It Was Ladies Day

September 1st, 2009 | Posted by Alison in Life - (22 Comments)

So if Saturday was Ladies Night, that must make today Ladies Day! My same group of girls from Saturday went to the zoo together today – except we had the little ones with us and were therefore double the number. 4 adults and 4 kids. 1 : 1 – always a good kid : adult ratio in my book.

Although our nasal passages weren’t pleased with us, we visited the birds upon our arrival this morning. I was a little shocked to find these guys RIGHT THERE, feathers and all, not held back by any cage or fence, just a couple of free birds.

It Is My Duty

August 31st, 2009 | Posted by Alison in Dinner Time - (19 Comments)

I keep waiting for the watermelon to stop tasting so good –


but alas, that time has yet to come. I guess I’ll just have to keep testing the watermelons until I’m sure watermelon season is over. It is my duty.

So as luck would have it my mom had a technological snow day of sorts and was able to leave work early – thus I was able to get my run checked off the to-do list much earlier than I anticipated.

Midday sun + warm but not too hot air + slight breeze = perfect running weather.  It was my duty to run.

Friday Funk

August 28th, 2009 | Posted by Alison in Late Night Craziness - (13 Comments)

I don’t know whose brilliant idea it was that I get up 5am this morning but I have been walking around feeling like a zombie all day today. I. Am. Tired. I’d love to take a nap but I think at this point I’ve crossed the line from “taking a nap” to just “going to bed”. Do I know how to have a rockin’ good time on a Friday night or what?

For lunch I reheated some lasagna. That’s it. No salad, no side of steamed veggies. Just lasagna.

Just Lasagna

A Lesson in Vegetarian Lasagna

August 27th, 2009 | Posted by Alison in Dinner Time - (15 Comments)

If you’ve never made lasagna, walk with me please.  It’s time for us to chat.

This is actually one of the first vegetarian dishes I ever made.

No, wait.

This is actually one of the first meals I ever made – period. In fact, I tear up now when I think about this vegetarian lasagna recipe.

(Not really. But I do like to pretend that I’m dramatic sometimes.)

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 and then danced around like you thought you were God’s gift to dancing, only to wake up the next morning with a banging headache wondering what on earth you were thinking and where did these weird ass blisters on my feet come from?

Souper Supper

August 25th, 2009 | Posted by Alison in Dinner Time - (24 Comments)

This morning I had a meeting at Ava’s homeschooled school. That’s right, my homeschooled kid will be going to school. Just once a week for 3 hours with a bunch of other homeschoolers, but still – we call it school.

Aunt Ellen stayed with the girls while I went to the meeting. I snacked on an apple on the drive there.

apple jocalot

And ate a Larabar mid meeting.

Home and more than ready to eat, I went with fast. Just your run of the mill everything-but-the-kitchen-sink gigantic tossed salad.

Big Salad salad

We Put the AZ in CrAZy

August 24th, 2009 | Posted by Alison in Late Night Craziness - (24 Comments)

If you pay close attention, you can pretty much figure out exactly when I figured out the title to any given post. Sometimes it’s at the beginning. Sometimes it’s at the end. Sometimes I pull random crap out of the air and slap it into the title. Nonetheless, you should at least be able to determine WHEN I pulled crap out of the air.

Anyway. I’m not so sure about this “vegetable” thing. I mean how good can they be for you? Really now.

Monday Lunch

Stolen Wishes

August 19th, 2009 | Posted by Alison in Dinner Time - (17 Comments)

Continuing with today’s fruit for breakfast theme, I polished off a bunch of a cantaloupe as I got us packed up and ready to the head to the museum today.

more fruit

This was also about the same time that Ava learned the internet was down.

Internet Down

I can totally relate, kid.

So off we went to the Museum of Play.

Strong National Museum of Play

We played.

Maxine Playing With Cars

And waited for butterflies to land on our shadows.

waited for butterflies

Have I mentioned that my legs have grown longer? I think it’s all the green juice.

Fast Food

August 17th, 2009 | Posted by Alison in Dinner Time - (11 Comments)

My three course breakfast did good by me today. Real good.

I was feeling slightly hungry when I made the girls lunch, I snacked on my favorite snacky snackerson as of late.

Carrots and Salsa

And a couple of banana chips too.

banana chip snack

After my attempt at banana chips last week we’ve been living banana chip loco here. Even Maxine, also known as Queen of Banana Denial, will eat these. Score one for Team Banana!

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?

Green Juice Zak can't wait

It gets snatched.

What do you call a Chocolate Breakfast Cookie eaten at 11:30AM?

Chocolate Brunch Cookie

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 at 11:30AM?

Curried Chick Pea Sandwich Steamed Veggies


What do you take out the door for a snack so you don’t grocery shop hungry and buy everything and anything that looks good?

Out the Door Snack

Walnuts and Craisins.