Loafing Around

June 1st, 2010 | Posted by Alison Spath in Dinner Time - (17 Comments)

From my omnivorous days of yore, I think I miss meatloaf the most.  I mean seriously now – how have I been getting by without eating a loaf of meat these past three and a half-ish years? It’s a meatless mystery for sure, and it’s time to do something about it!

That’s a joke in case you couldn’t tell. Actually I miss turkey subs the most. OK that’s a joke too. Who needs turkey when you’ve got lettuce, tomato, onion, red, green and banana peppers and (gasp!) mayo and provolone cheese on a sesame seed roll from Wegmans? I rest my case.

Some where in the span of the last half year – give or take a couple weeks – life went from sickly sweet and seemingly picture perfect to oh-so-insanely soap opera-ish that even Susan Lucci would have to change the channel because she can’t keep up.

Yes, once upon a time I used to watch All My Children.  So sue me.

Coop Dreams

May 9th, 2010 | Posted by Alison Spath in Life - (27 Comments)

Yes, yes, I know.  It’s been a while.  I’m still here though.  Still running.  Still riding.   Still drinking green juice.  Still eating salads as big as my head.  Still living in the cityStill blogging. Oh no, wait, not quite.  Blogging again?  Hmmm, maybe.  I don’t know for sure just yet.

What I do know though is that today I’m feeling motivated to write a little something about the newest thing I’m currently psyched about:

Raising our own backyard chickens.

Double Date

November 7th, 2009 | Posted by Alison Spath in Dinner Time - (9 Comments)

This afternoon the girls went off with Zak’s mom while Zak and I went on a little double date with my mom and step dad!

We hit the Rochester Museum and Science Center to visit the new Titanic exhibit that arrived last month.

Rochester Museum and Science Center

Real artifacts uncovered from the Titanic are currently on display at the museum. As soon as we heard about this exhibit I knew we had to go.

Titanic Exhibit

As we waited to enter the exhibit hall we were given boarding passes with the name of a real passenger who was on board.

Mama Appleseed

October 21st, 2009 | Posted by Alison Spath in Healthy Habits - (12 Comments)

Today’s homeschooling activity du jour? Apple picking!

We met up with some homeschooling friends at an apple orchard today to enjoy the blast of warm air we’ve had and to do a classic upstate NY fall activity – slip on rotting apples and sit on pumpkins.

Kids! Running!

Kids.  Running.

All the varieties available for picking – some of which I’d never even heard of. Topaz, Fortune, Northern Spy? Come on, you’re just making these up.

Tons'O Apples

On our way to pick some Crispins, Mama Appleseed’s fav!


Apples on Tree

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 about how it seems like something has been “missing” lately. I couldn’t put my finger on it exactly, but something is definitely missing. *think*think*think*

And then it dawned on me.

Missed Cleaning the Juicer

Lettuce Go for a Bike Ride

August 15th, 2009 | Posted by Alison in Healthy Habits - (15 Comments)

Having gotten my run in last night, I was just plum in the mood to go for a bike ride this morning.

Pre Ride Plum

I didn’t want to go too far or too long because I had plans to hit up the Farmer’s Market at the end.

I rode around town and just shy of 40 minutes rolled into the Farmer’s Market about a mile and a half from home. It’s held in the parking lot of church and I always pay careful attention to where I park lest I’m struck dead by lightening.

Thou Shall Not Park Here

My girlfriend on the cover of SELF!


(I’ve been waiting for this issue since I heard her talk about it on her podcast months ago!)

Tofu and Veggie Wraps


(For lunch.)

Toddlers who nap.


(Even if it’s in the car.)

Locally grown berries!


(I smell overnight oats.)

Mother’s who come bearing mini cupcakes.


(And watch the children for a couple hours while I hide in my office.)

Pizza Night!


(Plus a cheese pizza for the girls. Both with homemade crust.)