Daylight Savings Struggle

I’d love to tell you all that daylight savings swung around and my snooze button was no challenge for me. That I popped right out of bed ready for the day. But…I snoozed for 30 minutes on Monday. The daylight savings time change proved to be a struggle for me. lol. I know that forcing myself out of bed as soon as the alarm goes off is both the easiest and the hardest thing to do. Easiest, because even though I feel incredibly groggy, getting straight up develops the habit of waking up at the first sounding of the alarm and makes future waking up easier. Hardest, because even though I know better…I’m sometimes just so darn comfortable that I don’t want to move. Oh the dilemma!

Sigh…how was your first (or first work day) morning after daylight savings?

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After picking up all those fresh Twisted Sista bagels, I’m sure you could only guess what I’d be having today, right? ;)

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Rye bagel, fried cage-free egg, OJ, coffee. Yum!

Want your own bagels? Click here to find out where I got them!

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Work today was a little rough. My internal clock was definitely off, but I survived.

I went to a fabulous Zumba class after work and totally re-charged my batteries in class. My clothes were absolutely soaked after class, though! lol

I helped lead a couple songs:

  • Chillin
  • Let Me Think About It
  • Sabor a Melao

FUN!

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Hubby was working on dinner when I got home:

  • An Earthfare Turkey spinach feta burger on a WW bun
  • TJ’s garlic fries
  • Steamed broccoli

I picked up these TJ fries on a whim last week, but I didn’t really care for them. We had to bake them way extra long to get them close to crispy and the flavor/smell was weird because of the garlic sauce. I think I’ll stick with TJ’s sweet potato fries or try regular potato ones sans garlic sauce.

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Mom’s fruit and nut bread for dessert.

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Check out some of the goodies I brought home from Greenville.

The Pita House is both a restaurant and exotic grocery store. I picked up a few things to experiment with back home:

  • Bay leaves (ok I just needed these)
  • Cinnamon sticks (love these guys!)
  • Chicken Shrwarma seasoning (can’t wait to play with this – I’m thinking grilled chicken kebabs)

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More goodies: date molasses (also from Pita house – I’m thinking this will go in oatmeal and baking experiments) and large-flakes of coconut (from The Fresh Market – I love the shape of these flakes!).

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Reader Question: How did you do with the daylight savings time change this year?

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Comments

    • says

      What!? Really! Small world! If I mention your first name (as it appears in the comment) would they know you? I’ll have to tell them next time I go! :)

  1. tracey says

    I have found the same thing with the garlic fries, that it takes much longer to get them crispy and I don’t care for the flavor of the packet. One of the guys working at Trader Joe’s actually suggested using the flavor pack with pasta. We did and it made a nice sauce on a seafood pasta!

  2. says

    I need to make a trip down to SC specifically for those twisted bagels! Yum, they look absolutely delicious! I’m sorry that you are having a hard time adjusting to the time change. But at least we have one more hour of light in the evening :)

  3. says

    I went all through yesterday thinking that I was getting the flu – that’s what Daylight Savings did to me! I ended up getting 7 hours of sleep, but I was the walking dead :)

    Glad to know I wasn’t the only one having trouble getting up!

  4. says

    Those coconut shavings look awesome! Can’t wait to see what Chic recipe is in store!

    I handled the clock adjustment ok, loved the sunshine while leaving work!

  5. says

    Every time I see your posts I think two things: I really should say hello and relay how much I love reading your lob, and secondly, I really wish I had a camera (and the patience) to take pictures as lovely as these to post on my blog….your pictures always turn out so wonderful and totally make me hungry! :)

    • says

      Ruby! Thank you so much for de-lurking to say hello! Thank you so much for your super-sweet comment! Maybe one day you will get the camera you want. After that it’s just a trial and error game to get good photos, but it’s fun to practice! :)

      Come back soon!

  6. says

    Totally meant to say *blog and also to say that the time change totally kicked my tush this year- I was a good friend of the snooze button this time around!

  7. says

    Daylight Saving’s kicked my butt this time! I don’t remember ever having such a hard go of it! I’m still having trouble sleeping and waking up WAY too early (instead of too late, weird, right?). I’m thinking I might need the weekend to recover!

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