My Uggs Fell Apart, Trader Joe’s & Recent Eats


Linking up with Meg’s Week in Review today!

I barely remember that my son was off from school on Monday for Martin Luther King Day! It was a crazy week for me work wise yet somehow I still managed to publish six posts here on the blog.

Blog Highlights:

It’s Okay To Not Sign Up For a Race < – I still don’t think I will be entering the lottery for the New York City Marathon but my interest in the Long Island Half may be returning since writing this post!

Altar’d For Life < – Have you checked out Altar’d yet on Z Living? Let me know what you think!

After posting yesterday’s workout recap, I headed outside for an easy 5 mile run. The weather was glorious for January and I felt terrific even though I ran 13 miles on Saturday followed by dinner Saturday night at Rothman’s. Neither seemed to affect my ability to enjoy my run.

running shoes

Earlier this week Heather sent me these cute coasters from her company, Atlas Event Rental. One side is the company logo and the other side offers party planning tips.

It still makes me giggle that Heather and I ended up working in the same industry. We were just meant to be best friends. I am forever grateful that I walked over to say I liked her outfit when I spotted her 30 years ago in my camp group.

atlas event rental coaster

By the time I finally got to Trader Joe’s on Friday, I hadn’t been food shopping there in well over a week! I am pretty sure that I spent more money in one Trader Joe’s trip than ever before.

It was one of those food shopping experiences where you just throw everything into your cart but aren’t really sure what you bought.

Trader Joe's

I see that I bought these dark chocolate heart cookies but don’t tell my son because I hid the box.

Trader Joe's mini heart cookies

So my Uggs finally gave out on me. I have had this particular pair of Uggs for TEN YEARS. And then, just like that, I got a tear in the left boot while pulling them on which meant it was time for a new pair.

I didn’t even realize how shot my Uggs were until I went to get a new pair at Bloomingdales over the weekend. It wasn’t easy to get my old pair of Uggs to stand up for this picture.


I didn’t do such a good job with food pictures this week but it happens. Sometimes I get too caught up in just eating and enjoying the moment to think about stopping for a picture.

These onion rings were good though.

onion rings

I got back on my toasted bialy with plum tomatoes and melted mozzarella kick for lunch. Such a great combination!

toasted bialy with melted mozzarella cheese and plum tomato

I’ve been using my Dunkin Donuts gift card real frequently, including a stop there yesterday afternoon before my son’s hockey game.

dunkin donuts coffee

Dinner last night at The Cheesecake Factory capped off the weekend. I am not so sure that I am ready for Monday though.

bbq ranch salad

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3 things you did over the weekend?

Do you wear Uggs? Have they lasted you a really long time like mine did?

What was for dinner last night?


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  1. says

    I can’t believe you guys don’t have any snow! It’s kind of scary to run outside here because of all the ice/snow patches on the sidewalks. Or maybe I’m just as wuss. And on that note, I’ve actually never owned a pair of Uggs… mostly because I imagine they wouldn’t be great in the snow 😛
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  2. says

    3 things: Run in the rain, breakfast with the BFFs, and 2 family dinners.

    I have 2 pairs of Uggs: one are a short slipper and I’ve had them for 7 years and I love them. My sis in law gave me tall ones that someone gifted her but they were too small (yay for me!)

    Dinner last night was smoked chicken, roasted broccoli with mizithra cheese, baked yams, and kale salad. I’m almost hungry again just thinking about it 🙂
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  3. says

    Ten years – that’s an impressive lifetime for a pair of boots. One of my favourite pairs gave up on me towards the end of 2016. It was a sad goodbye and I still haven’t found a suitable replacement.
    Isn’t it amazing to look back and see how some friendships that started “by accident” end up lasting such a long time?!
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  4. says

    Every time I see your Cheesecake Factory Salad, I think I want that. I also wouldn’t turn the onion rings or the DD coffee.

    My Uggs are shot too, although I’m not so sure I’ll get another pair. I think I’m ready for something a little different.

    Six blog posts last week. Holy shit, that’s impressive. My current goal is two, and I’m thrilled if I make it, especially since the tiny human is officially teething. Gulp.
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  5. says

    Uggs look SO comfortable; I’ve never worn them, but I love comfortable boots.

    3 things I did over the weekend:

    1) Church and Bible STudy on Sunday which were so refreshing…
    2) Cleaning
    3) A shorter ‘long run’ for half marathon training but… I haven’t signed up for a race yet. 😀
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