Sun Beam Of Sunshine

February 17, 2011

My GOSH I am beaming with happiness today!! It’s 70 degrees outside, sunny, and as warm as a cozy blanket.

You know how when you’re sick you forget what it’s like to feel well? After all this winter I’ve forgotten how amazing comfortable weather is. Biking in it was a [warm] BREEZE compared to my recent biking trips to the gym.

I also wrapped up 3 projects, including a guest post for my sister and reading a draft of my mom’s new young adult book about a pie blogger and her niece!

When I left the gym today after BodyPump ( = great workout!) I found the most HILARIOUS note that Matt had obviously left when he left his meeting this morning.


That would be Bocker bear making a stinky face at me on Great Harvest paper! I literally laughed out loud!


Lunch today was super delicious – and I was super starving after my workout!

A whole wheat yeasty English muffin with an egg and berry jam


And leftover Green + Bean Soup.


Which I topped with some crab + Old Bay flavored peanuts that Matt A’s parents gave us for Christmas!


Now I’m sipping seltzer while I blog, clean up my inbox, answer> comments, get my hair dry and wait for Faith to arrive at 2:30 for our outing!


I’ll be back late tonight – but there’s a Home Neat Home coming up in the meantime!!

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1 Holly @ Couch Potato Athlete February 17, 2011 at 2:15 pm

Old Baby flavored peanuts? I hope you mean Old Bay? :)

Bocker looks too sweet to ever make a stinky face!


2 Meg February 17, 2011 at 2:17 pm

HAHA that bear is priceless!!!


3 Kris February 17, 2011 at 2:18 pm

MMMM. Old Baby!


4 Hope February 17, 2011 at 2:18 pm

Haha! I love that picture that Matt drew! Too funny! That English Muffin looks so fluffy and good! I want one! :)


5 Jennifer February 17, 2011 at 2:28 pm

I MUST know how to make Old Bay flavored peanuts! I love anything with Old Bay!! (Funny drawing, btw!)


6 Marisa @ Loser for Life February 17, 2011 at 2:39 pm

Ha! Matt’s drawing is so cute!

I’ll have to try your egg and jam combo, Kath! It sounds good!


7 Amanda February 17, 2011 at 2:41 pm

I have heard the best things about body pump. I found a class in my city, I should try it out sometime. i just signed up for my first half so it’ll have to be after that!


8 Johanna B February 17, 2011 at 2:59 pm

Now I want an English muffin (gluten-free of course). Will have to make a trip to my favorite store this week and buy a pack.


9 Stacey (The Home-Cooked Vegan) February 17, 2011 at 3:06 pm

Yay for more Home Neat Home! The weather is wonderful here too, that always makes for a happy mood :) Have fun on your outing!
PS. English muffin with egg used to be my favorite breakfast before going vegan! nomnomnom


10 Jessica @ How Sweet It Is February 17, 2011 at 3:08 pm

It’s like that outside here today too! It’s wonderful!


11 Nacho Lindsay February 17, 2011 at 3:09 pm

You know what really goes well with warm weather? Nachos!


12 Eliz@The Sweet Life February 17, 2011 at 3:09 pm

what a happy post! i love the GH pape!!


13 Amanda- The Nutritionist Reviews February 17, 2011 at 3:14 pm

70 degrees is unbelievable this time of year! Enjoy it!


14 Averie (LoveVeggiesAndYoga) February 17, 2011 at 3:14 pm

Have fun this afternoon! And I can’t wait for the Home Neat Home…love those posts!

And that green bowl, I love it! I need to find a stash of Fiestaware and get some. Because it’s always sooo cute!


15 Jess @ atasteofconfidence February 17, 2011 at 3:16 pm

hahah great note:)


16 Gabriela @ Une Vie Saine February 17, 2011 at 3:16 pm

Old Bay peanuts sound AWESOME. Now I’m totally craving Old Bay fries- they remind me of summertime!!


17 Annette February 17, 2011 at 3:18 pm

I love when my husband leaves me notes too! p.s. nice job multi-tasking…best way to live somedays-haha. Have a great outing :)


18 Megan February 17, 2011 at 3:22 pm

Love finding notes that are left for me :)

And Kath, (or anyone who sees this!!)
On my blog today I was really wondering about differences between Wordpress and Blogger.
If you could share any thoughts on it, I would really really appreciate it!!


19 Emily @ One Sweet Vegan February 17, 2011 at 3:29 pm

It’s funny how you and I have opposite weather. We had our warm CA spring weather the past two weeks and now it’s raining buckets, cold, and windy. Enjoy the warmth! :-)


20 Sarah (Running To Slow Things Down) February 17, 2011 at 3:31 pm

I love that you put jam on your egg sandwich. I never would think of such combos, so THANKS for the inspiration. 😀

(p.s. Please send some of your warm weather up here to New England. We’d greatly appreciate it. 😉 )


21 Valerie @ City|Life|Eats February 17, 2011 at 3:31 pm

What a lovely lunch :)


22 Jil @ Big City, Lil Kitchen February 17, 2011 at 3:33 pm

Jealous of your 70 degree weather!!! Though, I can’t complain – it’s 60 in Boston!


23 Heather (heathers dish) February 17, 2011 at 3:36 pm

Can’t wait for home neat home…we need all the help we can get!


24 Allie February 17, 2011 at 3:37 pm

LOL! Matt is good @ drawing!!! Lunch looks awesome :) I’m loooving this weather!


25 Michelle (The Runner's Plate) February 17, 2011 at 3:38 pm

I need to try the egg + jam combination!!


26 Jess (Sweet Potato) February 17, 2011 at 3:39 pm

Haha, that note is great!


27 Katy (The Singing Runner) February 17, 2011 at 3:43 pm

I love Old Bay peanuts! 😀 Delicious!


28 Stacie @ Imperfectly Healthy February 17, 2011 at 3:45 pm

That’s definitely the cutest note ever! :)


29 Laura @ Sprint 2 the Table February 17, 2011 at 3:45 pm

This weather is amazing! I’m so excited for the weekend.

That soup + sandwich combo is great-looking. Like a spin on tomato soup and grilled cheese!


30 Courtney @ The Granola Chronicles February 17, 2011 at 3:46 pm

Egg & berry jam?! That sounds intriguing!


31 Sarena (The Non-Dairy Queen) February 17, 2011 at 3:48 pm

Lunch looks perfect! It feels so good outside today! I can’t wait for this weekend. Enjoy your afternoon Kath!


32 Chiara February 17, 2011 at 3:49 pm

Just found your blog and I have to say I really like it and I like your pics! 70 degree weather sounds lovely… especially with no rain!


33 Lisa (bakebikeblog) February 17, 2011 at 4:01 pm

yay for sunshine! We are in ‘Summer’ in Australia yet it is rainy and cold too :(


34 Lauren at KeepItSweet February 17, 2011 at 4:07 pm

The spring-like weather is temporarily visiting us in the northeast and it is wonderful! Enjoy the sun:-)


35 J3nn (Jenn's Menu and Lifestyle Blog) February 17, 2011 at 4:07 pm

LOL, Bocker is being fresh! 😛

Soup + sandwich = YUM


36 Baking 'n' Books February 17, 2011 at 4:29 pm

Did you make the soup? Also that english muffin looks so good – what do you mean by “yeasty” though?

(P.S Is there any way to subscribe to get the comments or notified if you do respond – I can do this on some blogs but don’t see it here). Thanks.


37 Anna @ Newlywed, Newly Veg February 17, 2011 at 4:33 pm

Lol…I love it when my hub leaves funny notes and whatnot for me to discover around the house!


38 lynn @ the actor's diet February 17, 2011 at 5:04 pm

isn’t lovely weather the best??? i have lived in la for 5 years now and i still don’t get sick of the sunny 70’s most of the time!


39 Alaina February 17, 2011 at 5:20 pm

What a cute note :-) You must be a pro at writing posts now; you can write so many and still make it out to find stuff to write about! Haha


40 Kate (What Kate is Cooking) February 17, 2011 at 5:52 pm

70 degrees?! It’s only 59 here! I guess it makes up for the cold weather you were getting recently :)


41 Justeen @ Blissful Baking February 17, 2011 at 6:03 pm

We’ve been having super nice weather too! It’s such a nice break from the snow and freezing temperatures!


42 Mary @ Bites and Bliss February 17, 2011 at 6:14 pm

It is such a wonderful, wonderful day to be happy!!


43 Katie February 17, 2011 at 6:39 pm

I didn’t Matt was an artist ; )

The bears are so cute!

I love eggs and jam, such a great combo on that sandwich!!!

I was happy with the weather here today to, it was 60, wish it was 70, but it was still nice!!!!

Have a great night! xo


44 Deb W. February 17, 2011 at 6:50 pm

that soup looks amazing!! Did you have the recipe posted?


45 Hannah February 17, 2011 at 7:02 pm

That egg is sticking its tongue out at you too!!


46 Christin@purplebirdblog February 17, 2011 at 7:18 pm

Excellent bear drawing… I love it!


47 stacey-healthylife February 17, 2011 at 9:18 pm

I can’t wait for sunny 70+ degree weather, sounds perfect.


48 Chelsea @ One Healthy Munchkin February 17, 2011 at 9:46 pm

It finally reached the 40s here, and I thought that was warm! I’m jealous of your 70 degree weather! 😛


49 Rachel @ Healthy Teacher February 18, 2011 at 8:05 pm

That picture is really funny.


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