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God Bless Us, Everyone

December 20, 2010

No, I didn’t just have a religious awakening, I just saw Charles Dickens’s A Christmas Carol.

It was put on by the Colorado Shakespeare Festival and performed on CU campus and it was fabulous.  The CSF (which is an acronym I just made up I think) is seriously so talented plus A Christmas Carol is just such a wonderfully classic Christmas story.

I did feel bad when the ghost of Jacob Marley appeared and the mother in front of us had to escort her terrified and screaming child out of the theater.

My sister and I were all kinds of matching.

THANKS for taking us, Mom!

Did you know the character of Tiny Tim is based off Dickens’s brother, Tiny Fred?  I can see why they changed the name because I can’t stop laughing when I say “Tiny Fred.”

The boy who played Tiny Tim in the play has leukimia and I was holding back tears every time he came on stage. 😦

On a lighter note…

A run was done in the morning.  I was prepared to treadmill it but Joey wanted to join me so we bundled and headed outside.  A quarter of the way through I had to take off my gloves, earwarmer and jacket because I was so hot!

4 miles in 38:39 but the half a banana + peanut butter I ate as a pre-run snack was giving me horrible side cramps.  Or at least that’s what I’m blaming 😛

I came home and it took me a while to get hungry again but finally at 11 (an awkwardly late time to be eating breakfast) I cooked up some oatmeal.

In the mix:

  • 1/2 cup soy nog
  • 1 cup water
  • 1/2 cup oatmeal
  • splash vanilla
  • cinnamon
  • 1t ground flax (which I’m now keeping in the fridge)
  • 1/2 cup cranberries (all out!!)

Topped with:

  • Grilled banana slices (1/2 banana)
  • Cocoa nibs
  • Maple syrup

After the play, I sat in the back of the car and dates were eaten.

And I was fed dinner a few hours later by my generous mother.  The meal was made complete by a piece of WF cranberry apple pie, mmmm.

Merry Monday.

4 Comments leave one →
  1. December 20, 2010 7:32 AM

    Where’s the nut buttah on that oatmeal? I’m hanging my head in shame at you Lauren. 🙂

    • December 20, 2010 8:48 AM

      And honestly when I was done eating I was like why was that not filling? Oh right, because I forgot the most crucial topping!

  2. December 20, 2010 8:52 PM

    Loved your jacket!
    And… your breakfast 😉

  3. December 21, 2010 4:41 AM

    I love A Christmas Carol, glad you had a good time. Oh my my, those oats. Ahhhhhhh delicious!


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