9 Is Like 6

January 1, 2009

9 +6 are similar so 2009 is kind of like 2006, which is like 26! So hopefully that means it’ll be a good year. Plus it’s the year I’ll spend most of my time at age 26! My whole life I have tried to find ways to connect things to the number 26. It’s just such a nice number 😉

I am running so behind today because I got an illness mid-morning. I don’t know if it was the two cups of coffee, last night’s adventure and/or general dehydration (although I wasn’t thirsty), but I felt so nauseous around noon. I spent the morning unpacking our Xmas gifts and cleaning out one of our kitchen cabinets and by the time I finished I couldn’t stand to think about food. So I went upstairs and got in bed to try to take a nap, but I couldn’t fall asleep. Around 1:45 I just got back up and took a shower and started to feel better. Weird.

Since we still had no food in the with the egg-ception of a ton of eggs (Karen brought over a carton the night I was gone) the husband made us scrambled egg sandwiches.


Each sandwich was 1.5 eggs and some sauteed red bell pepper with dill, S+P and a laughing cow wedge on GH bread.


I ate mine with a knife and fork because I knew if I picked it up the egg would fall out!


We also shared an apple



And he tempted me by getting out a blondie for dessert, of which I had one bite. The baker is such a bad influence!


After lunch (at 3pm) we set out on a trek to Great Harvest to pick up some dough and to Trader Joe’s, which I was very sad to find closed. So we stopped at Fresh Market on the way back for vegetables. I was THRILLED to find Chobani at Fresh Market and a 32 oz tub of Fage! Trader Joe’s greek is still the cheapest, but I got a few peach Chobani’s to enjoy. And I’m glad I can find them close to home now. I also wanted to buy some of FM’s tempting coffees – Rum Cake and Caramel – but I talked myself out of spending the money since we have coffee at home :( Our whole bike adventure was 10 miles and took us almost and hour and a half including our stops.

When I was cleaning out our cabinets I found a bunch of Gnu bars that I’ve had for a while. I don’t really care for these anymore. Is anyone interested in a food swap who likes these? I’ll entertain any offers at KathEats at Gmail dot Com :mrgreen:


I got a Barnes + Noble gift card for Christmas. What book should I buy??!!?

I’ve got a bunch of items simmering together on the stove – wheatberries, brown rice (extra servings) and tonight’s bean-y dinner! It pays off to simmer a bunch of things at once and then you’ll just have them on hand when you need them in a flash.


Speaking of dinner, I’m getting hungry! It might be time to get started and have an early meal tonight.

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1 hk January 1, 2009 at 6:10 pm

ick! hope you’re feeling better :) happy dinner, I love getting things prepped early…good planning and quick meals!


2 Tracey January 1, 2009 at 6:17 pm

Happy New Year, Kath! Guess what – Costco now sells a 12-pack of Chobani for only $11.69! It’s a mix of 4 Strawberry, 4 Peach and 4 Blueberry. I live in Florida, but I find that most Costco’s carry similar brands – if not, you can ask them to stock it and they’re very accommodating. Just had to share!


3 runjess January 1, 2009 at 6:18 pm

Darn it, I just ate my last Larabar or I’d totally swap with you.


4 janine January 1, 2009 at 6:23 pm

For anyone who has their belly button pierced: Were you sore and for how long? Was it hard to work-out afterwards? (crunches etc) I’m thinking about getting mine done but want to be prepared :)


5 Amy C. January 1, 2009 at 6:26 pm

For books you should give something by Cecelia Ahern a try. She’s an Irish author around our age (and the daughter of Ireland’s PM). She wrote “P.S. I love you” but has about 4 other books as well. I’m reading “If you could see me now” at the moment and it is SO good. It’s a really nice, relaxing read. :)


6 michelle January 1, 2009 at 6:40 pm

A great book is “Revolutionary Road”. The movie with Kate Winslet and Leonardo DiCaprio is coming out and I always like to read the book before seeing the film


7 Lee-C January 1, 2009 at 6:42 pm

You should buy the book “Outliers” by Malcolm Gladwell. It’s his newest book that just came out in November. It’s all about how and in what context geniuses are born. It’s very interesting & his writing style is very fluid so its an easy read.

Happy new year!! :)


8 VeggieGirl January 1, 2009 at 6:44 pm

BLONDIE!!!!! Holy yum, as always.

Feel better soon!!


9 K January 1, 2009 at 6:45 pm

Happy New Year, Kath!!

Those are some of the fluffiest scrambled eggs I’ve ever seen!


10 Emily W. January 1, 2009 at 6:48 pm

The Healthy Skeptic is a new book I just got, but it looks like a good one!!


11 Marissa January 1, 2009 at 6:49 pm

I love your placemats!


12 Morgan January 1, 2009 at 6:51 pm

I have heard REALLY good things about The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society by Mary Ann Shaffer. From a whole bunch of people. I can’t wait to read it myself!


13 babycakes January 1, 2009 at 6:52 pm

the Twilight series!!! I finished all 4 in one week – they’re that good! :)


14 AppleC January 1, 2009 at 6:57 pm

Ohhhh – not a good way to ring in the New Year with icky, sicky feelings. Hope that’s the end of it. Best wishes for a terrific, HEALTHY, 2009!


15 emmy January 1, 2009 at 7:02 pm

Happy New Year! I have a book suggestion as well – “The Unthinkable Thoughts of Jacob Greene,” by Joshua Braff


16 Marilyn January 1, 2009 at 7:04 pm

Happy new year, Kath! I think your stomach thing has been going around – my son had something similar yesterday, and I had it today. :\ As for books, I highly recommend anything by Jhumpa Lahiri. “The Namesake” is a novel (and there is a movie based on it). “Unaccustomed Earth” and “Interpreter of Maladies” are both collections of short stories; “Interpreter” won a Pulitzer Prize.


17 Shelby January 1, 2009 at 7:08 pm

Great idea to simmer everything at once. I really need to start making big batches of everything so I have them on hand.

26+1=27…my favorite number =)


18 Nate January 1, 2009 at 7:17 pm

I agree with Lee. Outliers is a good read. Then again, I’m sort of a stats nerd.

Or y’all could just borrow my copy after I finish it in a couple of days.


19 Brynn January 1, 2009 at 7:21 pm

Happy New Year, Kath!! I just got back from a trip to Trader Joe’s, which I also found closed. :( So disappointing!


20 Greta January 1, 2009 at 7:39 pm

At the bookstore, get Snow Flower and the Secret Fan!


21 Kelly L. January 1, 2009 at 7:49 pm

Kath- ANYTHING by Elin Hilderbrand. I just finished the only book I hadn’t read from her last night. Everything she writes is awesome. She’s by far my favorite author. Have you started Blue Bistro?


22 Fancy January 1, 2009 at 7:50 pm

Marilyn, I loved The Namesake movie! I own it! I’m assuming the book would be amazing as well. Kath, feel better soon! Yuck!


23 Jessica January 1, 2009 at 7:54 pm

Amy C., I LOVE P.S. I love You. I’ve seen the movie but I think the book is so much better. I’ll have to look into her other books!


24 Jessica January 1, 2009 at 7:55 pm

Also, I went to a local Earth Fare that I found and I saw that they have Lara Bars, i’ve been looking everywhere for them! Kath, I know I saw a post somewhere where you had a list of your top favorite Lara Bars, what were they? Or does anyone know where the link to that post is? Thanks!


25 Kinder January 1, 2009 at 8:00 pm

I just read The Time Travelers Wife and really enjoyed it. Another book I have recently read and really loved is My Sisters Keeper.

Lunch looks great!


26 Sally Parrott Ashbrook January 1, 2009 at 8:10 pm

Oh! I’m with Kinder. Since you have a husband you love dearly, The Time Traveler’s Wife will really move you.


27 Kath January 1, 2009 at 8:15 pm

Thanks for all the book recs!!!

Tracey ,
NO WAY!!!!!!!! I bet mine doesn’t have it yet, but I will certainly put in a request. I wish Costco was a more shopper friendly atmosphere because I really do hate going over there.

Nate ,
I’d love to borrow it :)

Greta ,
I “read” that one on Audio book this summer. It was good – but so strange!

Here it is!



28 claire January 1, 2009 at 8:48 pm

I was SO excited when I saw that FM had Chobani! I don’t eat that brand daily but use it as kind of a “treat” as it is too expensive to be my daily yogurt. I think my favorite is strawberry, though peach is good, too.


29 Justy2003 January 1, 2009 at 9:00 pm

As far as book recommendations, I’d recommend the Twilight series. I figured after all the hype I’d give ’em a try and I started them last week…now I’m on the last one and still not sick of them!

I just finished my batches of stuff, too! While dinner was cooking I made some granola, wheatberries, and cranberry sauce…now I’m all set! It’s nice to be back home and have all my favorite foods back :)


30 HangryPants January 2, 2009 at 1:11 am

You are to funny with the number 26 and your food swap idea! Doesn’t look like you have any banana flavor or I would offer some Bumbl Bars.

Looks in your next post that you picked a book, but I also recommend revolutionary road, time traveler’s wife (althogh my sister gave it back to me for being too sci fi) and Dream When You’re Feeling Blue by Elizabeth Berg.


31 Deb January 2, 2009 at 8:07 am

I also found the 12-pack of Chobani at BJ’s warehouse, not sure if you have one of those in your area. It is the only place I can find it.

That sickness has been going around here in Buffalo too. I think you might have been lucky (although I am sure you didn’t feel lucky) to just get the nauseous feeling, some people including myself got the full blown stomach flu.

I also don’t care for the Gnu bars except the Cinnamon Raison and that is the only flavor I can’t find locally.


32 Patty January 2, 2009 at 5:49 pm

This is a little late, but here are some book suggestions (just things I have read recently and enjoyed): Marley & Me, The Other Bolyn Girl (if you have not read it yet, it seemed like everyone read it before me!), The Jane Austen Book Club, American Wife…if you like historical thrillers, anything by Steve Barry or Daniel Silva (quick reads but also very interesting).



33 Denise January 3, 2009 at 1:04 am

I just wanted to say that your blog rocks! I read every post but rarely comment! I get inspired by looking at the pictures of all your yummy creations! Keep up the great work! :)
BTW: I love the #26. It’s my favorite number! 😉


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