Friday, March 08, 2013
It's Friday of Daylight Savings Weekend, and a strange bright object appeared in the skies over Rochester. It's so bright I can't look directly at it, and it caused all sorts of glare as I drove home from work.
The sun is back, a sure sign that spring can't be far away. And just like the daylight I really need in the evening was taken away last fall when it became really necessary, it will be given back now that it's no longer critical. Sigh. I really would like to have daylight savings time in the winter, so I could go home in the daylight. Going to work int he dark doesn't bother me. And I don't buy the argument that we don't want the wee children to wait for their school bus in the dark. They do that anyway in the winter, even on Daylight Wasting Time.
Last year, Daylight Savings Weekend was a transition for me, from up before the alarm to up with the alarm and feeling pretty good. This year, the sleep pattern isn't going as well. I've been getting to bed late in my range, and sleeping till the alarm more often than not. This morning I woke early and got up, but I could tell during the day that I was short on sleep. Oh, well. Gotta adjust to the time change, so I set my clocks forward today. I'll try to be early tomorrow, have Sunday be no big deal, and enter the work week right on schedule.
That's the plan, anyway. I still have a very full weekend, with the Spark highlight being the long run planned for Sunday afternoon.
The diet is under control. The exercise is doing okay, subject to scheduling constraints. But I'm feeling a need to pay more attention to the sleep cycle, and this weekend needs particular care. So it's off to bed now, and try to get enough sleep even if it means spending an hour less time doing something I'd like this weekend.