Monday, October 20, 2014


Men don't use loofahs in the shower. They use tools. 

Saturday, September 27, 2014

Nothing is sexier than a scent elf.

As I was brushing my teeth the other night I saw this on my counter. 

I knew the government was hiding something. I had no idea it was stench monsters. 

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Feeling like a kid..

Cookies and milk during meetings. Makes me a happy girl. 

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

Conversations with Joe

After watching Alicia Keys on Jimmy Fallon. 

Joe: you know, I think the difference between Alicia Keys and I is that she can play the piano. 

Me: staring blankly. 

Me: laughing. 

Joe: no, really I feel like the way she writes her songs is something I would come up with while in the shower. She just strings words together. 

Me: more laughing. 

Saturday, May 10, 2014

Happy Mother's Day!!

I never really understood how strong a mothers love is until I had my own child. Weirdly enough it wasn't him that made me feel it. It was my mom. 

My mom wasn't at the hospital when I got rushed into my C-section. We thought we had all day so she was somewhere else. 

When Joe called she rushed to the hospital but I had already gone in. 

After while I was in the recovery room everyone if course wanted to see the baby. So Joe was filing them back one by one. Which meant I was alone in the recovery room. 

But my mom came straight to me. My little recovery spot was sandwhiched between a wall and another bed so she couldn't get to me to give me a proper kiss. So she pulled back the blanket and kissed my ugly swollen foot. 

She started to get teary and She told me that she was worried that she didn't kiss me before I went in. 

Of course she was happy to see my baby but she -my mom was worried about me, her baby. 

I guess that's when it really hit me. That no matter how old I get, I'll always be hers. 

So Happy Mother's Day, Mom. Thank you for loving me in this incredibly powerful way. 

Ps: if Breckin ever has a C-section you can be sure I'll be right next to him, just like my mom. 

Saturday, March 8, 2014

Conversations about Breckin

While watching the baby play with his toys. 

Me: see he's really into textures right now. 

Joe (in a mocking tone): he's really into textures?

Me: why are you mocking me?

Joe: can you imagine him saying that in his 20's? "I'm just really into textures right now. Into contours."

Me: hahahaha

And scene. 

Monday, January 20, 2014

ch ch ch changes

There have been several changes in the Suzuki household as of late. For instance Joe and I are both currently unemployed. Before you start sending money, it was planned.Well wait, on second thought. Send money anyway! Lots of it.

I have another job lined up and start in early Feb. It's very exciting and scary. After working at my job for 13 years it took a lot of coaxing and reassurance from a couple different parties to convince me that the move was a good idea and that i was a good fit for the position.

It's funny, how I second guess myself. I feel not good enough. After working at my job for so long I still feel unqualified. Unsure. Why is that? Is that an inherent trait in women. The women's conference I go to every year seems to believe so. That we as women tend to look at our accomplishments and say "oh, it was the team" or "yeah, but that was all of us". Where as a man will look at their accomplishments and say "yep, all me".

I'm trying to get better at this. I'm trying to think about what I've done. What I've accomplished. I keep telling myself that I'm good enough and smart enough and gosh darn it people like me.

I guess it's a slow process. The believing. But I'll keep talking to myself and eventually I'll get there.

As far as Mr. Suzuki. He's living the life of luxury for awhile and weighing his options. Because you know. He's awesome. :)

I'm exited for all the changes around here and know that this turning point is for the better. I'll keep you posted on how it all turns out!

Tuesday, January 14, 2014

Mac and Cheese - not just a tv show

Yes, folks. That was a Friends reference. Who doesn't love Friends?

My good friend Shauna gave me a cookbook for Christmas. It's put out by this restaurant in Oakland called HomeRoom that we really want to try. Well last night Joe decided to try a recipe and holy moly. It was soo good.

He madea truffle mac and cheese with a side of brussel sprouts.  The mac and cheese was creamy and rich. The brussel sprouts soft and bacony. I can't wait to eat the left overs.

Joe better watch out. A girl could get used to this.

Friday, January 3, 2014