New House Firsts

January 23rd, 2010 | Posted by Alison Spath in Morning Craziness - (12 Comments)

So I’ve got a couple of note worthy new house “firsts” to mention today.

1. Run the recycling bin out the curb barefoot and in my too-thin-for-29-degrees pajamas at 7:35 AM

Oh sure, I’ve done this plenty of times before at the old house, but yesterday was the first time I did this at our new house.

It’s a classic tale really, it goes a little something like this:

Road Trip

October 3rd, 2009 | Posted by Alison Spath in Breakfast - (15 Comments)

Glad you all liked my little sandwich eating GIF last night! I used Animation Shop 3 to string the photos together and create an animated GIF.

So today I’m leaving on a little mother-daughter road trip, except this time I get to be the daughter on this trip instead of the mother.

Heading to Toronto for one night for a blogger meet up tomorrow afternoon! Considering I’m the only one here with a valid passport the fam has to stay home. Originally it was going to be just a day trip by myself on Sunday, but then I thought it could be a great excuse to get away for a little momcation. The last time my mom and I went on a trip together just the two of us was oh… 1993? We’re both looking forward to a little girly excursion sans men and children.

I started today with a big glass of green lemonade and an article from the Nature’s Market newsletter from Wegmans. This sure put a spring in my juicy step this morning.

Green Juice with Organic Article

Check it out: Younger Buyers Opting for Organic

Be Young! Buy Organic!

That’s right! Be young! Buy organic! To think I pierced my nose on my 30th birthday to prove to myself and the world that I’m still young. Well then let me just pull this sucker out and head to the organic section. Anyone want a used nose screw?

Kid Magnet

September 27th, 2009 | Posted by Alison Spath in Breakfast - (15 Comments)

Today is going to be the most productive day in the history of productivity. I so declare it.

I need to keep Maxine occupied while I whiz around this house and get stuff done this morning – including mopping the kitchen floor and I need little feet OUT of the kitchen for at least a 15 – 20 minute stretch.

It Was Ladies Night

August 30th, 2009 | Posted by Alison in Late Night Craziness - (27 Comments)

Blog: And just where have you been, young lady?

Me: Um, err… I was out.

Blog: out? OUT!? Where exactly is OUT?

Me: Well, let me start at the beginning.

A long, long time ago, on a Sassy Saturday afternoon…

I ate a salad.

Saturday Salad

A salad filled with red leaf lettuce, spinach, carrots, tomatoes, sprouts, cucumbers and green peppers. It was a lovely salad indeed.

After lunch I packed my bags for an old fashioned, get out your dancing shoes, life before kids, girls night out and sleepover to boot.

Bags Packed

Make Your Own Cereal

August 28th, 2009 | Posted by Alison in Breakfast - (14 Comments)

I got up with Zak this morning when the alarm went off at 5. He headed out to go swimming and I headed down to the kitchen. Feeling hungry already, today would have been a perfect morning for some green lemonade, except for one problem. I’m out a romaine. I’ve got spinach but spinach doesn’t have a lot of water and I’ve come to find that it takes A LOT of spinach to get a decent amount of liquid from it.

What’s that saying? If life hands you lemons, make lemonade? Well then, if life hands you spinach, make a green smoothie.

Run Like You Stole Something

August 27th, 2009 | Posted by Alison in Breakfast - (25 Comments)

Speed work was on the agenda for this morning. I was hungry but didn’t want to eat very much because the likelihood of puking on a run increases exponentially during a speed work session.

Newman's Own Organics Raisins

A small handful of raisins ought to be safe enough. It’s kind of hard see but my little pile of raisins were in my hand underneath the Newman’s Own Organics carton there. It’s almost as if the perfect portion just dropped right out of the bottom like magic. That would be really “handy”, wouldn’t it?

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

The Feather

August 20th, 2009 | Posted by Alison in Breakfast - (13 Comments)

I got up this morning thrilled to find we were back online almost business as usual, thanks to Zak working his late night his magic when he got home. It was like we had a visit from Internet Claus. After playing a little online catch up this morning I headed out for a run.

I ran just over 4 miles in about a half hour. It was such a refreshingly cool and comfortable morning I thought I’d take a cool down ride on my bike around the neighborhood.

Oats By Any Other Name

August 18th, 2009 | Posted by Alison in Breakfast - (14 Comments)

I set the alarm for 5:30 this morning so I could get out early and beat the heat. It was still dark I ended up tinkering around and didn’t get my butt out the door until 7.

I spent what felt like an hour sawing my slightly more ripe peach off it’s pit.

Hacked Peach

A muggy but not-too-hot run this morning for 6.24 miles in 53 minutes – just a nice and easy pace considering the distance and air thickness today.

Back home, Zak asked if I was going to make juice. I think he’s hooked.