July 31st, 2009 | Posted by Alison in Life - (12 Comments)

The kids were with Aunt Ellen today, so the only pics I took were of food. I think I’ll spice this post up with some oldies but goodies. Pears. Ava, age two, with a pair of pretzels boobs. A bowl of shriveled stuff. Maxine, shriveled. A banana spinach smoothie, with a little too much spinach. …
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Pupa Don’t Preach

July 31st, 2009 | Posted by Alison in Fitness - (13 Comments)

This morning’s run had a purpose: Go pick up the car. The car was in the shop yesterday and was ready last night, but we didn’t get a chance to pick it up so I decided I’d just run down and get it this morning since it’s only 2+ miles away. I disregarded the No …
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We hung around the homestead today. I ate fruit. This sort of looks like something I might have hacked up and coughed onto the plate when in truth this was something I consumed. Fork smashed banana and fork scooped almond butter. I played “One For Me, One For You” with my mouth and the Gladware …
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Your Personal Homeschooling Lesson

July 30th, 2009 | Posted by Alison in Life - (13 Comments)

I got up this morning to do a little downward dog in the family room, only to discover a little outward skunk wandering around on the deck. Take note that this picture was taken BEHIND the safety of a glass door. I flew up the stairs to snag Ava out of bed. Wake my sleeping …
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I Lost My Jicama

July 29th, 2009 | Posted by Alison in Vegetable Lovin' - (17 Comments)

And no, Jicama is not latin for my “mind”. Or maybe it is. After our crazy morning we packed up and headed to the park to meet up with our friends for some fun with colors. We talked about the color wheel, primary colors, secondary colors, contrasting colors and complementary colors. I like it. We …
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Muggy but at least cool, I headed out this morning to run a comfortable 6.24 miles in 50 minutes. My legs felt pretty tired toward the end but nothing a little green juice couldn’t fix. The star of today’s green sludge: A beat up pear. Thank you Heather for this fab idea! Today’s concoction consisted …
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It’s been one of those days. What exactly does that sign mean you ask? No yelling. Now don’t get me wrong, I try not to yell. But you might say that I’ve been known to raise my voice. Sometimes I yell more than or louder than I’d like to admit. But I promise that I …
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Decisions, Decisions

July 28th, 2009 | Posted by Alison in Breakfast - (16 Comments)

On any given day, at any given moment, the answer to my own question “Are you going to run the marathon again this year or what?!” could go like this: 1. Or what. 2. Yes, of course I am. 3. Maybe. 4. I’ll do the half. I’ve got a million different reasons for wanting to …
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True or False

July 27th, 2009 | Posted by Alison in Late Night Craziness - (16 Comments)

True or False? (Mouse over pictures for answers.) T/F: Today’s lunch was consumed at the computer. T/F: Greek yogurt and maple syrup make a great dessert. T/F: I gave Maxine PB Cups today for no good reason. Zak and Ava caught a catapitter caterpillar today. Click here for a close up. T/F: I invented this …
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Sorta Long Run Monday

July 27th, 2009 | Posted by Alison in Breakfast - (7 Comments)

Zak is off today to catch up on family time, so I decided today would be a good day to make up for no running for two days and get a sorta long run in too. I got up to whip up the best pre-run fuel I could think of. A Tequila Green Lemonade Sunrise. …
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