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Why I L♥VE Daylight Saving Time (Republished) (Again)

Saturday, March 09, 2013

Note from 3/12/11 still applies on 3/9/13 - 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.

[3/9/13 - I now work at the church, so I don't have to commute for my (now) Thursday night class - I'm already there. And I have the kids pretty much all weekend.... And I'm looking fwd to heading out to the dike after dinner really soon!!] :-)
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    You have a great attitude!
    1568 days ago
    I like the extra hour of daylight too. It is so much better than leaving in the dark and returning in the dark.

    Marcia emoticon
    1568 days ago
  • KALLIE1958AR
    1568 days ago
    This blog caught my eye because I thought it was a good idea to see the positive side of Daylight savings time.

    Because I struggle with the change in schedule. Every year. It doesn't matter if i try planning for it ahead of time. It's not so bad in the fall--is it a big deal if I go to bed an hour earlier, or if I wake up an hour earlier than my alarm? Nope. No harm, no foul. But the other side of the spectrum is harder to adjust, even if I try to start adjusting early--I've always had trouble falling asleep, so just because I go to bed an hour earlier doesn't mean I'll actually fall asleep. I've always wondered why they couldn't just leave the clocks adjusted an hour earlier *grin*

    That being said, I *love* the later sunlit hours. In the winter, it can start getting dark as early as 4. It's dark when my husband leaves for work, and dark when he comes home. So having those sun-filled hours in the evening... love them.

    And on that note, I'd best be to bed because it's basically 1 am already and I have to get up in the morning. *grin*
    1568 days ago
    I agree! i love DST too! It means spring is here! Yay! emoticon
    1568 days ago
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