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 ♥

Weekend Things

How do you pick a favorite moment in a weekend filled with good moments?  Easy.  You meet your best friends’ baby ♥♥♥

The little guy was born Saturday night and I am so in love!  You forget how teensy newborns are until you see one and he is so teensy.  Plus, to the shock of us all, he looks more like Hannah than Josh.  If there’s one thing we had all banked on, it was that he would be born with a head full of dark hair, but the joke’s on us.  I’m so proud (and in awe) of Hannah and Josh for bringing this beautiful babe into the world.  My best friends are parents, whoa!

In other news, even if that hadn’t happened, this weekend would have been a good one.  Mostly because of Friday tacos, The Santa Clause, breakfast with my family, the Studio C CD release, Christmas tree buying/decorating, The Grinch Who Stole Christmas, ricotta pancakes and that feeling of having fit it all in without feeling frantic.

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Guys, I actually can’t stop making these fried broccoli tacos with “chorizo” dip and avocado cream from The Savvy Cook but I also don’t want to stop, so there’s that.  It’s a bit of work what with the dip and the cream and the actual breading of the broccoli but if you split it up between two people, it’s not such a big deal plus you can freeze the extra dip and make it easier on yourself for next time.

P.S. You all know my love for The Santa Clause, but is that part where Charlie says Neil won’t come in because “you’ll just end up saying something snotty” and Tim Allen responds with “not necessarily, could be rude or sarcastic, whatever it takes” not the best thing ever??

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A Saturday of miracles: I convinced my mom to go to Snooze before KBCO and my mom convinced my sister to get up before 7 AM to join us.  A win for everyone!  But being up early on a Saturday isn’t so bad when the sky looks like that and breakfast is this good.  We got over to the CD line just after 8 AM so things were already moving but they had us winding all through Whole Foods and I’ve never seen them do that before!  Soundtrack for the rest of Saturday’s errands was definitely this CD.  I’m not super into X Ambassadors but their song might be my favorite.

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We hit the mall, where I proceeded to buy a new phone case and screen protector (nothing like buying stuff for yourself at Christmas…), then decided to go pick out a tree.  I saw someone post a picture where they had set their tree inside a galvanized bucket and I thought it looked so nice and clean and immediately needed one too.  I love it!  I think this is our prettiest tree yet!  Though those branches aren’t the strongest.

P.S. Do you LOVE those ornaments from my mother-in-law or what?!  I can’t get over how perfectly personalized they are!

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Aside from meeting Baby Mason, Sunday involved ricotta pancakes, an outdoor run, salad-in-a-jar prep and dinner.  So food, apparently 🙂  I’d been wanting to make that hasselback butternut squash for so long and I finally did it.  I sort of wish I had cooked it for another ten minutes but I was hungry and sort of over it.  Still turned out really good though and those Swedish meatballs are AMAZING!

How was your weekend?!