TOL- One Of Those Weeks



Between my major computer issues, school ending and camp not starting until Monday plus my period arriving with a real attitude five days early (you so needed to know that) all combined with trying to keep up with the blog and work stuff, it’s a wonder I have made it to Thursday in one piece.


The good news is that I had Maoz for lunch two days in a row.


Instead of hummus as my additional salad item, I went with avocado because sometimes the hummus, as much as I love it, repeats on me and leaves a taste in my mouth which I really didn’t need this week.


You know I am off-kilter when my son is able to convince me that having ice cream for dinner is a really good idea.

cold stone

I haven’t felt like ice cream but I did have Red Mango for lunch yesterday and yes, I have been eating lunch out every single day which is completely not like me but whatever, this week is just one of those weeks.

red mango

Carlo’s Bakery is next to the Red Mango so we popped in for an after lunch treat.

I must have raised my son right because he treated me to a chocolate-covered strawberry with his own money.

chocolate strawberry

Have I mentioned I have been drinking a lot of this ginger tea? I don’t even like tea.

Yogi ginger tea

I am really not sure if the “Supports Digestion” claim is valid but I feel nice when I drink it so I will keep drinking it.

I am also drinking the Yogi Moon Cycle tea this week because I am clearly addicted to believing tea labels, especially this time of the month.

moon cycle tea

I try to sub one of my cups of coffee with the Moon Cycle tea during this time of the month with the hope that it will magically inhibit any sign of cramps, bloating, PMS and all around discomfort.

Does it actually work? No idea, but I like it.

As I ran low on K-Cups the other day with no patience to wait for a shipment from an online order nor the patience to walk through Target to grab some boxes, I picked up a box of Dunkin Donuts K-Cups at DD.

dunkin donuts

This may become a problem. I really like it and am getting used to drinking Dunkin every morning.

I did make it to Trader Joe’s yesterday really quickly and I mean really quickly– my son timed me from start to finish in the store for a total of 9:32. Sounds like my pace for an easy mile, doesn’t it?

Racing through the store with him meant unorganized grocery shopping and things thrown in the cart that I didn’t even know about or think we need.


My son picked out the Chicken Fried Rice and Gnocchi so hopefully he eats it. I grabbed giant containers of berries because we can never have enough berries and everything else, well, I don’t know.

I am hoping to get back on track with regular weekday routine and grocery shopping next week.

I crave routine and order and this week is the complete opposite of that!

I think I will go make another cup of tea. Or coffee. Or both 🙂

Be sure to check out what everyone else is thinking about today

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Do you drink Yogi tea? Which is your favorite?

If you were having ice cream for dinner, what kind would you have?

If you order your K-Cups online, which site do you order from?

Author: The Cookie ChRUNicles

Hi! I'm Meredith. Join me while I run and cook my way through single motherhood. It is always an adventure trying to teach my 12 year old son the benefits of an active lifestyle combined with healthy eating while of course, still leaving room for dessert.

13 thoughts on “TOL- One Of Those Weeks”

  1. We order our K-cups from Amazon and buy Caza trail because we both like it and the price is good. For the amount of coffee we go through we need something reasonably priced!
    I hate weeks when I get out of my routine. They usually go by quickly though!

  2. I have only had one type of Yogi tea and it was a detox kind. It didn’t taste terrific, but I did finish the box and I did think it helped me with my digestion, hydration, and sleep. I don’t drink coffee at all any more. Ever since I moved to the UK, it’s been all about the tea. Coffee is so different here and I discovered that I didn’t actually like coffee, but that I liked the flavored stuff in it — which is non-existent here! If I could have ice cream for dinner I would totally have salted caramel anything. OMG yum!

  3. The ginger tea is actually fabulous for digestion! I would say more so that it calms the stomach. Ginger is proven to help with upset stomach, and it is actually something that I turn to quite frequently when I’m having problems. When I go for long runs, I actually always carry GinGin chews and I have one about 15 minutes before I leave as well to help calm everything down.

  4. I have the same issues with hummus… I can still taste it for a good hour or so after I finish sometimes, which you think would be kind of nice, but… no. Not so much. And I used to really love the Green Tea Kombucha yogi tea back when I could still drink green tea, but I kind of switched over to loose teas and it’s been a while since I picked any of theirs up.

  5. I’ve had some sort of licorice-flavoured Yogi tea, and it was pretty good. I’m not a huge ice cream fan but I could be coerced into eating a hot fudge sundae or brownie/ice cream combo. I think I could survive that. 😉

  6. I’m not a big tea drinker, but my mom loves the Yogi digestive health tea, and the nighttime tea. Ice cream for dinner = DQ mint oreo blizzard. Currently craving one : ) Have a great day!!

  7. Your son and I are so on the same page. I wanted ice cream for dinner on Tuesday but it didn’t work out because of the storm, but I was in the mood. I would have had Kilwins cake batter and marshmallow in a waffle cone with sprinkles. Sometimes we have those off weeks and there’s nothing we can do about them but ride it out. Hopefully the weekend turns things around for you!

    We have a lot to catch up on!

  8. I love Yogi tea! My favorite is their caramel apple good.

    I sometimes order a mixed box of coffee from amazon..I like the variety but it’s kind of pricy so I don’t get it often! Hope you feel better soon!

  9. Those bowls and ice-cream look so good! Wait a second, since when did ice-cream become unacceptable for a meal ;)? I would totally be licking chocolate, cookie dough, or caramel ice-cream… YUM!

  10. Yay, you’re not the only one who has had icecream for dinner. If I had icecream for dinner, I’d probably choose something peanut butter or chocolate themed. 😀

  11. Yeah that does sound like a bit of a rough week with everything all happening at once. I’d be eating lunch out daily too. I hope things settle down this week, and you’re able to get back to your routine.

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