Saturday, March 18, 2017

This, that...

...and everything else

I don't do well with the time change. I mean I love the light lingering longer with each passing day and I don't even mind waking up to the darkness-(nothing a little coffee can't fix) but man, the older I get the longer it takes me to sync into the daylight changes. I'm pretty sure once my life doesn't revolve around an alarm clock 5 days a week, I'll be able to embrace springing forward better...
...that's my theory anyway!  

There was one day last week that a bit of melancholy snuck up on me. I blame a lack of sleep. All those lost Zzzzzs just caught up with me. That day, the weight of the world on my shoulders just buckled my knees (nothing that a little cry on the Mr's shoulders can't fix).

In my mind, I've had this impending "empty nester" transition all figured out and was totally handling it! But the fact of the matter is, reality is setting in as Austin's December graduation date is inching ever closer. Shortly after, he'll be setting off for a career in the Navy. He just started talking to his recruiter and has taken the ASVAB (an aptitude test to determine qualification for enlistment). 
Things just got real-er!

I won't bore you with the details about the other stuff that piled heavy on my shoulders that one day -(nothing that a good night's sleep didn't fix.) 
It's finally the weekend and I am caught up on some much needed sleep, I cleaned the house and I'm ready for the upcoming week. My last load of laundry is in the dryer-all of which tends to shrink my troubles. 

What do these photos of the handsome peacocks have to do with any of this? 
Absolutely nothing! 
I just wanted to share more of my visit from the L.A. Arboretum-did you miss the first post?
You can read about it HERE

So tell me friend, does the time change bother you? How do you get over that hump?
I do hope you'll share.

Happy (longer days) snapping!


  1. How gorgeous!! It's dark at 5am here except for September and May/June (and summer) so I am used to a dark wake up....but I love that the more light there is then the closer I am to summer!!

    1. Thank you Tamar. I'm sure you're ready for fir summer...I've seen some of your temps!

  2. I adjust to the time change pretty quickly (as long as I can get a nap in on Sunday, and I did!). Empty nester, I'm a bit from being there but I feel your pain. As each of my older ones go, it is such a transition and such a change. But, I will say this, no one told me how fun adult children are! Truly, we love all the stages of them little and then they talk about them leaving but gosh, I enjoy my adult children every bit as much as when they were little.
    And, the peacocks?! What grand birds! My brother in law has one or two on their acreage. Wouldn't that be cool?

    1. Hi Jill,
      Yes, I totally agree with you on how fun adult children are. You're always mom...but in a different capacity. Peacocks are noisssssy...but they are grand, spectacular birds and I bet your BIL acreage is very colorful with these handsomes pruning around.

  3. I get up very early on the weekdays, so I am use to no light in the morning. But I do have a hard time with the sleeping patterns being shifted. It seems like one hour shouldn't make a difference, but it does. The only thing that fixes the hump...time. I just have to get use to it. Your peacock photos are gorgeous! Those peacocks know they are beautiful and just love to pose. :)

    1. That adage Proud as Peacock? I totally get it now looking back at some of the photos I didn't post! xo

  4. Speaking from experience, it is hard when the kids leave but you will settle into a new normal. Mine help by calling or texting all the time and The Hubs keeps me busy on weekends, but the silence from their rooms can be deafening at times.

    The time change bugs me. Just pick a time and stick with it, ya know?

    1. It's going to be bitter sweet Daenel after January...sigh. Lets move to Hawaii....they don't change the time!

  5. Surprisingly the time change didn't bother me this year. It was always the dogs that it affected most, which in turn affected me when they wanted to eat earlier and earlier. Since there are now no dogs in the house nobody was waking me up to eat at 4 a.m.

    1. Lucky you Sarah!! I'm pretty sure after retirement...this will be a thing of the past!


Thank you for stopping by my little corner of the blogging world. Your comments always put a smile on my face. Hope to see you again real soon.