The last 2 months have been pretty low key for me. We’ve had a really nice, mild winter, but Sean and I have both been sick earlier this month, too. We did get some opportunities to go for walks at Wash Park and Cheeseman Park. We used our Walking Denver book to guide us through the historic neighborhoods around Cheeseman, which was really fun.
We went to Starfest for an afternoon, and the costumes were amazing! I wish I had gotten more pictures. I did get one of an impressive Khal Drogo–see below! We only attended one panel, which was an intro to steampunk in literature and fiction. It helped me understand what steampunk is a little better, but it’s still not really my thing.
We decided to rejoin our membership with the Denver Museum of Nature and Science, so we’re trying to go to some of the member-only events. One night we went there for dinner and got access to the collections that are stored in the basement. They also had telescopes on the rooftop terrace that you could use to look at the stars or the capitol building downtown.
We’ve been cooking a lot lately, too. Trying new recipes and stocking up our freezer with work lunches! These are two that I thought turned out particularly well:
Our friends Brett and Kendi had a one-year birthday party for their son Marshall. Kendi is super talented at DIY crafts and party planning, so everything looked amazing and there were so many treats I couldn’t handle the sugar!
On Wednesday this week, a blizzard hit Denver, and it was the worst one I’ve seen since moving here 9 years ago. Luckily my office was closed (our 3rd snow day this winter!) and Sean was able to work from home, so we didn’t have to go driving in it. We did lose our electricity for 2.5 hours and saw a lot of large pine branches break off of trees from the weight of the heavy wet snow.
Entertainment-wise, we’ve been working our way through the X-Men movies as well as the Hobbit/LOTR films. I listened to Dune and The Poisonwood Bible on audiobook and have been really indecisive about what to read next! Sean loved reading The Plantagenets and has been going through Harry Potter and the Silmiarillion.
That’s a large enough wall of text–that’s what I get for not blogging for 2 months!