Eye Of The Hurricane

May 30, 2010

I managed to sleep until 7:30 this morning – woo hoo! And surprisingly, I don’t have any side effects from multiple alcoholic indulgences yesterday. Must have been all that water I chugged around 5:00. But I’m very, very happy about that.

We came out to the porch for another lovely breakfast. I really, really want a nice big porch on my house when I grow up!

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Coffee in the garden

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Breakfast started with fruit paired with a dollop of (what I think was) plain thick yogurt with a sprig of rosemary. I ate my rosemary sprig and it was REALLY good with the fruit!!

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I noticed there was some granola and berries out in the other dining room for some other guests and I asked if I could have a bit on the side as well. They presented me with this beautiful presentation. The granola was DELICOUS!!

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How cute is this bowl!?

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Today’s main course was a Summer Veggie Frittata with Parmesan, a Tomato + Basil salad and cornbread.

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The frittata was delicious!!! I loved the texture and must figure out how it was prepared. The veggies were also so fresh. I didn’t eat my cornbread because I got my carbs in the form of granola :)

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We really enjoyed talking to a couple from Arizona over breakfast both days. And now I’m sipping tea on the porch and enjoying this perfect weather while blogging.

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Annnnddddd…..WE JUST GOT AN OFFER ON OUR HOUSE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

We shall see where this goes. The offer requests closing on June 30th – before my internship is over. Crazy!! I also found an adorable cottage to rent in Charlottesville. Things are changing fast.

The eye of the hurricane has almost passed…

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1 Errign May 30, 2010 at 9:48 am

Congratulations on the offer/finding a place to rent in C-Ville! :)


2 Veggielady4life May 30, 2010 at 9:50 am

Congratulations on the house offer! What a relief!! I hope everything works out for you guys!


3 Freya @ Brit Chick Runs May 30, 2010 at 9:53 am

Yay, brilliant news on the house!! How exciting! I hope it all goes through 😀 gosh, sounds like you’re having a super weekend 😀


4 JessicaR May 30, 2010 at 9:59 am

Congratulations on the offer!!!! :) That is so exciting! I have to say that I am totally jealous because my place has been up for sale almost seven months and is priced way below what I paid for it, but without a single offer. Everything happens for a reason though, so I will continue to be patient :)


5 Sarena (The Non-Dairy Queen) May 30, 2010 at 10:01 am

Congratulations on the offer! That is awesome! I hope everything goes smoothly from here on out! Looks like a beautiful this morning…enjoy your day!


6 Little Bookworm May 30, 2010 at 10:01 am

Congratulations on the house offer! :) (Love your blog by the way.)


7 Mary @ Bites and Bliss May 30, 2010 at 10:03 am

WOOHOO!!! Congrats on the house offer!!! Wow, what a perfect way to start the day- an awesome breakfast and that great news to top it off! 😀


8 Kate May 30, 2010 at 10:09 am

wow….congrats on the offer!!! looks like you guys had an awesome weekend away :)


9 Amber K May 30, 2010 at 10:17 am

Yay! That is awesome.

What a beautiful breakfast. Personally, I don’t like eating outside, but I would love to have a big window where I could see such beauty without actually having to deal with bugs and dirt getting me! =)


10 lynn (The Actors Diet) May 30, 2010 at 10:20 am

congrats on the offer! so exciting. i’m making a frittata this morning in a bundt pan for our brunch guests – i hope they love it!


11 laine @ beets, butter and mountaintops May 30, 2010 at 10:21 am

What good news to get on vacation!

And I so need to visit Ashville. That looks gorgeous!


12 Bethany @ More Fruit Please May 30, 2010 at 10:24 am

Wow, things are moving fast! Too bad you can’t stay at the B&B forever and keep eating amazing breakfasts that you don’t have to prepare like that!


13 Michelle @ Give Me the Almond Butter May 30, 2010 at 10:25 am

Wow, you have so much will power to hold back from that cornbread. Way to go Kath!


14 Danielle May 30, 2010 at 10:26 am

That is so exciting! Yay!


15 Anna @ Newlywed, Newly Veg May 30, 2010 at 10:29 am

Congrats on the house offer!!!!! That’s great news!


16 Heather May 30, 2010 at 10:30 am

I hope everything works out for you guys, it will be so fun to “watch” you go through this next adventure!
There is NOTHING like a big porch and coffee!


17 A Teenage Gourmet (Sami) May 30, 2010 at 10:32 am

I’m 100% with you on big porches. When I was little, I told my parents that I wanted to live in the big house at the end of our street because I wanted the porch. That house is now our house! I read and sleep in the swing on the front porch every summer. It the best part of the house. . . beside the kitchen. 😉


18 thepinkpeppercorn May 30, 2010 at 10:38 am

Ooooh! I hope the offer works! What a GORGEOUS start to the day….sigh.


19 Mary Ann May 30, 2010 at 10:40 am

Dear Kathy,
The timing of your trip is perfect! My husband and I are traveling to Asheville in 2 weeks for our anniversary and we are looking for lodgings. Your B&B sounds delightful! Would you please email me the name and locale of it? I’ve never been to NC but your blog makes me want to visit…especially in the winter. Happy Anniversary and here’s to 50+ more years together!
Mary Ann


20 Krystina May 30, 2010 at 10:42 am

You’re stronger than me, I could never turn down cornbread.


21 Camille May 30, 2010 at 10:45 am

Congrats on your house!
I know how insane it is trying to sell your house right now, and offer is definitely cause for celebration!


22 Judy May 30, 2010 at 11:02 am

Congrats on your offer! Charlottesville is such a charming area, with some great food spots:) :)


23 Heather May 30, 2010 at 11:18 am

Congratulations on the offer on your house! Sounds like things are moving in the right direction.

Enjoy the rest of your stay in Ashville!


24 Erin @ A Girl & Her Mutt May 30, 2010 at 11:19 am

Congrats on the offer! I’ll keep my fingers crossed for you.


25 Stacie @ Imperfectly Healty May 30, 2010 at 11:25 am

Congrats on the offer! :)


26 Diana May 30, 2010 at 11:27 am

I have a bowl just like that!

OMG…CONGRATS on the offer! I hope the negotiations go well! *crossing fingers* :)


27 Megan May 30, 2010 at 11:39 am

How exciting to get an offer! My boyfriend always tells me when things happen and change fast that it must be meant to be. If it weren’t meant to happen it would be a struggle. Oddly, I’ve found this to be true. Every time something happens in my life and it happens fast it’s usually for the best.


28 Kellie May 30, 2010 at 11:40 am

Everything always works out in the end. Congratulations on the offer.


29 [email protected]://stacey-healthylife.blogspot.com/ May 30, 2010 at 11:41 am

I hope everything works out with your house. I know how stressful that can be.


30 Danielle (Runs on Green) May 30, 2010 at 11:42 am

Congrats on getting an offer!! I hope it works out 😀

Breakfast looks like it came straight out of a magazine!


31 Run Sarah May 30, 2010 at 11:45 am

I’ve always wanted a big porch too! Congrats on the house offer, crossing my fingers for ya!


32 Heather @ Side of Sneakers May 30, 2010 at 12:11 pm

I love when all the pieces start falling into place- good luck with the offer & housing situation!!


33 Katherine May 30, 2010 at 12:23 pm

good luck with the sale!! I hope it goes well


34 Lisa @ Early Morning Run May 30, 2010 at 12:25 pm

what a morning?! sounds absolutely perfect!


35 The 50 Best Health Blogs May 30, 2010 at 12:38 pm

I hope you asked enough for that world-famous much-photographed landmark, “The House That Kath Lived In.”



36 Kath May 30, 2010 at 6:00 pm



37 christina cadden May 30, 2010 at 12:48 pm

Congrats on your house offer! So exciting!


38 Erica May 30, 2010 at 12:59 pm

That is a beautiful look breakfast!

And oh my gosh! Congrats on the offer! That is super duper exciting!


39 Marisa (Loser for Life) May 30, 2010 at 1:10 pm

I’ve been craving cornbread! It looks perfect with that fritatta )


40 Cynthia (It All Changes) May 30, 2010 at 1:45 pm

Wow just full of excitement!


41 Food Makes Fun Fuel May 30, 2010 at 1:58 pm

Congrats on the offer!


42 Eileen May 30, 2010 at 2:07 pm

Congrats on the offer! I hope it holds up and the process goes super-smoothly!

The B&B looks just lovely. The food looks wonderful, and I, too, covet that porch.


43 Ida May 30, 2010 at 2:17 pm

Congrats on the offer!! Such a great weekend for you guys:)


44 Lauren @ eater not a runner May 30, 2010 at 2:56 pm

So exciting about the offer, best of luck with it all working out :-)


45 Lindsay @ Summit Sandwiches May 30, 2010 at 3:38 pm

Congratulations! You’re making it through the storm just fine! :)


46 Morgan @ Healthy Happy Place May 30, 2010 at 3:46 pm

CONGRATS on the offer!!! I know how stressful selling a home can be. awesome news!!!! :)


47 [email protected] May 30, 2010 at 4:21 pm

I totally agree about the porch thing – that is my DREAM!


48 Sarah @ The Smart Kitchen May 30, 2010 at 4:41 pm

Oh my goll! Where is your house in Cville? I can scout it out….


49 Lisa @bakebikeblog May 30, 2010 at 5:03 pm

What a gorgeous breakfast!!!
And congrats on the offer yay! What great news :)


50 Heather May 30, 2010 at 5:46 pm

everything looks so relaxing! love it!
fingers crossed for the house!


51 Chelsea @ One Healthy Munchkin May 30, 2010 at 5:53 pm

Homemade B&B breakfasts are the best. I love all the fresh fruit!

Congrats on the house offer! :)


52 M May 30, 2010 at 6:15 pm

I was meaning to email you on your trip and tell you that it’s often the case that when owners are away out of town the house SELLS! Weird huh?
It happened to my parents last summer that way and the real estate guy said it’s a weird phenomenon!!
And it happened to you too……crazy huh!?


53 Kath May 30, 2010 at 6:37 pm

Weird!!! Maybe they sense the owners have mentally left?


54 Hannah May 30, 2010 at 6:46 pm

YAY!!!! I just signed my very first lease on an apartment, so I’ll definitely keep my fingers crossed for you at the other end of the spectrum!! Congrats!


55 Jackie (Peaces of Earth) May 30, 2010 at 6:56 pm

Congrats on the house!!!!! I love how you said “when I grow up”, haha I say that all the time!


56 Jessica @ The Process of Healing May 30, 2010 at 7:27 pm

YAY!!! Congratulations on the offer on your house!


57 Jenn (Jenn's Menu and Lifestyle Blog) May 30, 2010 at 7:57 pm

Congrats on your house offer!! 😀 Hope it goes through.

That breakfast looks dreamy. :)



58 Brynne May 30, 2010 at 8:05 pm

Yayy congratulations on everything moving along! How exciting!


59 Laura May 30, 2010 at 8:53 pm

Congratulations on the offer, thats awesome news! And I am currently drooling over that amazing looking frittata.


60 Lee May 31, 2010 at 5:57 am

Lots of water is definitely key to not getting a hangover. Congrats on the offer! Are you going to accept it?


61 Jil @ Peace, Love & Munchies May 31, 2010 at 9:45 am

AHH! Amazing!! Yay for an offerrrr! And that food looks phenomenal!!


62 Amanda @ Cakes and Ale June 1, 2010 at 9:03 am


We just closed on our new house on Friday… it’s our first, so we weren’t selling too. Hope you’re able to execute a contract with your buyers and things go smoothly for you!


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