Weekend Things: Just the Highlights

So I’ve realized something about my “Weekend Things” posts.  I’m not really sure when this happened, but at some point I started getting a little too detailed.  You guys probably don’t care what I did every hour on the hour and I don’t care to write about it!  So I’ll just be sticking to the highlights today 🙂


Fish Friday!  Just kidding, that’s not an actual tradition in this household but we made homemade fish nuggets before sitting down to watch “The Place Beyond the Pines” (which for the record, was terrible) and they took me right back to my childhood fish stick days, plus they tasted AMAZING!


Is it bad luck if you convince your fiancé to see you in just your veil before the wedding day?  If so, I’m screwed.  Don’t worry, I won’t be wearing it this direction, come actual wedding day.


Lowlight of the weekend: showing up to see “The Grand Budapest Hotel” and discovering that it’s sold out.  A snowy afternoon at an obscure Denver movie theater and a Wes Anderson film?  I should’ve known.


This was my Christmas present to my sister.  I’m pretty sure Lorde is the high priestess of a secret cult but she’s also pretty awesome.  I could hear a lot of people in the audience making fun of her dancing, but you know what, I love that she dances weird.  Own it, sister!



Sunday stuff: walking to a new-to-us coffee shop for latte art and oatmeal in mason jars.  Black Eye Coffee Shop knows the way to my heart.  Also, on the way home, we passed a “take one, leave one” book library and I thought it was the cutest thing ever.  I was highly tempted to leave my Rick Steves travel guide to Barcelona and take the Junie B. Jones book, but then I decided that maybe wasn’t the best idea.

Now that I’m (more than) sufficiently caffeinated and Joey is (beyond more than) sufficiently caffeinated and totally wrapped up into installing baseboards — does anyone else think handling a saw and a nail gun on too much caffeine is a bad idea?? — I think I’ll get myself wrapped up into a project of my own.  Something along the lines of some kitchen organization?

Happy Sunday!

Friday Randoms

Because Friday calls for a post made up of random blurbs about my life, right?

1. It’s World Sleep Day!  Or something like that.  Who can keep track of these “National                   Day” holidays anyways?  But, a few words on sleep.  My sleep to be exact.  I love the idea of sleep but in actuality, I am a crazy vivid dreamer and often wake up feeling like my brain was working overtime creating dream details instead of resting.  Wah wah!

2. Our Crate and Barrel kitchen island came in on Wednesday!  Which means: A) We can toss the gross old table we’ve been using as a mock island since we moved into the house B) More space to organize our overcrowded kitchen drawers and cupboards and B) My mom can stop asking “so where are you going to put the island?” every time she comes over 😛

3. I’m a mere 100 pages into Rick Steves’ book on Provence and feel flustered about all the information already.  I’m starting to think it might be better for me to not know anything about France.

4. After 3 days of fabulously warm weather and 3 straight days of outdoor runs, it snowed.  Like big fat wet snowflakes!  The next day it was sunny with no sign of there having been snow the day before.  Must be spring in Colorado!

5. Joey’s birthday is next month and I am already hounding him about where I he would like to go for dinner to celebrate.  I think we both realize that this is more for me than for him… but hey, there’s food and I’m paying so he better just gratefully accept.

6. I was half an hour late to work on Wednesday because Joey and I were so caught up in watching a high speed car chase on the news.  The guy hijacked a car with a 4-year-old sitting inside, eventually ditched that car, hijacked another, drove the wrong way on the highway, hijacked yet another car, crashed, then tried to make a run for it before the cops closed in on him.  It was insane!

7. I walked to get coffee on Thursday morning.  As in, the coffee shop is so close I can walk there!  For some reason, this just makes me so so happy.

8. My mom invited me to dinner with she and my sister on Thursday night.  We ate smoked mozzarella pizza (omg!), decided on dates for our girls only trip to Santa Fe in a few months and answered the age of old question, “Should we get ice cream?”

9. The answer was obviously yes.  This is the “tiny” size and yeah, that’s a pretty accurate description.


10. It’s Pi Day and Friday, which means extra happiness!  Enjoy 🙂