Blustery Cold

December 31, 2008

And I don’t mean the weather!! I spent 2 hours this morning crying from every opening in my face as my cold medicine let everything go. It was quite unpleasant. But things cleared up around 12:30 and I decided to bike to the gym to breath in lots of fresh air. My body feels fine – it’s just my nose! It is very blustery out there! At the gym I only did 20 minutes on the Stepmill on a lower level and headed home. Don’t worry, I disinfected the machine very well both before and after I got on.

I got home at 2pm and showered. I don’t have much of an appetite today, but I could tell that I was pretty hungry deep down. Since I haven’t been grocery shopping, my choices were hard-boiled egg salad sandwich or canned/boxed/frozen soup. I decided on a chicken-y soup for my cold.


I got these Pacific soups on sale a few weeks ago and my hope was that they would be less “canned soupy” because Pacific boxed soups are so awesome. I’d give this guy a B+. It was good, but not great. I could have done without the slimy gross onions, but finding an onion-free soup is impossible. I probably wouldn’t buy this again, but I did enjoy it and it was much better than lots of other canned soups I’ve had in my lifetime. I did need some spice though!


I also had a piece of toast drizzled with olive oil


And a huuuuuge grapefruit



I am off to run a fun shopping errand and will be back to take a nap and get ready to head uptown where our date night is taking place! See you all in 2009!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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1 Stephanie December 31, 2008 at 3:17 pm

Love the new place mats! Happy New Year’s Eve, have a great time tonight.


2 Allison K December 31, 2008 at 3:25 pm

Happy New Year!


3 Julie L December 31, 2008 at 3:35 pm

It needed spice because you took the onions out! ;) My favorite canned soup is Amy’s Tomato Bisque – yum, yum, yum! Hope your nose feels better soon!


4 VeggieGirl December 31, 2008 at 3:43 pm

Sending lots of good health vibes!!!


5 JENNA December 31, 2008 at 3:46 pm

hope you feel better! love your place mats!


6 runjess December 31, 2008 at 3:50 pm

I like the Pacific Foods Spicy Black Bean and Sausage soup, so maybe give that one a try.


7 Erica December 31, 2008 at 3:50 pm

Aw- feel better Kath! I hope you have so much fun at date night tonight ;) Happy New year (early)


8 thepinkpeppercorn December 31, 2008 at 3:55 pm

Have fun shopping!!! Too bad about the soup.


9 Heather McD (heather eats almond butter) December 31, 2008 at 3:58 pm

Have fun tonight. Hope you are feeling better soon :)


10 Amy December 31, 2008 at 4:03 pm

I think that the chicken & sausage one is much better – & the spicy chicken fajita is good, too. (My friend’s husband is the soup inventor – R&D is probably what it’s really called – for Pacific Natural, and he invented most of their canned soups. :)


11 K December 31, 2008 at 4:16 pm



12 hk December 31, 2008 at 5:11 pm

here’s to a happy, healthy 2009!


13 Tina December 31, 2008 at 5:38 pm

I have that same soup in my cupboard! Can’t wait to try it!

Enjoy date night! Happy New Year!


14 Shelby December 31, 2008 at 5:46 pm

Feel Better Soon!

Happy New Year!


15 Fancy December 31, 2008 at 5:47 pm

Feel better, Kath! Happy New Year!


16 Oh She Glows December 31, 2008 at 5:59 pm

Have a great date night!!! yawhoo for 2009 :D



17 Jess :) December 31, 2008 at 6:59 pm

Have a blast on your date; I know you will ;) What a perfect way to bring in the New Year-with the one you love!
<3 jess :)


18 meg December 31, 2008 at 7:16 pm

Feel better soon! Happy New Year!


19 Biz319 December 31, 2008 at 9:22 pm

Damn those onions!

Happy New Year Kath!


20 katie December 31, 2008 at 9:54 pm

Hope you feel better. Your placemats are supercute!


21 michelle December 31, 2008 at 9:55 pm

Hi Kath,
Just wanted to wish you a very Happy New Year!!! It has been very nice getting to know you through your great blog!!

Keep it real in 09!!!


22 amy December 31, 2008 at 10:24 pm

happy new year. i really enjoy reading your blog and this seemed a good time to say hello, happy new year and wish you a good 2009.


23 Justy2003 December 31, 2008 at 10:36 pm

Happy New Year, Kath!


24 zestycook January 1, 2009 at 12:04 am

Get Well Kath. Happy New Year!


25 Jill January 1, 2009 at 12:59 am

Sorry to hear you are under the weather! (or your nose, at least!) I had the same thing happen to me and I think continuing exercise REALLY helped it out. Glad the soup was good, I just bought it on sale too, but am wary of canned soup!

P.S. Have you heard the Deathcab for Cutie song called “Kath”? It makes me think of you!


26 Kath January 1, 2009 at 1:34 am

Hello amy !!

Justy2003 ,
Where have ya been!?!?

Jill ,
Someone just told me about that song recently – it’s very cool that it’s my name!!



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