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Why I L♥VE Daylight Saving Time (Republished)

Saturday, March 12, 2011

3/12/11 - I feel compelled to republish this blog again this year. Tomorrow is my favorite day of the year. It's the 1st day of Daylight Saving Time. I continue to be amazed at the amount of grumbling this day produces (I address that a little later in the blog). I love DST & everything it represents, and I will gladly give up an hour's sleep for the extended daytime hours. (Oh! How 'bout this! I'd gladly go to bed an hour earlier! - what a concept!) So here's my blog from last year. I wouldn't change one single word this year!!
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Why I L♥VE Daylight Saving Time
Monday, March 15, 2010

1. It stays lighter later. How is this a bad thing?
Where I live, it's still light at 10:00 on June 21. We traditionally play tennis that night. Because we can. I love my after-dinner twilight jog-walks (hopefully this year they'll be runs) down on the dike, w/ the herons, ring-tailed pheasants, bunnies, & the like. Last year, I even saw an owl.

2. I don't have to rush out of the woods on a hike. How is this a bad thing?
We can go on longer hikes b/c the sun sets later & we won't get caught in the dark.

3. Sunrise is later. How is this a bad thing?
I love sunrise! I do tend to get up early, anyway, but now I won't miss the sunrise (for a while, anyway).

4. Getting up early feels like getting up early. How is this a bad thing?
When I get up (w/o the alarm, mind you) & it's still dark, it just feels like I'm getting up early. I really like that.

5. It shows me people's true colours. This *can* be a bad thing.
Normally positive people turn negative around DST. Rational people whine. They moan & groan about losing an hour of sleep, yadda-yadda-yadda. I don't have much patience for this. C'mon... you've known this was coming for six months. This isn't a surprise. You could have prepared for it a little bit. It's just like jet-lag without the airline food. Only not as bad. My last trip had 2 hrs of jet lag. Guess what? I got over it. The only reason you're tired is b/c you stayed up too late last night. And possibly the night before. Hey, I was glad for the excuse to go to bed early Saturday night after babysitting Saturday afternoon. LOL And I got to church at 8:00 (1/2 hr drive, mind you) Sunday morning, for my 8:15 Info Desk shift.

I'm pretty grumpy today (most likely due to hormones), but I've got a grin on my face b/c the sun is still shining, spring is (almost) here, summer is around the corner, & it's not gonna be dark on my way to church tonight for my Bible class.

I L♥VE Daylight Saving Time, and I don't wanna hear people grumble about things they can't do anything about any longer.

So there.

[3/12/11 - Only I don't have a Monday night Bible class this year, but a Tuesday night Cake Decorating class, I didn't babysit today, & it's raining. But I still have my Info Desk shift at church tomorrow, & will leave for church at 7:30am or so....] :-)

Member Comments About This Blog Post:
NICE_ASPHALT 3/13/2011 9:54PM

    Thanks Nance ... I needed to be reminded about the positives because the early morning run @ 5:20am (aka 4:20am) comes awfully early. However, I do love getting to bed "early" and I love having the option of "after work runs"!
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ASMPP1 3/12/2011 7:49PM

    I work nights, so one hour less of work tonight. Yes, I work the extra hour night at times, too. emoticon

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TERRBEAR12 3/12/2011 7:38PM

    When I was younger I hated it. It meant school hours started sooner. Yuck.
Now, I appreciate it. I have a mother who really would like it to be all year long. She would like to have a little more sun all year as well. DST. A good thing. emoticon

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SARAHTAIT 3/12/2011 7:25PM

    I'm not fond of losing an hours sleep before church tomorrow but all the other benefits are great! problem is it takes my body about a week to figure out daylight savings time! love that it stays light longer!

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