Mind Dumping

January 11, 2010 at 10:52 pm 6 comments

I’m currently snacking on a mug of Kashi Go Lean cereal with some milk and cinnamon as I try to unwind my day from the hectic chaos of figuring out a full time job plus a double load of graduate school. Whew, I’m wiped out! (already…?)


I felt like my mind was in a million places all day long. I keep lots of to do lists and notes in several places online (email, calendars, etc) but I felt like I needed a visual of it all in one place so I could free up my mind for the rest of life.

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Ahhhhh. Sometimes just writing it down is enough to get it out of your head enough to really focus on getting anything crossed off the list!!  I did finally bite the bullet and go ahead and order textbooks. My first assignment is due Friday and there’s no way I’ll have books by then…yikes.

I snacked on some Wheat Thins 5 Grain crackers as I tried to organize my new class schedule.


I never got an answer about my class, so I dropped it and found another one. I’m done wasting time!

I tried to fill out my calendar as best as I could….

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It was a little disconcerting not having all the exact assignments and readings in front of me. I really want to break it all down into a set schedule, but I guess that’ll be saved for another time. 🙂

Oh, I did managed to fit dinner in, complements of the freezer.


A so-called serving of pasta just doesn’t cut it for me. As hard as I try, it just doesn’t fill me up. I tend to get around that issue by bulking it up with veggies. I love using spaghetti squash as a replacement for pasta, but the husband doesn’t so much. We compromise by throwing in a bit of whole wheat spaghetti. Last time I made it I put a batch in the freezer. I’m SO glad on nights like this. This batch also has a bunch of green peppers, onions, and some spinach, along with homemade tomato sauce.


Now I’m off to sleep so I can crack down on some of my assignments tomorrow!


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6 Comments Add your own

  • 1. burpexcuzme  |  January 11, 2010 at 11:01 pm

    Honestly, the serving size for pasta is wrong, wrong I tell you! I need at least 2 servings, too.

    Haha, you’re so organized! My roommate does the same thing with calendars and her classes.

  • 2. Danielle  |  January 11, 2010 at 11:23 pm

    Pasta never does it for me either. It always ends up being a 2:1 ratio of veggies:noodles.
    Enjoy your night!

  • 3. theprocessofhealing  |  January 12, 2010 at 7:57 am

    I hope things get less stressful for you! I”m with you though, i’m feeling the pressure already. And it helps me too to have a list down in front of me of everything that I have to do and to make a schedule.

    One serving of pasta doesn’t cut it for me either. Usually I will have to have a huge salad and then still sometimes I eat 1 1/2 to 2 servings of pasta. Oh well. You only live once and pasta is GOOD.

  • 4. LindsayRuns  |  January 12, 2010 at 8:53 am

    wow and you find time to blog and read/comment on others? I’,m amazed. Good luck destressing!

  • 5. Maria  |  January 12, 2010 at 3:07 pm

    I hope you can de-stress! Great eats!

  • 6. shelly  |  January 13, 2010 at 12:12 pm

    I love lists! I never leave home without one..or two!

    I hope it helps you get rid of some stress!


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