Sunday, March 12, 2017

Jet lag & daylight savings do not go together

I flew back from London yesterday, after a very tiring trip. Particularly tiring because, midweek, I had another 20 hour travel day where I flew from Tokyo to London. So, trip looked like this: Saturday, San Francisco to Tokyo. Wednesday, Tokyo to Frankfurt, to London. Saturday, London to San Francisco. Each of those travel days is around a 20 hour door to door trip, plus three different time zones (Tokyo is 16 hours ahead, London is 8) in that week. Not sure it was my best plan, but my options were limited. I could either do two separate trips, or one combined. Because of our move, this felt like the best bet when planning. Ha. ;-) I did manage to score a last minute upgrade to business on my way home. It was the best part of the trip, for sure. Flying business, while not totally enjoyable, is a totally different experience than flying economy. Particularly after a super long week.

Anyway, I'm back & struggling to stay awake. It was a cruel twist of fate that today is day light savings - I needed every hour today to get things ready for our move on Tuesday. In addition, the boys have two soccer scrimmages (one each), two flag football practices, and two flag football games. So, I'll obviously be super productive while chauffeuring the kids around.

Here's what's on the super compact list for today:

  1. Set up nanny interviews
  2. Set up soccer carpool
  3. Figure out schedule for the week
  4. Pay bills
  5. Clean toilets
  6. Drop off check & key for our cleaning lady at the new house. We're going to have it cleaned tomorrow, to get rid of all of the construction debris/dust before we move in.
  7. Set up an interview with a hiring manager (work)
  8. Make a menu plan. Last night I felt heroic heating up a fettuccine alfredo from Costco & putting together a salad. Must get a real menu plan together. 
  9. Get in some sort of physical exercise. This is the longest I've gone without a consistent exercise routine, probably since the kids were born. And, let me just say that I can tell. My clothes can also tell. The jiggliness is not cool.
  10. Take the kids to various practices & games.

Those are *must dos* today. I'm going to ignore everything that's not an absolute must. What about you? Are you enjoying daylight savings? :-) 


  1. Wow Wow Wow, I am tired just hearing you talk about it! Try and keep strong and don't feel guilty if you get some ready made dinners on the table this week (or even takeout!) Stay strong my friend! Soon you will only be having to worry about one house, hopefully a job with less travel and as the boys get older less childcare arrangements :)

  2. Wow, I am tired just reading about it. I agree with Cheapchick. You have to do whatever you have to do just to survive right now.

  3. I'm amazed how you pulled that off. Glad you got the upgrade at least. Good luck in your final days before move.