Boston Bound

June 21, 2008

The party was a success – lots of fun and food. Larbs (a.k.a. Laura) and Matt leave on Tuesday for Boston with a big U-Haul. I’m hoping to visit in August with a frequent flyer ticket when summer school is over.

Brew #1 – Sam Adams in honor of Boston!

Appetizer spread with chips + dip, kielbasa, and crackers with hot pepper jelly cream cheese. I nibbled way too much – I had 2 kielbasa, about 5 chips (no dip) and about 5 crackers with jelly.

A cracker –

Brew #2. I had a few sips of other kinds and the keg throughout the rest of the night too, but nothing of significance.

The keg – Magic Hat 😉 It’s now dry.

The "Well House" that used to hold…well, a well!

Dad grills –

Lettuce, tomato, ketchup, mustard, avocado and a juicy burger on a whole wheat bun. I’ve been craving one of my dad’s hamburgers for a while now and this one hit the spot.

Hamburger , spinach salad with goat cheese + almonds (we made that!) and fruit salad . I had seconds on the salads – just a tiny bit more of each.

I’ve been looking forward to this all week:

End piece = lots of icing!! Plus a sliver of fruit tart.

No, one piece was just not enough.

And I hate to say I nibbled on another piece as we were putting it away…

Squiggly Line…

I definitely ate too much tonight, but this is exactly why I eat less during the weeks and when I’m home and busy and there’s nothing exciting going on. After a night like this there’s no guilt because it just takes a few days of healthy eating to be right back on track. I’m glad I was able to fully enjoy a little of everything. I just hope I don’t have a sugar hangover again! I’m not really that full (because everything was spread out over a few hours) so I think I’ll be fine.

I was able to get 1.5 hours of Chem test done and have just a few tweaks on problems to go. Tomorrow’s going to be slam-packed with traveling, studying, prepping for the week, and hopefully a visit to the symphony again. Gotta carpe diem with the symphony now because there are only a few weeks left!

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1 Suzanne June 21, 2008 at 9:45 pm

Aw, sis is off to Boston. The party looked like it was lots of fun. Party food is always so yummy. :) It’s so nice to see you ‘splurging’ on the weekends. I do the same – it keeps me sane! Good luck to your sis and her bf in Boston!


2 Jessica June 21, 2008 at 10:04 pm

I’m glad you had a great send off. The burger looks so good – kudos to your dad! And I love magic hat too.

I went oatmeal crazy today, I made your baked oatmeal bars and steel cut oatmeal for the week.

Good luck with getting settled back into another week and I know your classes will go well with all the time studying you have put in.


3 Sarah June 21, 2008 at 10:09 pm

We think alike on the ‘save to splurge’ philosophy. I save all week to be able to splurge on Saturday evenings; some Saturdays more than others, but all ends up even in a day or so. It’s the best way to live I think! Discipline and reward. :-)

Have a great rest of the weekend!


4 babycakes June 21, 2008 at 10:43 pm

Kath, I’m excited for your sister’s move to Boston! I’ve lived here my whole life and am in grad school at Simmons – right up the street from Northeastern. It’s cool just knowing that Kath’s sister will be my neighbor! Wishing her all the best in her new educational pursuits. I hope she likes it here!


5 Saima June 21, 2008 at 10:59 pm

Its always so interesting to hear what others’ educational pursuits are….i love hearing abt your classes. What will your sister be studying at NorthEastern?


6 magpie June 21, 2008 at 11:02 pm

Glad you had such a good night! The cake looks well worth the splurge :)


7 Beth June 22, 2008 at 6:28 am

What a beautiful fun tribute to your sister!
Does your family eat as healthy as you, or only when you visit them and make them healthy dishes?


8 Nadia June 22, 2008 at 6:42 am

i love the dress ur sister is wearing :)…and that cake looks fabulous


9 Kath June 22, 2008 at 8:41 am

babycakes ,
You’ll have to look for her now that you know what she looks like!

Saima ,
She’s getting a masters in school psychology (it actually might be more than a masters – a specialist degree?)

Beth ,
Well…..they could do a little better :) But they’re health conscious in general. We just all eat too much!



10 Amy June 22, 2008 at 9:04 am

Looks like a fun party! When you come to Boston those of us in the Boston area should do a little meet up if you have the time. It would be so fun! :)


11 Emily June 22, 2008 at 9:16 am

Thanks for posting about your well deserved splurge. You show a very realistic approach to life. It also made me feel better about my splurge from last night. I enjoyed every bit of it and I’m not going to allow myself to feel guilty. Back on track today! I’m really learning a lot from you ever since I found your blog about a week ago.


12 beatrice June 22, 2008 at 11:03 am

It’s so interesting to see what you describe as a “splurge”. Not saying it is bad or anything but it just goes to show how everyone is different. Other people’s idea of a splurge is much more than that, others less. Kudos to you though for not feeling guilty for eating normal food at a normal summer BBQ.


13 Ashley June 22, 2008 at 12:29 pm

Kath I can totally realte with the dads burger thing. I dont care much for the taste of red meat (or most meats in general) but I LOVE my dads burgers they are perfect. Isnt it funny how people become so attatched to the foods they grew up with! 😛


14 babycakes June 22, 2008 at 12:34 pm

Kath, I’ll for sure be on the lookout! And if by chance I do run into her, I’ll introduce myself as a dedicated KERF reader. Hopefully she won’t think I’m nuts! :)


15 Kelly T June 22, 2008 at 2:32 pm

beatrice- i agree. thats pretty much normal for me. not the types of food of course (i dont make BBQ food for myself every day and i dont like cake) but the nibbles off the appetizers is definately not what i would consider too much for myself.


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