Yarrrrrd

November 29, 2009

(Said in the voice of a pirate)

Today was all about cleaning up the yard! We finished 95% of the back yard and have just the front to organize.

We walked to the grocery store and back at 10 and picked up 2 reusable bags’ worth of produce, plus yogurt and milk.

Once home, the shovels came out…

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We worked for 3 straight hours. Here are some before and afters for you to enjoy!

Dead flowers…

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Just rosemary…

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Out-of-control mint (and out-of-control hose!)

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Matt also FINALLY repaired the shed door. I encourage all of you who are not selling your houses to just pretend that you are and fix it up for yourself!!

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After the yard, we moved on to the garage, which was WORSE! It’s where we put things that we don’t know what to do with :) But now it has been sorted and I have a trunk full of stuff for my mom and Goodwill.

My oatmeal pancake held me over allllllllll morning. Seriously – no signs of hunger from about 8AM – 2PM. And even when I came down from a shower at 3PM I wasn’t that hungry. So strange.

I had just what I’ve been craving since Thanksgiving – yogurt and cranberry sauce.

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~1/2 a cup of Oikos with ~1/4 heaping cup cranberry sauce and the Best Damn Granola (which I am almost out of and will definitely miss!)

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On the side I had a pile of carrots + celery with a heaping TBSP of Costco PB and 3 clems!

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I’ve got to do some laundry and sort through my wedding box so I only keep the very important stuff. Then I am settling down with THIS! I’m halfway through and need to pick up my pace.

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1 emmy - eatventures November 29, 2009 at 4:12 pm

What are you thinking of the book so far? Maguire is my favorite author currently, I LOVED Wicked! The sequel is good too, in my opinion.

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2 Kath November 29, 2009 at 4:18 pm

Honestly, it’s kind of slow. I need a good plot to keep me reading! But that said, I am enjoying it. The characters are very interesting. Hopefully my opinion will change as we go through.

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3 Sam (Merit to the Carrot) November 29, 2009 at 4:34 pm

Busy afternoon! You have a beautiful backyard. You also had a beautiful lunch! Enjoy your book!

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4 Estela @ Weekly Bite November 29, 2009 at 4:36 pm

I’m the same way with books! I need it to seriously keep me going the entire time. If I get even the tiny bit bored, I close the book and most likely never go back. I should be a little easier on the books I read ;)

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5 Cynthia (It All Changes) November 29, 2009 at 4:37 pm

I did that with our apartment on time. We spruced it up and it was beautiful. We need to do that again :-)

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6 Jenn (www. j3nn.net ) November 29, 2009 at 4:43 pm

That’s excellent advice about maintaining your home. I’ve been craving yogurt + berries, wrong season, huh? lol That bowl looks delish. :D

Jenn

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7 Jessica @ How Sweet It Is November 29, 2009 at 4:46 pm

I love Wicked!

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8 thepinkpeppercorn November 29, 2009 at 4:48 pm

Good work! And enjoy the rest of the day – you deserve it!

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9 Adi (oatonomy.com) November 29, 2009 at 4:52 pm

I’m envious that you guys can get out and do garden work when it’s almost December. Looks like you put some serious back bone into the yard!

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10 Sarah R November 29, 2009 at 4:59 pm

We just saw the musical last weekend… it was fabulous!!!

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11 Kristie Lynn November 29, 2009 at 5:01 pm

I don’t think I’ve ever had a meal that has held me over so long! Crazy stuff!

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12 Eliza November 29, 2009 at 5:02 pm

Hi Kath, loved your post today :) You look goood in those puma pants!!

Anyway, I was just wondering if you’ve ever heard of this: Soy makes you fat.

My friend just told me a new study came out about that and I wasnt sure to take her word or not. What is your opinion on it?

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13 Kath November 29, 2009 at 8:52 pm

As far as I only, the only thing that makes you fat is a positive energy balance!? If you could send me the study, I could give a better opinion!

Kath

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14 MelissaNibbles November 29, 2009 at 5:03 pm

That’s a lot of work! Also the reason why I live in an apartment. Great job!

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15 Heather @ Health, Happiness, and Hope November 29, 2009 at 5:10 pm

Cleaning up the yard and garage is definitely a huge project to undertake! But it will REALLY help move along the sale of any house. :)

Love your simple lunch. Honeslty, the simplest lunches can be SO appealing!

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16 Lauren November 29, 2009 at 5:11 pm

Oh my, 8 hours without eating?!?! I am hungry just thinking about that notion. LoL. Those must have been some FILLING pancakes girl! :)

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17 Ameena November 29, 2009 at 5:13 pm

I agree! Better to fix things up and enjoy them instead of just when you are selling your house. I made that mistake once but I don’t plan on doing it again!

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18 Lauren @ eater not a runner November 29, 2009 at 5:17 pm

Looks like a successful sunday! Love the idea of cranberry sauce with yogurt…yum:-)

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19 christie @ honoring health November 29, 2009 at 5:29 pm

Good work!

I am trying to think of ways to finish off our cranberry sauce, i can’t eat dairy but yogurt is an awesome idea!

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20 katey November 29, 2009 at 5:34 pm

I looooove cranberry sauce! best part of thanksgiving (other than pumpkin!)

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21 Kelly from Bridges and Bites November 29, 2009 at 5:37 pm

I need to do some cleaning myself! Looks like it was a great way to spend a fall day!

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22 amanda November 29, 2009 at 5:37 pm

Wicked play was very good if you ever get a chance to see it. I agree about the book being slow too!

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23 Hallie (Healthy Twists) November 29, 2009 at 5:58 pm

Gah I’m having like the opposite day as you….sitting around being lazy and I’m SO hungry! Not good man :-) I guess when you’re busy, you don’t think about food as much, huh? Congrats on being so productive!

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24 Nicole November 29, 2009 at 6:07 pm

Love cranberry sauce on yogurt, I also had that for lunch today :)

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25 Food Makes Fun Fuel November 29, 2009 at 6:07 pm

Looks like you did a great job with the yarrrrrrrd work, haha

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26 candice November 29, 2009 at 6:07 pm

Haha, looks like you did a good job with the garden. I haven’t been hungry all day, either! Probably due to the festivities and excessive amounts of food these past few days. My body’s trying to recover!

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27 Megan (The Runner's Kitchen) November 29, 2009 at 6:19 pm

I’m taking my little sister to see Wicked in January! She’s very excited.

I love, love, love cranberry sauce and plain yogurt. Such a perfect combo.

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28 Karla November 29, 2009 at 6:24 pm

Garden work sounds really fun! I’ve never been much of a gardener but could be fun. Maybe someday I’ll have a great garden!

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29 Carolyn November 29, 2009 at 6:34 pm

I still have work to do to my yard, but I’m worried it’s going to be too cold soon. :(

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30 Jenna November 29, 2009 at 6:40 pm

yogurt looks great!

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31 Anna @ Newlywed, Newly Veg November 29, 2009 at 6:51 pm

Yard work always feels good. Enjoy going through your wedding box…good luck classifying anything as “unimportant.” Every time I try to weed mine out, I just end up throwing it all back in! :-)

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32 lynn (The Actors Diet) November 29, 2009 at 6:54 pm

so productive! i wish i had some cranberry sauce in my house to dollop on yogurt…

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33 Carolina November 29, 2009 at 7:17 pm

Looks like ya’ll got a lot of work done!

Wicked is an awesome book! I read it in 3 days! I can’t wait to pick up Son of a Witch!

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34 Anne Marie@New Weigh of Life November 29, 2009 at 7:20 pm

Nice job with the yard! The husband and I also did some yard work this afternoon. Tis the season!

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35 maria November 29, 2009 at 7:40 pm

I hate when my tummy plays tricks on me. Like I don’t feel full after eating, and yet hours later I’m not even that hungry. It’s nuts!

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36 Erin November 29, 2009 at 7:48 pm

Great book — he’s such a clever writer. :D

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37 Katy @ These Beautiful Feet November 29, 2009 at 7:52 pm

Wow, awesome job on the yard! I wish we owned a house and had stuff to fix..but maybe that is more of a “careful what you wish for” thing? :) Gad you were productive..oh and I am going out to get cranberry sauce for my yogurt, great idea!

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38 Jordan @ Salt Sweat Sugar November 29, 2009 at 8:09 pm

I love Wicked ! =]

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39 katherine (blissful-body) November 29, 2009 at 8:21 pm

wasn’t today awesome out in NC! yippee for the sun! i loved wicked. my mom, uncle and i are going to see the musical on january! i can’t wait for our family date!

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40 Meggilizz November 29, 2009 at 8:23 pm

My mom is reading Wicked and she loves it! :)

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41 Cait (Cait's Plate) November 29, 2009 at 9:04 pm

I can’t believe it’s warm enough out there to do yard work! That’s so crazy! Here in the Northeast it’s getting pretty chily. I never knew Wicked was a book! I’ll have to pick up a copy!

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42 Jenn Eats Nutritiously Now November 29, 2009 at 9:42 pm

Glad you’re getting lots of stuff done around the house!

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43 Deb (SmoothieGirlEatsToo) November 30, 2009 at 1:28 am

Super nice job on the garden- don’t you find it very rewarding? I have this bizarre love for pruning, though I never do it. It’s just so fun to cut branches just above where you know a bud will grow in a particular direction. Like creating the growth patterns!

And I just love ripping out old plants, weeds. My back doesn’t love it though!

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