Get the Funk Out

August 11th, 2009 | Posted by Alison in Breakfast - (13 Comments)

I awoke this morning feeling like I spent yesterday in a haze. I’m not sure what’s up but I am bound and determined to bust out of it today. Maybe because I hadn’t had green juice or run since Saturday? Not enough fresh fruit yesterday? Cooped up inside an air conditioned house and no sun on my skin? Well you can bet your hiney I’m checking all those things off my list today come hell or high water.

First things first, a perfectly ripe, sweet, juicy, organic white peach. Phew that’s a lot of adjectives for one innocent, delicious, little peach. Oh look, more adjectives.


August 6th, 2009 | Posted by Alison in Morning Craziness - (14 Comments)

Minutes spent doing Gentle Hatha Yoga #1 this morning: 20

Versions of juice made: 2


Romaine, cucumber, apple, ginger, lemon pour moi. Carrot, apple, ginger pour monsieur.

Number of juice photos taken: 2


Kiwi seeds consumed: 536


Watermelons cut into: 1

Number grunts expelled while moving said watermelon around and cutting into it: 7


Containers filled with watermelon: 4


Days I expect this watermelon to last: 2

Number of times I said “thank you” out loud to The Pool and Sunshine gods for tiring small children out and making them sleep late this morning: 4

Let’s Get Ready To Rumble

August 5th, 2009 | Posted by Alison in Morning Craziness - (21 Comments)

You are in luck. Today you’ve got front row seats to an epic battle.

Vegetables vs. The Juicer. Place your bets.

Ready to Rumble

In this corner we’ve got raw fruits and vegetables. Teeming with live enzymes, antioxidants, vitamins and minerals. A tough crowd to take down, their approach will most likely be a herd attack.


And this corner:

The Supreme Juicerator

The Supreme Juicerator.

He may be old. He may have been a hand-me-down. But he’s a beast and has yet to meet his match.

(My money’s on The Juice.)

When I wasn’t eating fruit this morning, was drinking green lemonade.


Juice for two.

Even the Man Drinks Green Lemonade

Green Lemonade is even growing on Zak. (Maybe he should see a doctor about that.)

And after juice, I did exactly what I said I wasn’t going to do. I googled.

If your pupa has been very dark for over 48 hours, it is probably dead.

I’m almost positive our little buddy is gone. He started turning brown well over 48 hours ago. They are supposed to be green and plump until they are about to emerge but ours is brown and looking kind of shrivled.

My morning run got pushed back to HOT o’clock due to Zak working late and these little ones who insist on calling me mom being up early.

So instead of getting my jog on, I got my juice on.

Do Not Disturb.  Juicing In Progress.

Behold the Tower of Juice.

Tower of Juice

When the man finally rose from his slumber I got a move on headed out for what was to be a totally hot run. 5.89 in 48 minutes. It’s a good thing I don’t have testicles because I definitely would have sweated them off today.

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.

Holy Skunk

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 5 year old on purpose? Am I insane? I knew she’d love it though and I didn’t want her to miss it. She’d have been up shortly anyway. At least that’s what I’m telling myself.

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.


And two slices of cinnamon raisin Ezekiel toast with raw almond butter.


Kids Eat Free

July 26th, 2009 | Posted by Alison in Breakfast - (13 Comments)

Day Numero Four with no early morning work out. Zak gets home tonight. Hallelujah.

My morning green lemonade in a tall, tall glass.


In the Tall, Tall Grass.


Egads you can’t even tell how tall that glass is when it sinks into the grass! Someone write “Mow Lawn” on the to do list.

OK, OK, in truth the grass just grows really tall in that one spot and worked well for a reference to an old favorite. Don’t go calling the housing association on me just yet.

Fossil Walk

July 25th, 2009 | Posted by Alison in Life - (7 Comments)

Today’s homeschooling adventure was just that – quite the adventure!


We met up with a bunch of homeschooling families today for a Fossil Walk.

Fossil Dig Activity Sheet

We took a 10 minute hike through this creek bed to make our way to the dig site.

More Creek Walking

Creek Walk

Quite the Adventure

Holy bedrock.

Dig Site

This was the first fossil we found, which explains why I took a picture of it. We “think” this was a part of a trilobite – an extinct marine creature that is only a mere 380 million years old. Finding pieces of a trilobite is common, finding a trilobite perfectly in tact is rare and would score you major archeology nerd points. No one hit the fossil jackpot today, but we had fun trying.

Liquid Diet

July 24th, 2009 | Posted by Alison in Breakfast - (5 Comments)

The schedule is a little thrown off with Zakattack not here to stay with the girls while I run, ride or otherwise escape first thing in the morning. My run for today has been pushed back a couple of hours.

I started the morning out right with a glass of green lemonade, a la Natalia Rose.

I stocked up on ginger the last time I was at the grocery store. Considering I only use an inch or two at a time, I think this ginger tree should last me a while, no?