Sunday, March 14, 2010

Spring forward, my ass

I don't like Daylight Savings Time. (Or is it Daylight Saving Time? There seems to be some disagreement on teh internets. I favor the former.) Specifically, I don't like the night we have to spring forward. Spring forward! It sounds so upbeat and cheery! Relentlessly cheery . . . Really, all it means is that I lose an hour of precious, hard-won sleep. When I woke up this morning, my clock read 6:03, but I knew it was really only 5:03. I'll be doing that for the next week or so: "My watch may say it's 9 p.m., but I know it's actually 10 p.m., so good night." Wait. That's not right. Well, any excuse to hit the hay.

With the days getting longer, I've noticed it getting lighter earlier and earlier in the morning. I do like that it will now (for a while, anyway) be dark when I get up at 5:30 every morning. I consider myself a morning person, but I have to kind of ease into my day: I like to take it slowly, making coffee and showering in the dark, reading a book while eating breakfast, turning on my headlights on for the drive to work. But all the while I will be seething inside, thinking constantly of that hour of sleep I lost the night of March 13 - 14.


Lucy said...

I'm right there with you. I woke up at 5:30 am this morning (really 4:30) and couldn't sleep. I watched tv for about 45 minutes then went back to sleep. I woke up at 9:45 (really 8:45). I feel so gyped. I'm now feeling like I have to rush into the shower and down to the grocery store for the week's supplies before the day is gone. I too am seething. :(

kb said...

I do enjoy having it stay light later so that the kids can actually play outside after finishing their homework. But, my body takes forever to get used to springing ahead. I was packing lunches this morning in the dark...there's something not quite right about that. I'm not the best sleeper to begin with, so I want my hour of sleep back. In time I will adjust, but for now, I am granting myself permission to be a little grumpy.

lacochran said...

Yeah. The whole time change thing feels stoopid.

But then, my word verification sounds really stoopid, too:


Sounds like something you make a Snuggie out of.