Weekend Things

Hi!  How was your weekend?  Did you eat ice cream with your best friends, take yourself to a matinee, binge-watch Shrill and make pasta from scratch?  Same!

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Friday night, we met Hannah, Josh and Mason at Community, where we proceeded to wait 45 minutes for a table.  I guess people like that place and I can’t blame them, because ME TOO!  Afterward, we grabbed ice cream and instead of remembering to take a picture of Mason’s face covered in chocolate, I took a picture of my own cup??  What is wrong with me!  Anyway, I’m forever blown away by how smart and sweet that boy is ♥

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Saturday started with whole wheat banana waffles and maybe a few episodes of Shrill before we hit up an open house in our neighborhood.  It was nice, but just a tad small, plus Joey literally hit his head on the basement ceiling, ha!  Later that afternoon, we went to see Portrait of a Lady on Fire (finally!!!!) and wow, it was really beautiful.  I could have done without the girl next to me taking through THE ENTIRE MOVIE, though…

Joey was going to the Dashboard Confessional concert that night, but my family invited me to dinner to celebrate Wayne’s summer internship, so we spent like 40 minutes in highway traffic on our way to Chook (ugh!) but dinner was good, so it was all okay.  I think Joey got home some time after midnight, when I was definitely already tucked into bed.

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We super slept in on Sunday then lazed on the couch, watching Shrill for hours and hours.  Felt real good, to be honest!  We rallied later and did our usual Sunday chores, plus I made some treats for our cuddly pup and even took him on a walk, which was nice for both of us, seeing as I’d yet to go outside 😛

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It’d been too long since we’d made pasta so we fixed that.  While the dough was resting, we watched the last episode of Shrill and gosh that show is so so good!!!  I really love Aidy Bryant and I thought she knocked it out of the park with this show ♥  A special thanks to my sister for not only recommending it to us, but for letting us use her Hulu account to watch it!

Can you even believe how pretty that pasta is??  I think it was our best yet!  However, I sort of messed up the sauce by adding way too much pasta water and was disappointed.  The leftovers are gonna soak it all up though, so I know the second go-around will be much better.  During dinner, we watched our last Bong Joon Ho film (until Memories of Murder is available somewhere) and uh, I kinda really liked Okja!  I’m never sure if Tilda is doing a good performance or just a weird performance, but I really enjoyed Paul Dano, Steven Yeun and that brief appearance by Choi Woo-shik.

I hope you had a nice weekend!  It’s the last week of February, let’s enjoy it 🙂

Weekend Things: Welcome to February

It’s February and there’s snow, a drug mule that listens to Adele (if you know, you know), a kitten and a pitbull that are best friends, a first birthday party, Super Bowl snacks and the prettiest sunset.  I think it’s safe to say this month is off to a good start ♥

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Friday night, we headed to the Alamo for the Oscar-Nominated Live Action Shorts.  I’m still traumatized from last year’s barrage of child deaths, so I was nervous but this year’s batch wasn’t nearly as horrific, thank god!!!  I think Joey found them somewhat lackluster but I thought they were pretty good.  Brotherhood was my favorite (compelling story and beautifully shot), but Nefta Football Club was pretty entertaining.

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Saturday started with double puppy cuddles then carrot cake waffles!  Not going to lie, I’d been looking forward to making these all week and they did not disappoint.  I also had our groceries delivered and then, since it was nice out, Joey went outside to do some yard clean up and I made some caramelized shallot dip for the next day.  We hit up an open house on our way back to the Alamo to see the Animated Shorts, then hit another one on our way back home (neither were promising).  Guys, I teared up at three of the shorts!  We liked Hair Love and Kitbull best, but man was there some crazy interesting animation this year!

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Back at home, Joey worked for a bit so I took some time to read and make salads for the week (one less thing to do on a busy Sunday!), then we saw the prettiest sunset and decided to go out for dinner.  The wait for a table at Fire on the Mountain wasn’t so bad, but the wait for our food was REALLY testing my patience.  At least the food was good!  Back at home, we watched Fighting with My Family and it’s not a perfect movie, but much better than I’d expected and I just really love Florence Pugh, okay??

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Sunday morning, we finished watching SNL (I was not really looking forward to this episode but then J.J. Watt was actually pretty good!)  Again, it was so nice outside and the pups just wanted to stay out there… and sit in the planter box apparently.  A bit later, we cleaned ourselves up and headed out for the day.  First stop, Ellie’s first birthday party.  There was a taco bar, a jumpy castle and the birthday girl was in a great mood ♥  She did dig her fingers in the cake but wasn’t really eating it afterward, so she stayed pretty clean.

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After that, we headed to the Super Bowl party.  We filled out prop bet sheets and I only had to ask who Andy Reid was, what T.O.P. stood for and then cheated off Joey’s answer for total yards ran 😛  More importantly, Mason was wearing a backwards hat and it was the cutest thing.  There were a few good commercials, but for the most part I was underwhelmed.  Loved that halftime show though!  Also, I made way too much dip.

After that 70° degree day, we are back to 30s and snow, but I guess I’ll live because my parents are finally coming home, Josh and Fletcher will be in town and… IT’S OSCAR WEEK, BABY!  Please have a good Monday 🙂