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I’m still here! I just got distracted.It happens.


I have the most hilarious and supportive friends. They do things like take me out for drinks and cheese fries and then we get tipsy and make bad decisions.


Like eating dessert after said cheese fries.

I was thinking about getting on the treadmill this past week (notice I just thought about it) and I was trying to charge my iPad so that I could watch Netflix while I did it but it refused to charge. I tried everything. Even putting fruit on the cord.


I kid you not. My iPad is now fully charged because I gave it a pomegranate. Seriously. What even is that about?

fuzzy blanket

Does anyone else have to touch all the blankets when they go into stores? I’m a tactile person so I have a tendency to want to touch all the things, all the time. I will veer off course anywhere just to go touch something that looks cool.

Most of the time my friends just go with the flow, but I think I threw Reggie for a loop when I told her that I thought this must be what it felt like to inseminate a cow because I had my arm all the way in. We were laughing so hard that I thought we might get thrown out of JC Penny.


Friday night was spent bowling with these nerds and yes, I did manage to throw the ball behind me while taking my turn.

I only clipped the waitress on the ankle. She’s okay, but I might have died from embarrassment.

 So tell me something embarrassing or awesome that happened to you this week! 

Do These Cheese Fries Make my Butt Look Big?

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Have you signed up for the Cards Against Humanity’s Eight Sensible Gifts yet?

If you play this game, go get this now!! There are a few left as I hit publish.

And speaking of other awesome things….

peppermint oreos

Yes and YES!!  This made me far happier than it should have.

I am really glad that it is sweater weather because that means that I can leave my pants unbuttoned all day and no one knows about it.

Except that I just admitted to it here.

Oh well, cheese fries are totally worth having to wear sweatpants to work.


I feel you, Regina. You can sit with us and help us eat cheese fries.


I have been trying to get in some working out, I swear.


I started working towards a step goal back in September (or Step-tember as I called it to anyone who would listen).  The first goal was only 7500 per day since I was trying to adjust to sitting at a desk all day. Each month I have gone up 500 steps and I haven’t missed a goal day since I started! Sometimes I am walking around my bedroom just trying to get those last 100 steps, but I always hit it!

But seriously, unless I want to start having my outfits made at the custom car cover place (TBBT anyone?) then I am going to have to either lay off the cheese fries, or work out occasionally, or both….

Remember when I used to run 7 miles for fun?


The Boss and I have been watching Cutthroat Kitchen and we love it! Have you guys seen it?


I am amazed at how well these people do!

I wonder how in the world they come up with those sabotages!

Whats your favorite thing to eat right now? 

Do you have a Fitbit? Wanna be Fitbit friends? I have had mine for a while now and I still love it. 

Adulting so Hard

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I really do need to get a little better about posting more often. I am trying to get back into the habit, I swear!


Can we just talk about these quesadilla for a minute? They put BACON in them, y’all. Bacon. I didn’t think I could love Mexican food more than I already did.


I got the sweetest note and gift from one of my coworkers last week!


I also got to visit with the famous Costco bears. My photographer asked me to lift his head up so that we could see it better in the photo but I couldn’t! It was too heavy. Or I was too weak. We may need to start working out again soon, for reals.

pizza note

Sometimes I come back to my desk and find awesome notes like this one. We take our food seriously in this office.


Like the snack situation….


And how often we bring donuts to work. These are actual discussions.

Remember when The Boss and I went to Lush last week? I did get myself something and I finally got a chance to use it.


You can’t tell from the photo, but my bathwater was PINK and smelled incredible. #adulting

Friday night I went to Top Golf.

top golf

I was really excited to go, but was not expecting the vertigo! I was so nervous especially when other people were swinging.


So I decided to support my team from the couch with a light up fishbowl drink.

Again with the adulting.

Sunday we went out for Fancy Brunch and we were able to sit on the patio and enjoy the fantastic weather. I adore eating outside, even though I did get sunburned, of course.


So, now you’re all caught up!

Tell me, what’s your favorite part about being an adult? What’s the thing that you couldn’t wait to do when you “grew up”? (I use that term loosely around my friends) 

Fancy Brunch and that Fishy Smell

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I forgot to post a picture of the flowers that a sweet friend sent to me after my trip to thank me for all of my hard work! flowers

Flowers and chocolate? That was a fun surprise! It’s always nice for someone to recognize your hard work.

Saturday I met up with Reggie for “fancy brunch”. Ms. Vodka was out of town, so she couldn’t come with us this time. This is my new favorite weekend activity!


We call it “fancy brunch” only because we think we are fancy for eating brunch and then going shopping afterwards.

And because I am so fancy, I decided to wear my coffee instead of drink it.

coffee spill

yup, fancy.

So I switched to mimosas after that.


Note to self: Do not drink mimosas and then go shopping…


To be fair, we go shop at a resale shop so all of this stuff was dirt cheap! Including the killer Calvin Klein maxi dress that I am wearing today that I got for $24. And those adorable leopard toe flats? $6. They are a little big but I have been looking for some like that for almost a year.

Sunday I ran to the mall with The Boss. We stayed in Lush for far too long.


I can only handle a few minutes in that store. It’s always so crowded and the smells start overwhelming me quickly. I do love their stuff, but I start to get really uncomfortable after about 5 minutes and after 6 employees ask me if I want a demonstration.

Seriously, just leave me alone and let me smell stuff. no I don’t want you holding my hand. I am already incredibly overstimulated. 

We stopped for a coffee break and couldn’t get over this lady at the table behind us. I think I could probably just make this blog about all the people who do ridiculously inconsiderate stuff in public.

lady on phone

Go ahead and study this photo for a minute.

The lady in the striped shirt is laying her head on her phone, I presume so that she can hear better and having a extremely loud conversation. Not just talking out loud, she was full on yelling. She was so oblivious to other people that I didn’t even have to pretend to be taking a selfie to get this photo, I just stood up, turned around and took it.

What the hell is wrong with people?

Anyway, I tried to get a cool picture of the butterflies inside of Neiman Marcus but I am not sure that this really captures how pretty they are. There are tiny mirrors hanging there that catch the light and wink. It’s really amazing.


Speaking of amazing.

Red Lobster Biscuits

Did you know that you can make these at home? MW had told me about them ages ago but I had forgotten until a few weeks ago when I saw them at Costco. Holy crap you guys, they are exactly like the ones you get at Red Lobster without having to deal with the fish smell. My life is now complete.

Sound off. Am I the only one who has issues with Lush? Most people I know rave about the products, but I come close to having an anxiety attack whenever I go in the store. I did buy a bath bomb and a bubble bar. I came close to getting the shampoo bar, but I am still not sure about it. 

Do you brunch? I guess this is a thing. I will admit that I really like it although it feels pretentious to say so. I think I just like eating breakfast late and then shopping. I feel very “Sex in the City”. 

Airport Animals & Anniversaries

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Why is it that people forget how to behave like human beings in airports?

And no, I am not talking about the people who work there, but the other travelers. My fellow humans who may be trapped along with me as we try to juggle our carry on bags and Chili’s to-go. As we see on the display that our flight has been cancelled so we make our way to the counter to see if, nay, when we might be able to pass through security and breath fresh air again.

So yeah, I had to travel for work and it was a real treat.


I actually love to travel, it’s just being around large crowds of people that I can’t stand.

naps at the airport

This lady decided that it was more important for her to take up an entire bench by laying down even though EVERYONE’S flights were being cancelled thanks to Hurricane Patricia. I now see the guy behind her who obviously caught me taking pictures. Don’t worry dude, I’m not mad at you, you know how to share a bench!

I get it, we are all tired and uncomfortable, but I totally give up my seats for elderly people and pregnant women. Families with small children, and anyone who looks like they might be having a worse day than me. Don’t be that person that takes up two seats just because you can. We are all in this together.

And speaking of people not to be…


For crying out loud, keep your damn shoes on. This is not your backyard. It is not some outdoor festival or one of those places where you smash grapes with your feet (maybe that’s the real reason I don’t drink wine).

This is a common, indoor area that you have to share with other people and NONE OF US WANT TO SEE YOUR FEET!!!

Before I set off, The Boss was under the weather. We had both caught the stomach bug going around but luckily mine had run it’s course before I traveled.

I made her a hot guys coloring book so that she would have something to do while she laid around on the couch for a couple of days.

homemade coloring book

I would show you the pictures that I printed off, but I am quite sure that I broke several copyright laws when I printed them and I don’t want to push my luck.

I don’t have really any pictures from my work trip. I am not allowed to share most of the ones that I took but I did take a picture of the cookies and milk that they had waiting for me in my room.

cookies and milk

I cheated and used the milk for my hotel room coffee. Because, priorities.

hotel selfie

This was just after I arrived and the only time that I actually remembered to take a picture for the blog. The next three days were a whirlwind of activity and I didn’t have a chance!

halloween silly

I did find this gem this morning. The Boss was taking pictures when we were trying on her costume. That goofball!

Tonight, the night before Halloween, is a mix of emotions. This would have been my 16th wedding anniversary. I haven’t decided what I am going to do tonight, but I know that I will deal with this day like I have dealt with all the ones before. This a new chapter for me. It’s a new beginning and a new normal. I am happy with my family even though it is a little smaller than I thought it would be.

What are your Halloween plans? Are you doing a Halloween race? Do you still dress up? 

What is your absolute favorite Halloween Candy? Please don’t say candy corn. If you do, I may have to lump you in with those people who take their shoes off at airports. 

Getting’ my Scrunchy on

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I honestly don’t know how so much time has gone by. I swear it feels like only a couple of days!

I have been slammed here at The Nuthouse but I didn’t want another day to go by without popping in to say hello.

girls night

The boss and I had a girls night this past weekend and got our nails done. I never seem to vary from my short, black nails. Maybe one day I will branch out. We also hit the grocery store and got distracted by all the cool drinks. $45 later, we had a smorgasbord of drinks to try out while we watched Harry Potter –again. Some things never get old.

I won an award at work!

pinterest craft

Yep. We had a contest to see who could find the worst craft on Pinterest and yours truly won.

I know that you want to see what I won with, so I will post a link, but not a picture, because it is totally gag-worthy.

Told you…

And just to keep on the disgusting theme, I met up with Ms. Vodka for brunch on Sunday! Not that Ms. Vodka is disgusting, but I just can’t even deal with the thought of drinking a Blood Mary. Not even a little bit.

bloody mary bar

She was digging the Bloody Mary bar while I stuck to a cider. She did, however, share her bacon. They had a giant Bloody Mary bar that I promised her we would go back to soon.


Then we found a new resale shop and spent WAY too long shopping.

Wait — is there such a thing? Whatever. We had a blast and I can’t wait to go back there!

Last night The Boss and I met up with some friends to eat more cheese fries and watch the Stars play.


Notice that there are no cheese fries visible in this picture. That’s because we ate them already. And there were cheese tots. That happened.

Oh, good news ladies! Guess what else is cool, (besides the Jandals, of course)



I kid you not. All the cool girls are wearing them now. For reals…


Did you save yours? What about those scrunchy socks? Remember those? PLEASE tell me those are coming back! Then we can match our hair scrunchies to our socks! omg. I am far too excited about this. I am about to go online shopping for some scrunchy socks. 

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. 


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