Weekend Things

Ooo, this weekend was a good one! I’m just going to jump right into it!

Friday has become our take out night and I’m not mad about it. We decided on Work & Class, where we brought home way too much food for two people but it was all so good. I got a raspberry date honey mocktail and it was amazing! Back inside, we watched The Devil Wears Prada because I’ve watched 75% of it like three times and never seen the end?? Stanley Tucci was my favorite part.

I made us both avocado toast for Saturday breakfast and then when we were done watching The Kitchen (Sunny made paella packets on the grill and said it makes a perfect camping meal and now I’m never going camping unless there’s a paella packet 😋), we started our breastfeeding class. Not going to lie, I’m excited but overwhelmed by the thought of starting this journey in a few weeks, but it’ll all be okay!

Later on, Joey put up these cutie bookshelves in the nursery (they came sooner than I thought!) and then we maybe ordered two more because they’re actually in stock now and turns out baby already has a ton of books! We ate leftovers for dinner (this was SO GOOD) then watched Vertigo (we are on a real Jimmy Stewart kick apparently) and I did not see that twist coming! That Pink Elephants on Parade-esque scene (you know the one) really freaked me out 😱 but I truly dug the movie.

Sunday was the best day! Firstly, we didn’t have to decide what to have for breakfast because we were headed to my parents’ for John Legend’s breakfast sandwiches + hashbrowns by Mom ❤ She pasteurized eggs for me, can you believe it?? Afterward, we FaceTimed my uncle in New Orleans and got to chat for a good bit! Joey, my mom, my sis and I all walked over to the grocery store so Joey and I could grab mums and pumpkins and then, since Joey and I are putting ourselves into quarantine this week, I made my family take one last picture with pregnant me. The next time they see me in person, we’ll have a baby!!! Whoa, that is surreal to think/say!

Back at home, we set those fall decorations out on the front porch, finished our breastfeeding class, read, watched football (well, one of us did…) and sanitized stuff for baby. Another check list item to cross off! We made this Roasted Butternut Squash with Chorizo-Spiced Kale for dinner and it was a lovely little fall veggie dinner for a chilly Sunday night. Big Brother afterward and I’m ready for this season to get interesting already. I hope your weekend was wonderful as well!

Weekend Things

Weekend Highlights: tempura broccoli and Colorado lamb at Work & Class, checking another Best Picture nominee off our list, sesame-honey pancakes, quality time with Mom, a good workout, staying on budget at the grocery store, a big bowl of noodles and Dunkirk, Will Ferrell on SNL, coffee and croissants at The Source, laughing really hard while watching The Mindy Project, a late afternoon stroll, ricotta gnocchi, reading in bed.  And perhaps best of all, waking up Monday morning feeling rested and ready to go 🙂

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Post-delicious-dinner at Work & Class, we headed to the Mayan to see The Shape of Water and look, I’d been avoiding seeing it because, come on, a fish man?  Really?  I’m here to report it wasn’t as dumb as I thought it’d be but it was also just as dumb as I thought it’d be.  I feel like I’m in a place where I find it hard to appreciate a polished, large production, sweeping score, predictably plotted films, though I did think Sally Hawkins was great.  Mainly though, THIS IS THE EXACT SAME PLOT AS SPLASH and I like Splash a lot more.

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Had enough time for pancakes and Top Chef before heading into Louisville to see my mom for a massage.  I hadn’t had one in so long and between the heart to heart chatting we had before and the much needed kneading (see what I did there?) of my muscles, I felt so incredible afterwards.  Back at home, there was lunch, a trip to the gym, a trip to Whole Foods, super seed butter and leftovers of this Mongolian Beef Noodle Bowl Joey made earlier in the week.  He killed it — this meal was so so good!

We also watched Dunkirk and I actually liked it a lot more than I thought I would!  I mean I didn’t know any of the characters names afterwards and it took a minute to figure out the overlapping time tables but I found it really interesting.  Plus I learned all British soldiers were good-looking 20-year-olds with the exact same hair color.  Who knew?!  P.S. Harry Styles had a much bigger role than I had anticipated.

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I woke up Sunday and felt sort of crabby but then we took ourselves to The Source, ordered coffee, picked out pastries, semi-plotted our February and read in silence and I think it set the tone for a wonderful Sunday.  It also felt like a really long day in a really good way, so that I got lunches made, cleaned up the kitchen, read and went on a walk but also had time to watch a lot of TV and be really loungey on the couch.  We rounded out the day with ricotta gnocchi and pesto from The Savvy Cook and I know I sound like a spokesperson for this cookbook but literally everything we’ve made has been incredible and this gnocchi was no exception!

Here’s something that’s been on my mind lately.  I feel like we are in a time where we post the best parts of our life online and it’s really easy to see someone else’s best and compare yourself to that.  On Saturday, my mom told me she’s so impressed by how much I cook and go out and do fun things and how do I do it all?!  And whoa, I do not mean to make it look my life is perfect because sometimes I feel overwhelmed by “doing it all” and Joey and I do not always get along.  In fact, we argued A LOT on Saturday, and I usually edit stuff like that out of my weekend recap because I’m afraid, to an outsider, it will sound like a relationship red flag, but I actually think it’s fine and normal to argue with your spouse.  I just wanna keep it real with you, ya know?

Anyway, it’s all good and I hope you feel that way too and I hope you have a good Monday!