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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....] :-)
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    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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    2627 days ago
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    I work nights, so one hour less of work tonight. Yes, I work the extra hour night at times, too. emoticon
    2628 days ago
    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
    2628 days ago
    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!
    2628 days ago
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