Puzzled By The Weather

May 30, 2012

Misty, stormy morning:


Just enough break in the clouds for a 3 mi beach walk


Followed by a hot shower and some puzzle time!


And a scrumptious lunch of a hummus + tomato + pickle sandwich with chips and H2O melon




And before we knew it, the sun was out!! That was one fast “hurricane”


Since I’m nice and clean, I don’t think I’ll be getting in the sand, but another walk is in store! The weather continues to surprise me for the best!


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1 Sana May 30, 2012 at 3:31 pm

I am going to miss the beach pics when your trip is over!


2 Lexi @ You, Me, & A World to See May 30, 2012 at 3:38 pm

I love puzzles but haven’t done them since I was a kid! Great beach pictures :)


3 Jodi @ Jodi, Fat or Not May 30, 2012 at 3:41 pm

I love walking around after a storm. Everything is quiet and washed clean :)


4 Johanna B May 30, 2012 at 3:50 pm

Glad it cleared up for your last hours. I do love watching storms roll in though. The power they posess is truly amazine. I don’t like the damage they do but I can appreciate the beauty. Thanks for the storm photographs.


5 Heather May 30, 2012 at 3:50 pm

I would pretty much do anything for a single piece of that watermelon right now. Torture! I might have to run to the store on my way home from work. Enjoy your last day at the beach!


6 Ashley @ Hudson on the Potomac May 30, 2012 at 3:58 pm

So happy the sun finally came out for you!That watermelon looks delicious, and I love the hummus, pickle, and tomato combo, sounds delicious! Enjoy your last day!


7 j3nn May 30, 2012 at 4:05 pm

I love how you eat watermelon in quarters; that’s such a sweet idea! :)


8 Kimberly May 30, 2012 at 4:05 pm


I have been a long time reader of your blog. I have never commented until now because I thought this was important to tell you: I went to Great Harvest for the first time yesterday and bought a loaf. It is wonderful! Now, I am never going back to plain, old grocery store bread!



9 KathEats May 30, 2012 at 4:59 pm

Thanks for your first comment – and wonderful one at that!


10 Annette @FitnessPerks May 30, 2012 at 4:06 pm

Have a fun walk! And that watermelon looks yuuuummmmmy!


11 Alyssa (pb and oatmeal) May 30, 2012 at 4:14 pm

As usual, your lunch looks delicious!


12 Catalina @ Cake with Love May 30, 2012 at 4:17 pm

Wow that is one big puzzle, can you post a photo once its done?


13 KathEats May 30, 2012 at 4:59 pm

I will try!


14 Averie @ Averie Cooks May 30, 2012 at 4:28 pm

That last picture is just stunning! The color contrast, the texture contrasts…that’s postcard material!!!

And when I lived on Wrightsville Beach…nothing but time on my hands and I used to LOVE to put puzzles together!


15 KathEats May 30, 2012 at 4:59 pm

Haha. My mom just made it her computer background after saying the same thing!

Hey, do you have a restaurant recommendation that would be on our way out (probably not in W-ville, but Wilmington) for lunch tomorrow?


16 Averie @ Averie Cooks May 30, 2012 at 6:54 pm

Well considering I havent lived there since 2001, I’m probably not the best one to ask but if I had to take my pick, I’d pick up deviled eggs from Robert’s Grocery on the beach or their egg salad (best egg salads ever and I don’t even like eggs!), I’d eat crab dip on the top floor/balcony area of Bluewater, and then I’d go downtown Wilm and see what caught my eye on Front Street. Kind of a smorgasbord, eh? :)


17 KathEats May 30, 2012 at 8:25 pm

Haha didn’t realize it had been that long!


18 Carrie May 30, 2012 at 4:40 pm

Puzzles at the beach are the best! My family always has one going when we are at the beach or gathered at Christmas – too fun!


19 Cait's Plate May 30, 2012 at 4:50 pm

I love the placemat! It’s so beachy and perfect :) Was it there or did you bring it?

Glad you got a good walk in and some peeks of sunshine!


20 KathEats May 30, 2012 at 4:58 pm

It was there!


21 Cait's Plate May 30, 2012 at 5:18 pm



22 Susan H. @ The Food Allergy Chronicles May 30, 2012 at 5:10 pm

Puzzles are a great way to spend ones time when the weather is amiss! Nice you were able to get out for some walks…I love walking along the beach!


23 Ashley @ My Food 'N' Fitness Diaries May 30, 2012 at 5:14 pm

i’ve been loving puzzles lately! i used to never be able to sit still long enough to do one, but this past weekend while i was on vacation we worked on a couple of them, and i really enjoyed it!


24 Erin Motz May 30, 2012 at 5:41 pm

Puzzles are the perfect rainy beach activity!


25 Sarah @ Fresh Living May 30, 2012 at 6:02 pm

What beautiful views!


26 Katie @ Peace Love & Oats May 30, 2012 at 6:03 pm

That’s great that you all didn’t get too much of the storm!


27 Katie @ Real Food Katie's Way May 30, 2012 at 6:06 pm

Kath I always enjoy reading about your vacations! Where you are staying right now reminds me of the summer house from the movie “Something’s Gotta Give”!

I’m so glad your vacation has been filled with good food, great company and relaxation!


28 lynn @ the actor's diet May 30, 2012 at 6:07 pm

why do chips + sandwich scream “beach vacation” to me? i blame cape cod potato chip factory.


29 Katie @ Talk Less, Say More May 30, 2012 at 6:15 pm

So glad the same came back out for you guys. And that watermelon looks amazing – I really need to get my hands on some!!


30 Michael Tavallaei DDS May 30, 2012 at 6:16 pm

love the place mat.


31 Janet May 30, 2012 at 6:53 pm

Been reading your blog for over five years now. Always fantastic inspiration, great advice and new food/kitchen products to explore. It’s so enjoyable to see your vacation pictures. That watermelon looked so good I picked one up at the store today. Congratulations on the baby, can’t wait to see you exploring motherhood too.


32 KathEats May 30, 2012 at 8:25 pm

Thanks for your comment!


33 Elle @ nutritionella May 30, 2012 at 8:10 pm

I was pleasantly surprised when I left work – it was dreary and wet this morning but my afternoon looked as bright and sunny as yours! Hope you’re enjoying your vaca!


34 Jane May 30, 2012 at 8:30 pm

I made the hummus, tomato, pickle sandwich for dinner and whoa….it is amazing, I love it!


35 Khushboo May 30, 2012 at 11:32 pm

Hope you guys manage to finish the puzzle before the trip’s over!


36 Fran@ Broken Cookies Don't Count May 31, 2012 at 7:15 am

Beautiful ocean views…Lunch looks good too…mmmm….hummus…


37 Angel7 May 31, 2012 at 4:13 pm

I love the last pic.! That pic. should be on a postcard. The clouds look gorgeous!



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