Today has given us an extra hour of daylight and oh how happy I am with that. I lived In England as a child and in the summer months we used to say we have go to bed by day.
When we came to the US we were amazed at how short the days were. We looked at the globe and we did not seem to be much further North indeed we were almost East so what was wrong with this picture.
A few years later looking in the phone book I discovered what was wrong with it. I was looking at the time zone lines running from North to South through the country and when the line comes down from Canada we should be in Atlantic time but we are in Eastern time. That means we have an hour of daylight LESS than the Maritimes.
I used to begin to feel really bad around my October birthday I always thought it was just another year older but I have come to understand it is an hour of sunshine less and being further North I suffer from SAD.
I can see why the line is there but when we drive Due West we get to the other side of lake Champlain, we have day light in the summer till well past 10 pm just like my homeland.
There have been people trying to rectify this situation but it will never happen.
I know from today onward there will be a Spring in my step and I just feel so much better when we have more bright sun light. The gloom of winter is behind us, not that the snow is behind us. Seeing the sun longer gives me a lift, now and I know it will get better.
Today I did all of my baking. DH has his English scones I have my muffins sweetened only with Banana, and I love it that I can put one in my tracker and the carbs will not fly sky high.
I toasted almonds and walnuts and I made 3 Crust less Spinach quiches. They are our fast food. It gives us Greens and using egg whites gives us less cholesterol. A really great fast food in fact.
We had a good day. I have walked with Leslie Sansonne and done videos with Coach Nicole hoping to help my back feel better.
Now it is bed time and so soon. It feels like a much shorter day -well, it is but it takes a while for my head to catch up with the clocks.
Weary and rambling Pat in Maine.