Normally I would be all “YAY IT IS WEDNESDAY” meaning the week was half over – but instead the week is finally beginning for me. I have been sick home since Monday and just returned to work today at about 75% better. I did not play dodgeball with the kiddies today as I think I would have been sick if I did. I had to miss track yesterday (and my track work-out), so I was extra annoyed at being sick last night. Along with job search season (let’s be real and call it “hope I’m the right number” season) and winter weather being sucky – there is times that I need a little pick-me-up.

So what are my favorite ways to give myself a little boost?


1) David’s Tea


(not my entire tea collection……)


If you know me – you are aware that I love David’s Tea. I have quite a collection in my tea cupboard, as well as a pile of tasters from my 24 Days of Tea advent calendar to still try. If you have ever been at my house, you would have been offered a tea from my “selection” and then be encouraged to consider David’s Tea for your tea purchases. I swear I do not work for them! In the evening I like to steep a nice mug of tea.


2) Going out for a run/working out


Pretty obvious answer, but I love a good run or workout. I would always say run first, but these days with the weather and it being robot-build season, I am lucky if I make it out twice a week for a run. So a workout has to do on some days. Tonight I might do a circuit in the basement and tomorrow I am participating in ‘basketball club’ after school – apparently people are all excited that I will be joining. Sorry to say, it is all hype – I can’t shoot for the life of me.


3) Making something special for dinner



Pick something up from the store that you would like to make and get cooking! My no-fail dinner solutions include chili with avocado, sweet potato fries, cupcakes, roast chicken, chicken wings and anything pasta are all on my list. Cupcakes for dinner? Yeah, sometimes….



4) Watching multiple episodes of a show on Netflix


Yesterday I had to have watched at least three episodes of Breaking Bad. I’m hoping to be done season four by next week! I saw that Party of Five is now on Netflix, so that may be the next show I watch!


5) Reading Blogs

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Yeah – I like to read what all of you write 🙂


6) Mom + Toddler Selfies

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Sometimes when we are in the mood, Max and I will play with my phone and take selfies. He even knows to say ‘cheeeese’ before taking a picture. He cracks me up sometimes.


What are some of your favorite pick-me-ups?


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  1. Stephanie@nowirun.com

    Max taking selfies! Too cute. 🙂
    Sorry you’ve been sick! I hope you’re feeling > 75% tomorrow.
    Do you have a recipe for the PHO picture you posted? I feel like you did post one awhile back.

    1. Rebecca (Post author)
  2. Rachel @ Undercover Diva: A Sitcom

    I love working out or running when I need a pick-me-up as well. I also love eating comfort food or going to see friends. Laughing and time with good friends makes me feel instantly better.

    1. Rebecca (Post author)

      Yesterday we watched 15 minutes of funny cats on youtube in class….GOOD TIMES!

  3. Kristi

    I’ve never been a tea (or coffee) drinker but just started making ginger tea. I boil a few slices of ginger, let it simmer for a while then add a bit of maple syrup and cinnamon – yummy!

    1. Rebecca (Post author)

      sounds yummy!!

  4. K

    Sorry you’ve been sick. I love that picture of you and your little guy! My pick me ups? A good book, time out with friends, tv.

    1. Rebecca (Post author)

      My Thursday night TV nights are always something I look forward to!

  5. Nicole

    Hope you are feeling better!

    I go through periods of liking tea and then don’t drink it for months. I’ve never tried David’s Tea.

    Nothing wrong with cupcakes for dinner…

    Love the toddler & mom selfies! I should take more of those. That’s an awesome picture of you two!

    1. Rebecca (Post author)

      Getting there – still a bit sick, so taking this weekend very easy so I can get back to things next week


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