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Day 33 - Groceries, finally


Thursday, November 29, 2012

So, we had not gone grocery shopping since the weekend before Thanksgiving, and we were a little thin here. Now we have food again, and we are so excited. We bought fruits, vegetables, nuts, cheese, eggs, milk, guacamole, lettuce... all sorts of good stuff.

Oh, and because I don't count effing calories anymore: full fat organic yogurt. Yea, I don't mess around. :) And I ate a bunch of pistachios tonight, because I was so excited to have them again.

My death and dying lecture today was good. It got a little heavy for my morning class, and I think a couple of the guys were having trouble keeping it together. At the end of class, they were supposed to think about what they would want to write in their own obituary, as if they had lived a very long life. I told them to live their life as if they were writing their own obituary - what do they want people to remember about them? Who do they want to be there? No one lists possessions in an obituary: "Beechnut was a woman with a nice house and a bunch of stuff. She had a flat-screen tv, a yacht, and an Escalade." No, it never says that. What is listed are the survivors, the amazing things they have done (if there is room), and other big milestone events. I reminded them that when making decisions, to keep in mind what is really important - the people they love - and to not get hung up on the stupid crap. Because... we all have a terminal illness: we are all going to die. None of us are getting out of here alive. So you need to live your life the best that you can, to get every last drop of wonderful out of it. It goes by too fast to throw away on stupid crap that doesn't even matter.

So hopefully they learned something.

They also got to watch this, to lighten up at the end of class:
http://www.youtube.com/watch
?v=G_Z3lmidmrY
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GOLDENRODGIRL 11/30/2012 8:56AM

    Thanks for this. I just found out a mentor died last week, but in reading her obituary it was obvious she had just the full life you talk about.

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AHTRAP 11/30/2012 4:57AM

    Hmmm, I stopped briefly into a grocery store for snackages, and grabbed a couple 6 oz yogurts...and I can't spefically recall placing them in the fridge, whereas I do specifically recall putting away the chicken, cheez-its, grasshoppers (in the freezer, of course), etc. Almost makes me want to run downstairs and make sure they made it to the fridge. Almost.

Amazing how much more fun groceries can be when you don't give a rip about the Empire's edicts, eh?

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SONJITD 11/30/2012 12:36AM

    That is deep stuff.....and hahahaha!!! I love robot chicken!!

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1CRAZYDOG 11/29/2012 10:16PM

    Ok, if that youtube doesn't make you laugh out loud!

Glad you got your groceries. Did my shopping today too. Good for you . . . full fat yogurt!!!



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MEADSBAY 11/29/2012 9:58PM

    Yeah!
and nobody remembers how fat our ass was either-
they remember how much we smiled and how well we listened to them.
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JO88BAKO 11/29/2012 9:52PM

    Glad you got to the grocery store and got some groceries you really like.

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NANCYPAT1 11/29/2012 9:39PM

    Glad you had a good day - what you teach is really important for most people since we live in a culture that tries to pretend that dying is not going to happen in our sphere.

Even happier that you got groceries - Monday is OUR grocery day and we do only ONE major shopping trip a month and with the holiday, we are out of most everything.

I LOVE pistachios and fruits and veggies - you can keep the yogurt because I don't like it even though it IS so good for us.

Have a great night.

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THOMS1 11/29/2012 9:38PM

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