Magnificent Monday

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Magnificent Monday
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Mon, 04-29-2013 - 11:53am

Beautiful day, FINALLY!

1. What did you have for breakfast?

2. What are you most looking forward to this week?

3. What is one thing on your bucket list?

On Wednesdays we wear pink.

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Mon, 04-29-2013 - 5:04pm

1. What did you have for breakfast?  A Chobani pineapple greek yogurt, and a Nature Valley dark chocolate, cherry, & almond granola bar.

2. What are you most looking forward to this week? It's dead week, so work should be fairly busy, which is nice.

3. What is one thing on your bucket list?  I would like to visit every state and every continent (except Antartica).

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Mon, 04-29-2013 - 5:07pm

rollmops2009 wrote:
Homemade muesli. The crunchy granola shop stopped carrying my favorite muesli, so now I make my own.

What do you put in your muesli?

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Registered: 05-31-2011
Mon, 04-29-2013 - 5:12pm

1. I just ate breakfast. Two-egg ham, swiss, and tomato omelet.

2. Hm. Great question. In the next week and a half, I have three unit exams and three final exams, so my mind is blank about what else may be happening in my life. My only immediate plan after my exams are over is to have lunch with my favorite ladies at the winery. Don't let my frazzled mind give you the wrong impression though, I love school, and I mourn the loss of it during every single break. Luckily, summer classes start in just a few weeks.

3. I've never made a list. I like the idea of it, but every time I put any serious kind of thought into it, I hesitate.

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Registered: 01-08-2009
Mon, 04-29-2013 - 5:16pm

geschichtsgal wrote:
<p style="font-size:13px">1. What did you have for breakfast? <strong> A Chobani pineapple greek yogurt, and a Nature Valley dark chocolate, cherry, &amp; almond granola bar.</strong></p><p style="font-size:13px">2. What are you most looking forward to this week? <strong>It's dead week, so work should be fairly busy, which is nice.</strong></p><p style="font-size:13px">3. What is one thing on your bucket list? <strong> I would like to visit every state and every continent (except Antartica).</strong></p>

I wanna go to Anarctica, too.  I'm nuts, I know.

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Registered: 05-31-2011
Mon, 04-29-2013 - 5:17pm

Bea, have you considered epublishing? 

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Mon, 04-29-2013 - 5:19pm

1. What did you have for breakfast?  Butterscotch Salted Caramels that were conveniently on display in a basket by the checkout aisle at Trader Joe's.  Had to dash to an assembly this morning at the kids' school and didn't have time to have breakfast.  Hit the grocery store after the assembly and found this bag of candy that was too enticing to pass up.  I was starving so had a few on the way home.  They are evil, evil, evil.  I hope they are just a seasonal item as I cannot afford to be faced with them every time I go shopping!

2. What are you most looking forward to this week?  It being over?  Only partially joking.  Saturday is my parents' 50th wedding anniversary, my oldest dd's birthday and my youngest dd's 1st Communion.  I'm in charge of planning the celebration.  And I'm already overwhelmed this week with random other things going on that I need to take care of.  I'll be happy when Sunday arrives.

3. What is one thing on your bucket list?  Go on a mission trip with my kids to a 3rd World country.

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Mon, 04-29-2013 - 5:24pm
"What do you put in your muesli?" -------- Very simple usually. 1-2 pound rolled oats or rye or a mixture of the two. Last time I also put in some rolled quinoa. Then some raisins (or dates, figs, apricots) and some dried blueberries or cranberries. Last time I found some dried pomegranate that I used and it was nice. Finally nuts, chopped. I dump everything in a huge mason jar and shake it all together. You can eat it hot (cook like oatmeal) or cold (just add milk) and you can add fresh berries or fruit when you eat it, if you like. I do not add any sugar or other sweetener. The raisins are enough sweetness for me.
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Mon, 04-29-2013 - 8:20pm

No, Lauren, there's absolutely nothing wrong with you, unless I'm broken, too. I don't have a "bucket list." I just have goals, reasonable goals, and things I'd like to do some day. But I will not consider my life a failure if I don't, say, see Petra or the pyramids before I die.

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Tue, 04-30-2013 - 2:48am
"But I will not consider my life a failure if I don't, say, see Petra or the pyramids before I die." ---------- I won't either, but I find that having had death get all up close and personal has made me sort priorities a little more carefully and be more focused on making certain things happen.
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Tue, 04-30-2013 - 11:12am

" I find that having had death get all up close and personal has made me sort priorities a little more carefully and be more focused on making certain things happen."

That's interesting. I guess I went in the opposite direction. I figure that if I get hit by a bus tomorrow, or get diagnosed with a terminal disease, I don't want to feel that my life is a failure just because I haven't met my goals. I think that's why the idea of a bucket list no longer appeals to me.

When I was young and single, I had a lot of outrageous things I thought I wanted to try (hang gliding, for one), but as I've gotten older, I really just keep coming back to the idea that all I want is mended, whole relationships by the end of my life. It's not that I don't have goals (like you, I've also been working on a book for ages), it's just that I don't want meeting--or not meeting--them to be the measure of my life.

Okay, I'll shup up now. I'm pretty sure "bucket lists" are intended to be a fun, tongue-in-cheek concept, but I never get these things.