Sunday Post #151 – ugh…Spring Forward

March 8th, 2015 Kimberly Sunday Post 146 Comments

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While setting the clocks ahead one hour signifies we are one step closer to flip-flop season losing that hour of sleep is not at all appreciated. Grr. It will take me a good week to adjust. The hubby and I are planning a little vacation to celebrate our 27th anniversary and wrapping a visit with my parents and brother into it. We will be heading to New Orleans at the end of the month, then driving down to Orlando (hoping to visit Hogwarts at Universal Studios) and Ft. Lauderdale..so I might just get to wear those flip-flops a little earlier. I am excited about NO, I love the city and always grab books with settings there..so it will be nice to finally visit. Going to pick up a gris-gris bag, look for some vampires and other paranormal creatures. We are staying in one of the older hotels in the French Quarter. It looks lovely with it’s own balcony and private bath recommended by author Suzanne Johnson.

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146 Responses to “Sunday Post #151 – ugh…Spring Forward”

  1. Katherine

    I’m so unexcited about the whole spring forward business. I’m dragging as it is lately! 1 less hour of sleep is not going to help! Your trip sounds so much fun! New Orleans is one of my favorite cities and I’m really looking forward to heading back to Orlando soon. Have a great week!

    Katherine recently posted: This Week in Reading - March 8
    • kimbacaffeinate

      Thanks Katherine. I have the baby spending the night..so I am sure the whole missing hour won’t mean a thing to me. Walking zombie 🙂

    • kimbacaffeinate

      I am really excited Bea, and will take lots of pictures.

    • kimbacaffeinate

      I hope it is cool. My kids (adult) are all like what do you mean you are going to Hogwarts..LOL

  2. Laurel-Rain Snow

    Enjoy your new books! I am curious about Younger…I know there will be a new show by that name on ABC Family.

    And yes, springing forward is my least favorite time change, too. I have been sleeping a lot this weekend, so maybe my body is trying to prepare me.

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    • kimbacaffeinate

      It is one and the same Laurel..i guess based on this book 🙂

  3. Michelle

    I’m not happy about the time change but a weather change will be nice, I am longing for spring. Enjoy your trip I have always wanted to go to New Orleans, maybe one day I will but we are planning Florida in Aug, I already told my family I will see Harry Potter with our without them 😉

    Have a great week, Kim! Enjoy all your new reads! 🙂

    • kimbacaffeinate

      Enjoy Florida. We lived there for 7 years and loved it. It will be good to see my folks and brother. He has two sons I have yet to meet who are 4 and 2. I plan to bring half of Toys R Us with me, and books…lots of books for them.

  4. Whitney

    I’m usually ready for Spring Forward as by this time I’m sick of it getting dark at 4 in the afternoon, although I’m none too pleased about the missed hour of sleep either.

    Your trip sounds fantastic, New Orleans is such a fun town, I hope you enjoy it and Orlando.

    Have a wonderful week!

    Whitney recently posted: Weekly Update: 3/8/15
    • kimbacaffeinate

      Thanks Whitney, I am excited. I agree I like that it stays lighter longer..but so miss that hour of sleep 🙂

  5. Christy

    I don’t get the big deal about the time change. I hate that the time changes, period, but I don’t ever feel any different from an hour. Oh, what a fun trip!! I want to go.

    Christy recently posted: Sunday Post #117 (3/8/15)
  6. laura thomas

    It takes me a while to adjust to losing that hour too. At least I don’t have little ones in school anymore. That was always a nightmare. LOL Try to fit in a haunted tour while in Louisiana.
    You’ll be passing right by me to go from N’leans to Orlando. Have fun at Hogwart’s. I want to go there some day!

    • kimbacaffeinate

      Agreed bedtime was the worst adjustment when my kids were small. Haunted Tour on my list 🙂

  7. Michelle

    Lol, I’ve never had problems with the time changes. It all feels basically the same to me…then again I don’t ever get jet lag and feel more awake with three hours of sleep than I do with a full 6-8 hours. I’m super jealous of your vacation! I’ve always wanted to go to NO and see the French Quarter. And Wizarding World is absolutely fantastic!

    • kimbacaffeinate

      I am really excited about the trip. I guess because I only sleep 5-6 hours a night I feel it.

  8. Cynthia

    Great wrap up! Love the spring forward pic. So true. Of course, I am in Italy and our time doesn’t change until March 29. So I still have some time until the hour will be pried out of my hands. 🙂

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    • kimbacaffeinate

      I didn’t realize that..well enjoy that extra hour while you can 🙂

  9. Tressa

    How fun to go to NO and that hotel does sound lovely. 🙂 My computer issues came back after the computer guy cleaned up my system. 🙁 You liking Windows 8 gives me hope that I’ll be good with it. I’ll be getting a new computer soon. I totally lol when I read your topic for Top Ten Signs Your TBR Pile Is Too Big..( Caffeinated Confessions) because that is definitely me. Big time. I keep trying to curtail it and I do better or think I do and then I look at what I’ve grabbed to review and it’s crazy. I need to start being a better judge of books and know when to pass up on some that I won’t love or don’t need to grab. I’ll definitely be checking out what you have to say. Have a great week!

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    • kimbacaffeinate

      It is hard, for me I get offers and try to squeeze them in..LOL

  10. Red Iza

    I’m with you on the clock change, I *hate* that period every year with a passion ! We heard the wild geese coming back this week, this means spring is on the way : the nights are still cold, but the days are definitely warmer. Would it be too much to ask for pictures when you come back from that wonderful trip 😉 Enjoy and have a fun time there !

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    • kimbacaffeinate

      We are warming up too, 70’s by the end of the week! Yes, I will take pictures for sure!

    • kimbacaffeinate

      LOL, yeah I read 3 reviews in a row and one-clicked..i love the trope

  11. Megan McDade

    Here in the UK the clocks don’t go back for another few weeks so I have that to look forward to. Enjoy your trip. New Orleans is my top place to visit I love books set in the south. Also Harry Potter World is on the list. Have fun. Happy Reading!

    Megan McDade recently posted: Sunday Post #9: The longest post ever!
    • kimbacaffeinate

      I am looking forward to the trip Megan, enjoy that extra hour why you can

  12. Berls

    Ugh. I hate springing forward. Even worse, I’m up with a sick puppy right now, so my sleep’s really gonna be a mess :/ But yay for spring weather, once it comes!

    Have a great trip! I’ve only ever passed through NOLA and would love to see the French Quarter. Sounds like a great combo of family and fun. And happy anniversary to boot 🙂

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    • kimbacaffeinate

      I had my granddaughter overnight..I am pooped! LOL Thanks Berls I will take lots of pictures

  13. Nyze

    Oh congrats on the 27th anniversary! ♥ I so want to visit Hogwarts at Universal Studios too. Post some photos if you’ll able to visit okay? I’ll definitely wait for it. Have a great week babe! ♥

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  14. Lexxie

    I agree, I want flip-flop weather, too, Kim. It is starting to warm up here, and we have gorgeous weather today. The down-side to this weather is all the pollen in the air that makes my eyes and nose itch and twitch – but it’s still way better than the cold and the snow 🙂
    I hope you’ll have a great time both in NO and in Orlando! It sounds like a great trip to celebrate your anniversary.
    All your new books this week look pretty amazing, I hope you’ll enjoy all of them.
    Have a fantastic Sunday, and a great week ahead. Happy reading.

    • kimbacaffeinate

      Yes, but I prefer the sneezing to freezing..lol

  15. Celine

    Every time I hear New Orleans it makes me think of Interview with the Vampire. It sounds pretty amazing, I hope you’ll have a fantastic time!

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    • kimbacaffeinate

      I watch and read so many books set in NO I cannot wait to go 🙂

    • kimbacaffeinate

      Exactly, I shall need extra coffee and a cookie.

    • kimbacaffeinate

      LOL, my hubby and I were just saying we need naps!

    • kimbacaffeinate

      We leave at the end of the month and I shall take pictures of everything 🙂

  16. Kate

    Dead jealous of the trip to NO. It’s always been a priority on my dream US Road Trip map. All that history, culture and food. 🙂
    have a great time x

    Kate recently posted: The Springy Sunday Post
  17. Lark

    Oh, wow, enjoy your trip to NO & Orlando – sounds awesome! Yeah, I didn’t appreciate losing the hour of sleep either, but today should be a good day anyway. Have a great week, Kimba!

    Lark recently posted: Sunday Post – 3/08/15
    • kimbacaffeinate

      We had the grandbaby overnight since about 4:30 yesterday and oh boy am I pooped.

    • kimbacaffeinate

      We are excited Steph, I have always wanted to go .

  18. Jan

    A trip to New Orleans and Orlando sounds great. And I’ve read several of Suzanne Johnson’s books. They’re fun. Enjoy your week!

    Jan recently posted: Sunday Post: Mar 8
  19. Lola

    I always hate daylight saving changes, it always takes me a week to adjust as well. Our daylight saving time starts at the end of the month, so we stil have a few weeks before that changes.
    I have read some books that took place in New Orleans or close to it, the first that comes to mind is Taste the Heat by Rachel Harris. Have fun planning your vacation! I always think that planning a vacation is half of the fun!
    Have a great week!

    Lola recently posted: Sunday Post #116
    • kimbacaffeinate

      I have too, plus I watch shows set there too. Thanks Lola

    • kimbacaffeinate

      I am excited, thanks Sherry. We lived in Florida for 7 years, so I know the areas well, but haven’t seen my folks and brother for almost 6 yrs..much needed visit

  20. tonyalee

    I hope you have a great time! 27 years, congrats! 🙂

    It was so nice here yesterday, I am getting excited for warmer weather. Just wait, I give it 6-8 weeks before we start complaining about how hot it is!

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    • kimbacaffeinate

      hehe..we are such fickle creatures..you are so right. Although I would rather have sunshine and heat then darkness and bitter cold any day.

    • kimbacaffeinate

      I am excited, and we are going on vacation for the first time without the kids (they are all adults now) It feels weird but exciting too

    • kimbacaffeinate

      Hmm, maybe after a few cups of coffee..lol Enjoy your day Angela!

  21. Jessica

    Totally feeling you on this Daylight’s Saving Time cr—junk! 😉

    And oohhh that sounds like a GREAT vacation! NOLA and Hogwarts?! Hells ya! Our Florida trip is going to happen next year, we’re planning to go then so we can check out the Frozen ride! Otherwise it would’ve been this year at some point! But I am DYING to go the WWoHP! Or as I call it Harry Potter World! LOL! It’s likely my sister and I will do that while my mom watches my niece, likely taking her back to Disney or something else as she wasn’t a fan of the books or movies. *GASP* But yes, dying to go there!

    I guess it works better next year for more than one reason. Hopefully I will find a job soon so I can save up some money for all the souvenirs I will NEED to buy! LOL!

    Hope you enjoy all your reads this week! Loved Seduction’s Kiss! Thought it was a great little prequel for Lure! Amazing series too!

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    Have a GREAT day!

    Old Follower 🙂

    • kimbacaffeinate

      Your trip sounds fun. We use to live in Florida, but haven’t been back since they added Harry Potter..I will be smiling like an idiot I am sure.

  22. Ro

    Like everyone else here, I hate losing the extra hour because it takes me about 7 days to adjust, too. Love New Orleans and the food is absolutely amazing!!! I congratulate you for marrying your real life hero and being together for 27 glorious years! That’s a BIG deal, and glad you are able to celebrate with two trips. Hope your day is as fabulous as you are! Hugs…

    • kimbacaffeinate

      Yes..I plan on tasting everything Ro! I have been blessed and married my best friend. Thanks Ro 🙂

  23. Melissa (My World...in words and pages)

    I hear ya on the spring forward! Ugh. I’m behind in everything now lol.

    Happy Anniversary! Hope you both have a great time. And get to relax. 🙂

    Looks like a great week past and some amazing things to come. Enjoy all your new reads!

    • kimbacaffeinate

      Thanks Melissa we are leaving at the end of the month, Our actual anniversary date is April 8th

    • kimbacaffeinate

      I have too, and was so excited when the hubs announced our itinerary.

    • kimbacaffeinate

      We will be at Universal Studios for one day only, then going to Lake Mary where my folks live.

  24. Elsi

    Good morning. Welcome to “Summer Time” as our British friends call it. I think my adjustment this year will be fairly easy since I’m a bit akilter after spending two weeks on Pacific time before returning to my home in the Central zone.

    Enjoy New Orleans — and Florida as well. Late March should be a very good time to visit. I’m heading out on a mini-vacation today. We’re driving over to the Big Bend area of Texas.

    Elsi recently posted: Sunday Summary: 8 March 2015
    • kimbacaffeinate

      With all the traveling you do, I imagine your time clock is a bit crazy 🙂

  25. A Voracious Reader

    Ohhhhh, a trip! I would love to see Hogwarts. I’m not keen on NO, but hubby has been there when he was in the Marines. It’s where he picked up his love of daiquiris. lol In case I’m not around when the time comes have fun, travel safe and Happy Anniversary! 🙂

    A Voracious Reader recently posted: The Sunday Post ~ 83rd Edition
    • kimbacaffeinate

      I love the historical old buildings, supernatural elements etc…Thanks Carol, we leave at the end of the month

  26. Kelsey

    I hope you have lots of fun on your anniversary trip! It sounds like a lot of fun, I can’t wait to travel a bit.
    The time change today really messed me up, I didn’t sleep much last night and I had to go to work but at least they let me leave early.
    I hope you have a great week! 🙂

    Kelsey recently posted: The Sunday Post #3
    • kimbacaffeinate

      Thankfully I didn’t have to work and only my hubby had to witness the walk of the dead towards my coffee 🙂

  27. Kristin T.

    Oh, I hope you enjoy your trip! I’ve never been to New Orleans…my husband went to school there and one day I hope we will go visit! I’m not a fan of the spring ahead either – I hate losing that hour of sleep, but love that it stays lighter out longer.

    Kristin T. recently posted: The Sunday Post #62 (3.8.15)
    • kimbacaffeinate

      Yes the longer days are the only plus Kristin. WE leave at the end of March and I am excited 🙂

    • kimbacaffeinate

      I am truly missing that hour and yes I need at least one or two HF a month to get my fix..lol

  28. Mandy

    Looks like another fantastic week. I may be the only one who’s excited to spring forward. My hubs keeps trying to talk me into a trip to Hogwarts. I hope you do get the chance. I loved Seductions Kiss it’s a great novella into the new exciting Allures. I hope you enjoy all your books and have a great week. I will cross my fingers it doesn’t take a week to adjust. Happy Reading!!!

    Mandy recently posted: The Sunday Post
    • kimbacaffeinate

      I am excited to see it..like 8 year old kid excited. My hubby just laughs at me..:)

  29. Sarah

    I’VE ALWAYS WANTED TO GO TO NEW ORLEANS GRRR… I hope you don’t mind me hitching along with you and hubby 😀 lol just kidding ~ I too do not appreciate losing an hour of sleep. I’m grouchy when I don’t get PLENTY of sleep! You got some delicious looking books this week.. 😀

    Sarah recently posted: Sunday Post #17 | In My Mailbox #8
    • kimbacaffeinate

      Yes I want my hour back, and sure you can sneak in the suitcase. *winks*

  30. Lily

    Oh I hope you enjoy your trip Kim! I’m a bit jealous since here Canada it seems like the snow is never going to melt and like the coldness is never going to stop seeping into my bones. I completely miss what grass looks like. LOL.
    Hope you enjoy all your latest reads Kim! I can’t wait to hear your thoughts 🙂 xx

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    • kimbacaffeinate

      Brrr..the cold does get into your bones. I am hoping that when I return from the trip the warm weather will follow me home.

  31. Sophia Rose

    Like you, I love the result of time change, but not the loss of the hour. I felt like I was waking up with the farm folks this morning.

    Oh that is such a lovely trip! I’ve always wanted to see NOLA too. Enjoy it all! And post pictures!

    Sophia Rose recently posted: Aerendgast by Rachel Berman #Review
    • kimbacaffeinate

      ha..yes and I am not going out to clean the stalls!

  32. Ramona

    Ooh, New Orleans! I’m green with envy as I already envision the hotel with its beautiful balcony and great views… Sigh. Wishing you and Hubby a wonderful time <3 Otherwise, your new books look appealing, as do the reviews scheduled for this week. Can't wait to read them! Have a great Sunday.

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    • kimbacaffeinate

      I am excited, today I plan to book a haunted tour..I need to decide between ghosts/historic events and vampires/cemeteries. We leave at the end of the month, so naturally the remaining month will go slow

  33. Cristina

    I’ve never been to Hogwarts at Universal Studios. Sounds like fun! Have a great week!

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  34. Lupdilup

    I hope you and your husband have a great time in NO and also in FT.Lauderdale (I love it there) I can’t believe you’re are only going to be an hour away from me 🙂 Sounds like a fantastic trip. We’re waiting for my daughter to get off school in June to do our annual Universal Studios trip (we’re not that far so it’s an easy trip).
    I didn’t mind the change this time b/c it meant spring is here. I woke up to a very welcome and sunny 71 degrees 🙂

    • kimbacaffeinate

      We use to live in Coral Springs years ago Loupe and had annual passess to all the parks

  35. Jennifer

    Nice haul this week! I’ve heard Kresley Cole’s books are amazing, but I haven’t read them yet. I’ve never been to NOLA, but I want to visit so badly! You’ll of course love Ft. Lauderdale. It’s so beautiful down there. Have fun at Hogwarts!

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    • kimbacaffeinate

      WE lived right outside of Ft. Lauderdale for 7 years, we hated to leave but the hubs job led us here.

    • kimbacaffeinate

      Thanks Braine. We would have loved to go to NOLA on our actual anniversary, but poor planning and a Jazz festival had us bumping the trip up a week..the weather looks good though 70’s every day and my Dad said it will be in the 80’s when we arrive there..so hello flip-flops!

  36. ShootingStarsMag

    haha I love your random photo. So true; I hate spring forward. I am excited for the slightly nicer weather though. I don’t like it TOO hot, but sitting outside and reading is lovely. Ooh have fun on your vacation. My mom really wants to visit New Orleans.

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    • kimbacaffeinate

      So true, I do like that it stays lighter and I will take Hot over cold any day 🙂

  37. Reanna

    LOL the totally random choice is perfect for today. I’m with you – it takes a while to adjust to the new time. I hope you have a wonderful vacation, and happy anniversary 🙂 I can’t wait to hear how the Wizarding World is!

    I’m really looking forward to next week’s Caffeinated Confessions. This should be good 😉 Have a great week, Kimba!

    • kimbacaffeinate

      Thanks Reanna, our anniversary is April 8th, but we will be in NOLA the end of March and then the first weeks of April in Fl. It should be fun.

    • kimbacaffeinate

      LOL, yeah most of ours do too..but then there are the ones like our kitchen clock that involving climbing.

  38. Kristin

    Oh how exciting! I’ve always wanted to go to NOLA. It always sounds and looks like it’s so rich in culture there. It sounds like you guys are going to have a ton of fun. I live in SoCal so we don’t really get “winter” here. However, during the winter months my backyard is full shade which causes a lot of muddy messed in the house from the pup. I will be happy once the sun is back there shining again. Plus, I plan on getting a hammock back there which will make for some amazing reading this summer.

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    • kimbacaffeinate

      Thanks Michelle, a lot where new to me too from S&S.

    • kimbacaffeinate

      I am excited Ali, we leave at the end of the month 🙂

  39. Kathy

    I’ve always wanted to go to New Orleans and Orlando so I hope you have a fun trip! I was just talking to my husband about our 20th anniversary coming up in December. I would like to take a trip but debating on taking the kids lol. I hope you enjoy all your new books and I love seeing the pictures of Sophia on Instagram! Have a great week!

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    • kimbacaffeinate

      Our kids are adults,youngest will be 21 and this is the first one where we aren’t taking them..but they all have work/school. You should have seen their faces. I felt bad for a minute or two..but this will be a romantic trip for the most part.

    • kimbacaffeinate

      Ugh..traveling stinks, it is the only downside to our trip, but my husband breaks things up so it won’t kill me.

    • kimbacaffeinate

      It is Tuesday and my coffee cup will never be big enough!

    • kimbacaffeinate

      Thanks Ronyell, I am excited. Just a few more weeks

    • kimbacaffeinate

      I am so excited to go Sharon 🙂 I am looking forward to the Gerard book

    • kimbacaffeinate

      Thanks Faye, the trick is communication, and lots of hugs 🙂

    • kimbacaffeinate

      Ooo I love gardening. I usually do a patio garden since the rabbits are naughty.

  40. Tyler H Jolley

    Ugh, the dreaded time change. I struggle for weeks before I’m acclimated. I think they should have the time change start on Friday at 4 instead of the middle of the night. 🙂
    Have so much fun and happy anniversary!

    • kimbacaffeinate

      Ah I agree a Friday time change in time for Happy hour..so much nicer 🙂 thank Tyler

  41. Bookworm Brandee

    Would you believe my hubs and i forgot about the time change? We slept in that morning, which we never do, only to find we’d lost another hour. Ugh! Congrats on your anniversary. NOLA will be fun. I hope you see some supes while there. My hubs and I are talking a trip in June to celebrate our 20th although our anniversary is actually next week. 🙂 Hope your having some warmer weather and a great week!

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    • kimbacaffeinate

      That is hilarious. The trip in June sounds nice. We have celebrated in July before…it depends on the destination.

    • kimbacaffeinate

      Thanks Leeanna…just a few more weeks. We are driving..ugh. But hubby breaks it up enough that it doesn’t feel so bad.