Hello, Monday.

Monday, March 11, 2013

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Is anyone else totally befuddled by Daylight Savings Time? I know it is only an hour, but my gosh does it screw me up. I've been waiting for months not to wake up to pitch black darkness outside...and now we are back to square one. It's not just sleep, either. My whole day feels off somehow. 

 If you plug "Daylight Savings Time" into Google News, you'll find a plethora of articles that make a compelling argument for doing away with DST. I've been saying that for years.

I had a very restless night. Mario took pity on me and took Kiddo to school so I could lay down a bit longer before meeting him for a lunch date. Hence the lateness of this post.

Friday brought with it about 6 inches of snow. And aside from a couple hours of cleanup, Kiddo and I got to spend the day hanging out at home together. Thank you, Mother Nature, for giving me an extra day of break. I'm leaving the "spring" part out for obvious reasons.

After a quick refresher, Jared helped me out with the snow blowing duties. Thank goodness for snow blowers...our circular driveway would take a week to shovel. It's also nice that Kiddo is learning these things early...he'll be better fit for adulthood. Unless he decides to reside in Texas. In case any moms are gasping out there, our snow blower immediately shuts off if you let go of the handle. Danger-free.

Husband got home Friday evening, so Saturday the boys headed out for their usual ski date. Only, I tagged along. And we went to a much bigger mountain about an hour from home.  They had a great time and I attempted to work on an independent research paper that has been haunting me for months. Perhaps that wasn't the best place to do it, and although I made some progress, it wasn't much.

Still, it was worth it to see them have so much fun. Mario said Jared's skiing skills improve exponentially each week, and he is now tackling double black diamonds. I am officially feeling a little left out!

Two new recipes made an appearance in our house this weekend...and both were a success. Yay! We had a rather unsuccessful experience with Mongolian Beef, so it was a nice recovery. Recipes to come!

I finally finished my owl paint chip canvas art! It has been sitting around for weeks and although easy peasy, it seemed to get eeked out in tiny little steps. I suppose it's a symptom of my overworked mind.

Husband came home bearing gifts! We collect Starbucks city/country mugs, but have an agreement that we only buy them from places we have both been. Since Mario was in Seattle last week, he picked up a mug. We've had to stow some away because our collection has grown so much. Hopefully it's a sign that we are cultured folks. I love sipping on a beverage while imagining I'm back in San Diego or on the oceanfront in the Puget Sound. A girl can dream...

Also, I posted my first giveaway yesterday! The winner gets to pick the camera strap of their choice from The Poppy Shoppe. I bought one a couple weeks ago and LOVE it! You can enter here.

Since Mario is home this week, we have decided this is the perfect time for me to take a little solo mini-vacation. I found two hotels in Cape Cod that will serve my purposes well. It's the off season, so rooms are a fraction of the price and I will get the solitude I have been craving. Win-win. Plus, the ocean calls to me...even in winter. There will be pictures galore, I'm sure.

Happy Monday!

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  1. That paint chip art is awesome! :) Very creative.

  2. Blog hopping from YOLOMonday and I have the same feeling about DST - as it was my post today as well. Wow - too much snow, we had a pre-Spring weekend and I hope it continues. Have a great night!

  3. I was in SD this weekend! :)
    It was very different than your weather haha. I love all of the snow pics I've seen today. But I'm not used to it so I'm happy to admire from afar!

    Thanks for linking up for Monday Morning Gossip!

  4. We got snow here in Minnesota & although it was pretty, I'm so done with it! I love that paint chip art, so adorable!! And a solo mini vacation? That sounds like a great idea! Enjoy yourself! = )

  5. Oh wow, looks like you had a fantastic weekend! I'm still a fan of daylight savings, but my husband is getting to the point where it throws him off. I'm determined to never let it happen to me, but I'm sure my time is coming haha.

    I love love love that paint chip canvas art! Such a great idea! :)

  6. Yes, he can always move to Texas. :) We still have some vacant spots.

    The time change throws me off completely for at least a week. That's why I'm still wide awake at 12:40 a.m. and will be falling asleep at 9 a.m. tomorrow. Hate it with a purple passion. I just wish they would leave it one way or the other and quit switching back and forth!

    How nice that you will get a few days to spend alone...enjoying the ocean, no less! Have a safe trip!

  7. That snow is amazing! So cool that he's mastering skiing.

    Love those little owls!


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