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Crutchlyfe Chronicles: Kodiak Cakes, Projects, and BUMPIN (Friday Catch Up 10/27)

Even though the weeks aren’t as “exciting” and jampacked as they once were, they are no less great and no less important! Suz on Crutches doesn’t do quiet either!

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Friday Catch Up

1) Update on the automation results! Instacart was great, but I still went back to Walmart to get some things without spending $$$$ on a few items that were ridiculously priced. And Wag has been a GODSEND. We had 3 different walkers this week, and they were all great! One of the walkers had to cancel last minute, but Wag got us a replacement, and Ridley got her walk and sunshine time in. If you are in need of a walker, use the code SUSIE9848!

2) The weather this week has been a bit wackadoo, with 2 days of pretty consistent rain, which made me feel totally trapped. Luckily, I was able to get out both days–I just waited until the rain was lightish, and I kept it to easy, short crutching distances. 

I think that has been the greatest help thus far–getting out of the apartment. I LOVE my dog, and trust me, we got our cuddle on when she returned from boarding, but I am just not good with staying in the entire day. I can stay inside, but I have to be able to go to different settings. 

3) Speaking of getting out of my usual environs, I got to see some new and old faces in some new and old spaces! Monday evening, I headed down to an old favorite restaurant Farmhouse for a dinner party hosted by an old favorite company Kodiak Cakes, but there I met many new faces (and some old friends) and had a familiar product in some fascinatingly innovative ways!

Like Butternut squash soup with Kodiak Cakes bread pudding.

Or seasonal mushroom pasta with Kodiak Cakes! I literally licked the bowl!

And we finished up the meal with Pumpkin Cheesecake with a Kodiak Cakes crust and chocolate and Kodiak Cakes crumble. I don’t like cheesecake. I don’t like pasta. I finished allllllllllll

Plus, I had excellent company–old friends and also getting to know the Kodiak Cakes team. Turns out it is a small team (only about 40 people), and each person I met was awesome. I also convinced them of the glory that is Farmhouse cheese curds (and I was proven correct. That is all that I am saying). 

Thursday night, Alex and I had dinner with Tiffy, who I hadn’t seen in FAR too long. We went to a ramen place, where i finally found MY answer to ramen (vegetable filled, super brothy, and light noodles), even if the service was…. nonexistent. Company was good though 😀

4) Alex and I are FINALLY free of the plagues, at least for this week. I’m still a little congested, but at least we are able to sleep in the same bed and same room again. BIG TIME MARRIAGE GOALS. 

The pupster was exhausted after coming home from boarding!

Speaking of marriage goals… we went to our first parenting class! Bowser to Baby, about integrating dog and baby. We feel much better about the future prospect of mixing of our children after! But we still have some work to do.

5) Lastly, on the work front, I am finding my new project to be challenging but enjoyable! It helps when you are working with a good friend who you communicate well with, working on something that is familiar but also different, and then getting to do something I can do virtually anywhere mixed with something that is site specific. I just hope I can be effective! But we have big ideas!

I finally got down to the restaurant on Thursday. I’d planned on getting over there many other times and long before then, but a) crutching is exhausting b) it’s been raining and c) I can’t double backpack. Plus, I would always plan on going by following something else… which just meant that I was exhausted and heading in the opposite direction.

ANYWAY. I finally got over there, and I got to see several of my friends and hugs all around. They were AMAZED at how much Yoshi had grown in just 2 weeks! Seriously, she is POPPIN. I’m happy for my friends–I got there after the lunch rush should have been winding down, and they were still busy! But I should have probably waited a little bit longer before heading down so we could have talked more. Hopefully, I’ll get to have coffee with some of them in between their increasingly hectic work schedules.

I also got my things (and found one of my candy stashes)… and took the wrong shoes. Becuase of course I would do that. Alex is switching out the correct shoes today. I am such a mess.

It’s been a great week. Just the right amount of excitement, some good napping opportunities, friends, and work. And I’m 2 weeks down on crutches! 

Oh, and I saw the bone specialist. I’ll have more news on that next week, once we get some test results back. 

Plans for the weekend include trying to pick up around the apartment–because seriously, I can’t live like this, and the inlaws are coming next week!–and continuing work on my project. Ridley is going to boarding again this weekend because Alex is on call, but she’ll be so much happier. And exhausted when she gets back on Monday 😀

Tonight is a party for Erica’s husband, Neal, and then adios Alex for the rest of the weekend!

Adios to you all, amigos!

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What have you been up to this week?


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