Monday, March 12, 2012

Chronicle 16: Daylight Savings Time

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! 


  1. KPhizzle3/13/2012

    I thought we didn't get an extra hour? Sunday was the shortest day of the year since we stole an hour.... which is why it is now 1:53 and my body says, "No, it is only just about to turn one... you can be awake for plenty more time!" All the while I have to be up at 6am to babysit an adorable little 51/2 month old bebe.... (clearly, I'm not a fan of DST)HA! I think it comes from having lived in Indy for so long and this whole concept still being relatively "new" to me.... when I travel and ever complain about it I get looks and comments like "just the way it is, yes it's a pain but why such dramatics, it's been that way forever." - haha.

    I can't wait to hear your new project!!

  2. I always get so confused about DST...I know we get an extra hour of sunlight, but did we lose or gain an hour?! All I know is that Baby G won't be put down until close to 8 now, when his bedtime used to be 7! Sleep training pat deux! Xoxo


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