Dear Blog

December 22nd, 2009 | Posted by Alison Spath in Late Night Craziness

Dear Blog,

Hi. How are you? I am fine.

That’s a big fat liiiiieeeee I ammmm insssssaaaaannnneeeee!!!


My Dearest Blog, I’m terribly sorry that I’ve been neglecting you in recent days – please know that I am here and still love you. We’ll be moving into a new house together in just a few days so please hold tight and know that I still love to run, eat healthy food, write crazy posts and return library books late. My daily insanity will return when real life insanity subsides – I promise.

So Blog, the very least I can do is fill you in on some of things I’ve been up to when I’m not packing, carrying all our worldly possessions out to the car in boxes or wiping cobwebs from the basement out of my eyebrows.

First, we’re still doing our homeschooling thing.

Yesterday we hit a park that just so happens to be right down the street from our house. This would be the same park where I ran trails this fall and found a big wad of cash on the ground. Remember that, Blog? Good times.

Winter Trail Walk

We had a lesson on gravity, potential energy, kinetic energy and selected a sacrifice to be an example and show the rest how a catapult works.

Kids on a Tree

Another lie. Well, really – a joke. They just played. They’re kindergartners and preschoolers for crying out loud.

Maxine actually did pretty well at the start of our trail walk, but before long was cranky and into the sling she went. I considered signing her up to be the next catapult sacrifice but we moved on to other things before the sign up sheet came around to us.

Right after I took this picture she cried “Don’t take my picture! Did you take my picture??”

No honey, I definitely did not take your picture.

I lied.

I’m up for mother of the year, did you hear?

Our trail walk ended with a little ice skating booting in the woods – fun for kids and adults a like.

Ice Fun

As far as food goes, all you’ve been missing out on Blog is lots of cinnamon raisin Ezekiel toast with almond butter and bananas and giant salads too. When the going gets tough, the tough make a salad.

I did buy a green Kombucha today though.

More Kombucha

A 10 day course of antibiotics (thank you infected tooth) is my excuse to spend $3.49 on a bottle of this stuff thanks to it’s probiotic magic.

Kombucha Nutritional Info

I also like the Multi-Green variety because of all the B vitamins it’s got from the blue green algae and other sea shrubbery. Given my quasi-vegan lifestyle I like to believe drinking seaweed helps out with some essential B vitamins I am otherwise missing out on.

I should probably be taking a supplement but I hate supplements. I’d rather get it from food. I’m happily living in the dark and hoping my b12 stores are holding strong. What can I say, Denial isn’t just a river in Egypt. Or wherever the hell the Nile river is.

That’s right I am HOMESKOOLING ! I am totaly kwalified to teatch these kids.

I can’t forget about the vegan-minded man in my life either! I had a little one-on-one time with my boyfriend Brendan today too.

Snack with my Boyfriend

This Whole Food Energy Bar came from Vega and was one of many that was sent a while ago. It’s been in hanging out in my stash of the bars and I snagged it as I ran out the door today to make my 174th trip to the new house in the last 13 days.

Oh Brendan, you still rock. Thanks for everything you’ve taught me, I still think about your advice daily!


Sorry about the glare on your face, bro.

I do like these bars and they definitely do a good job of quelling hunger pangs on the run.

I’ve been eating a ton of oranges lately too (just one today though), much like the rest of the produce loving world. It is winter after all.

Winter Orange

So Blog, that’s what’s been happening around here. We are slipping ever closer to the brink of insanity as our moving day continues to inch ever closer.

Wait, what do you mean Friday is CHRISTMAS?? All I’m thinking about is Saturday!

And to all my fellow blogs out there in blogland that I know and love – I miss you and will be around again soon.

Yours truly,

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17 Responses

  • Heather says:

    Oh Brendan, I love you and want to try your bars but they are $3.49/ea at my health food store. Instead, I’ll just use your recipes from Thrive to make some other energy-type bars.

    Just eat lots of nutritional yeast! Tons of B12!

  • Cindy says:

    I love and miss you too. If we were closer to you I would so be helping out!
    You’re doing a great job despite the fact that life is crazy right now!

    I am proud of you
    and miss you

    big big hugs 4 days before your move!
    (and Christmas too)

  • Whit says:

    I’ll be here waiting patiently. Where else would I find a brilliant homeskooling mama of the year?


    In my own house, of course.

  • Libby says:

    I think you’re amazing – doing all your normal things, Christmas and MOVING. Love the photo of the orange!


  • Mama Pea says:

    You poor thing. I say take the rest of the week off and come back IF you are ready on Monday. We’re not going anywhere; be good to yourself!

  • Erica says:

    I’ve missed you! So glad to see your post pop up :) I totally understand that you’ve got a gagillion things going on over there. I totally hear you on the supplement thing. I finally started taking one…..B12, come to me! Merry Early Christmas.

  • Lizzy says:

    ah i can’t believe that moving day is so close! yay! :)

  • Jane/you-know-who says:

    That last photograph is stunning.
    Thanks for the update, hang tough during the next several trying days. It’ll be worth it.

  • Listen lady – how on earth you can even write complete sentences is beyond me. Heck I just threw a bottle of agave nectar in the microwave for no reason. I wasn’t even microwaving anything, I was making coffee. So I share in your insanity.

  • The Vega…I posted about your love of Brendan the other day on my bloggie :) IVe been reading Thrive. And on HEABs blog yesterday she gave her unabashedly honest review of Vega. So interesting how people either love or hate those bars.

    Large wad of cash. I used to work in nightclubs and found ridic large amounts of money all the time. What did you do with the cash from the park? I read that post and couldnt tell. Doesnt matter but those are weird things when stuff like that happens isnt it!

    Good luck w/ the move…hang in there!

  • Erin says:

    Dear Allison,

    I hope you enjoy this insane week, despite the fact that you have cobwebs in your eyes and sore biceps from moving boxes. Your children are still adorable (and very funny) and you eat inspirationally well, despite your crazy schedule. I am looking to you as my role model this week because I have no excuse to eat chocolate for breakfast any longer. Thank you for all you do in blogland.

    Yours in craziness,
    Big Girl

  • I’ve been indulging in orange after orange lately too. They’re so ripe and perfect. Yum!

    Have a very merry Christmas amidst all the insanity! 😀

  • I think your blog totally understands why you have been absent (but it totally misses you!). And we totally understand, too!

    Good luck with everything!

  • Carbzilla says:

    Am I a terrible blog reader if I laugh when moms take photos of their kids in meltdown mode? Clearly this is why I’m child-free.

    I’m just discovering the magnificent Brendan and may need to get the book. I’ve been trying different protein powders in my morning shakes and may go Vega for a spell.

    Hang in there! We’ll be here when you’re unpacked and nature has thawed.

  • Julie says:

    haha I totally believed their lesson. I was very impressed!

    Good luck with the move Alison!! I hope everything goes smoothly and can’t wait for you to get back :)