The Marathons are Over

September 16th, 2009 | Posted by Alison in Party Time - (26 Comments)

A whirlwind day yesterday with so much going on, thank you all for all the birthday wishes for my baby girl! After Maxine opened her gifts from us in the morning I got started on her cake. I used a chocolate cake recipe I’ve used in the past. Dark Chocolate Cake 2 c boiling water …
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Fruit Cereal. Yummy Yummy.

September 11th, 2009 | Posted by Alison in Breakfast - (29 Comments)

Unless you’ve watched The Wiggles before, today’s title will be a little less meaningful for you. Go ahead click that link. You can come back and curse me later when you can’t get that song out of your head. Today is a rest day. Tomorrow will be too. I’m resting my legs in preparation for …
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Tears in My Throw Pillow

August 26th, 2009 | Posted by Alison in Life - (19 Comments)

Thank you all for your warm, sweet comments on my post this morning. I was feeling pretty groovy about it after I posted it but as the day wore on I started feeling less and less groovy and more and more stupid. Have you ever gone to a party and had too much to drink …
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Sunday Rides

August 23rd, 2009 | Posted by Alison in Breakfast - (11 Comments)

After a long run yesterday, a Sunday Ride was in order for today. The weather man said it was supposed to rain this morning but fortunately he is A LIAR.  I rode 13.5 rain free miles this morning in just under an hour. In YO FACE Weather Mack Daddy! On my ride I was thinking …
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Question and Answer

August 15th, 2009 | Posted by Alison in Late Night Craziness - (16 Comments)

What happens when you make juice but you take too long snapping pictures of it? It gets snatched. What do you call a Chocolate Breakfast Cookie eaten at 11:30AM? Chocolate Brunch Cookie. What time to do you eat your curried chick pea sandwich and steamed veggies for lunch if you eat a Chocolate Brunch Cookie …
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New Friends

August 9th, 2009 | Posted by Alison in Dinner Time - (17 Comments)

Hello. Meet my lunch. A delectable vegetable sandwich on scrumptious toasted Ezekiel seven grain bread with a smattering of homemade two-day-old guacamole, freshly sliced tomatoes and store bought, hand washed fresh from the fridge romaine lettuce. My sandwich has a friend I’d like you to meet too. A mumbo jumbo plate of steamed cauliflower, shredded …
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Let’s Pretend

August 8th, 2009 | Posted by Alison in Life - (11 Comments)

After the race this morning we headed out on our next adventure. Open water swimming. Um no, not me. I sat on the blanket and ate lunch. Zak and Shawn swam a mile around some buoys out on this lake, to help Shawn prepare for his triathlon next month. I do the running part, Zak …
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New Moon, Old Ways

August 3rd, 2009 | Posted by Alison in Good Reads - (7 Comments)

After my HFCS tirade this morning, I made some green juice that I enjoyed with live entertainment. I continue to be amazed at how satisfying green lemonade is. I also continued to be amazed at how long a yellow, slippery piece of plastic can keep a child entertained. I had a meeting to go to …
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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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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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