A Glad + Sad Day

August 14, 2010

Some highlights from the Summit – I had such a great time :)

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Sabrina‘s talk on entertaining was great – and I won a new placemat for making a comment!!!

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Lunchtime!!

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I was in charge of meal planning and we had a great spread of healthy foods –

  • Arnold breads / Sandwich Thins
  • Spring Greens Salad
  • Quinoa + Edamame Salad
  • Garbanzo Bean Salad
  • Applegate Farms Organic Deli Meats + Cheeses
  • Roasted Veggies
  • Marinated Tofu

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It tasted DELICOIUS!

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I got a pile of salad, fruit, quinoa, roasted veggies and a sandwich thin stuffed with tofu and more veggies. Anyone who doesn’t think veggies are delicious needs to borrow my tongue!

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I actually LOVED the long Arnold Sandwich Thin. It was long and fluffy and sweet and thin enough for the flavors to come through. I am a total bread snob, but this got a thumbs up.

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And this chocolate chip pie and lemon bar slice got two thumbs up!

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After lunch I had my talk on organization with Sarah and Morgan!

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The talk was recorded and will be posted online soon. In the meantime, check out NERD KERF!

We had several giveaways – The Happiness Project

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And some awesome paper planners!

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Then it was time for feta. Since it makes everything betta.

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Their snacks were incredible!

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I had a few watermelon + feta skewers and some pita chips and veggies and hummus.

Tina and I went a little hummus crazy

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The closing keynote was inspiring. So many great blogs to read – please, please, please give me an extra hour in the day!

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INTERLUDE

I received some very sad news this afternoon. I lost my grandfather, Pop, this weekend. He was 92 years old and smart as a whip (still went to work most days of the week!) and passed away peacefully during his evening nap. It was tough to go on with the day (my mom was saving the news for my return home) but alas, the news leaked in the family tree. More reflections to come…

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Emily and I had plans for yoga tonight, but we decided to go on a long lakeside walk instead. The walk really helped – we strolled for over an hour. It was nice to just relax and talk for a while.

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In-between sniffles, w joined back with the group and ventured back out to our planned dinner with Miss Oh She Glows.

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In Pop’s honor, I got his favorite drink: A Manhattan, extra sweet.

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I also devoured this mini bowl of truffled popcorn! Best popcorn ever.

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Emily and I shared vegan, veggie sushi to start

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Followed by these amazing raw crackers

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Tina noticed my glass was empty and bought me a glass of wine!! She sure knows how to live it up :) I didn’t quite finish it, but it was a great Chard.

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To eat I had the Foraged Mushrooms with Fava Bean Puree. AMAZING. These were the BEST mushrooms I’ve ever had – you could have blindfolded me and told me they were beef tenderloin and I would have believed you!

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Emily got “fried chicken” made from seitan and tofu – which was surprisingly really delicous.

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We wanted dessert, but we didn’t have room or time, so we passed and somehow I’m still up too late. It’s been a long [sad] day and I’m ready to get home to my new home to unwind a bit. I’ll be traveling again on Tuesday.

Nite all.

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1 Allie (Live Laugh Eat) August 14, 2010 at 11:51 pm

Sorry for your loss, Kath. May Pop rest in peace.

I’ve got your AllieBars still…I hope it cheers you up!

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2 Jess August 14, 2010 at 11:52 pm

I’m so sorry for your loss, Kath. My thoughts are with you and your family.

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3 Stacey@http://stacey-healthylife.blogspot.com/ August 14, 2010 at 11:52 pm

I’m so sorry for your loss. That’s really tough news and I’m sure it’s hard to put on a smile for everyone while you are there. I hope you get the time you need to morn for your loss. I’m sure at 93 years old he lived a wonderful life.

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4 Jil @ Peace, Love & Munchies August 14, 2010 at 11:52 pm

So sorry to hear about your Pop. Prayers!! Glad that even though you weren’t home – you were with a people who you could lean on!

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5 Jil @ Peace, Love & Munchies August 14, 2010 at 11:53 pm

So sorry to hear about your Pop. Prayers!! Glad that even though you weren’t home – you were with people who you could lean on!

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6 Dynamics August 14, 2010 at 11:56 pm

My heart goes out to you and your family. Pop will be missed.

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7 Rachael @ Mrs-adventure August 15, 2010 at 12:00 am

Sorry to hear about your pop unlike to think that it just means your going to heaven will be that much better with family and your pop there waiting on you ;-) xoxo I will be praying for you sweets!

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8 Hillary [Nutrition Nut on the Run] August 15, 2010 at 12:02 am

Aww, very sorry to hear the sad news. Perhaps a blogger run will help clear your mind tomorrow. Hope you get some sleep!

Oh, and I’m so curious about The Happiness Project book – gotta check that out…

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9 Erin August 15, 2010 at 12:03 am

Oh Kath, I’m so sorry to hear your news. I hope you and your family are able to focus on remembering all the good times I’m sure you had with your grandfather.

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10 Jenn August 15, 2010 at 12:04 am

So sorry to hear about your loss. You are in my thoughts and prayers.

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11 Dana August 15, 2010 at 12:12 am

So sorry to hear about your loss. I’ll be keeping you and your family in my thoughts. Stay strong.

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12 Marie August 15, 2010 at 12:29 am

I’m so sorry for your loss, Kath! My heart goes out to you and your family. May you take comfort in all the good memories you’ve shared with him throughout the years.

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13 Faith August 15, 2010 at 12:30 am

Thoughts and prayers with your family!

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14 Michelle @ Give Me the Almond Butter August 15, 2010 at 12:34 am

I am so sorry to hear about your loss. My thoughts are with you and your family.

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15 Mara @ What's for Dinner? August 15, 2010 at 12:37 am

**Hugs** I know how hard it is to lose a grandparent… you and your family are in my thoughts! It was great to see you again tonight!

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16 Kathleen August 15, 2010 at 12:42 am

I’m so sorry to read about the loss of your grandpa. May your friends continue to lift your spirits until you can be back home with your family. Take care Kath.

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17 @stampylisa August 15, 2010 at 12:42 am

I’m sorry about your loss. I like that you honored him at dinner. I do the same when thinking about my dad or brother at times. It’s always the memories that we cherish when they are no longer with us. prayers with you and your family.

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18 Wei-Wei August 15, 2010 at 12:44 am

I’m so sorry about your loss Kath. I hope your family makes it through :( Sending my thoughts your way!

Wei-Wei

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19 Julie @ Willow Bird Baking August 15, 2010 at 12:56 am

I’m so sorry to hear your sad news :(

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20 Ilana August 15, 2010 at 1:08 am

I’m so sorry to hear your grandfather passed away. Glad you had good friends there, and will be with your family soon. I lost all four grandparents over 2 years and it was very sad. But what a wonderful, long life he had! And, most importantly, lots of time with you. :)

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21 lynn (The Actors Diet) August 15, 2010 at 1:09 am

so sorry about your grandpa, kath.

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22 Hannah August 15, 2010 at 1:12 am

I’m so sorry, Kath. I know it would’ve been nice to be with your family at this time, but I think you’re lucky to have such a wonderful support network of friends around you at this time. Plus, I’m sure your grandfather would’ve wanted you to enjoy that delicious food :)

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23 Mary Frances August 15, 2010 at 1:19 am

Saw Pop just before… visitors had just left, he pet his dog, great conversation–full of encouragement and advice and a great big kiss. He seemed happy, which was, well, I guess just himself… he certainly lived his life to the fullest every day—including working everyday and proud of it! I’m sure his ‘work’ family will also miss him as much as his family and other friends will. He was truly a significant part of my life and I am very sad.

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24 Kath August 15, 2010 at 9:35 am

So sweet to hear his last moments. See you this week.

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25 Ashley August 15, 2010 at 1:29 am

I’m so sorry about your loss. My grandpa passed away this past October right on his 93rd birthday. Thinking about you girl. Wish I was there for a walk along the lake…I could use a good walk with girlfriends! :)

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26 Lorin August 15, 2010 at 1:34 am

Sorry for your loss. :(

I was wondering though, what was in the swag bags, I never saw anything on the posts revealing what was in them?

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27 Kath August 15, 2010 at 9:35 am

I never got a photo, but I’m sure some blogs have them

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28 Lindsay August 15, 2010 at 1:51 am

It’s never easy to lose a family member. I pray that peace is with your grandfather and the rest of your family. You’re so strong for being able to finish the day with such grace. You should take a bloggy-break if you need some time “off” – we would all understand and support that!

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29 Janna (Janna's Keeping it Real) August 15, 2010 at 2:32 am

I am so sorry for your loss Kath! Since you can’t be with family at the moment, I’m glad you are with close friends in this time of saddness. Take care little lady! :0)

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30 Amanda (Two Boos Who Eat) August 15, 2010 at 2:39 am

I’m so sorry to hear about Pop, Kath. He seemed like such a wonderful and supportive grandfather (judging from his adorable KERF sweatshirt) I will be thinking of you and your family.

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31 Mason August 15, 2010 at 3:32 am

Oh Kath, my prayers are with you. You’re an amazing woman and I wish the best for you :)

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32 Ester August 15, 2010 at 3:40 am

So sorry, just think about the good life he had!

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33 Laura (Starloz) August 15, 2010 at 3:40 am

So sorry about your pops, big hugs!

I cant believe the spread you put together, sooo incredible.

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34 jassy August 15, 2010 at 4:09 am

condolence…

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35 marie August 15, 2010 at 4:31 am

all my condolences about your grandpa. it’s very sad to see somebody you have known for so long go, but at 93 i’m sure he had a very full life.

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36 Little Bookworm August 15, 2010 at 4:48 am

Sorry about your loss.

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37 Maya August 15, 2010 at 5:27 am

I’m so sorry to hear about your grandfather. I can’t think of a more peaceful way to pass away. My thoughts go to you and your family.

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38 Jenn (Jenn's Menu and Lifestyle Blog) August 15, 2010 at 5:41 am

I’m so sorry about your grandfather, Kath! He lived a long, happy life, and we should all be so fortunate to follow in his footsteps. :) My regards to you and your family. <3

I love the long sandwich thins, you can stuff so much in them! Looks like a great weekend, I'm sorry it ended the way it did. Celebrate his longevity and wisdom, a part of it will always be a part of you.

Jenn

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39 Simply Life August 15, 2010 at 5:53 am

so sorry for your loss…

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40 haya August 15, 2010 at 5:55 am

so sorry to hear about your grandfather! it sounds like he had a very full life. (he was super adorable too). i hope you get to go spend time with your family soon.

p.s. you did an awesome job today! loved your talk and lunch was extremely fantastic. i wasn’t even hungry, but i still ate and ate because everything was so tasty. thanks for all your hard work.

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41 Kath August 15, 2010 at 9:36 am

Thank you :)

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42 Caitlyn @ A Spoonful of Life August 15, 2010 at 5:59 am

So for your loss, Kath. He sounded like a fun, quick-whitted man. I’ll keep you and your family in my prayers.

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43 Kris August 15, 2010 at 6:04 am

I am sorry for your loss. How wonderful he lived such a long and full life.

Where is your floral dress from? It looks gorgeous on you!

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44 Kath August 15, 2010 at 9:36 am

Anthropologie!

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45 Christie {Honoring Health} August 15, 2010 at 6:11 am

I am sorry for the loss of your Grandfather.

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46 JL Goes Vegan August 15, 2010 at 6:12 am

So sorry for your loss. :(

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47 Lauren @ 40Apples August 15, 2010 at 6:41 am

Kath I’m so sorry. That’s awfully difficult news to hear while traveling. My heart goes out to you.

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48 Mom August 15, 2010 at 6:44 am

Kath,

Pop thought you hung the moon from the moment you were born. I bet he’s wearing a brand new KERF sweatshirt in heaven (Well maybe rotating between Duke, Davidson, Hopkins, and the Baltimore Orioles.)

Love, Mom

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49 Kath August 15, 2010 at 9:44 am

Ha!

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50 Meg @ Be Fit Be Full August 15, 2010 at 6:48 am

Sorry for you loss Kath. Your Pop was a handsome man :)
Thank you so much for doing such an amazing job organizing the HLS! I had such a great time and an so happy I attended!

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51 Suzanne August 15, 2010 at 6:51 am

I’m so sorry to hear about your grandfather. My thoughts are with you and your family.

The Summit looks amazing. I wish I could have attended. Congrats on a job well done!

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52 Estela @ Weekly Bite August 15, 2010 at 6:52 am

So sorry to hear about your Pop… Your family is in my thoughts.

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53 Nathalie August 15, 2010 at 6:56 am

I am so sorry for your loss. My deepest condolences to you and your family at this sad time. I am glad that you are with friends that support you, even though you can’t be with your family this weekend. Your Pop’s seemed like an amazing person and I hope that you have lots of happy memories to cherish and to help you through this sad time. My heart goes out to you! Take care, Kath. x

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54 Katie August 15, 2010 at 6:58 am

Kath,

Sorry to hear you lost you pop, I send prayers to you and your family, sounds like he was an amazing man, I am glad he went peacefully to heaven and lived a long and happy life xoxo

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55 Alison August 15, 2010 at 7:04 am

I’m sorry so to hear about your grandfather.

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56 Marisa @ Loser for Life August 15, 2010 at 7:09 am

Glad the Summit went well, Kath. So sorry for your loss :(

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57 Grace August 15, 2010 at 7:20 am

I am so sorry to hear about your loss. You and your family are in my thoughts and prayers.

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58 Autumn Tao August 15, 2010 at 7:21 am

I’m sorry to hear about your loss. I, too, lost my Poppop in April and it continues to break my heart. Like your Pop, he lived a quality life until his passing. It was comforting to know he always had his independence and the home he raised his family in. Now I have a new home and after inheriting tools for the garage and kitchen gadgets and his amazing collection of gardening books and Chinese philosphy and culture books, I see him all over my house every day. I love his presence but I miss him so much. I’m so sorry for your loss Kath. XO

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59 Gena August 15, 2010 at 7:22 am

Sweetie, I’m so sorry to hear about Pop. It’s always awful when sad experiences in life dovetail against happy ones, but that’s so often how it goes. Thinking of you, and loved seeing you yesterday!

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60 Kim August 15, 2010 at 7:28 am

I’m so sorry for your loss. My sympathies to you and your family.

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61 Sarena (The Non-Dairy Queen) August 15, 2010 at 7:32 am

Oh Kath, I am so sorry! Please know that I am thinking of you and your family during this time. I know he is special to you and you were to him! Nice touch with having his drink. Great tribute to a great man!

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62 Heather (Heather's Dish) August 15, 2010 at 7:34 am

oh kath, i’m so sorry to hear about your Pop. i remember you sharing about him a while back, and he seemed like such a wonderful and special man…i’ll be thinking about you and your family!

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63 Cammy@ClassroomConfessions August 15, 2010 at 7:34 am

Kath, I am so sorry to hear about your grandfather. He looks like such a sweet man!
My prayers are with your family.

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64 Anna @ Newlywed, Newly Veg August 15, 2010 at 7:40 am

I’m so sorry to hear about your loss– it’s so tough to receive news like that at an event where you have to be “on.”

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65 Sarah August 15, 2010 at 7:40 am

I’m very sorry to hear about your grandfather. I lost my own in April (also a peaceful death, but still unexpected.) I hope you can find comfort in your happy memories of him and the times that you shared.

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66 Amanda August 15, 2010 at 7:44 am

sorry for your loss :(

hope the rest of your trip is great, you deserve it!

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67 Lee August 15, 2010 at 7:45 am

I’m sorry to hear about your Grandfather. He sounded like a great man.

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68 Dori August 15, 2010 at 7:50 am

I am so sorry that you have to deal with this while at HLS, and I am sorry for your loss. My grandpa was in the navy in WWII also, they do nice things at the funeral because of that.

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69 Chelsey August 15, 2010 at 7:54 am

I’m so sorry for your loss Kath – Pop looks so cute, I love how he’s wearing a KERF sweatshit.

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70 Chelsea @ One Healthy Munchkin August 15, 2010 at 7:55 am

I’m so sorry about your Pop! Make sure to take some time to yourself during the rest of the HLS if you need it!

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71 Sarah @ Sarah's Shaping Up August 15, 2010 at 8:01 am

so sorry to hear about your loss. i’ll be thinking of you and your family during this tough time!

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72 Paula August 15, 2010 at 8:02 am

I’m sorry to hear about Pop. :(

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73 Julie August 15, 2010 at 8:03 am

I’m so sorry about your Pop Kath. I can’t imagine how hard it was for you to go on with the day with a smile. You’re in my thoughts.

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74 cassie m August 15, 2010 at 8:04 am

I’m sorry to hear about your grandpa. I lost mine several years ago and i still think about him all the time. He also drank manhattans and I love to have one and think about him and the times our family was all together!

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75 Jessica @ How Sweet It Is August 15, 2010 at 8:06 am

So sorry about your grandfather Kath. Thinking of you and your family.

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76 Krystina August 15, 2010 at 8:10 am

I’m so sorry for your loss, Kath. :( But it’s good that you’re surrounded by friends.

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77 Nicole (Please Don't Weight Me at the Zoo) August 15, 2010 at 8:11 am

Kath, I’m a long-time reader and an infrequent commenter, but I wanted to say that I’m sorry to hear about your Pop. He looks like a really kind man, and I’m so sorry you have to say goodbye. You hang in there.

To end on a positive note, The Happiness Project is such an amazing, life-changing book! For those of you smart ladies (and men!) who’ve never read it, it’s awesome. Totally wouldn’t be a waste of time to sit down with it. ;)

Can’t wait to read Larbs’ blog, by the way! Oh, and Kath…can I borrow your tongue? Because stomaching my 5-9 vegetables (and fruits) a day is a pain in the butt! :P

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78 Kath August 15, 2010 at 9:46 am
79 Kristie S August 15, 2010 at 8:16 am

Sorry for your loss.

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80 A Teenage Gourmet (Sami) August 15, 2010 at 8:19 am

I’ve never lost a grandfather, but I can relate to losing a friend.
A loss like that usually pulls a family even closer in the end.

It looks like he was really proud of his granddaughter in your picture. :)

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81 Faith August 15, 2010 at 8:23 am

I’m so sorry for your loss, Kath. Your Pop sounds like an amazing man and he looks so happy in that picture with you. My thoughts are with you!

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82 Diana @ frontyardfoodie August 15, 2010 at 8:30 am

Aww, I’m so sorry for your loss! When I lost my grandfather it really was one of my saddest moments. I had never lost anyone that close to me and he was really one of my hero’s, and still is.

Glad you had friends around you to help you with this time.

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83 Cynthia C. August 15, 2010 at 8:33 am

So sorry that you lost your beloved Pop in the middle of such a busy weekend and couldn’t go be with family. I’ll be praying for you and your family as you band together.

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84 Gina G August 15, 2010 at 8:33 am

I’m so sorry for your loss Kath. It sounds like you have some amazing friends (and family) who will always be there for you, which shows what a wonderful person you are. Prayers sent your way :)

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85 Kelly August 15, 2010 at 8:44 am

So sorry about your grandpa :( I just lost my grandma last week and it was really hard. Hang in there!!

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86 Sarah August 15, 2010 at 8:50 am

Kath, I’m sorry for your loss. I hope you can get back to your family soon. You’re in my thoughts!

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87 Sarah (Running to Slow Things Down) August 15, 2010 at 8:58 am

I’m so sorry to hear about your grandfather, Kath!! I lost my Memere a couple months back, and I know how hard it can be—especially when you’re so close. Hang in there!

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88 Mimi August 15, 2010 at 9:02 am

I’m sorry to hear about your loss. Grandparents are real blessings in life.

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89 Anne @ Food Loving Polar Bear August 15, 2010 at 9:15 am

So sorry to hear about your grandad!

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90 courtney August 15, 2010 at 9:22 am

So sorry to hear the news, Kath. You and your family are in my thoughts.

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91 Amie August 15, 2010 at 9:28 am

So sorry for your family’s loss.

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92 Jen August 15, 2010 at 9:29 am

Kath – I’m so very sorry about the loss of your grandfather. I’m glad that you were in the company of great friends when you heard the news if you couldn’t be with your family. I will be thinking of you over the next few days.

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93 Erika @ Food, Fitness, & Fun August 15, 2010 at 9:31 am

Looks like you did a great job planning lunch – I could eat that everyday! Yum! :-)

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94 Quinn August 15, 2010 at 9:37 am

Big hug to you, Kath and I am so sorry for the loss of Pop. Sounds like the girls were nothing but amazingly supportive last night, I can only imagine how difficult that was for you. Safe trip home, and my thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

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95 Morgan @ Healthy Happy Place August 15, 2010 at 9:44 am

so sorry for your loss, Kath. Your grandfather looked like such a sweet, caring man. My thoughts are with you!

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96 Kath August 15, 2010 at 9:46 am

Thank you all so much

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97 Lisa @ Lisa's Foods on the Move August 15, 2010 at 9:49 am

I’m so sorry about your Pop, Kath. My thoughts are with you.

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98 Claire August 15, 2010 at 9:56 am

So sorry for your loss.Your Mom’s comment was so sweet.Looks like you have a lot of family love and support.My thoughts and prayers are with you all:-)cc

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99 Monica August 15, 2010 at 10:08 am

So sorry for your loss!

Prayers and thoughts for you and your loved ones.

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100 Camille August 15, 2010 at 10:08 am

I’m so sorry to hear about your Grandpa, he sounds like an incredible man. I bet he lived a long and happy life and was so proud to have you as his Granddaughter.

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101 Jenn@slim-shoppin August 15, 2010 at 10:13 am

Sorry about your grandfather Kath, it sounds like he led a full and long life.

It’s still sad though, however old they are when they are gone.

Thanks for sharing the pics from the event though!

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102 Amber K August 15, 2010 at 10:24 am

I don’t always comment on all of the blogs I read, but I am so sorry for your loss. It is truly tough and my thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

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103 Erin August 15, 2010 at 10:31 am

Kath – So sorry for your loss, but I am glad that you had your friends around you. It sounds like they supported you. Also LOVE that Anthro dress at the end! I have it too and it’s been a summer staple! Take care of yourself and have a safe trip home. Erin

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104 Jillian August 15, 2010 at 10:37 am

So sorry to hear about your loss. At least you are surrounded by a wealth of supportive people right now.

I don’t comment often but I read daily… You are such an inspiration! Thank you for all that you do!

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105 Paula August 15, 2010 at 10:59 am

Very sorry to hear about your loss. My Gramp’s favorite drink was also a manahattan. Cheers to good men! Have a safe trip home and rest easy.

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106 Sarah R August 15, 2010 at 11:00 am

I’m so sorry to hear about your grandfather. I enjoyed hearing about him when you visited and featured him on the blog. It seems as though he was a wonderful person. Thoughts for you and your family.

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107 Sheri August 15, 2010 at 11:08 am

Kath so sorry for loss. Your Pop looked like a very kind and wonderful man.

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108 Clare August 15, 2010 at 11:24 am

My condolences on your grandpa. :( I’m glad you’re surrounded by loving, supportive friends.

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109 Jasmine @ Eat Move Write August 15, 2010 at 11:54 am

Oh Kath, so so sorry about your Grandfather. I adored him standing there in your KERF shirt. Obviously, he supported you and would want you to move forward. I can imagine how hard that must be. Hang in there, girly. :)

P.S. If you haven’t read The Happiness Project, you should. It’s fantastic!

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110 Allie August 15, 2010 at 11:54 am

very sorry for your loss. big hug and glad you had friends to keep your spirits up.

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111 Jacqueline August 15, 2010 at 12:11 pm

I’m so sorry for your loss. :( Pop looked so sweet and I can tell he loved you so much!
Hang in there.

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112 holly @ couchpotatoathlete August 15, 2010 at 12:19 pm

Sorry for your loss, Kath. He looks like such a sweet man!

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113 Gree August 15, 2010 at 12:44 pm

So sorry to hear of your loss Kath, grandparents are a true blessing. I was wondering if you might post a recording or link to the content on your talk? I would love to hear it, it sounds like what I need!

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114 sarah (the SHU box) August 15, 2010 at 12:49 pm

i’m so sorry, kath! will be thinking of you.

thank you for being an amazing copresenter. i’d love to speak with you again someday!!

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115 Tina August 15, 2010 at 12:55 pm

What a huge success on the Summit.

I hate to hear that such terrible news came during it though. My G-Pa is 89 and has such a zest for life. I can’t imagine losing him so I know you must be feeling great pain. Thank goodness for great friends who know how to give you the company you desire and the peace of a walk.

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116 emily August 15, 2010 at 1:34 pm

So sorry for your loss, I will be keeping your family in my thoughts.

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117 Heather August 15, 2010 at 2:40 pm

your pics look great! I am so sorry to hear about your grandfather. When I saw you had bad news on twitter I was hoping it wasn’t someone passing away :(

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118 Karen August 15, 2010 at 2:53 pm

I’m so very sorry to hear that your precious grandpa passed, Kath. He reminds me a bit of my late Pop and we had a very special bond as well. These events remind us to hold those we love close to us and not take our time with them for granted. I wish you and your family peace during this sad time.
Hugs,
Karen

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119 Judy August 15, 2010 at 3:16 pm

Kath,

I’m so sorry for your loss of Pop as well. I hope your memories will get you thru the tough times. Bless you and your family.

Judy

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120 Marla August 15, 2010 at 3:30 pm

Condolences on the passing of your grandfather.
(was he your mom or dad’s dad?Sorry if I missed this in comments above).

Always shocking to hear such sad news while travelling.
Hope being home with your loved ones soon brings you a little comfort,
lots of reminiscing and hugs.

Sympathy to all those who loved him.

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121 Callie August 15, 2010 at 4:25 pm

I’m so sorry about your Pop. He sounded like an amazing person. ):
It’s hard to loose a family member… keep your head up and stay strong.

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122 Brynne August 15, 2010 at 5:52 pm

SO sorry about your grandfather. My thoughts are with you and your family<3

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123 hemp jogger August 15, 2010 at 5:57 pm

god bless you and your family, kath. *prayers*

hopefully not inappropriate, but you look really pretty in your photos : ) love the dresses!

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124 Jenn (eating bender) August 15, 2010 at 6:25 pm

I’m so sorry for your loss, Kath. I hope that your trip home is safe and stress-free. It was so nice to see you this weekend (and last weekend in NYC, too!) and please know that I am thinking of you and your family.

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125 Margie August 15, 2010 at 7:51 pm

Kath, I’m so sorry to hear about the passing of your grandfather.

You did a great job in your presentation yesterday!

Do you happen to know of a way I could get the recipe for the quinoa dish that was at lunch at the Summit? It was DELICIOUS!!!!

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126 jackie August 15, 2010 at 7:56 pm

Kath,
I’m so sorry for your loss. My thoughts are with you and your family.

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127 Megan August 15, 2010 at 8:33 pm

I am so sorry for your loss! Thoughts and prayers!

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128 heather j. August 15, 2010 at 9:44 pm

so sorry about your grandpa!

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129 Jac August 15, 2010 at 10:09 pm

sorry to here about your grandad. I’m sure he had a blessed life. Hope you’ll feel better soon.

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130 Jackie @ TriToLose August 15, 2010 at 10:45 pm

I’m sorry to hear about your grandfather. He sounds like a great man. I just lost both of my grandfathers in the last five months. Just remember the good times! What’s helped me is bringing some of their best qualities into my own life on a daily basis. It’s as if I’m keeping their memories alive. May his memory be eternal.

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131 Teri August 15, 2010 at 10:52 pm

So sorry for your loss Kath! Thinking of you and your fam.

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132 Michelle August 15, 2010 at 11:11 pm

Kath, I’m so sorry for your loss. 92 and still working…he sounds like he was really something special! I’ll keep you and your Pop in my thoughts.

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133 Diana August 15, 2010 at 11:43 pm

You guys got a wee bit of dessert! ;)

So sorry for your loss Kath. Please let me know if you need to talk or anything. *hugs*

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134 Mama Pea August 16, 2010 at 2:01 am

I absolutely remember when you originally posted that picture of Pop. He had such vibrancy and sparkle! I’m sorry, Kath.

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135 Neen @ Broad Bean to Runner Bean August 16, 2010 at 2:33 am

I’m so sorry to hear about your Pop! i hope your ok, my thoughts are with you x

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136 Emily August 16, 2010 at 7:40 am

So sorry to hear about your grandfather, Kath. You and your family are in my prayers!

Glad the summit went so well. Hope I can join in 2011!

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137 L August 16, 2010 at 8:13 am

I am so sorry to head about your Pop. Oddly enough, I knew him! I’ve been reading your blog for a while now and imagine my surprise when I saw your picture with him. I work in Baltimore at the same company and he popped in our office all the time. He was truly famous around here and he always talked about his love for Duke! He will surely be missed.

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138 Kath August 16, 2010 at 8:35 am

Oh wow – what a coincidence. I’ve been to visit his office many times growing up and it was always an exciting place :)

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139 Heather C August 16, 2010 at 6:24 pm

kath! I can’t believe you got news like that during the weekend activities :( I’m sorry for the loss – hope you and the fam are doing alright!

On another note, I’m very impressed by the Yoga balance pose while donning that large olive-hat. ;)

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140 Dee August 16, 2010 at 9:06 pm

My sincerest condolences to you and your family… {hugs}

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141 Michelle August 17, 2010 at 2:20 pm

Kath: I’m so sorry to hear about the loss of your grandfather. But oh what better way could he have gone, so peaceful. I know he must have been so proud of you! Hang in there.

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142 Niki (Running in Pink) August 19, 2010 at 7:35 pm

I know I’m quite late, but I’m very sorry for your loss.

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