Super Soaker

September 30, 2010

Today was quite the zig-zag of decisions!

  • First we were going to go for a walk in the rain donning pink rainboots
  • Then rainboots were nowhere to be found (Did I give them away when we moved!?)
  • Then we were going to go running
  • Then Matt found a DVD player on Craigslist for $15 and we decided to walk in the rain to get it
  • Then we realized we didn’t have any cash
  • Then we decided to walk 2.5 miles to Wachovia first, then to the DVD player
  • Then the Craigslist person said she was leaving her house in 25 minutes
  • Then we decided to drive
  • Once we arrived at Wachovia, the computers were down and we could not get cash
  • Then we went to another Wachovia and got cash
  • Then we picked up the DVD player
  • Then we headed home in the car to run, but we spontaneously decided that since we were already out in the car, we should just run in the cool neighborhood we were in
  • Then we ran. Somewhere around 5 miles. I had no Garmin so it was just a fun run. And a good one to boot!
  • Then we drove home

Then we ate lunch!

If it’s going to rain all day, I might as well pretend I’m at the ocean!

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Sardine salad with lots of chopped veggies some beans

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Some mayo, some salt + peppa, some basil

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Served with butterhead from the garden – still wet from the rain (and washing in the sink ;) )

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We made lettuce wraps. Here is my lovely hand model demonstrating -

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It was hard to pass up on the chips, so I added some of those as well – mostly crumbles.

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And two amazing pieces of fruit!

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Lastly, an orange basil seltzer. Total winner.

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Our run boosted my mood and the electrician is here fixing our light. And there’s a beer tasting on the agenda!

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1 Freya (Brit Chick Runs) September 30, 2010 at 1:40 pm

I love reading about people’s decisions like that! It’s seriously so fascinating to me :D
Lovely lunch!

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2 Michelle @ IronDivas September 30, 2010 at 3:44 pm

I totally agree… that was so stragely fascinating for me as well, lol!

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3 Samantha @ Bikini Birthday September 30, 2010 at 1:40 pm

Oh what a fun morning!

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4 Jessica @ How Sweet September 30, 2010 at 1:41 pm

That is quite the morning and afternoon!

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5 Bethany @ More Fruit Please September 30, 2010 at 1:41 pm

What a flip-flop sort of day as far as decisions go! At least you still managed to get everything done!

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6 Erin@ Shortcut to Bliss September 30, 2010 at 1:44 pm

Talk about a fly by the seat of your pants kinda morning! I love how flexible you guys are…

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7 Gabriela @ Une Vie Saine September 30, 2010 at 1:45 pm

Quite a busy morning! It’s pouring here too, so I’ve spent some time baking :) Best way to spend a rainy day! Hope you have a great afternoon!

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8 Beth @ Beth's Journey to Thin September 30, 2010 at 1:46 pm

Love that seltzer idea!

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9 Heather (Heather's Dish) September 30, 2010 at 1:46 pm

ooooooooh, your lunch looks SO good! the figs are gorgeous!

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10 Tina September 30, 2010 at 1:49 pm

Does sound like quite the hectic and back and forth morning.

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11 Erin September 30, 2010 at 1:50 pm

The rain makes everything so fresh and smell so good, even though we’re drowning a little bit here in DC. The roads are terrible – I’m absolutely dreading my commute home even more than usual!

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12 Katryn@rampantcuisine September 30, 2010 at 2:11 pm

I live in the DC area too and I know that on rainy days my commute is going to be double what it normally is! Today I’m expecting an hour and a half or so… :-(

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13 Michelle @ IronDivas September 30, 2010 at 3:49 pm

I can totally understand, I am in Maryland and am in total denial about what my commute is going to be like. It will be a nightmare.

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14 Holly @ couchpotatoathlete September 30, 2010 at 1:52 pm

Its amazing how many time plans can change, right?

It was so gloomy and rainy here last week, all of that must have moved to your side of the country because it has been gorgeous and sunny here!

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15 Lauren at KeepItSweet September 30, 2010 at 1:52 pm

love your flavored seltzer! definitley makes it more “fun” to drink

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16 Valerie @ City|Life|Eats September 30, 2010 at 1:53 pm

I totally have days of multiple decisions like that :)

The sardine salad looks awesome :)

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17 Aly September 30, 2010 at 1:54 pm

I have never gotten the courage to buy sardines.
I like fish, but I’ve heard sardines are pretty…potent.
What do they taste like?

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18 Kath September 30, 2010 at 1:57 pm

Buttery tuna – try them!!

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19 yummiee cupcake September 30, 2010 at 1:55 pm

i hate when that happens!! but at least you got your DVD player!!

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20 Amanda-The Nutritionist Reviews September 30, 2010 at 1:57 pm

Yum! Your seltzer looks great. It’s crazy how much your day changed! Rain can do that to ya for sure!

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21 stacey-healthylife September 30, 2010 at 1:58 pm

Love the lunch. At least the run worked out for you in the end.

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22 lisasfoods September 30, 2010 at 1:59 pm

I like adding herbs to my water and seltzer, but want to try crushing them first so I don’t get big pieces of herbs in my mouth while I’m trying to drink. Does anyone else have this issue?

Also, what has Matt been up to these days while you’re freelancing? Is he also awaiting the Great Harvest move? I’ve noticed both of you get to spend so much of your time together lately…you’re very lucky.

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23 Estela @ Weekly Bite September 30, 2010 at 2:03 pm

Truly beautiful lunch!! Have fun at the beer tasting!

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24 Stacy @Student of Healthy Living September 30, 2010 at 2:04 pm

Craigs list rocks! Especially when you find great deals :) Random out of curiosity question: would you consider yourself a savory or sweet person? Veggies or fruit? Random I know. To explain, I have been reading your blog for awhile and it seems that you tend to favor veggies and savory. I know I much prefer sweet tasting. Definitely fruit! :) Orange and basil, sounds like a great combo.

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25 Kath September 30, 2010 at 2:18 pm

Oh definitely sweet!!!!!!!!!! All the way. I actually think a lot of veggies ARE sweet!

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26 Marina September 30, 2010 at 2:09 pm

I have to try that with water, sounds pretty nice.
Your fish salads always look delicious

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27 kate September 30, 2010 at 2:12 pm

i totally followed you on that…my brain regularly is all over the place. hooray for a dvd player!

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28 Nicole - yuppie yogini September 30, 2010 at 2:19 pm

I had no idea Cville had so many beer tastings..so fun!

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29 Laura September 30, 2010 at 2:34 pm

I got dizzy reading that!!!!

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30 Joslyn @ missfitbliss September 30, 2010 at 2:34 pm

This looks like such a delicious lunch! I love colorful plates!

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31 RhodeyGirl September 30, 2010 at 2:38 pm

I love the close up photo with just a bit of the orange and the lettuce peeking in.

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32 Maryea @ Happy Healthy Mama September 30, 2010 at 2:46 pm

Isn’t it amazing what running can do for your mood? Love it. The lettuce wraps look great!

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33 Kori September 30, 2010 at 2:50 pm

Such a lovely sounding day even in the midst of having to make changes in plans on the fly! Have a great rest of the [rainy] afternoon, Kath!

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34 Stacey (The Habit of Healthy) September 30, 2010 at 2:50 pm

It is so fun to hear about your morning and the decision-making process behind it. I love the idea of using lettuce as a wrap, so clever!

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35 Jasmine @ Eat Move Write September 30, 2010 at 3:04 pm

lol. That’s a funny set of decisions. It rained here too and totally changed my plans.

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36 Liz @ Tip Top Shape September 30, 2010 at 3:10 pm

WOw, you had a lot of running around before lunch!!

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37 shannon (the daily balance) September 30, 2010 at 3:11 pm

what a morning!

amazing salad ;)

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38 Heather Eats Almond Butter September 30, 2010 at 3:13 pm

The last bits of the chip bag are always my favorite. :)

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39 Chelsea @ Strawberry Sweat September 30, 2010 at 3:15 pm

Look at how colorful your meal is! Looks good :)

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40 Jil September 30, 2010 at 3:21 pm

haha Love the zigzagging. In reading it, it played out in my head like a sitcom.

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41 Natalia - a side of simple September 30, 2010 at 3:26 pm

You totally deserve some beer after all that chaos this morning! Have fun ;)

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42 Jessica (Fit and Clean) September 30, 2010 at 3:35 pm

I’m not sure about the sardines, LOL ;) I don’t think I’ve ever had any! How do you make your orange basil seltzer? I’ve been having issues getting my water down lately…just seems so unappetizing!

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43 Kath September 30, 2010 at 3:38 pm

I just put in an orange slice and some basil with seltzer water

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44 Simply Life September 30, 2010 at 3:39 pm

Looks like you’ve made the most out of a rainy day!

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45 Sarena (The Non-Dairy Queen) September 30, 2010 at 3:42 pm

Yay for being spontaneous! Feels good, right?! Enjoy the rest of your afternoon!

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46 Laughter-Loving Stacy September 30, 2010 at 4:24 pm

Oh man, that basil/orange seltzer water sounds really refreshing!!!

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47 Annie@stronghealthyfit September 30, 2010 at 4:27 pm

Looks like quite the gourmet lunch- I want to try sardines! Do you know anything about the ethics of sardine catching/ how clean they are to eat? I read a bit about fishing practices in Eating Animals and have been staying away from fish for the most part since then, but I still ove fish.

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48 Melissa September 30, 2010 at 4:33 pm

I’ve never eaten sardines, but your sardine salad always makes me want to; though I am afraid. ;)

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49 J3nn (Jenn's Menu and Lifestyle Blog) September 30, 2010 at 4:44 pm

LOL, I like the idea of seafood on a rainy day! Ahoy! :D

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50 chelsey @ clean eating chelsey September 30, 2010 at 4:59 pm

That is quite the list of errands you went on my dear! Glad you got the DVD player!

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51 Katherine September 30, 2010 at 5:05 pm

Your salad looks great. I’m trying to like sardines, but haven’t found a good way to eat them yet. Do you just drain and mash them before adding to the salad?

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52 Heather September 30, 2010 at 5:06 pm

I hope your light gets fixed! too funny about all the decisions haha! Talk about plans going haywire!

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53 Kasey September 30, 2010 at 5:09 pm

I have yet to try canned sardines. Your sardine salad looks pretty tasty :)

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54 klm September 30, 2010 at 5:10 pm

those are some beautiful looking figs!!

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55 The Wife of a Dairyman September 30, 2010 at 5:14 pm

It’s funny how day like that just happen and how fun they end up being! It makes your day go by extremely fast doesn’t it?!

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56 lindsay September 30, 2010 at 5:28 pm

These photos look awesome!

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57 Mary @ Bites and Bliss September 30, 2010 at 5:42 pm

Dannng you’ve been a busy gal!

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58 Ashley September 30, 2010 at 5:45 pm

Not sure if I can do sardines! You make them look quite appetizing tho! I am making salmon burgers for dinner tho!

Check out my new POST on how to save calories at sbux! I just baked some ICED PUMPKIN OATMEAL RAISIN cookies today. Post to come soon!

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59 Hillary [Nutrition Nut on the Run] September 30, 2010 at 5:50 pm

I love the look and sound of that seltzer! mmmm.

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60 Jessica @ The Process of Healing September 30, 2010 at 6:15 pm

Running in the rain is so much fun! And I am SO JEALOUS of the beer tasting!

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61 Heidi - apples under my bed September 30, 2010 at 7:09 pm

LOVE the look of the orange, basil seltzer :) I’m going to try that this weekend – maybe with blood orange! Thanks, Kath!
Heidi xo

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62 Wendy @ Seriously Sassy September 30, 2010 at 7:19 pm

Ooooooh, the fresh fruit and the seltzer look so yummy and refreshing!!!

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63 Emilyeatsclean September 30, 2010 at 7:56 pm

I can’t find fresh figs anywhere!! :(

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64 Hannah September 30, 2010 at 9:06 pm

Hahaha, with that day I would’ve just gone home and watched a DVD, not gone for a run anyway! We’re clearly very different people ;)

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65 notyet100 September 30, 2010 at 9:21 pm

salad looks so yum…

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66 sarah (the SHU box) October 1, 2010 at 4:39 am

i had sardines in my lunch 2 days ago and thought of you!

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67 Dana @ my little celebration October 1, 2010 at 11:47 am

Yum, those lettuce wraps look so light and delicious! Good idea, I’ll have to try those.

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