MIMM #12: Did you miss me?

Blogging has definitely been taking a bit of a back seat as I study for exams. I had intended on sharing my Thanksgiving eats last week but it looks like I’ll be sharing them this Wednesday instead. We can reminisce about the good food we wish was still leftovers in our fridge right?MiMM

To be honest, even if I had blogged more frequently this past week, each post would have been pretty dull. I am thankful for so many interactions and opportunities I experience each day but none of them are that out of the ordinary. Right now I am at a time in my life where I am almost contemplating maintaining my blog since I don’t have many recipes to share or projects to explain. I feel like I am in a completely different spot in my life than many of the bloggers I idolize (and hope to someday meet) which works both against and for me. We will see, I’m going through a lot of personal changes such as devoting time to myself through journaling so I’ll just play it by ear.

Now that I’ve gotten my troubling thoughts out of my mind, it’s time to share what marvelous “study breaks” I have been taking these past few days. 1373455_354366861365765_442852624_n

Marvelous is scrounging together ingredients for apple crisp. A few over ripe apples, oats, raw sugar packets and butter packets from the cafeteria can go a long way when you are a student! Note to self: Bring baking supplies from home in mason jars. 1383569_354367951365656_106611557_n

Marvelous is visiting the Covent Garden Market. We arrived just after 8:00 a.m. on Saturday morning which gave us plenty of fresh selection from the outdoor portion of the farmer’s market. I found the venders so helpful in educating me about different squashes and kale. I ended up getting purple kale, buttercup squash, 3 large apple (this photo does not do their size justice), 50g pumpkin rooibos tea, Brussels sprouts and romanesco broccoli for $12.00! My friend Katie got purple carrots which we will be roasting later this week. What deals!1058954_354366851365766_2115642163_n 1376692_354366848032433_1312319324_n 1379175_354366858032432_1711697502_n

Marvelous is studying until your brain hurts. I had a few really long periods of productive studying which always feels good. I found this perfect booth area in Weldon library that is both comfortable and quiet (unfortunately it tends to be full) and since it isn’t directly beside my residence I find it less tempting to go home to take a nap! The key is keeping my technological devices in my backpack although recently I tried studying with music, which also worked well!  I’m starting to find enjoyment in learning again which is very pleasing since the past few weeks have been more anxious than fun. I had a research assignment and a few other homework projects that were interesting to complete this weekend.1384290_354367968032321_1445225764_n 1382963_354368031365648_1159859669_n

Marvelous is winning a chocolate bar for understanding Psychology during a review jeopardy game, fishing out (no pun intended) the mussels, scallops and shrimp in a pot of seafood soup, treating yourself (and a friend) to Tim Horton’s Pumpkin Tea before writing a Chemistry quiz, polishing off a 5lb bag of carrots in under 3 days without turning orange, breathing in fresh air on a fall afternoon and witnessing a wedding on campus and in your residence. This picture was just the beginning of their transformation of our eatery as they added in pictures from their destination wedding (in France), an Eiffel tower and more flowers!1380662_354368051365646_997331028_n 1201_354368008032317_822970106_n1381350_354367988032319_152883727_n 1381062_354366854699099_1519896172_n

Marvelous is finally getting time to blog which has changed my mood for the better.  What is marvelous about today for you? Since your positive math-y thoughts worked for Calculus (I am very pleased with my mark), please think about Psychology on Tuesday and Chemistry on Friday! Thanks Katie for a great MIMM roundup and star to the week! ♥ Molly

“It is always the simple that produces the marvelous.” – Amelia Barr

13 thoughts on “MIMM #12: Did you miss me?

  1. Ahh I love how you used sugar and butter packets from the cafeteria to make your apple crisp – so clever! And your pictures of Covent Garden are making me seriously miss it. The Tea Haus has the greatest teas! How is the pumpkin rooibos?

    Good luck on your exams this week!

    • I love the Tea Haus – we never went in when you were here. I guess that just means you’ll have to visit again. Lots of good sales this week as they rid their Apple Pie and Fall selection for the arrival of christmas. Aha, we definitely were scrounging up a few ingredients for a modified recipe. Thankfully we had cinnamon but it definitely lacked flavour from other spices.

    • Thank you! I find them pretty dull – I have to get back to talking more about happiness and simple joys. Hopefully after the stress of midterms decreases I can get back to some crafts and food. I don’t think I’ll get rid of it just yet. Much appreciated 🙂

  2. I think it’s important to remember that a blog is a reflection of you! That’s something I forget all the time. There are so many blogs that I read and love but the reality is that I am confined to a certain amount of time so I just can’t do it all. Don’t be too hard on yourself.

    Sending you lots of good luck vibes on your exams! If you ever need psych help, that was my major so I’m always happy to help 🙂

    • Thank you so much! I may take you up on your offer if I need help – I find it pretty interesting which makes studying more enjoyable.

      You are so right – lately I’ve been finding that MIMM and WIAW are the easiest to complete but I miss talking about where I am at in terms of recovery and mood! 🙂 You are so kind, thank you.

  3. Life takes over sometimes and I feel as if sometimes I don’t have anything interesting to say like the other bloggers BUT sometimes things are too hectic for you to even think for yourself let alone put words onto paper! Not to worry, blogging should be your calmer, not your stressor and anyways, I always enjoy reading your posts :-). Can I just say OMG I want all that produce those chard stocks (my fav green EVER!) and those bunches of kale were huge! Oh, and I have to ask, why you would ever pick out the best part from the fish stew, the scallops :-O I died a lil bit hahaha. I thought you ate fish?

    Good luck on all of your studies and exams! You will do great as you always do 🙂

  4. Getting creative with the dining hall! Nice! Don’t worry about blogging in school girl. Our lives revolve around tests and assignment deadlines and that absolutely makes us different than a lot of bloggers we love. That is OK! Congrats on making it through midterms and your first huge college exams, I can tell you are doing great!

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