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?


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


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

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


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



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.


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)


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!).


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

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    • 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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