Whoever came up with daylight savings time was definitely not a teacher. When I finally  rolled out of bed this morning after putting the alarm on sleep at least four times, it was already 6:15 am. That gave me fifteen minutes to throw my clothes on, eat breakfast, and drive to school.

It was pitch black outside as I got dressed. Not wanting to wake my husband so early, I got dressed in the dark. Since my hair wanted to stick out in places, I reached for the hair spray and  let the can spray a fine mist over my head. The only problem was that my daughter evidently used my hairspray and deodorant last night and reversed the cabinets I keep them in. As a result, I was standing there in the dark with sticky armpits and hair covered in deodorant. I go downstairs and pull out a Lean Cuisine for lunch and let the dog out. The dog sees some deer in the yard and takes off after them. If anything happened to that dog, my daughter would be devastated so I take off after her. I finally grab her after chasing her for ten minutes. I stumble back in the dark carrying this dog that feels like she weighs fifty pounds after all this unexpected exertion. Looking on the bright side, I thought to myself at least my hair won't sweat today.

By this time, I needed to skip breakfast and head to school. I stopped by MacDonald's and got in line behind a gentleman who life has obviously not been kind to. His clothes were threadbare and his toes peeked out of a hole in his shoes. He did not have enough change for his coffee when he went to pay, so I bought it for him and threw in an Egg McMuffin as a bonus. He thanked me profusely and told me he hadn't eaten since lunch yesterday. It was my turn  to order when I realized the other bill I thought was a five was actually a one. I figured I didn't need to eat anyway since I am on a diet and besides, that older gentleman's gratitude had lifted my spirits. I got back in my car and headed to school with a small coke.

When I got to school, my teammate gave me a peanut butter snack bar from Trader Joe's. That was about the time I realized I left the Lean Cuisine I pulled out of the refrigerator on the kitchen counter. I wolfed down the peanut butter bar and finished the coke just as the bell rang. Ten minutes into our morning meeting, I realized that the peanut butter bar didn't mesh with the Alli I just started taking on Saturday to lose weight. Anybody familiar with the side effects of eating anything with fat in it when you take Alli.  Not the smartest move on my part by any means. I am now rethinking whether I want to keep taking that stuff.

I stopped midsentence and hustled to the bathroom we share with the other Kindergarten class. Not until I sat down did I realize that some sweet little boy  evidently had a poor aim this morning. Can I blame that on daylight savings time too?

I would write more but since I am on my lunch break, I still have to figure out what I can mooch off of another teacher to eat that is fat free.

I hope everyone has a wonderful day! As for Daylight Savings time, all I can say is ptooey!


  1. Debbie // March 15, 2010 at 12:23 PM  

    From the looks of your pic, do you really need that Alli??? Maybe your pic is flattering. Let me tell you this much, i do have a post on health and diet, go check it out...I did boot camp with a personal trainer, she gave me so many tips and i share them all for weight loss....you can do it. Those lean cuisines are loaded with sodium...I have not touched one in two years!~ Oh and we all woked up late this morning, we are suppose to be out the door at 7:30 we woke up at 7:20...not a good way to start the day!

  2. VKT // March 15, 2010 at 12:25 PM  

    Thanks Debbie,

    Notice it is only a head shot...lol. I will certainly take you up on that!

  3. Heather // March 15, 2010 at 1:21 PM  

    Amen to the dislike of time changes, dark mornings and running late.

    How kind of you to buy that man breakfast. I'm sure you made his day.

    Hope the dog doesn't eat the Lean Cuisine.

    At least your hair won't sweat today. Sticky armpits suck, though.

    Tomorrow is another day, thank the Lord.

  4. Terri // March 15, 2010 at 2:37 PM  

    My gracious!!! I say phoey to the DLST also!!! Sorry you have a ruff morning.... hopefully tomorrow will be better :)

  5. Choices // March 15, 2010 at 2:38 PM  

    I couldn't agree with you more about daylight savings time. This morning, my alarm went off,I looked at the clock and thought"What,Oh! No!, I over slept." The clock read 8:30. I jumped up ran to the kitchen to look at the clock on the oven,it said 6:30 and I even checked my watch. Thank, Goodness, I changed that clock and my watch to the right time and set the alarm right! I know I changed the clock beside the bed, but obviously the wrong time. That's how I started my day.
    Here's to a better day tomorrow for both of us!
    Take care and smile.

  6. Theresa Milstein // March 15, 2010 at 3:50 PM  

    Oh no! I hope your day turned around after you posted this. I was getting all set to write a, "Woe is me subbing kindergarten the Monday after daylight savings time", but now that I've read this...

    That diet pill sounds a little scary if it affects you that way. Whatever you would've gotten from McDonalds probably would've done the same thing, so it's probably good you waited to eat until you got to work.

    I also hope you got a decent lunch. May you have a better tomorrow.

  7. VKT // March 15, 2010 at 3:53 PM  

    Heather dear,

    If the lean cuisine sat out all day, the dog can have it...lol. Thankfully, the rest of the day has been uneventful.

  8. VKT // March 15, 2010 at 3:54 PM  

    I am counting on it Terri! I hope your day went well sweet lady!

  9. VKT // March 15, 2010 at 3:55 PM  

    I second that Anne dear! Here's to a much better day tomorrow!!

  10. VKT // March 15, 2010 at 3:57 PM  


    I paid about 60.00 for that alli stuff but......into the circular file it goes when I get home....ewwww!

  11. Anna See // March 15, 2010 at 4:37 PM  

    DLST is not welcome in this house either. Thanks for the hilarious chronicle of your not so great morning!

  12. Anonymous // March 15, 2010 at 4:37 PM  

    I heard about Alli and that was enough for me. No way would I try it.

    Sounded like a real fun day.
    Good thing those idiots in Washington did not also change it to a Monday. Could you imagine what would happen then?

    They probably don't even notice on capitol hill, they are so out of touch.

  13. VKT // March 15, 2010 at 5:05 PM  

    Lol Anna! Glad you enjoyed it.

  14. VKT // March 15, 2010 at 5:07 PM  


    Changing it to Monday would be something to behold, wouldn't it!

    As for the Capitol Hill bunch, they probably don't roll in to work until after 10 anyway...sigh.

  15. Beth Chapman // March 15, 2010 at 7:40 PM  

    You are a delight. So glad to know your hair will not sweat and the hair (if any) under your arms will stay beautifully in place. What a dear you are to share your day. Ain't life grand? If today wasn't, know that your writing has made it so for all of us, and we thank you. Here's to a better tomorrow.

  16. Cynthia at A Shimmy In My Spirit // March 15, 2010 at 8:20 PM  

    Hi VKT. I drew out the number 17...which was you. Congratulations you won the $20 Starbucks Card. I know you want to give it to Debbie. Do you want to tell her or do you want me to do it? Very generous of you. So glad you come by to visit. I enjoy your comments and your blog.

  17. VKT // March 15, 2010 at 8:29 PM  


    Thank you soooooooo much!!! I will let you email her to get her information. This is so exciting!

  18. VKT // March 15, 2010 at 8:30 PM  

    Lol Beth, thanks. At least I was able to turn it into a lesson and tell the kids we all make mistakes. I told them about the hairspray but I left out the sticky armpits. Too much information....lol

  19. Joanne // March 15, 2010 at 8:46 PM  

    Yes, I'd blame it all on DST. I don't like changing the clocks this early, and miss the days when it was actually sprung forward the LAST weekend in APRIL. I vote to change it back to that! Glad the rest of your day was better :)

  20. Bernie // March 15, 2010 at 8:49 PM  

    Oh my what a horrible start to your day, hopefully it got better from there and I really liked how you bought that poor man breakfast
    ...........:-) Hugs

  21. VKT // March 15, 2010 at 8:53 PM  

    You talked me into it Joanne! I am blaming it all on DLST!!!

  22. VKT // March 15, 2010 at 8:54 PM  

    You know what is even better Bernie....think of the misery I was spared if I HAD bought MacDonalds! That Alli is potent stuff and it does not agree with fat in the diet....yuck!

  23. Mom of Many // March 15, 2010 at 9:42 PM  

    Bless your heart!! I felt so bad for you reading this. I hit my snooze button 3 times this morning. Rather, hubby did. We just couldn't get up! I dislike it with a passion! Thanks for stopping by my place today and for the sweet comment you left!

  24. Debbie(single;complicated) // March 15, 2010 at 9:48 PM  

    it seems that even on days that do not work out the way they should..you spread joy and keep paying it forward.Thank you for that!

  25. Brenda // March 15, 2010 at 10:18 PM  

    Thank YOU for that. I'm smilin'. No matter how sucky my day was, it was a lot better than yours and I sure hope yours got a lot better later. BTW, I'd blame everything on Daylight Savings Time if I could. :-)

  26. Andrea // March 15, 2010 at 11:00 PM  

    I hate losing an hour...I needed that hour....lol!

  27. VKT // March 16, 2010 at 7:57 AM  

    Mom of Many,

    It got a little easier this morning...not much but a little....lol

  28. VKT // March 16, 2010 at 7:58 AM  

    Dear Debbie,

    I think God knows just who needs a little joy and uses others to make sure they get it!

  29. VKT // March 16, 2010 at 8:00 AM  


    Sounds like a good plan to me. Let's do it! Who came up with daylight savings time anyway?

  30. VKT // March 16, 2010 at 8:01 AM  

    Me too Andrea....I could use two actually...lol

  31. Jo // March 16, 2010 at 11:55 AM  

    Oh my! I'm so sorry for laughing doll but the whole 'at least my hair won't sweat' had me thankful I didn't have coffee in my mouth when reading that!

    You poor thing. This seems to be a common tale this time of year when daylight savings is upon us.

    Hope things get better.

    Thank you for always stopping by and leaving fun and supportive comments.

    Love you and your blog --very entertaining!

    Peace and serenity,
    'The End Of The Rainbow: Life After Bankruptcy'

  32. VKT // March 16, 2010 at 12:38 PM  

    Thanks so much Jo.....Blessings!

  33. May Be Miracles // March 16, 2010 at 9:04 PM  

    Just wanted to say that I love reading your blog! Really, one of the best I've come across. Another great story! Sorry you had to go through so much...but glad you're willing to share and have such a great attitude about it all!
    *hearts* to you for feeding a hungry person (perfect example of the starfish story).
    Take care...Dustine

  34. Tracie // March 16, 2010 at 9:56 PM  

    I yi yi. What a day you had!

    Daylight Saving Time is kicking the Awesome family's rears, too. It's Tuesday and you'd think we would be adjusted but we aren't. *yawn*

  35. Marlana // March 17, 2010 at 12:14 AM  

    Oh my goodness! You are so funny! I'm sorry all of these things happened to you, but just think, it makes for great reading! :) The deodorant and hair spray thing is just like something my family would do. I love that you paid for the man's coffee and egg McMuffin. I'm sure you made his day. May your transition into the new DST be easier with each day. :)

  36. veterankindergartenteacher // March 17, 2010 at 10:09 PM  

    Thank you May Be Miracles. I think we have to be able to look for the humor in life.


  37. VKT // March 17, 2010 at 10:13 PM  


    I am yawning right back at you....zzzzzzzzz

  38. VKT // March 17, 2010 at 10:14 PM  

    Thanks Marlana!


  39. Kelly // March 19, 2010 at 10:00 PM  

    I've heard about that Alli :oP My husband works night shift, and the first morning he came home after DST, I thought he came home in the middle of the night since it was still dark out at 6:30am.

  40. VKT // March 20, 2010 at 12:35 AM  

    I understand completely Kelly