"Saturday" Continued

October 17, 2008

Greetings :)

The morning was successful. After getting some stuff done, we finally made it to the gym around 11:30. Luckily the weather held up and we were able to bike there, but it’s pouring now!! I spent some time on the ET with a good magazine and then we met up for some pull-ups and dips.

You know how I’ve been raving about Mrs. Meyers All-Purpose cleaner? Well I discovered it works really well on our hardwood floors. It’s designed for all surfaces, so it is so nice to have 1 cleaner for the whole house in 1 spray bottle. One reason I HATE cleaning our floors is that I hate getting out the bucket, moving all the furniture, using the vinegar, waiting for it to dry, using the OrangeGlo, waiting for it to dry. It takes like 30-45 minutes. But I discovered that the Mrs. Meyers works just as well as those two (at least for weekly cleanings – I’ll still use the distilled vinegar/move furniture once a month). I’m happy that I can just wet my O-Mop, spritz the floor and be done in 5 minutes. Sweet!

For lunch I decided to have half a turkey + cheese sandwich with some tasty sides. This was 1 slice of Applegate Farm’s Herb Roasted Turkey with some mustard, Parrano cheese and jalapenos under the broiler for a few.

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Plus I had a side salad made with CSA mystery greens, some pear (that’s the husband’s handiwork!) and Karen’s lemon dressing (I’m going to get her recipe for this soon).

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And a delicious yogurt-granola-pear parfait topped with TJ’s Pumpkin Butter, which is great. It’s just like pumpkin jam. This was the TJ’s European yogurt. I liked it a lot, but nothing compared to the thickness of greek yogurt. But this kind was thick and tangy. It reminded me of the Emmi brand swiss yogurt I used to buy at the Fresh Market. This European was DEFINITELY better than your average plain yogurt. For the cost, I’d say it’ll be a supplement to our greek supply in the future.

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The husband, it being a “Saturday” and all, made a huge bowl of dessert. And I found a little sampling in my empty parfait glass!

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We are planning to go to the movie after dinner instead of this afternoon. And I think we’re going to sneak in some wine! Until then, I’ve got to buckle down and get some studying done :cry:

Danielle shared this great video on women’s body image this morning. Check it out. Not only does it have a good message, but I LOVE how creative it is with the visual and music.

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1 Cat October 17, 2008 at 2:25 pm

I am definitely going to take your tip on Mrs Meyer’s AP cleaner, thanks! Good to see you and the husband are enjoying your Saturday!!

I loved that video too by the way – such an important message! We hear so much about diseases in the US that we can contribute money to so that scientists can do research, but this is something where WE can actively help fix the problem. Our words to our daughters/sisters/mothers/friends and our attitude toward our bodies can and WILL made a difference!

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2 coco October 17, 2008 at 2:29 pm

amazing cup for the dessert!

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3 VeggieGirl October 17, 2008 at 2:31 pm

Hooray for a successful morning, and a super-delicious yogurt-granola-pear parfait!! Yum.

Good luck studying, and have fun tonight!! :-)

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4 Beadie October 17, 2008 at 2:32 pm

Thanks for the review on the yogurt, I’m sure hoping there is greek yogurt available when I go tomorrow!

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5 haya October 17, 2008 at 2:33 pm

i made my own pumpkin butter last week – i’ve been putting a spoonful in my oatmeal in the mornings and it makes it taste just like fall.

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6 magpie October 17, 2008 at 2:52 pm

I have to go pick up pumpkin and apple butter from TJ’s soon!

That video is really sweet – I saw it on the Love Your Body day :)

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7 Andrea October 17, 2008 at 2:53 pm

wow i LOVED that video! i think a lot of us can learn from it :) thanks for posting!!!

mmmm pumpkin butter looks/sounds great!

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8 Jenny October 17, 2008 at 2:54 pm

What an adorable lunch you got there! I’ve got to try some pumpkin butter…

Have fun at the movie tonight! :)

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9 KatieTX October 17, 2008 at 2:58 pm

What an amazing video! I am going to share that with my fitness classes today. I am going to make them look in the mirror and say what they like about themselves! Because you know most of us never do that!

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10 Lisa October 17, 2008 at 3:02 pm

I’m so glad that video is getting around! Tri Delta is my sorority (the group who made the video) so I received the email earlier this week through an email and have passed it around to everyone!

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11 Mary Helen October 17, 2008 at 3:16 pm

I am glad the video is making it around, too! I am also a Tri Delta and am so proud that Delta Delta Delta is making a stand against this dangerous and destructive behavior that is taught to women. Thanks, Kath, for passing it along! Enjoy your weekend.

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12 Maggie October 17, 2008 at 3:28 pm

Just curious kath, what do you use for dusting? Just a microfiber cloth or something or also a cleaning spray?

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13 Allison K October 17, 2008 at 3:31 pm

Very nice plating!

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14 mh October 17, 2008 at 3:33 pm

I’m a Tridelt too!! yeah!! Kath your pear salad looks great!! they are great if you add almonds, a few crasins, and seasame ginger dressing…mm my favorite combo! enjoy the weekend

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15 rhodeygirl October 17, 2008 at 3:59 pm

what a lovely looking lunch! enjoy your “saturday”.. will it be saturday tomorrow too?

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16 Danielle October 17, 2008 at 3:59 pm

Thanks for mentioning the video Kath! I’m so glad you found it as important as I did. And thank you again for being such a positive body image role model, I know everyone who visits your blog appreciates you for this!

(And I promise to start commenting more often. Lurker no more!)

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17 sarah October 17, 2008 at 4:21 pm

ooh, i LOVE emmi yogurts (yes, even more than greek!) so i bet i would love the TJ’s european.

probably a naive cleaning question (josh is in charge of FLOOR DUTY at our house!): what’s an O-MOP?

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18 Megan October 17, 2008 at 4:28 pm

Your lunch and parfait look delicious! Have fun at the movies!

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19 gwen October 17, 2008 at 4:58 pm

hi kath eats,

it’s gwen. we went to school together and I just wanted to tell you that I have really enjoyed reading your blog. I finished grad school about two weeks ago, and I am looking for a job. Your website has been great inspiration and procrastination during the search.

I think you might become our famous classmate. The next Joy Bauer?

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20 Lindsay October 17, 2008 at 5:23 pm

your melty sandwich looks to die for – fantastic :)

enjoy your weekend!

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21 Biz319 October 17, 2008 at 5:24 pm

I’ll have to find that cleaner. I love Barkeepers Friend, both in powder and liquid form. It does WONDERS on my sink!

Love your mini dessert cocktail!

Hopefully Matt is catching up on his rest!

Have fun tonight.

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22 Lee October 17, 2008 at 5:51 pm

I was also going to ask what an O-mop was. I am not well versed in cleaning supplies.

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23 Erin October 17, 2008 at 6:13 pm

So I found this website where you can “yearbook” yourself into different time periods and I am giving you yourself in the early 90′s!!!

I thought this was sooo funny and I thought I’d give you a little laugh in between studying!

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24 Erin October 17, 2008 at 6:14 pm
25 Rachel October 17, 2008 at 7:40 pm

I just bought some TJ’s pumpkin butter today and had a little “taste test”…SO good, can’t wait to try it out on everything!

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26 bobbi October 17, 2008 at 8:05 pm

yummy eats, I hope you have fun at your movie!

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27 kwaze October 17, 2008 at 8:17 pm

Just taste tested my pumpkin butter too…YUM:) That video sent chills through my body. Thanks for sharing it. I sent it on to a few of my friends, as well!

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28 Erica October 17, 2008 at 8:36 pm

Kath! Your lunch looks gorgeous and fresh! Glad you got to the gym before the rain! Have a good weekend

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29 Kath October 17, 2008 at 9:10 pm

Maggie ,
I just use a Swiffer Duster. Always does the trick.

rhodeygirl ,
Tomorrow is Saturday for me, but Monday for him :(

sarah ,
Haha – lucky you! O-Mop is Method brand’s microfiber mop. Kind of like a wetjet but the pad is washable and there’s no liquid to squirt so you have to find your own (or buy Method’s).

gwen ,
Hi!!! Good to hear from you. Congrats on finishing up school, and thanks for stopping by :)

Erin ,
LOL!! If you want to really know what I was like in the 90′s, check out the slideshow from our wedding DVD, particularly the photo of me sitting on the pink couch!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8mx3uo-6bao

Kath

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30 zestycook October 18, 2008 at 7:04 am

WOW – the parfait and the pear salad look great…. I h ave to get my hands on this umpkin butter I think as well…. alot of chatter about it.

zesty

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