Sunday, March 10, 2013

An Hour Short

I think we should wait until the Spring Equinox to lose an hour; we'll be closer to sunshine in the morning and the evening rather than a dark morning and a sunny evening.  I have definitely felt off all day, and it's probably because I am so sensitive to time.  I don't wear a watch, but always know what time it is - and how long things take.  When people ask me when I'll arrive somewhere, I'm exact: "I'll be there in 7 or 8 minutes." Ha ha!  And now you know a new fact about me. ;)

Tofu scramble with spinach, spices, and Tofutti.  Served with pink grits (I added a little Cholula for a kick!).
Errands and dog park.  Lunch via Whole Foods: Cucumber Noodles and Asian Cabbage Salad.
Met up with a friend for tea (not pictured).
A treat from Hail Merry: Chocolate Raw Macaroon. (Remy thinks it's for him.)
When figuring out dinner, I realized I still had some vegetable based pasta in the cupboard.  
I turned it into avocado pasta with a side of a broccoli.
On a happy note, at least I have natural light for a 6:30pm meal.  :)

13 comments:

  1. Snow and natural light? That's a lovely combo. That photo makes me jealous (although the temperature is dropping fast here - ask me if I'm still jealous in a week!)

    Your food from today is pretty much my ideal line up. Tofu scramble? Yes. Chocolate? Yes. Slaw? Yes! So good.

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    1. Yes, it certainly makes for great photography! It's snowing lightly again as I type, and in the upper 20s (Fahrenheit). Ha ha! I'm glad my meals are Joey-approved. :)

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  2. A great food day! Everything looks so fresh and light. Pretty colorful, too. :)

    I wish we never put the clocks ahead to begin with. I start work at 6, so having more daylight at night is something I enjoy. I rarely see the sun before work, anyway, but it does throw me off, too.

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    1. Thanks, Molly!

      I agree - pick a time schedule and stay on it! Glad to know I'm not the only one thrown off. :)

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  3. Definitely a great food day! How interesting about your time sensitivity! I am time sensitive in some cases... like I haven't used an alarm in years, I just wake up at the same time. Otherwise I'm more time compulsive than sensitive. The idea of lateness causes anxiety and when other people are late it causes frustration and anger.

    Anyway, great looking meals! That first pic is so pretty! Gotta love the tofu scramble and I LOVE that asian cabbage slaw from WFs. It's always so fresh and crunchy and I love the almonds in there. That macaroon looks so delicious! Perfect treat :) Love the fall shaped pasta, it looks like a fun new way to prepare the avocado pasta!

    I LOVE that it is still light out at 6:30. Makes me so incredibly happy! Maybe it's the vitamin D deficiency, lol!

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    1. You are ahead of me on the alarm clock-free mornings! Over the past couple of months, I have started to wake up naturally about 20 minutes before my alarm but usually choose to stay in bed. That schedule however, is no longer in place thanks to the time change! Grr!

      I am very punctual, too - and feel the same way when people are late and don't text or call to say so! For me it's all about respect and reliability - keeping my word, ya know?

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  4. I know a lot of people like the lighter evenings, but I hate losing an hour on my weekend, and I also like the way we used to wait to start DST in April. So-called Standard Time is not really standard anymore. But anyway...

    I was going to say the first picture is so pretty (and it is), but the food pictures are really beautiful too, and the pasta shapes are very cool. I hope your week is going well so far.

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    1. I agree - April was a better month. We start state assessments for our 9th graders tomorrow - just in time to still be groggy from the time change. Super! I wish it was still later in the year, or was eliminated. I know Indiana and Arizona don't change, but I don't want to move to either of those places. Ha!

      Thank you, glad to know you liked the photos!

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  5. I'm kinda like Sarah - I'm constantly worried about being late; I get really stressed out about it. Haha, I'm also always constantly checking my watch. I wish I were like you and could just be aware of what time it was.
    The pasta makes it look like yr aware of actual time but not the season ;) ha. Although who knows these days, with snow one day and warmth the next.
    I just bought a Hail merry tart the other day - I had no idea they macaroons too! Bet it's fantastic. Lucky you, but too bad for Remy!

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    1. Honestly, I think it comes from teaching. I use a countdown clock that is projected on the screen for the students to see while they work on activities. It has caused me to know what time feels like. I should probably still wear a watch, but I need to find one that I like!

      Ha ha! You're absolutely right about the pasta. I noticed they had other desserts, but decided on the macaroons for portion control - and they are so rich, one is enough!

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  6. Neat idea to photograph the sun through the trees in order to discuss the hour we lost. I, for one, am very worried I won't wake up in time tomorrow.

    Anyway, the Cucumber Noodles appeal the most to me. I wasn't as impressed with the Hail Merry Chocolate Mint Tart that I tried. Haven't tried the Macaroons yet.

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    1. Thanks, Shen! How about you WFH again instead of rising early to go to the office? Does Jerry the Rooster crow in the mornings?

      The Hail Merry line was on sale 2 for $6, but since it was my first purchase I just picked up the one variety. I did notice they had other options, glad to know I didn't pick up a bad tart!

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  7. The Roosters (we have another one besides Jerry who is not as sweet) do crow, but we can't hear them with the windows closed.

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