would get it but we would just see rain and then at 4:30 on Tuesday, I looked up and there it was. I saw it with my own eyes and yet, I could not believe it. Truly the weirdest weather swing I’ve ever witnessed in Colorado, a place known for weird weather swings.

By Friday, the sun was back and it was warm enough to sit outside for lunch so Andi and I were both happy!

I definitely did not have the energy to cook dinner, so we ordered take out from Chop Shop, then drove there to pick it up. Driving to pick up food counts as an exciting outing for me nowadays ๐Ÿ˜‚ We were so hungry by the time we started our 20-minute drive back home, that we maybe ate the entire container of Brussels sprouts we ordered as an appetizer. Then I was too full and only made it through half my bacon-wrapped meatloaf, but oh well! We also watched The Handmaiden, which had not one but two twists that I did not see coming at all. I’m still working out how I felt about it but it sure was interesting!

We picked a semi-ambitious waffle recipe for Saturday morning (anything with multiple components feels ambitious to me, but we better take advantage of free time and make those recipes now, right??) and they were great! At 11, we took both cars over to Presbyterian St. Luke’s hospital to have the car seats inspected and after all the agonizing and readjusting we did, they both passed without issue. They also had us practice putting a doll in the car seat, which I was not expecting to have to do, and yeah, I could use some more practice ๐Ÿ˜‚

Back at home, we put a few finishing touches on the nursery and IT IS OFFICIALLY DONE! I love how it feels in there โคโค We took some pictures so we could share with friends/family who can’t come tour it in person and so that I can do a little post about it soon! We also got the hospital bag mostly packed. Just need a few more things in there and we’ll be good to go!

We lounged for a bit afterward and Joey made me watch I Know What You Did Last Summer because I recently mentioned that I hadn’t ever really seen it. He made me promise we’d watch it while it’s “Spooky Season,” so I gave in ๐Ÿ˜‹ It was pretty much what I though it would be, but it’s so hard to watch any of the movies that Scary Movie makes fun of because I just think of all those jokes ๐Ÿ˜‚ Definitely laughed out loud when Jennifer Love Hewitt was yelling “what are you waiting for?!” If you know, you know.

The weather was perfect so we took our pup on a longish walk then I made this summery dinner for us and even though I felt like I’d messed up the millet and the tofu and the sauteed veggies, it all tasted really really good and fresh together. To continue our “Spooky Season” viewing, we added a bunch of Hitchcock films to our queue and then decided to stick with the sea town theme and watch The Birds. I still want to know the reason for all those bird attacks but we liked it! Also, in the middle of the night, the blinds in our window flew up and Joey is convinced birds did it ๐Ÿ˜‚

Joey got up and went on a run Sunday morning, so I ordered us breakfast sandwiches from the Wooden Spoon and it hit the spot! Andi and I took a morning nap afterward, but then I dragged myself upstairs to change out of my pajamas because my parents and sister were stopping by ๐Ÿ˜Š

My mom brought me peach scones (totally ate one while reading outside later on and it was the loveliest moment) and this Celtic mother and baby necklace that I love so so much โค It was really nice to visit with them all, especially that part when my dad gave me a back massage ๐Ÿ™Œ I told them we are going into strict quarantine mode around 37-38 weeks (because how AWFUL would it be if Joey had a fever when we checked into the hospital and couldn’t be there for the birth of our son?!) and I think my mom is already panicking about not seeing us for three weeks ๐Ÿ˜‹

Not sure why Andi needs to look so scared when I hold him, but here we are at 34 (almost 35) weeks ๐ŸŽ‰๐ŸŽ‰๐ŸŽ‰ I should probably do a third trimester post real soon! Joey grilled us some steak while I made guac and then we put it all together with some cotija for steak tacos. So good!!! The Cowboys game started right after dinner, so I offered to take Andi on a walk and it felt so nice and semi-fallish outside. We took a game break to watch Big Brother and then the Cowboys lost and Joey fake cried over that and the Rockies loss from earlier in the day ๐Ÿ˜‚

How was your weekend?

Recently Consumed

Wow, has it really been since LAST APRIL that I wrote one of these posts??ย  How dare I?!ย  But it’s a new year and it’s time to check in all the things consumed by my head, heart, eyes, ears and stomach lately.

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Chocolate-Covered Dates Stuffed with Peppermint Cream

I know I already mentioned this in my weekend post, but we’ve nearly finished off this batch of dates and I have leftover peppermint cream, so I already have plans to make more!ย  Joey told me these were “professional,” so I’ll take that a sign they were good, plus I really did love them myself!

Chernobyl

Why didn’t anyone tell me how deeply fucked up this show was?!ย  Okay, except everything I heard about this show made it clear that it was deeply fucked up.ย  We knocked the whole series out in a few days and besides being just really well made and well shot and well acted, it is HARROWING and unbelievably gruesome.ย  I cannot believe this incident actually happened (and not even that long ago!).ย  What a monumental disaster!

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Cosmic Crisp Apple

My mom gifted me this apple before they left for vacation and wow, so juicy and sweet and beautiful!ย  Plus I thought of her as I ate it… which was probably her ploy all along!!!

Paul Walter Hauser Fever

I’ve listened to not one, but two, Paul Walter Hauser (I, Tonya, BlacKkKlansman, Richard Jewell) interviews this week and he is a delight!!!ย  Not only is he incredibly funny but also hard-working, talented and down-to-earth.ย  More please!

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Black Bean + Tempeh Tacos with Cashew Cheese Sauce

Is this the thousandth time I’ve talked about how much I love these veggie tacos?ย  Probably, but here we are again!ย  We chowed down on these as we finished Chernobyl in the dark and I managed not to make a huge mess even.ย  They are truly so good, please make them.

Film Scores

You guys thought I’d already gone off the deep end with how many movies I saw this year, but the nerdom continues because I’m now listening to the scores of those films.ย  But for real, beautiful wordless music is the best thing to listen to at work! Last week I was on the Little Women score, which is twinkly and elegant and beyond beautiful and this week has been dedicated to the Marriage Story score, by Randy Newman.ย  I think I’ll hit up the Joker score (it did win the Golden Globe after all!) next week.

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Double Puppy Party

I have consumed a lot of puppy time this week!ย  One dog is DEFINITELY easier than two — I wish I had video evidence of me being pulled in half as I walked them both solo on Wednesday — but they are really entertaining together.ย  Plus it’s nice when Joey and I each have a dog to cuddle on the couch at night โ™ฅ

I realize I have not listed any books or restaurant food here, which must mean I’m slacking all of 10 days into the new year ๐Ÿ˜›ย  I just got that 2020 Yelp Elite badge so I need to step up my game this weekend maybe??ย  Also, I’m halfway through my first read of the year, The Scholar, and it’s alright, not amazing and not bad but interesting enough.ย  I’ll report back on both of these things, soon hopefully!ย  Happy Weekend to you all!