Friday To Do List for April 6: Brunch, Write and Re-Think the College Tour

by Lian on April 6, 2012

I hope those of you on Spring Break are enjoying a little break from your regular school year routine. Do you think that’s what Spring Break really means? I never thought about it like that.  I know we are here. With only one son to get off to school int he morning, it’s seems exponentially less chaotic. Why is that?

Fortunately, we have very few plans for the weekend. A true break in the middle of  a long run of dueling youth sports/standardized testing/school projects. The pace picks up next weekend, but until then my To Do List includes almost nothing! Well, except:

Writing Yes, having a good week with some good page counts. Thanks for the support all.

Yoga I had gotten away from regular classes because of a variety of scheduling issues. But recommitted and feel great.

Brunch Totally looking forward to Easter Brunch at a restaurant. Is that a new thing? When did “Easter Brunch” become a standard like Mother’s Day Brunch? Maybe, I’ve just never looked before, but this year we’re headed to Santa Monica to indulge with my parents.


Oh, and a little college tour update that I thought the Chaos Crew would appreciate.  Remember I mentioned that my husband and son were headed off to see some schools in Northern California? After weeks of nagging, the travel plans have been made, the friend has been asked and the soccer video has been edited & letters have been sent to coaches. Now, time to book those tours, right? Not so fast. All the tours at the three top schools have been completely booked! hahaha. Apparently, every other high school kid in California is touring this week, because I struck out at 3 of 4 schools. I’m not shocked ( It’s Easter week! Lots of kids have this week off…) but I do feel a bit smug. Um… I told you so? Fortunately, after years of making  no reservation, do-it-yourself-touring is our family specialty.


Embracing my chaos, Lian

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Marie April 11, 2012 at 7:46 AM

When I told my family I was cooking Easter Dinner there was shock & silence. Yep this is my idea of cooking, stopped in at Bob Evans on Friday, ordered the Easter Dinner Box, then on Sunday, heat & serve. The food was great, and I didn’t have to spend time at the grocery or at the stove. Can’t wait to see what Bob Evans has planned for July 4th!

Ma Schmidt April 10, 2012 at 6:06 PM

Imagine my surprise to realize I had a missed a week- I had such a great morning commute with the 3/30 show! Get a micro-planer — for Parmesan! You’ll love it – and William beat me to it – with a lottery ticket, unlike cards in a card game, no number is being taken “out” — so the odds remain the same — Enjoy your two weeks – we’ll be waiting!

William J. April 7, 2012 at 7:45 AM

Because of work I just now listened to last week’s podcast. Thanks for mentioning me. I am absolutely tickled pink that you put yourself first and went to the doctor.

As to the odds, it isn’t quite true that you don’t increase your odds by buying more tickets. Each ticket has the same odds of winning. Each ticket has a once in 176,000,000 chance of winning. You don’t increase the odds of any ticket my buying more tickets. But what you do have is more tickets with the same chances of winning. More chances to win.


Cyndi April 6, 2012 at 7:45 PM

Lian, you too will survive the college process … it’s insane and you can’t help but get caught up with it, but let me reassure you – your son will ultimately find his place and you will wonder why you ever got caught up with the nonsense and anxiety. It will all work out.

Yoga – so glad to hear you are recommitted because I am too! Took a break when a lot of my time was focused on school but I’ve found a way to manage both and I’m so glad. I try to get to a class 3-4 times a week which was hard in the beginning. I’m doing things I never thought I could physically do and I’m ready to take on the next level. Keep at it!

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