Catch Up

December 13th, 2009 | Posted by Alison Spath in Life

It feels like a week has gone by in the span of about 48 hours. The last couple of days have been filled the disassembly of our current household to be packed and driven to our the new house about 20 minutes away. It’s felt a lot like putting together a puzzle that’s missing all sorts of pieces, including crucial corner and edge pieces like couches, beds, tables, dressers and bookcases.

We have made countless (ok, maybe 5) trips to the new house in the last two days. Anything non-essential (read: anything that is not mine) is subject to being packed up and shipped off to the new Weeds Family Urban Compound.

We’re making progress though! And taking pictures along the way too.


Like photos of the very first food item in my new cupboards (old pizza left behind notwithstanding) dropped off by a friend.

Peppermint Joy

Pics of giant salads consumed between house runs, eaten right out of the storage bowl like a heathen.

Giant Salads

Snap shots of cookies made by little girls who are fortunately being kept busy by generous family members.

Keeping the Girls Busy

Pictures of our new intercom/laundry chute to summon children downstairs

Laundry Chute

only to find something stuck in the chute and yet another item left behind by the previous owners.

Left Behind

That would be a black bra hooked into a giant pair of mesh shorts. 36 C anyone?

After our third car load of the day yesterday I made a quick trip to pick up food to feed the masses – the family as well as all the people who stopped by last night to help out.

Take Out

Apparently take out pizza makes both Zak and Maxine’s mouths hang open. Who knew?

Mouth Hang Open

And I figure if I’m going to buy chips to appease the crowd I might as well buy them from the health food section. These Baked BBQ Popchips were great and even the self proclaimed health food skeptics agreed that they were good.

Pop Chips

Given I had to buy pizza for children (cheese only) and picky meat eaters (pepperoni only), I used it as an excuse to get my favorite veggie sub from Wegmans.

Mom's Meal

And my favorite raw drink too.

Drink Kombucha

Take out pizza? $13
Veggie sub? $5
Kombucha? $3.49

Feed the Masses

Our first meal in the new house followed by the realization that for the next couple of weeks I have TWO kitchens to keep clean? Priceless.

I woke up this morning in the mood for the most normal morning possible. That meant a run and oatmeal first thing while the fam snoozed and I pretended both of my kitchens are clean.

A slow, icy, snowy and slippery 8 miles followed up by a chocolate breakfast cookie with a twist.

1/2 smashed banana
1/3 c rolled oats
2 Tbsp ground flax seed
1/4 c hemp seeds (therein lies the twist)
1 Tbsp almond butter
1 tsp cocoa powder
splash of chocolate almond milk

Combined and flattened onto a plate with a fork and then into the fridge for a few hours. A normal Sunday morning post-run breakfast.

Chocolate Hemp Breakfast Cookie

Not only have I been neglecting my blog duties, but I’ve also been neglecting cooking, emails, friends, personal hygiene and laundry as well. With one of those items now crossed off the list, I’m off to see what else I can get caught up on today! I’ve got a new pair of mesh shorts and black bra that need to be washed after all.

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