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When Mascots Get Handsy

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So, I left off saying that The Boss and I were headed to another Dallas Stars game last  week.

 Stars Mascot

If you look at this picture, you can almost see what happened just a fraction of a second before. The Boss and I went over to take our picture with the mascot and their hand went straight for my boob. No dinner, no drinks, just full on palm first.


Now, I know this was totally on accident, but hey, action is action, am I right?

On Wednesday, we had to travel out of town for a funeral. These things are never fun, but I was grateful for the time that I got to spend with my family. I don’t get to see them as often as I would like, so we soaked up some quality time and ate far too much Mexican food as is our family tradition.

Squeezy Butter

On Friday, we were going to head back home, but some of our cousins were heading to the zoo, so The Boss and I tagged along.

zoo selfie

Because you’re never too old for the zoo!


The Boss was a hit with her younger cousins.

zoo birds

And with the birds!!

birds on shoes

They would NOT leave her shoes alone!

Speaking of not leaving things alone…

cat on a dog bed

I’m so glad that I bought Lola a new bed. Peanut is really enjoying it.

I got a text Saturday night inviting me out and even though I had SO much to do after being gone half the week, I went anyway and it was awesome.

giant martini glass

I am so lucky to know such amazing people. I laughed so hard that my face hurt by then end of the night.

fun friends

Not only that, but we got to order seconds of the cheese tots. That’s right, I am branching out! Not just cheese fries, but cheese TOTS!

They were really good. So good that I forgot to take a picture.

Or that could have been the sangria.

We may never know.

Now that the weather has turned just the slightest bit cooler (meaning it’s now 90 degrees instead of 105) I had to make our favorite comfort food this week.

shepherds pie

Shepherds Pie never really looks that great, but it has to be one of my favorite things to eat ever.

But let’s not eat this:

gross meatloaf

Who thought this was a good idea? Seriously?

What about you? What’s your favorite thing to eat now that the weather is starting to cool off? I have a few soup recipes that I can’t wait to make! 

Don’t tell me that I’m the only one who thinks that these Halloween food things have gone too far. I’m so grossed out by that meatloaf.

Stars in Her Eyes

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Guess what?

Well, first, I have to just share how amazing my job is again.

Friday afternoon we stopped what we were doing to have a queso break.

queso break

Seriously, how great is that?

Also, The Boss convinced Mr. Mister to go play volleyball with her and they walked into the house and both collapsed.


They actually stayed that way for a good 10 minutes.

Saturday night was the highlight of my weekend, of my week, of my month…oh hell, it was the highlight of everything.

dallas stars


Reggie, The Boss and I all went to see the Dallas Stars play on Saturday night.

stars game

We got amazing seats on the cheap since it was preseason.

 Dallas Stars

And that was great because it helped offset the cost of the $12 beers.

$12 beer

We had the best time. It turns out that The Boss is a HUGE hockey fan. She was so into it.

hockey game

And because I am right there with her, we will be going again tonight. With our new Dallas Stars jerseys. 5 rows from the ice.


Sound off! Favorite sport to watch? Favorite team? 

Did anyone see Tyler Seguin naked in ESPN the Body Issue? If not, click the link, you can thank me later. 

Someone Has a Case of the Fridays

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Office Space

Fridays, am I right? I’m sitting here at work but don’t really feel like doing anything other than taking a nap.

Last night was a late one. The Boss had a volleyball game (did I mention that she now plays organized sports?) and didn’t get home until almost 10 p.m.


But seriously, how cute is she?

But before I left work to go watch The Boss play, Reggie and I were at work and she found QL’s knitting project and decided it was a bikini.

I then of course had to see for myself and try on said knitted bikini.

knitted bikini

Disclaimer: The owner of the knitting project swears that these are going to be butterfly wings for a baby, but I’m not buying it. I think she is totally knitting a chicken cutlet style, nude colored bikini to rock summer 2016. 

Shhh…someone is coming. Act like we are working.


Okay, they left.

snapchat filters

Are you guys having as much fun with these snapchat filters as I am? Holy crap I waste so much time on there.

So I hit the pavement again last night!

after run selfie

Hooray for the after run selfie! (wtf am I doing with my face?)

I stopped off at Which Wich to grab dinner for The Boss and myself after her game. The bus brings them back to the school so I had time for a quick ( I use that term loosely) 2 mile run and then dinner stop before picking her up and attempting to finish homework at 10 p.m.

which wich

The Boss has been on a Which Wich kick lately and I don’t mind at all. It’s better than the Panda Express phase. I have a deep and abiding love for sandwiches. They don’t compare with Mexican food, of course, but second place is not bad.

So, after picking up food, I sat in line in my car and ate my sandwich and played Evil Apples, another fantastic time waster.

Evil Apples

Sound off! Favorite time wasters on your phone? I’m a sucker for Instagram, Evil Apples and recently started playing Two Dots. 

What are you doing this weekend? I actually have plans and I am SO excited about them. I can’t wait to tell you all about it!

Thanks to everyone for welcoming me back this week! 

Ice Cream Makes Everything Better

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This week has been a beating.

Who am I kidding, every week is a beating around here.

Gone are the lazy days of homeschooling and Netflix all day.

Now, I get the joy of waking up at the butt crack of dawn to make my daughter breakfast before school.

 Why yes, I did make her a beautiful turkey and cheese omelette the other morning.

And then I turned my back for half a second and the dog ate it right off the plate in one giant bite.

What. The. Hell?

So, The Boss missed breakfast because what she wanted for breakfast was now being digested by my insane furbaby.

I also get to sit in traffic as I drive to work every morning. In Traffic

It’s not that bad, I get to listen to what I want to on the radio which is kind of awesome after 13 years of The Boss being the boss of the radio.

Wanna know one great thing about my job?


They love Mexican food almost as much as I do. I have had Mexican food twice this week and it’s only Thursday. Seriously, I have found my people.

I had some fun mail stuff this week. You know how much I love my subscription boxes.

Walmart Beauty Box

The Walmart Beauty Box came in. I opened it, took a picture and then put it in a pile and haven’t seen it since. In fact, I just looked at this picture and said “Oh look, there’s a razor, I needed one of those today.” I’m still having some trouble finding enough hours in the day.

I also signed up for the Sephora Play! box a while back but I am canceling that one. It just isn’t worth the $10 a month. Not one thing in that box excited me and that’s sad because I expected more from Sephora.

Sephora Play!Sephora Play!


I do like the Marc Jacobs highliner, but I already have that and use it.

Guess what I did Tuesday night?

Running Shoes

Holy shit!?

For reals?


And guess what else?

The Boss came with me.

Running with The Boss

This was our post run selfie. We were hot and gross but I have to tell you that The Boss ran circles around me. That kid had some speed!

I was a little nervous about letting my feet hit the pavement again, but The Universe has been throwing running at me for a while now. Just like the blog.

People kept talking to me about it, asking me about it and I kept getting random emails about things that had to do with running again.

So, I took the hint and dove back in.

Speaking of diving in.


I love that my friends always send me pictures of their food.

Last night was a tough night at The Nuthouse. There was entirely too much stress and not enough ice cream, so The Boss and I took care of that.

Baskin Robbins

nighttime ice cream

What makes you feel better when you are stressed out? So far this week I have had lots of Mexican food, lots of coffee, late night ice cream and a run. All of those things make me feel better! 

Do you send pictures of your food to people? You already know that I love to take pictures of my food, but I also love to see pictures of other people’s food. Go ahead and send them to me. I have a drool-proof case on my phone. 

Giant Blue Twinkies and other Wonders of the World

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Yeah, so, lets just pretend this last year didn’t happen, m’kay?

There have been a lot of changes at The Nuthouse, you’ll pick up on them or you won’t.

What’s important is I’m here to stay.


I find blogging so cathartic. It helps me focus on the positive and I absolutely LOVE the fact that I have met so many awesome people through this endeavor.

So, let’s just jump in. Right here, right now.

Animal Fries

I felt like my first real picture back needed to be food, preferably in the cheese fries category.  So, I give you our dinner the other night. Animal fries, for the win. I am not usually a grilled onion fan at all, but I swear these guys not only sneak Bible verses on their packaging, but they put crack into those onions.  Way to help the world In-N-Out.

Chin hair plucking

I swear that I was at a stoplight when I took this picture but this chick was plucking her chin hairs at the stoplight. Trust me, I am not judging, I always notice that it’s time for an eyebrow wax when I catch a glimpse of myself in the rearview mirror. What is it about lighting in the car? I should also keep industrial sized tweezers in my car. I’m not kidding guys, these things looked like hedge trimmers.

Let’s see, what else is new?

Oh yes, I got another job!! Like a legit desk job! It’s fun and full of hilarious people so I am sure there will be lots of future blog fodder there.

Speaking of, I have to go to Costco for my job and it’s super awesome because they feed you as you shop for giant packages of toilet paper and granola bars.

Costco Samples

That was pineapple. I didn’t eat it. I can’t remember what I did eat because that’s been like 4 days and my brain isn’t what it used to be.

car selfie

Look, it’s me! Sorely in need of a haircut and the aforementioned eyebrow wax.

Saturday, The Boss and I headed over to the mothership to get the first of many Pumpkin Spice Lattes. We are common white girls, don’t cha know.


So, the new thing for teen girls is Jandals….have you seen these?


She’s such a pretty girl?? Why would she put these things on her feet? She swears that they are super comfortable but I don’t know, they just look like slices of old bacon wrapped around feet to me.

You won’t remember this, but way back in 2013, we had some friends over who were starting their parenting adventure. You can read that post here.

Well, their waiting is finally over and the real adventure has just started. I got to spend half the day on Sunday with this little beauty and her two dads.

baby girl

Isn’t she beautiful??


They are still very much in the new parent exhaustion phase, she’s just a month old, but they are so adorable and waited so long. I think I may have cried a little the first time we got to see them.

And then I cried because they took me to eat more cheese fries.

Cheese fries

So, I usually end with a few questions, but really, I just want you to say hi. Tell me that you are still here. Let me know if you are still watching Mad Men or if you gave up on it long ago like I did. I promise I won’t leave again. 

Oh, and if you get the reference in the title of this blog post, then it’s probably because I wrote it just for you. 

This isn’t the Playground

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 Do you remember when I made New Years Resolutions and I used to revisit them every month to see how I was doing?

Yeah, me too….

Anyway, I do rembember that one of my NYRs this year was to try to make some new friends. I’ve been kind of lonely and I really needed to push myself outside of my comfort zone if I wanted to meet some new people.

This week has been FULL of meeting new people, and guess what? I didn’t fart, curse or cry in front of any of them!

okay, that’s a lie and none of them may want to hang out with me again, but at least I tried! 

My first attempt this week was meeting a friend from the YouTube channel that The Boss is a part of. We took a short road trip to meet this mom and daughter combo and I have to say that they were some of the sweetest people I have ever met. You know those genuinely kind people that just make you smile? I know, it’s a rarity to find them in the wild, but somehow, I did it.


We enjoyed a fantastic meal, well, they enjoyed it, I inhaled mine…like a lady… and then we took the girls to the mall and then aquarium.  We spent all day with them and they even said they wanted to do it again. I know, I was sure that they would get in their car and peel out of the parking lot after having spent upwards of 5 hours with me.

Monday night I had dinner with another new potential friend.

This whole situation is kind of like dating. I met the Sunday new people online, Monday’s date was set up by The Boss. 


She agreed to meet me for Mexican, which basically made me love her already. Then I went all kinds of dork on her by breaking out the icebreaker questions that I had in my purse.


Yeah, I’m totally serious about that.

It was a little weird but actually kind of fun. I think I need to take these questions with me everywhere. I didn’t ask her to take her picture with me because I really like this one and I didn’t want to scare her away too quickly. I’m a little bummed that I haven’t heard from her since that night, but I don’t wanna come off as a stalker. I’ll give it until tomorrow before I start driving by her house.

Last night, I had another group date, this time arranged by none other than Midget Wrestler. I met two more really nice people and I am starting to think that maybe the world isn’t entirely full of ass hats.


We sat on the patio, drank sangria and got drunk on tapas.

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Then the night got really interesting.

I got a psychic reading. From a psychic. Like crystal balls and tarot cards.

No, I am not going to tell you what she said, but there were some things that surprised me. She knew where I lived, how many kids I had and she knew far too much about things that have been going on in my life over the past year. I am still digesting all of the information (or maybe all of the fried goat cheese) but I can tell you that today is the first day in a long time that I feel relaxed. Kind of like all of the tension and stress has been vacuumed right out of my brain.

Maybe I will do a full Resolution Wrap Up next month.Then again, it’s me and I admit that I haven’t even looked at my list in ages. Let’s not get ahead of ourselves, shall we?

So, sound off: Have you ever been to a psychic?

How do grownups make new friends? Is it too soon to call Mexican food girl? 

No, You Can’t Take My Picture

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I got my head shots back!

Now, with as many selfies as I post on the blog, you would never know that I absolutely hate having my picture taken. I mean, I really hate it.

Sidenote: I actually went through my pictures recently and there are approximately 380 photos of me and food. What does that say about me? 

giving the finger

That very ladylike gesture was because S was laughing the entire time. She was cheering me on and making me laugh, luckily, but this was absolute torture. I only made it through because she promised me that we could go eat cheese fries as soon as it was over.

I was standing on a sidewalk in downtown. People kept walking by and looking at me, can you imagine? Looking at me!

Go away! Nothing to see here! 

Bet they thought I was someone important. Ha! Joke’s on them.


Luckily my photographer was a pro and the entire ordeal was over before I completely threw a tantrum.  I told her that I never have real photos taken of myself, so there was a high likelihood that this would be the picture that will be used at my funeral if I perish any time in the next 40 years.

She said that added a lot of pressure and I thought she might leave. 

I am not sure that I want a picture of me eating a donut next to my casket. Well, there are a few that I have taken with my true love, Mexican food, that I would be okay with using.

Family, take a note.

The end result was great. It looks like me, only better.

headshot 1

I still can’t believe that she was able to capture a single frame in-between my snarky remarks and never take anything serious attitude.

And, I had no idea that my hair had gotten so long. I wear it in a ponytail or bun just about every day.


This makes me think I should wear it down more often.

So, there you have it. I suffered through having my picture made. I’ll tell you more about why I needed head shots soon, I promise.

Don’t worry, I’m not going all professional and glam here at The Nuthouse. I’ll be back to taking pictures of myself while stuffing my face in the next post. I like to stay true to myself.

When was the last time that you had professional pictures taken of you? 

How do people stand in front of a camera and not make weird faces or obscene gestures? 

My Trip to Paris

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I went to Paris!

Paris, Texas Y’all.

I have so many pictures to share with you!

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Why, yes, that is the Eiffel Tower with a cowboy hat. And go ahead and check it out a little closer…..yep, I am climbing it!

I do not recommend doing this. It is considered an unsafe activity.


I was lucky enough to have a dear friend with me who agreed to take all my pictures while I climbed, or tried to climb on various things in town.

We also got to see Pyro the Dragon. This guy looks an awful lot like Spryo the Dragon from the video games which is why he was on my list.


Yep, tried to climb him too.

Then we were off to find the Jesus in cowboy boots. I had read about the Jesus in cowboy boots statue that was in a local cemetery online. We had good directions but kept passing him up because we expected him to be bigger.

Jesus in Cowboy boots

This was my face when I was told that I could absolutely NOT climb up the headstone to take a better picture.


So, instead, I climbed up on the car to see if I could see the boots better. And I could!

Jesus in Cowboy Boots

Look!! It’s Jesus in cowboy boots!

I was really excited. Then we proceeded to do some antique shopping and stopped to eat a burger the size of my head.


Then we were off to Oklahoma. It’s a different world, let me tell you.


 I don’t think they appreciate my humor.


We went to Walmart to stock up on supplies. While were were there, I noticed a few things. First of all, it is totally normal to see people dressed in all buckskin clothes, doing some shopping.


Secondly, they still think this is okay.


Savages? Really?

Most of the rest of the weekend was wonderful. That’s because I didn’t try to leave the cabin again.


I will always win at this game. Forever.

Also, I need a fireplace. A gas fireplace. With a remote. That is the shit.


I returned home well rested and ready to face the week. I got to do everything that I wanted to do this past weekend.

1. Sleep 10 hours a night.

2. Eat an entire log of goat cheese by myself.

3. Play Big Bang Theory Trivia.

4. Watch one really awful disaster movie.

5. Finish an entire book.

6. Not hurt myself while climbing on things that I shouldn’t

Not a bad weekend!

What’s up with you? Do you still see inappropriate school mascots? I was really kind of shocked by that one. 

What trivia game would you win every single time? 

Is it Possible to Have Too Many Jobs?

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I talked last time about how I now suddenly have three jobs, well, another amazing opportunity has plopped itself right down in my large lap and I have accepted.

How many jobs are too many?

Turns out for me, four.

I have had to let something go, and although it hurts me just a little bit, Chickfila was the job that found itself on the chopping block.

It seems that I can handle three jobs, but four just pushed me over the edge a little.

What’s the new job, Suzan? Stop teasing us! 

IMG_1552I’m going to make you wait just a little while on this one, sorry! But, I did have to dress up and even take my hair out of a ponytail. Will wonders never cease?

Friday I spent some time in a couple of my favorite thrift stores looking for a costume.


Can I pretty please find an excuse to buy a wedding dress? Would it be okay just to wear it around town?

I didn’t allow myself to buy any wedding dresses, but I did come out with a couple of great finds.


Battlin’ Beavers? Yes, Please!


And seriously, doesn’t this purse just SCREAM Suzan to you? It does, I hear it.


Saturday was spent with SL and another freezer workshop. I love these things, It helps me actually make dinner which is something that gets put on the back burner when I have so many other responsibilities. (Did you see what I did there? Back burner….I’m so damn punny)


Speaking of punny, I am currently listening to Amy Poehler’s “Yes Please”. She’s so funny and it’s seriously making me want to listen to “Bossypants” again.  Tina Fey is my girl crush forever.

Sunday, I had to have my picture taken. Now, with the number of awful selfies that I post here on the blog, you wouldn’t think that I hate having my picture taken, but I do. I really, really do.


Liquid courage just to get through said pictures. I thought I was going to throw up. Luckily, S was there to cheer me on and make me laugh.


S was also the one who decided that I needed to write a column called “Bad Decisions with Suzan”.

You can look for that soon.


Just another day at The Nuthouse.

So, tell me what’s going on!

Do you hate having your picture made? It’s right up there with trips to the gynecologist and having a pedicure for me. 

Do you listen to audio books? I love them. I put on my headphones and clean my house. I am so much more productive when I can listen to something. It helps me not watch the clock as I scrub the toilets. 

You can’t get rid of me that easily!

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Bet ‘cha didn’t think I would be back so soon did you?

Well, surprise! 

I’m finally starting to get the balance back in my life, little by little. Yes, I did get up at 6 a.m. just so that I could stop by here and say “hello”. That’s how much you mean to me. <3

Does anyone else get really excited when Target puts their organizing stuff on sale?

Target Bins

I totally got caught taking this picture by the girl walking past. She must have thought that I was taking a picture of her. I wanted to chase her down and explain, but I thought that might make things more awkward.

Ah, is there anything quite as nice as knowing that you can put a bunch of crap into new clear bins and suddenly your house will look like it belongs on the cover of “Organized Home”?

What? It doesn’t work like that? 

Sometimes I am not sure if MW keeps me around in spite of my jokes, or because of them.


By being a BzzAgent, I was able to get the new Screamin’ Sicilian Pizza for free. I haven’t had a chance to bake it yet, but the packaging is so cute! Just look at it!

Screamin' Scilian Pizza

I promise to let you know if it tastes as good as it looks. I’m not sure you can go wrong with “ridiculous amounts of cheese”. Just sayin’

Capri Sun

I stayed up late Wednesday night editing again. I keep trying new things and the videos are taking longer and longer to finish. I drink Capri Suns while I work like any other grown woman.

This week I attempted cloning. It was far easier than the green screen. It’s not perfect, but I did learn a lot through the process and know a few things that I will do better next time.


If there are two of The Boss, which one is really the boss?

Okay, questions of the day. What are your favorite pizza toppings. MW’s son turned me into a “white pizza with pepperoni and breakfast bacon” lover. I can’t get enough of that pizza. 

I found an unopened box of chocolate caramels that I bought at Christmas. Do you think they are safe to eat?

**As a BzzAgent, I received this product for free. All opinions are my own.


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