Le DST (Daylight Savings Time, for you anti-acronym..ers) est tres blase!
Is today... Monday?
Where am I? What TIME is it?! Do I exist?
Since our state decided to re-adopt Daylight Savings Time, the "spring forward" we took Sunday morning has me feeling as if I'm in an episode of The Twilight Zone. It's almost the same feeling you get after a nice long nap, fuzzy and disoriented, and not quite sure if you slept all night and woke up the next afternoon (Boy, I miss even having the option!). I've been running around looking exactly like this 50's housewife interpretation of Macualay Culkin. Except in color.
Side note: I used to look through my parent's and grandparent's old photographs and truly believed that their lives were lived in black and white. I suppose I thought that one day, just like in the Wizard of Oz, they were magically technicolor, possibly around the time color t.v. came to be. Did anyone else think this way?
Back to liiife...back to realityyy.
Maybe it's the time change (or perhaps it is the glass of yummy white wine in my hand), but I am in an exceptionally good mood. This, I have to sheepishly admit, is a bit surprising. My son is currently teething and is getting, not one or two, but FOUR teeth at the same time. His front four teeth are slowly (and no matter what anyone else says, PAINFULLY) poking their way through his little swollen red gums. My six month old will have six teeth!
I am positively certain that this DST has thrown him for a loop, too. After a week of sleep training and a few weeks of wonderful, blissful sleep, it has all been shot to hell. It takes 45 minutes of sobbing and consoling before he even thinks of surrendering and succumbing to a satisfying slumber. That sucks! So (super alliteration?), hopefully all will return to normal in a few weeks. I have really been taking advantage of all this free time.
I've been re-decorating, re-organizing, cleaning, writing, exercising, and starting to work on a HUGE and very exciting project! (I am keeping things under wraps at the moment, but once things are a bit more settled, I will share the news!) The wonderful thing about DST is that I have another whole hour to work on these things and enjoy this crazy weather we've been having.
How do YOU feel about Daylight Savings Time? Do you see it as a blessing or a curse (I admit, changing ALL the clocks is a pain in the butt...)? How do you use your extra hour? AND - mamas, how do you handle putting your kiddos to sleep?!
The Hot Mama
P.S. Stay tuned for the next chronicle, a beauty product review from a fabulous guest poster! We will also have a corresponding giveaway!