Time Slows Down

May 1, 2008

I made a point not to wear a watch today. I can’t believe it’s 7:00 already!! The time flew by.

We had a wonderful day. I love, love, love the beach.

After oatmeal for all, we went to the grocery store (what fun!) and picked up some fresh seafood and goodies for the weekend (week?).

Then we hit the beach. It was just warm enough to be in a bathing suit but a little chilly with the wind. I have absolutely no intention of getting a tan (no sun is good sun) so I was slathered in SPF. Meredith and Scott beat the husband and me at bocce ball 11-7 ๐Ÿ˜ฅ

I started a romance novel about wine set in Italy –


Here’s Meredith and me!


Mer and Scott –


And us


We didn’t come in for lunch until 4:00!!! I had a few sips of beer throughout the early afternoon as well as a few pretzels and a cheese + bread sample at Harris Teeter. But that bowl of oatmeal combined with the sun held me for hours. Just shows how when you’re having fun you only stop for fuel, not just for the sake of eating.

But when we came in a 4, Meredith and I opened a bottle of Chardonnay just like our college wine and cheese parties! I had a 4 oz pour with lunch :)


Sorry to be boring with kale chips yet again but I wanted Meredith to try them so we made a batch with lunch. They’re great with a little cayenne pepper! And be sure you dry them thoroughly because we didn’t have a salad spinner and the collander wasn’t totally effective so some of them steamed more than crisped in this batch.


I also made a smoked salmon, pesto and basil sandwich on homemade rosemary bread


And a few carrots with pineapple


From above with seltzer too


Biking + Berries

We have bikes under the house and set out on a bike ride. Well, we were about 2 miles out when the husband’s chain broke! He had to “skateboard” home. THEN the tires were flat on the other bike and we had to change the tire, but we ended up biking for over an hour all over the island.

Meredith had discovered a blackberry patch earlier this week so we set out with some bags to get some. Jackpot!!




Off to enjoy the sunset! Followed by our low-country boil.

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1 Ashley H May 1, 2008 at 6:37 pm

Hey Kath I just wanted to let you know that you inspire me! You look great in your photos and it was the first time I thought you know what I dont have to be super thin to be gorgeous! :) My boyfriend always tells me this but when I saw your pictures I saw proof Thank you soo much!


2 Ashliqua May 1, 2008 at 6:46 pm

It sounds like you are having a wonderful time! Those blackberries look un-freakin-believably good…


3 M May 1, 2008 at 6:48 pm

Ash, I know your comment about not being too thin was well-intentioned, but I don’t think it came out quite right…almost passive aggressive.


4 Clara May 1, 2008 at 6:50 pm

“Just shows how when youโ€™re having fun you only stop for fuel, not just for the sake of eating.”

SO true! I love it. I wish everyday was like that for me :) Looks like your vacation is going awesome. enjoy every minute!


5 sarah May 1, 2008 at 6:55 pm

ooh, i like the travel journal! it is inspiring me to blog more and write more when on vacation so i can have something to look back at and remember the fun times.


6 Mike May 1, 2008 at 6:58 pm

Hey…I don’t know you, but i’m jealous. I want to goto the beach!


7 LT May 1, 2008 at 7:08 pm

I agree 100% about not mindlessly eating when you’re busy or having fun!!

as to Ashley H’s comment….though it came out kinda odd I know what you mean….since Kath has lean mass she’s NOT a stick-thin waif like so many women that we idolize…..

I’ve always played sports and had muscle and used to dislike it…until i lost it! now i appreciate fitness/health more than ever.


8 CourtneyS May 1, 2008 at 7:12 pm

I think you all look great!

Kath, thanks for the sunscreen reminder. I know a tan “looks” healthy, but it’s not and it’s important to remember that. I used to get very, very tan, but now I’m nuts about sunscreen.

Those blackberries looks so tasty…maybe over some vanilla ice cream?

Enjoy a well deserved break with your man and friends.


9 catwoman May 1, 2008 at 7:15 pm

What’s Kath’s classic 15 minute morning get ready routine?


10 flipflops May 1, 2008 at 7:20 pm

How about blackberry jam that may be added to oatmeal or pbj sammies. yummy. I wonder if that’s like a lobster bake! Can’t wait for summer to hit new england. :) I was in newport today and it was CHILLY!


11 WOW May 1, 2008 at 7:21 pm

She named a morning routine after herself now too? OHMYGOD. Absolutely ridiculous. I’m going to start naming shit after myself – my food concoctions, my deodorant application technique, the way I wipe after I take a crap… but first I have to inflate my ego a bit. Seriously.


12 Katers May 1, 2008 at 7:23 pm

I agree, LT. Well intentioned, just came out a little off. :)

Kath, you’re so right about the stopping for fuel vs. fun issue…I guess, time (and hunger?) fly when you’re having fun!


13 Tina May 1, 2008 at 7:30 pm

Looks like you guys are having so much fun! I’m jealous! :)


14 Kiala May 1, 2008 at 7:33 pm

Hey! See? Kath loosened up! Wine and beer in the middle of the day! With friends!

It’s like I willed it to happen.

Cute bikini.


15 Girl May 1, 2008 at 7:35 pm

Your vacation looks awesome! Hey ladies does anyone know how exactly Kath calculates every meal she eats? I have a project for my nutrition class I have to be very specific in my daily food intake is there a website to do that? Thank you so much for your help!


16 Serena May 1, 2008 at 7:37 pm

Love the suit “in person” Kath! That sandwich combo sounds tasty too. Enjoy your vacation – I just got back from vacation (hawaii!) and it was so great to de-stress by the ocean!

WOW is cleary the same person who has posted identical comments in the past, which really begs the question about why she/he is still reading when she/he clearly doesn’t enjoy or appreciate Kath’s site.


17 VeggieGirl May 1, 2008 at 7:45 pm

as the saying goes, time flies when you’re having fun.

blackberries!!!!! my favorite.


18 Katie May 1, 2008 at 7:48 pm

Oh man! JACKPOT IS RIGHT! I’d kill (okay, not *really*) for some fresh blackberries!


19 hk May 1, 2008 at 7:48 pm

Looks SO much fun!! Jealous, enjoy!!


20 Sue May 1, 2008 at 8:10 pm

Kiala, you used to be funny.

Emphasis on used to.

Give it a rest.


21 Stephanie May 1, 2008 at 8:24 pm

This place looks absolutely ADORABLE… I live in the Northwest and your part of the country just looks so beautiful! You and I vacation similarly in the sense of enjoying the time, relaxing, letting go, but not going crazy. LOVE the picture of you and your husband behind that sign. Also– you DO look great in your swimsuit– so cute! I swear, Old Navy and Target have the best suits! Know that someone on the West Coast is jealous of your vaca — I still have classes (Master’s in Nutrition)right now!


22 Korin May 1, 2008 at 8:27 pm

Everyone needs to chill, mon. Get inspired by the beach photos or something!

That said, I can’t say I’m upset that the comment section at least is getting a little more interesting than “OMG bananas in the oatmeal! Ohh, Ahhh…” :)

Kath, props for sun protection though, I cannot resist a tan… I’m bad! ๐Ÿ˜‰


23 Jessie May 1, 2008 at 8:35 pm

Anyone commenting on Kath’s size or shape whether it’s positive or negative is FINE….Kath voluntarily chooses to post these pictures of herself in a bikini. I’m sure she expects some comments, positive and negative, much like any other blog or website that has women commenting. Its a fact of life…our culture is obsessed with image and yes, women will comment.


24 Kelly T May 1, 2008 at 8:43 pm

i dont get into the knit picky stuff too often but
1) kath never named her routine after herself…she doesnt even have one. she just mentioned she got ready really fast one day and everyone jumped all over it

2) Kiala is my internet girlfriend and i might have to punch sue in the throat

Kath- I love the pictures of you guys…keep them coming. you look like your having so much fun! Im jealous…i havent been to the real you-can-actually-swim-in-the-water beach in a long time. Seattle water is CHILLY.


25 Sidi May 1, 2008 at 8:46 pm

A month from now I’ll be on the beach. The beach is always great, cuban beach, I mean. It’s always nice to go back to Cuba.
Have fun!


26 Hannah May 1, 2008 at 8:48 pm

You guys look like you’re having a great time! I can’t wait til I go on my mini vaca to visit my fam in nh at the end of the summer.


27 Cassie May 1, 2008 at 9:00 pm

Kath you look awesome and I absolutely love that bikini!!!!!!

You look like your having a blast! Fun and relaxing- so jealous right now.


28 rachel k May 1, 2008 at 9:17 pm

i still think kiala is funny.

this blog is wack today.


29 Kiala May 1, 2008 at 9:22 pm

Thank you Kelly. I will totally have your back for having mine.

I would respond to you Sue because I used to respond to people but I won’t this time.

Emphasis on “used to”.

Look, the thing is, sometimes I have an opinion about things. Anyone who doesn’t like it can ignore me. You should see the good natured ribbings Matt used to give me on my blog.

Emphasis on “used to”.

Ha! Thank you Sue!


30 Kelly T May 1, 2008 at 9:25 pm

yeah, hubby did stop commenting, huh?

Where’s our hubby?


31 Kiala May 1, 2008 at 9:31 pm

I think things just got weird after our affair ended.

I mean….he got a “job”.


32 anon May 1, 2008 at 9:31 pm

Kath – I think your hat got smooshed a little bit! :)


33 Tara May 1, 2008 at 9:33 pm

Notice how drama flares up whenever Kath goes on vacation? Kind of funny.


34 Kelly T May 1, 2008 at 9:38 pm

ha! that is funny. mommy’s gone and we are left home alone for the first time. Its hard not to get into trouble.


35 Squanto May 1, 2008 at 10:35 pm

To the frustrated comediennes: stop attempting conceited, smart-ass blog-comment quips and get a life.


36 Clara May 1, 2008 at 11:32 pm

but I like conceited, smart-ass blog-comment quips!!!!!!!!!!!


37 OMG May 1, 2008 at 11:43 pm

Comment #35 refers to none other than KIALA.

Seriously. You’re NOT funny.


38 Megan May 2, 2008 at 7:02 am

Good book! I LOVE Nora Roberts!!


39 Katie May 2, 2008 at 9:29 am

What the heck!? I like Kiala! Let’s not drive people away now.


40 Ange C. May 2, 2008 at 11:42 am

Kiala=funny and adds a normal element to this blog.

Getting ready quick=impossible if you do not have thin (blonde) hair and care about your outfit.

GOSH! Those blackberries look awesome!


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