Monday, March 14, 2016

Out of Time

I hate change. That means I'm in a guaranteed poor mood two weeks out of the year, when it comes time to change the clocks. (It usually take me about a week to adjust.) In the fall, we gain an hour of sleep, but it's pitch black at 5 p.m. In the spring, we lose that hour, but it stays bright hours into the evening.  I see the good and bad points with each situation. 

But do we really need to change the clocks? Arizona doesn't think so, and I agree. It's an antiquated practice we should do away with.

So, if I look more tired than usual this week, blame the time change. I'll have to wait until this weekend to catch up on my sleep.

Today, I'm wearing a bright dress to help offset the bags under my bags. This dress only cost me about $30, and I get so many compliments on it. The color is a bright and vivid blue, and though the pattern looks like it's comprised of tiny black flowers, it's actually a leopard print.

Dress: CeCe by Cynthia Steff Selena Leopard Pattern Fit and Flare Dress

Also available at Belk.

Sandals: Frye Lena Leaf Strap Sandals (no longer available)

It's hard to tell in the photo, but I got a manicure/pedicure this weekend in a color I've never tried before: OPI's Substantially Tan. It's a subtle, neutral color that will wear great with any outfit, and is appropriate for work, too. This color is from OPI's new Infinite Shine line, which is supposed to last longer than normal nail color. I'll let you know how it goes. Usually, my manicures last about a week, so if this one lasts longer, it's worth the extra few bucks I paid. (I don't like the gel manicures. The color is a pain to remove and I felt that my nails were weaker and more brittle afterward.)

The time change always make me want to read or watch a time travel story. I have always loved tales of men and women traveling through time, since I first watched Back to the Future in 1985. It had my little seven-year-old self absolutely transfixed.

Over the years, I have come to read a lot of great time travel novels, like Somewhere in Time. You've probably seen the movie, and if you haven't, watch it today. My mom and I both love it, and the book was even better.

Another one that is less well known: The Mirror. I remember loaning it to my friend, Katie, and she loved it, too. It's billed as a horror story, though, and in many ways the tale is terrifying. Originally published in 1978, it went out of print for years, but you can now download it or buy it through Amazon. It's a great read, and on my list to re-read soon.