State Of The Union

February 19, 2012

I have a habit of checking the yard when I wake up to see what might have happened during the night. Things like trees down, flowers blooming or snowfall. I used to stare into our backyard in our houses in Charlotte and Fry’s Spring to check the weather, skies, snow on the grass before I got going on my day. Our new house’s bedroom faces the front, so I check the grass quickly and then later in depth off the back porch when I take my breakfast photos.

But here is the yard it all started in!! No snow on the ground, but I hear some is on the way…

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I slept with Ducky last night, who is my sister’s duck she got Easter 1991. You can see his youthful appearance in this post. He is an upsidedown bathmat!

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But these two, Daffy and Pistachio, (also Larbs’s) wanted in as well. It might have been a bit crowded with all three (although Larbs used to sleep that way!). But I suspect they would make great maternity pillows!?

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We have some crazy animals in this house, and funny thing is that they all still live here and Larbs and I do not!

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Breakfast this AM was a yogurt mix. I was thrilled to find greek yogurt in the fridge! My mom has gotten hooked at my dad’s wallet’s disappointment.

    • 1 container greek yogurt
    • Strawberries (which I brought from home! Sad thing is that somebody cut onions on the wooden cutting board and didn’t scrub it so my strawberries tasted like onions. I still ate them because they were expensive and delicious underneath)
    • Half banana
    • Drizzle honey
    • Cinnamon
    • Nuttzo!

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Lipton + Dad’s newspaper

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I am here in Hillsborough to head to Sarah’s baby shower today! Hoping to take notes on all the baby gear : ) 

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1 Katie @ Peace Love & Oats February 19, 2012 at 9:24 am

Haha my room is just about the same as when I left for college, stuffed animals and all! However, my parents are thinking of downsizing soon… I hope they plan on taking my stuff with them because it sure won’t fit in my studio right now!

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2 Stephanie @ Legally Blinde February 19, 2012 at 10:11 am

I’m with you – I’m terrified of my parents moving to a smaller house and having to pack up all of my stuff that’s still there; I don’t want to store all of that!

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3 Simply Life February 19, 2012 at 9:33 am

love that your parents have everything ready for a perfect breakfast!

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4 Laura @ Sprint 2 the Table February 19, 2012 at 9:44 am

That so sweet your parent save those stuffed animals! I used to have a koala that I loved to the point of destruction – I think even his little plastic nose fell off.

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5 Kerry February 19, 2012 at 9:46 am

Have a great time at the shower!

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6 Shana February 19, 2012 at 9:51 am

I have a curious question. In your RD studies, did you ever come across such a thing as an oat intolerance?

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7 KathEats February 19, 2012 at 9:54 am

Hmmm…not specifically. Gluten, yes, and the other wheat related diseases, but not oats in particular.

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8 Allie@LiveLaughEat February 19, 2012 at 9:55 am

Haha Peter recently admitted to loving 2% Greek yogurt. They don’t sell it at Costco though and his wallet does not buy yogurt anywhere else :). I can’t make it to Sarah’s shower today. Take lotsa photos, please!

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9 Stephanie @ Legally Blinde February 19, 2012 at 10:00 am

Visits home are so comforting :) Love all the childhood stuff. And I do the same thing of looking outside as soon as I roll out of bed to see what weather I’ll have to face during the day!

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10 Mindy February 19, 2012 at 10:01 am

“At your dad’s wallet disappointment”… Haha I love it! Story of my parents’ life!

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11 kaila@ healthy helper blog! February 19, 2012 at 10:07 am

I have been loving yogurt bowls lately! Can’t get enough with a little cottage cheese stirred in. Gives it great texture!

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12 Sarah@The Flying ONION February 19, 2012 at 10:22 am

I am forever hooked on greek yogurt, but I’m forced to save it for special occasions (so $$$!!!). You’re making me think I may need to pick up a tub though…breakfast looks delicious! :D

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13 Khushboo February 19, 2012 at 10:26 am

Ah that’s so annoying about the strawberries- we have a separate cutting board for fruit at home just for that reason!

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14 Gina @ Running to the Kitchen February 19, 2012 at 10:26 am

My mom has turned the guest room in my house that I grew up in into a doll room. Seriously…it’s filled with dolls and it’s the freakiest thing you can imagine. I guess they keep her company now that my brother and I are gone?

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15 Mom February 19, 2012 at 11:29 am

I’m with your mom! My dolls never tell me I need to update the house, and they don’t seem overly worried about nutrition, mine or theirs.

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16 Lee February 19, 2012 at 10:31 am

My mom has moved since I’ve lived with her so none of my stuff is in “my” room. Sad.

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17 Kelsey February 19, 2012 at 10:41 am

Lillis billis photo pleaseeeeeeee!!!!!! She is the worlds only adorable cat!

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18 Jamie @ Don't Forget the Cinnamon February 19, 2012 at 10:43 am

Ugh I hate making that mistake and cutting fruit on a garlic or onion infused cutting board!!

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19 Joss February 19, 2012 at 10:55 am

I love all of the stuffed animals :D

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20 J3nn (Jenn's Menu and Lifestyle Blog) February 19, 2012 at 10:58 am

I wish I kept more of my stuffed animals from childhood. :(

Have fun at the shower. I’m sure you’ll get lots of ideas and also get super excited!!!

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21 Aylin @ Glow Kitchen February 19, 2012 at 11:00 am

I still sleep with my childhood blank.ie…i mean blanket.

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22 Becca February 19, 2012 at 11:26 am

Wow, that duck sure has had its fair share of love over the years ;) What a difference 20 years of love can make!

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23 Averie @ Love Veggies and Yoga February 19, 2012 at 11:39 am

I love the vintage stuffed animal pics! I wonder what ever happened to my massive collection… Probably in my parents’ attic or something.

Have a great time with your family the rest of the day!

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24 Molly @ RDexposed February 19, 2012 at 11:43 am

Larbs leaves them? I am a sad 25 year old that still totes mine around to wherever I’m staying. College and spring break included. They really do make good pillows!

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25 Caroline February 19, 2012 at 11:51 am

That breakfast looks delicious – but what is nuttzo? I’m intrigued!

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26 KathEats February 19, 2012 at 10:06 pm

It’s a super crunchy multi nut butter!

https://gonuttzo.com/

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27 Jenny@vegetarianhatesvegetables February 19, 2012 at 12:06 pm

It’s funny- I have practically no clutter in our new home- but my poor parents have to deal with all of my childhood stuff that I can’t bring myself to get rid of!

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28 Lindsay @ Running the Windy City February 19, 2012 at 12:09 pm

I used to sleep with a million stuffed animals too, it made my bed really cozy :)

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29 Cm @ Lazy Healthy February 19, 2012 at 12:19 pm

Ugh, onion and garlic flavor seeped into everything is the bane of my existence because I never scrub anything quite properly. I actually got a separate cutting board.

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30 Sarah February 19, 2012 at 12:31 pm

While reading the Sunday paper I came across this comic and thought you’d get a kick out of it. http://www.gocomics.com/adamathome/

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31 KathEats February 19, 2012 at 10:07 pm

Hahah cute!

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32 Kristen @ Change of Pace February 19, 2012 at 12:32 pm

Aww my mom and dad still have a bunch of our stuff too. I’ve actually stopped using tupperware because of the onion/garlic smells. I use ball jars instead.

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33 Liz @ Tip Top Shape February 19, 2012 at 1:09 pm

I got my mom hooked on greek yogurt, too. It’s just so much better than the other stuff!

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34 Kyle Daigle February 19, 2012 at 1:41 pm

Hey Kath!

I just wanted to post here to say “hi” and give a huge “thanks” for your breakfast photos. You’ve revolutionized my breakfast for sure. I’ve been on a weight loss journey that turned into me being an avid runner. Over 75 pounds later, I’m training for my first marathon after several smaller races and my body needs fuel. I used to eat some pretty boring stuff. But now, its “everything in a bowl” and its *awesome*! Just wanted to leave a quick “thanks” for this inspiration every morning in case these sorts of posts get boring.

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35 KathEats February 19, 2012 at 10:07 pm

Thanks so much for your comment Kyle! And congrats on your awesome weight loss!

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36 Angel7 February 19, 2012 at 2:07 pm

The thought of slightly onion infused strawberries does not sound good, especially since I am pregnant :) However, I know what you mean when you say you did not want to waste them, because I would not want to waste them or any other food either.

http://faithfulsolutions.blogspot.com/

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37 Gillian G. @ When Bread Is Broken February 19, 2012 at 2:26 pm

Oh, I am with you on that cutting board situation – that has happened to me far too many times. The wood cutting boards are especially difficult to scrub tastes out of. Blech. (I always eat them anyways too ;) )

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38 Margaret February 19, 2012 at 2:34 pm

It’s snowing in Blacksburg so I’m sure it’s snowing in C-Ville!

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39 KathEats February 19, 2012 at 10:07 pm

I’m not there to see it :( But it looks pretty nice from the photos!

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40 Cait's Plate February 19, 2012 at 3:35 pm

My entire house (including my room) is exactly the same at home as well. I kinda love it :)

Have fun today!

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41 erica February 19, 2012 at 5:03 pm

omg! i had that duck too!

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42 Ash Bear February 19, 2012 at 5:26 pm

Isn’t it amazing when you go home and find a surprising healthy snack! My parents have also started using greek yogurt versus the old Dannon or Yoplait.

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43 Lisa February 19, 2012 at 5:36 pm

What sweet pictures. I love “going home”.
I remember a tiger stuffed animal that I dearly loved as a child. I wish I still had him (although that was over 35 years ago, lol. He would probably be just dust and threads by now…)

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44 Lexi @ Cura Personalis Foodie February 19, 2012 at 5:54 pm

My wallet hates greek yogurt too :P Haters gonna hate…

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45 Annette @ EnjoyYourHealthyLife February 19, 2012 at 5:56 pm

Have fun today!

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46 Katie @ Talk Less, Say More February 19, 2012 at 10:34 pm

My wallet may hate greek yogurt but my taste buds love it and this is one battle that my taste buds (and health), will win!

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47 Sophie February 20, 2012 at 2:55 am

I hate when that happens with onions-can’t stand them!

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48 Fran@ Broken Cookies Don't Count February 20, 2012 at 7:41 am

Sounds like fun! I love the willow ware mug!

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