Moscow (Mule) Monday

Good afternoon!

Is it just me or are short weeks always the busiest?  Luckily, I had plenty of time to relax over the weekend.

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Friday night was super low key.  Sandwiches from Wally’s Cheese Shop and a bottle of wine.

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It was an early night, spent hanging on the couch watching Jeopardy, Shark Tank, and 20/20.  We should probably just retire now; we’ve nailed the lifestyle.


Saturday morning, after some fruit and coffee, Andrew and I hit the gym.  I survived a killer session with my trainer, Michelle.  Barely.

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Still breathing.

After stopping for smoothies and a few more errands, we headed over to Amoeba Music, where Andrew wanted to trade in a bunch of old records he had cleared out.  Amoeba is always an adventure.  I could easily people watch in that store for hours (and I packed snacks for that very reason).

We ended up getting three new (old) records: The Temptations, Tina Turner, and Diana Ross and The Supremes.

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Amoeba loot.

Diana Ross and The Supremes is obviously the winner.  Look at that cover art!  And a cover of “Let the Sun Shine In” to top it off. Although…  Tina Turner’s “Private Dancer” is a very close second.


This magazine caught my eye… Remember jaw breakers?

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Back at home, we made a couple Moscow Mules before heading out to dinner.  A Moscow Mule is one of my favorite cocktails; it’s not too sweet, and the ginger cuts through the vodka really well.

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Moscow Mule Ingredients

Moscow Mule



Ginger Beer

Lime Juice


Combine ingredients in a 3:2:1 ratio (vodka:ginger beer:lime juice) with ice in a shaker.  Give it a couple shakes (but not too many or the carbonation of the ginger beer will pop the lid off) and serve.

Clearly, I should have finished getting ready before the cocktails.

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Sunday started with some blueberry pancakes!  Recipe coming soon…

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Blueberry Pancakes w/ greek yogurt

After that, it was errands after errands after errands. Farmers market, Community Fish pickup, Trader Joe’s.  I prepped a few salads to take as lunches throughout the week.


And now here we are: Monday.  Although if you think of Thursday as this week’s Friday, that kind of makes today a Tuesday…


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