Nautical Farewell

December 29, 2008


Yarrrr, there he blows. The vessel in the distance is carrying My Captain away at 26 knots while I gaze longingly from my widow’s watch 😥

One of my very favorite books is Ahab’s Wife, Or The Star Gazer by Sena Jeter Naslund. The book tells the story of Ahab’s wife’s life and is perhaps one of the most beautifully written books I’ve ever read. 

We traveled to the gym this morning via golf cart and I spent 40 minutes on an old fashioned elliptical. Then the Matt’s and I ran home in light rain – just over a mile. It was a very fast run (being with the boys and all) and also a very wet run! It started pouring just as we pulled in the last half mile.


We had an earlier lunch because of the husband’s family’s departure. I turned a ham sandwich into a salad. Spinach topped with:

  • Maple Ham
  • Carrot
  • Tomato
  • Cheddar
  • Half an egg
  • Candied nuts
  • Honey Mustard


Plus a yogurt that I bought at the market with some Kashi H2H from home –



And I had 1/4 of a grapefruit and a few tortilla chips from the bag.


And we were encouraged to eat the bourbon balls before we leave tomorrow!


Afternoon agenda:

  • Finish Eleanor
  • Start Blue Bistro
  • Walk on the beach with mom
  • Dinner (TBD) with the Old Salts
  • A spa retreat in my room by myself including lunar flow yoga and a bubble bath

May you stay high and dry today :)

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1 K December 29, 2008 at 2:09 pm

You’ve got one relaxing day planned :) Enjoy it!!


2 Allison K December 29, 2008 at 2:10 pm

I like to call my husband “my captain” cause..our last name is..Kaptein…
I did the lunar flow yoga the other day and really enjoyed it, lots of great stretches.


3 Mel December 29, 2008 at 2:13 pm

Your salad looks really good, definitely different than a sandwich!


4 Oh She Glows December 29, 2008 at 2:15 pm

That pic of you is too cute!

A spa retreat in your room? Sounds fabulous.



5 Megan December 29, 2008 at 2:23 pm

That is quite the colorful lunch! Looks yummy!


6 Jess :) December 29, 2008 at 2:24 pm

What a relaxing, fun day! Enjoy every moment of it :) Great foods too!

<3 jess :)


7 Shelby December 29, 2008 at 2:30 pm

What colorful foods today! YUM!


8 Katie December 29, 2008 at 2:41 pm

Mmmm! Looks colorful and fabulous!


9 JENNA December 29, 2008 at 2:48 pm

your night sounds so wonderful!! enjoy!! :)


10 VeggieGirl December 29, 2008 at 2:50 pm

Have a blast tonight!!


11 Moran December 29, 2008 at 3:01 pm

Wow what a relaxing afternoon! I am jealous!


12 Sharon December 29, 2008 at 3:25 pm



13 Jen December 29, 2008 at 3:32 pm

You are a huge inspiration to eat well and enjoy life! I love reading your blog!


14 Halie December 29, 2008 at 3:34 pm

The book you quoted sounds like one that I would quite enjoy! Thanks for the recommendation!

Enjoy what’s ahead!


15 Cindy December 29, 2008 at 3:51 pm

That salad looks fabulous! And can I just say you are the most prolific blogger I follow? I don’t know how you find the time to take so many pictures and write so many posts. But keep it up, I love it!


16 zestycook December 29, 2008 at 3:58 pm

I love the sounds of a relaxing day Kath. Great salad




17 Jessie December 29, 2008 at 4:30 pm

I can never find my own salads as appealing as yours, I guess we really do eat with our eyes :)


18 Amy13 December 29, 2008 at 5:57 pm

Kath, can you tell me the author’s name for Eleanor? Thanks! :) Glad you’re enjoying your trip.


19 Juliet December 29, 2008 at 5:59 pm

Salad looks delicious!!


20 Biz319 December 29, 2008 at 7:23 pm

I made my sammie into a salad today too! Just ordered an UNWICH at Jimmy John’s and chopped it up – less carbs for me!

Have fun at dinner whatever you decide!


21 bobbi December 29, 2008 at 8:50 pm

your adventure has sounded so nice and relaxing, makes me want to go there!!!!


22 Kath December 29, 2008 at 9:21 pm

Thanks Jen !

Thanks Cindy. I find joy and creativity in every photo I take. Especially being on vacation – I can’t wait to type up my recaps (and my family is very enthusiastic too!)

Amy13 ,
Pamela Kaufman. Here’s the link:

The Book of Eleanor: A Novel of Eleanor of Aquitaine



23 Caroline December 30, 2008 at 1:17 am

I’ve always wanted to read Ahab’s Wife, as I am one of those *weird* people who actually liked Moby Dick. Glad to hear a good review of it!


24 Colleen Dabler January 31, 2009 at 4:23 pm

my book club is scheduled to read Ahab’s Wife and Eleanor. Also, thank your husband for a great honey wheat bread recipe. I’ve recently had to start making bread for my family because of my son’s peanut/nut allergy. I used to buy Breadsmith bread. They are a local artisan bakery and their breads have no preservatives or additives. But the risk of cross-contamination with peanuts/nuts is too great. So I’ve been making our family’s bread at home and everyone enjoyed his recipe.


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