March Madness

It’s March madness time in more ways than one. This daylight savings time shift has thrown me for an absolute loop. Thus far, the mornings this week have been sub par 0-10 wouldn’t recommend the experience. I know it’s only an hour, but losing any amount of sleep at this stage in the game is no bueno. It’s also time to complete your March Madness bracket. In fact, I just completed mine and have Purdue winning it all. I’m sure I’ll finish in the bottom five.

I did make it to work on time today, which is good. It will take some time to fully adjust back to the time. I had gone to bed early Saturday not feeling great, but also hoping it would stave off some of that time change ickiness. Spoiler alert, it didn’t work. When I finally managed to climb out of bed Sunday morning it was 9:00 am. I usually wake up between 6:50 and 7:30 like clockwork, but not Sunday morning. Hopefully, by the end of the week, my body will be acclimated to daylight savings time.

My lunch was spent getting our TSA precheck interviews done. Well, it’s not really an interview. They verify your information, take your fingerprints and a photo and that’s about it. Usually, it takes three to five days for the process to be completed. I’m hoping and praying that it’s complete before we head out to the Bahamas Friday morning. Honestly, I’m not concerned about having it for the trip there. I am, however, really hoping we have it for the way back. Last year we spent three hours in security lines at Nassau’s airport. I’m not looking to repeat that nonsense. Otherwise, I’ll be hurling imprecations everywhere.

Today’s accountability tracker:

  • Workout: 45-minute spin class, plus 15-minute cooldown courtesy of Apple Fitness+
  • Book: Book: Marcel Proust’s  Finding Lost Time
  • Blog: done
  • Word of the day: insight. After gaining insight into the long waits at the Nassau airport, I decided to get pre-check.
  • Today’s song is Uptown Funk by Bruno Mars

Time Change

The time change is kicking my arse. It’s a complete aggravation. I have slept through my alarms the last two days waking up right before my shift is supposed to start. Fortunately, my commute to the office is a matter of steps and not miles. Nonetheless, I do like to spend some time easing into my day by enjoying my Dunkin’ as I watch the Great British Bakeoff.

Now I don’t entirely harbor ill will towards the time change. As a night person, I love the longer days and later sunsets. As a person that loves to sleep, I love the darker mornings. It’s just that first week post time change that a disaster. I think it’s worse for us this year because the change came after a late night at the rink that was followed by an early morning at the rink.

We are enjoying our evenings off from hockey. It’s nice to have nowhere we have to go after a busy day at the office. Additionally, it makes it a lot easier to have home cooked meals at home instead of frozen pizzas. Unfortunately, there’s just not a lot of time to cook during the season. Tonight the Mayor cooked us chilli tonight, which was fantastic. The hubby and I are always happy to have someone else cook.