Weekend Recap: Winter Culinary Weekend

Recap of January 25-28. This weekend was not a great one for me, which was a real disappointment because I had very high hopes. It was Beaver Creek Winter Culinary Weekend, an event I thoroughly enjoyed last year. This year though, the format was quite a bit different, and I really didn’t like it as much :( Thursday night, I went to bed late and then had major insomnia. I kept waking up and thinking about some work that I {Read More}

Weekend Recap: Perfectly Split Winter Weekend

Recap of January 18-20 My Friday started out slammed with calls / meetings starting at 6am, and it wasn’t until 9am that I looked out the window and realized… it was a blizzard! I had a lot of trouble driving to my 10am meeting, and even more trouble getting home afterward. Coming up McCaslin, I counted five cars that were just totally stuck on the side of the road, unable to make it up the hill. I was thanking my {Read More}

Weekend Recap: Full Weekend in the Mountains

Recap of January 4 and 5 My weekend started off busy on the Front Range, as I hosted the First Friday coffee chat with residents of my town, and then moved on to a ton of work for my regular job. But after stopping by a sick friend’s house to drop off a pot of this lemon rice and chicken soup (soooo amazing! Can’t recommend this recipe enough as comfort food that still really healthy), I headed out to Minturn {Read More}

Holiday Shutdown: Vacation Recap

My firm always shuts down for the week between Christmas and New Year’s, so rather than two weekend recaps, I’ll recap the full holiday break. It was lazy and wonderful! Christmas vacation partially kicked off on Thursday, December 20th, with my mom’s arrival at Denver Airport. She was here to stay for ten days, and I was excited! I usually spend Thanksgiving in Colorado and Christmas in New York, but this year I reversed that pattern. When my mom arrived, {Read More}

Weekend Recap / Race Report: Superior Stocking Run

Recap of the weekend of December 14-16 This much-anticipated weekend had several big things going on that I’d been excited about for weeks! Friday kicked off with a very special occasion: I had tickets to see White Christmas at the Denver Center. I don’t go to shows at the Denver Center nearly as much as I’d like (maybe that’s the start of a 2019 new year’s resolution?), but a few weeks earlier, I had gotten an email about the show… and {Read More}

Weekend Recap: First Friday, First Weekend in Minturn

Recap of the weekend of December 7-9 This Friday kicked off with my very first “First Friday” as a Town Trustee! This event, an informal breakfast meeting with a few Trustees, was what first got me excited about town politics, so I was thrilled to now get to host it. A lot of the regulars were in attendance, but so were some new faces – a few of whom said they had voted for me, and had questions about how {Read More}

Weekend Recap: Possession Weekend

Recap of the first weekend of December (1-2). This weekend was going to be a busy, but very exciting one – December 1st marked the day I would take possession on my new ski house! I had gone under contract in September, finally closed in mid-November, and then rented back to the previous owner for the rest of the month, so this felt like a long time coming. However, as possession day neared, I started to wish that it wasn’t {Read More}

Weekend Recaps: Slowing Things Down

Combined recap of November 10-11 and 17-18. Thanks for putting up with my tardiness as I catch up on my diary ;) With the election behind me, I’ve finally had a little bit of time to come up for air. These past few months have been jam-packed with events and obligations, so these last two weekends, even though I still had a lot of plans, it felt like I had so much free time. Friday after the election kicked off {Read More}

Weekend Recap: Hot and Cold

Weekend recap from October 13/14… I’m behind! My weekend kicked off on Friday night with a campaign event I had been looking forward to for a while. The Sports Stable, a big athletic complex in my town, has a cool space within it called Fairways at the Stable – which has a bar plus a number of golf, football throwing, and rifle shooting simulators. The owner of Fairways decided to endorse me and three other candidates, and he offered to {Read More}

Weekend Recap: Plays, Concerts, and Mom’s Arrival

Another whirlwind weekend of events, but last weekend had a very big turning point for my campaign – my mom arrived on Saturday, and will be staying through Election Day to help me with my campaign! (And I will also use the four week visit to sell her on moving here… mwa ha ha.) Friday night kicked off with a break from campaigning, as my friend Kelly and I went to a gala benefit / play. Curious Theatre Company is {Read More}