Good morning, friends! We made it through the first week of Daylight Savings! I don’t know why an hour should mess me up, but it always seems to throw me for a loop. That said, I’m really enjoying having it light a little later in the evenings. I’ve been taking a walk after dinner every night, which is a nice way to unwind and work off some of those calories. I think I sleep better too.
I hear they may be making Daylight Savings permanent? I think the Senate voted and now it goes to the House? Or the other way around? I need to go back to 8th grade Civics, I forget how it works.
I’ve long said I wish they would just pick one and stick with it year-round, but now I’m not sure how I feel it. It’s fine in the summer when the days are longer, but I’m a morning person, and I really don’t think I would like it during the winter. What do you all think?
My parents have been in town this weekend, so that’s been fun. We went to R’s indoor drumline competition yesterday, and they took 2nd place, so she’s flying high.
We’ve had some unseasonably high temperatures this weekend — up into the 70s! It’s eerily reminiscent of March 2020, when the world shut down. I remember being outside walking the neighborhood in a tank top, soaking up the sun and the 70-degree temperatures. I comforted myself by thinking if we had to be locked down, at least spring was coming and we would be able to enjoy being outside.
Of course, it never stays warm in March for very long, so it got cold again that year, and I expect this year will be much the same. In fact, this week’s forecast looks much more typical for March in Philly, with lows in the 40s and highs in the upper 50s. Still, it’s good running weather, and I really need to start being more consistent with that.
I’ve gotten in the habit of walking the dog and listening to podcasts instead of listening to music and running instead. While I know that’s good too, it doesn’t give me the same high as running does, and I don’t think it helps as much with weight maintenance — which I need more at this time of my life than ever.
Someone recently asked me to address perimenopause and my experience related to clothes. Yeah, wow. I will tell you, doing what I do during this time of my life is not for the faint of heart. My body is definitely changing and not for the better, in my opinion.
I’m still practicing Intermittent Fasting, and I do believe it helps, but my diet is not as clean as it was a few years back, and eating clean is more important now than ever. With the ages of our kids and the busyness of my job, I’ve allowed myself to get lazy about that.
So yeah, whether it’s perimenopause or changes in my diet and lifestyle, I’m not entirely sure, but I’m not loving how my body is changing right now. That said, I’m incredibly thankful for good health and the privilege of getting older. Not everyone gets that opportunity, so I try to keep that in mind as I bemoan the changes that come with this stage of life.
Well, that was quite the tangent! When I sit down to write these Coffee Talk posts, I don’t usually have anything planned to say so you get my stream of consciousness.
I hope you all enjoy the rest of your weekend!