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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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41 Comments

  • Reply Gretchen

    Is Wag hiring? Because seriously that sounds like the best job ever. I wish I lived closer so I could walk Ridley for you every day! I hope you get good news from the bone specialist..thinking of you! <3

    October 27, 2017 at 7:05 am
    • Reply suzlyfe

      You should totally become a dog walker. YOU WOULD LOVE IT

      November 9, 2017 at 4:59 pm
  • Reply Rae

    Glad to hear the crutches aren’t keeping you down too much. While I sometimes love just hanging out at home all day, the second I “can’t” leave, it’s all I want to do. Brains are weird, man. Hoping you got some good news from the bone doc! xo

    October 27, 2017 at 7:32 am
    • Reply suzlyfe

      There is nothing fun about being trapped. PERIOD>

      November 9, 2017 at 4:48 pm
    • Reply suzlyfe

      There is nothing fun about being trapped. PERIOD.

      November 9, 2017 at 4:59 pm
  • Reply Deborah Brooks

    I love Kodiak cakes but clearly I have not realized their true potential! I never would have thought of making pasta and pie with it

    October 27, 2017 at 8:15 am
    • Reply suzlyfe

      I never even considered doing something like this before!

      November 9, 2017 at 4:42 pm
  • Reply Megan

    I’m so curious about Instacart although I worry about whether or not I would get fresh produce or not. #foodbloggerproblems

    October 27, 2017 at 9:16 am
    • Reply suzlyfe

      I got great stuff

      November 9, 2017 at 4:40 pm
  • Reply San

    Yay, you sound so much happier in this post…. glad you had such a good time with (old and new) friends and were able to see your friends at the restaurant 🙂
    And look at this “poppin’belly” <3

    October 27, 2017 at 9:36 am
    • Reply suzlyfe

      PA PA PA POOOPPPPPPPPPPPPPPPPPPPIN

      November 9, 2017 at 4:40 pm
  • Reply Abby

    Hoping for great news from the bone specialist. I was on crutches for 2 weeks, so hard, and then was able to switch to the boot. I hope you get some sort of good news. keep us updated

    October 27, 2017 at 11:13 am
    • Reply suzlyfe

      So far no BIG news. Which is both good and bad, I guess? I wish they would be like YOU ARE EFFED or Nah, you’re good, you’re just unlucky.

      November 9, 2017 at 4:41 pm
  • Reply Erica A.

    Yay that you and Yoshi can still attend! I know a lot of folks who will be excited to see you – including me of course! 🙂

    October 27, 2017 at 12:02 pm
    • Reply suzlyfe

      It was so great to see everyone! Sad that we had to leave quicker than I would have liked. But SOMEONE was tired. For once, that someone wasn’t me!

      November 9, 2017 at 3:58 pm
  • Reply Suzlyfe's mommy, Clare

    budding baby belly— I love it!!!

    October 27, 2017 at 1:30 pm
  • Reply Laura

    I hope the bone specialist brings good news! It sounds like you’ve had a good week! If I lived close, I would totally walk Ridley. I love getting a chance to walk our friends’ dogs and play with them. Although Ollie and Charlie get so jealous!

    October 27, 2017 at 4:30 pm
    • Reply suzlyfe

      Haha I bet that they do. And Ridley would be fine just going NUTS with your boys!

      November 9, 2017 at 3:56 pm
  • Reply Wendy

    It’s got to be tough to be so confined! Glad to see you’re getting out and about. Home delivery for the win! On the way home from work tonight, I saw that the Jewel is delivering too. It’s A THING.

    October 27, 2017 at 7:15 pm
    • Reply suzlyfe

      Oh yeah, they were delivering previously, but I think you have to shop there and then they deliver? Like, they deliver for you? But you still have to go?

      November 9, 2017 at 3:56 pm
  • Reply Cora

    I am officially adding “wackadoo” to my vocabulary. And also going to get out my box of kodiac cakes and figure out how in the hell you make bread pudding.

    It sounds like you are really “coming along” on those crutches. Your arms are going to be JACKED.

    Glad you got to work to see your friends – Im sure they were all so excited to see you. Do servers really need shoes anyways?

    October 27, 2017 at 11:14 pm
    • Reply suzlyfe

      I’ll tell you what–I’ve got mad lower abs from crutching, more so than my arms! And you know the answer to server and shoes… it is fighting business lol

      November 9, 2017 at 3:53 pm
  • Reply Emily Swanson

    Ok you are ADORABLE with your bump, and that’s so cool that you were pleasantly surprised with the cheesecake and pasta. 🙂 That looked like a really fun dinner. <3

    October 28, 2017 at 7:39 am
    • Reply suzlyfe

      SO much fun–you would have had a blast!

      November 9, 2017 at 3:37 pm
  • Reply Lindsay Cotter

    at first i thought this said Crunch lyfe. I was stoked. then I reread it. Boo crutch. Can I come help? I won’t feed your rice or pasta. 😉

    October 29, 2017 at 10:09 am
    • Reply suzlyfe

      oooooo Crunch Lyfe? your next recipe?

      November 9, 2017 at 3:35 pm
  • Reply Hannah

    Ok so the pasta noodles…are made with Kodiak cakes mix? I’m skeptical, but on the other hand I think your tastebuds are trustworthy.

    YAY for having someone(s) else to tire out your dog. Makes everyone happier.

    October 29, 2017 at 8:14 pm
    • Reply suzlyfe

      I wish I could take her out there… but it is so nice to have someone to do it.

      November 9, 2017 at 3:34 pm
  • Reply Nicole

    Kodiak cake pasta? Oooh thanks for the idea!

    October 30, 2017 at 10:25 am
  • Reply Ashley - A Lady Goes West

    You are a trooper, Susie! That’s awesome you guys went to a parenting class, and the Kodiak event sounds tassssty! Don’t you LOVE meeting the people behind a good brand? Hope you continue to heal and bump it out, lady!

    October 30, 2017 at 11:29 am
    • Reply suzlyfe

      I love a good brand, and I love finding that good people are behind it. I’m so big on the respect side of things!

      November 9, 2017 at 3:33 pm
  • Reply Julie Running in a Skirt

    Thinking of you! Hope you get some good news from the specialist!

    October 30, 2017 at 1:27 pm
    • Reply suzlyfe

      At least not bad news, lol

      November 9, 2017 at 3:28 pm
  • Reply Neil

    I know what you mean about not being good with staying in the entire day. I get claustrophobic if I have to stay in all day! And, as a huge fan of soup (as you know) and butternut squash, I love that Butternut squash soup with Kodiak Cakes bread pudding! Hope you are well and taking good care of yourself and Yoshi. 🙂

    October 31, 2017 at 3:41 am
    • Reply suzlyfe

      YOU MUST MAKE YOUR OWN VERSION> I can’t wait to see what you come up with!

      November 9, 2017 at 3:28 pm
  • Reply Farrah

    I didn’t know Kodiak Cakes made pasta too! Definitely gonna have to look for that! *-* I’m glad you and Alex have fought off the plague too! 😛 I’m really glad you’re still getting to do a lot even whilst on crutchlife! :O Yay for good company/food!

    November 1, 2017 at 12:33 am
    • Reply suzlyfe

      Well, they don’t make pasta, you get to make pasta with Kodiak Cakes, and it is amazing.
      And then I got the plague again….

      November 9, 2017 at 3:13 pm
  • Reply Kristy from Southern In Law

    Woohoo for being free from the plague!! It sounds like things have been on the up for you, girly!

    November 3, 2017 at 4:11 am
    • Reply suzlyfe

      And then I got the plague back, lol

      November 9, 2017 at 3:07 pm

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