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Spring Forward Musings.

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.

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  • BBECKER1955
    Happy to hear that your foot and hamstring trouble was temporary. Good luck to adjusting your sleep pattern to DST, I'm going to try to get to bed an early tonight myself!

    1905 days ago
    I'm glad foot and hamstring trouble was just temporary and you could get back to running.
    Good luck to adjusting your sleep pattern!
    I'll have to do that too a few weeks later when we have the daylight saving here too...
    1905 days ago
    I guess it's nice to have something to look forward to like the time change but I agree that the reasons for its usefulness is no longer valid. The best thing about the time change for me is that it's easier for me to convince DW to let me ride my bike to work because I can now get home before dark.
    1906 days ago
    Don't you just love time change LOL! I wish they would
    just leave it alone. I think we'd adjust.
    1906 days ago
    I agree, we really need it more in the winter, but I also remember when I was comuting on a city bus, I would get to Los Angeles about 10 minutes to 7:00 in the morning, and it would be quite dark when I got off the bus, and had to walk about 4 blocks, (made me very nervous) but anyway, I sure like to be able to get out for my walk after 4:30 or 5:00
    1906 days ago
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