Spring Ahead

Time change + NyQuil = Very tired Monday morning.

Add in typing up this post and somehow losing the ENTIRE thing before publishing and I am ONE CRANKY GIRL.

Deep Breath.

Now, as I was saying prior to my post deleting itself, the boy and I went full spring ahead yesterday bright and early.

He had to be at Hebrew School by 9:00 am (which was really 8:00 am). I went for a quick 3.50 mile run and picked him up at 11:00 am (which was really 10:00 am).

Since it was such a beautiful day outside, I decided to take him to the city for a change of pace and scenery.

I didn’t have an exact plan.

I am not much of a museum or art gallery explorer, but if you stick with me, you are guaranteed a good meal.

pb co shop

I was hoping to have lunch at the Peanut Butter & Co. Sandwich Shop downtown.

However, the little boy had another part of the city in mind.

times square

Times Square.

I agreed without much hesitation.

How could it be that I didn’t  fight for my beloved peanut butter over venturing into Times Square among the tourists you wonder?


Have you ever been to Maoz?

If not, I suggest that you immediately google your nearest location (after reading the rest of my post of course).



I am sorry if the menu picture isn’t clear – I took the photos with my phone and the color of the paper gives off a reflection.

The boy had the falafel sandwich in a whole wheat pita and loooooveeeeed it.

I of course opted for the gigantic salad bowl that I was allowed to fill myself with a selection of endless and delicious toppings.


In addition to choosing falafel, hummus, feta cheese and/or eggplant, you are able to add as many salads as you want. The choices include:

  • carrot
  • beet
  • vegetable
  • red cabbage
  • coleslaw
  • chickpea
  • tabouli
  • broccoli/cauliflower -MY FAVORITE

And then you can top it off with a sauce of your choice:

  • tahini
  • yogurt
  • garlic
  • tomatoes & onions
  • cilantro
  • salsa
  • green chili



I went with an endless bowl of hummus, chick peas, broccoli and cauliflower, red cabbage and who knows what else  – I swear I took a little bit of everything.  I didn’t add sauce – it really didn’t need it at all.

Best part is that the food at Maoz is not greasy or oily.

Just delicious. I am still thinking about it.

After lunch, we walked around like tourists and went to Toys R Us and M&M World.

My wallet is still recovering from the $12 bag of M&M’s.


We easily walked 5 or 6 miles throughout the city.


I even threw in some culture by walking him past the New York Public Library in Bryant Park.

See, I am a good mother and tour guide.

By the time I got us home, made dinner and cleaned up, I was ready to crawl into bed (around 7:00 pm which was really 6:00 pm).

I bribed the boy with $1 to go quietly into his room for the night by 8:00 pm (which was really 7:00 pm).

I took NyQuil because I have been fighting off a cold and wasn’t interested in a runny nose interrupting my much needed sleep.

And sleep I did. I slept like a baby (I never understood this quote since my baby NEVER slept).

While I am a morning person by nature, I had serious trouble getting up at my usual time today.

So, either it is the time change adjustment, the NyQuil or our trek through Times Square yesterday that is affecting me.

In any event, time to Rise and Shine!

Or just have several cups of coffee and hope to perk up shortly.

I am off now to get us ready for the start of another week. I am very excited to post tomorrow all about our experience with Kidfresh meals and give everyone an opportunity to enter the giveaway!


I need to know:

Have you ever typed something and lost the entire document?

Have you ever been to Maoz?

Are you feeling affected by the time change?

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  1. says

    love seeing the pics of my old home 🙂 There was a Maoz right by where I use to work on the upper west side and I would go there pretty often for lunch. So good! not sure if we have them in Denver…

  2. EZTWINS says

    Love that he convinced you to take him to Times Square! The funnier part is that I am living here for 12 years and I have been to Toys R Us Times Square exactly one time, until this past Saturday that is 🙂 We always thought alike. lol
    YES, I once was writing up an evaluation and lost the whole thing! I feel your pain. Not fun, especially on a Monday following the time change and nyquil. Enjoy the rest of the day!