Thursday, November 8, 2007

Save the daylight!

This weekend we did the big fall back an hour and I'm just curious about how exactly we are saving daylight by doing this. Sure, it's lighter earlier in the morning but it's also darker earlier in the evening. Personally, I'd rather come home and not feel as though it's already bedtime. When I wake up it's dark and when I come home it's dark. Ahhh, the long, cold days of winter are upon us.

Which leads me to the subject of all things winter. First, my heat is on the earliest it's ever been. I'm incredibly cheap when it comes to heating so the thermostat normally never goes above 64 and doesn't even get turned on until normally Thanksgiving. I take offense to the ever rising heating bills I receive and even more offense to the fact that I have no choice in matter and the greatest offense to having to see WE Energies advertise how wonderful their rates there. I ask you this, why does a monopoly have to advertise? Is there another company that I can buy my heat from? If so, please let me know as I would love to shop around for a better rate. So why is my heat on so early this year? Because other visitors to my home, who shall remain nameless, have been complaining that it is too chilly. Also, I feel somewhat obligated to QT that he not be freezing.

Second, how early is too early for Christmas? It's not even Thanksgiving yet and I feel as though we've just skipped right over it. Every store has all the Christmas stuff out, trees are up, wrapping paper is everywhere, what's next, Santa at the mall? Here is Milwaukee there is a radio station that began playing Christmas music 24 hours a day/7 days a week on November 1st. Am I the only person who finds that insane?

Third, will I be saying thanks on Thanksgiving for being pregnant or spreading joy this Christmas by announcing a pregnancy? Stay tuned.

Since there isn't much to say on the trying to conceive front I'll update the better eating front. I bought Superfoods Rx from the used bookstore the other day and really enjoyed it. If you're not familiar with it, the author lists fourteen "super" foods and then a few alternatives for each one so that you can have some variety. I hit the grocery store and stocked up on tons of superfoods and have trying to work them into my daily eating. It's been easier than I thought, mainly because I'm not focusing on calories or even so much serving sizes so much as just focusing on eating healthier overall. Yesterday I started the day with some steel cut oatmeal (Trader Joe's sells it frozen and it's awesome), to which I added some blueberries and flax, snacked on a handful of almonds, had albacore tuna on wheat for lunch with a side of cherry tomatoes and ended the day with tomato basil halibut with a side of wilted spinach. Okay, so I also ate a snack size Baby Ruth but you can't eat healthy all the time, right?

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