Weekend Things

It’s almost Christmas, God help us!  Kidding, but sort of serious, because our headcount for Christmas lunch is 25 people, we have not one but two turkeys in our fridge, there are cinnamon rolls and apple pie bars, plus just random ingredients all over our house and I’ve yet to watch Scrooged!  Then again, presents are all wrapped and we had some much needed responsibility-free fun this weekend, so maybe it’s not so bad 😛

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Felt like we were movie-ing it up in recent months, but as the year comes to a close, I think movie release season is slowing down too.  Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker came out on Friday so, naturally, we saw Bombshell instead 😛  It was one of those really big theaters and it was full!  We actually really liked this movie.  What an INSANE story.  And insane that it happened only a couple of years ago and I still didn’t really know what happened.  They didn’t play Billie Eilish’s “Bad Guy” at all though!  How dare they!

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Saturday, we woke up and made chocolate chip pumpkin pancakes and YUM!  Remind me to make these more often.  Afterward, we hit the grocery store — something we were both dreading — and it really wasn’t so bad.  No lines at the check out even!  Back at home, I made cinnamon rolls x2 — I wonder when I will figure out how to get these to uniformly rise?? — then we wrapped presents.  Such productivity!

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That night we had dinner at 3 Sons Italian Restaurant then headed to the Arvada Center to see A Christmas Carol and dang, it was so good!!!  This is the third show I’ve seen at this theater and I’ve been so impressed by all of them.  The seats, the sets and the performers are truly amazing.  Thank you to Lori for getting us tickets to see this ♥

Don’t think we didn’t rush home to watch Eddie Murphy on SNL!  I wasn’t exactly alive during his original tenure but I think we all know those characters he was famous for and he did not disappoint by reprising all of them.  Also, what a moment when he stood on stage with Tracy Morgan, Dave Chappelle, Chris Rock and Kenan Thompson!  I loved Lizzo’s performances too!  What a show!!!

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I got up Sunday morning and walked over to Black Eye Coffee for a latte and a piece of coffee cake before meeting my mom and sister at Base Coat ♥  I got Demi because I always get Demi 🙂  They took me back home afterward and upon seeing my house, my sister said something like “stuff is happening in here!”  Joey had already made salads and started laundry but then I helped make apple pie bars for Christmas Eve dessert and made cranberry sauce for Christmas lunch.  Joey hit Whole Foods for us and picked up our turkeys — two smaller ones instead of one huge one! — and a few other things and when he got back, I headed out to yoga.

Back at home, we finished watching Big Little Lies, Season 2 — I thought it was just fine! — then made dinner and popped in The Holiday 🙂  Please tell me how your weekend was!

Weekend Things

I maybe took hold of Joey by both arms and told him “I know we’ve both had a lot of caffeine, but let’s FOCUS!” at the grocery store on Saturday and I may have complained that my quiche wasn’t seasoned enough on Sunday, but those are the only imperfect moments I can recall from the entire weekend.  I don’t know what’s got into me, but I’m really loving December this year!  Here are some of the happy moments we encountered.

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Every Friday seems to be a question of “Go see a movie?  Or stay in and cook?”  The latter felt right this week, so we made chickpea sliders and watched a Christmas double feature of White Christmas and The Santa Clause.  Bing Crosby, I know, I know, but how great is Danny Kaye?!  Joey fell asleep like ten minutes into The Santa Clause, but Andi and I enjoyed watching it 😛

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Saturday morning, we dropped our doggy off at the vet for a fun day of shots, blood work and a “pedicure” then took ourselves to a new coffee shop nearby for a seasonal latte (sweet potato & torched marshmallow is as good as it sounds!) and some reading.  Aforementioned grocery shopping occurred afterward.  I was all set to have them delivered to us on Sunday but we had the time and energy and as convenient as delivery is, it also means entrusting avocado selection to a total stranger.

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I had a 2 PM massage with my mama and it was the best because I hadn’t seen her in two weeks that felt like two months.  I was smart enough to pack myself a post-massage snack so I didn’t feel starved and rushed to get home, which made for an oddly relaxed wait at the car wash and drive home in Broncos traffic.

We made pasta for dinner!!!  We hadn’t pulled out the pasta attachment since March, so I was extra excited.  The whole process continues to be incredibly fun and honestly, relatively easy.  Used the noodles for alfredo with Brussels and it was incredibly good alongside The Holiday, which Joey has recently declared his favorite Christmas movie.  Made it through some of SNL and I laughed really hard at Matt Damon prancing around in that Westminster Daddy Show skit.

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Our usual Sunday pancake programming was interrupted for egg sandwiches.  Mine looks like arugula on a bun but I assure you there was a soft but not runny egg — maybe told Joey “no pressure, but if you mess up that egg, it’ll ruin my morning” LOL) and some whipped feta leftover from Friday’s sliders on there too.  We finished SNL — I LOVED Miley’s performance of “Happy XMas (War Is Over)” and caught up on Top Chef, which I’m so very into, before I made salads for the week then went and picked us up lunch from Carbon.

The rest of the day involved yoga, making dinner, staring a puzzle at 8 PM on a Sunday night (???) and getting into bed to read.

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Happy Monday from this cute Mr. Bingle ornament my aunt sent me ♥