Sunday, November 6, 2011

The Balance of Daylight Standard Time

This time change has me totally unwound.  First off, when I awoke this AM I am thinking I have lost an hour, it is 8:15 and I think it is 9:15.  So leapt out of bed (I didn't really leapt, who leapts?? I slowly rise to a sitting position, then I slowly stand up, then I slowly walk directly to the bathroom for business, slippers and robe, and slowly walk downstairs, as Toby is leaping at the front door to go outside so he can do his business, put on his slippers and robe, no that's me, then on to the kitchen to make coffee, and check emails.  Only after coffee is made and I am sipping it slowly, savoring each drop (I do like my morning coffee) that I happen to notice the time on the far bottom right on my computer screen.  It reads 7:45, what??  Oh we gain an hour this time around, not lose an hour.  Sure glad I realized this before I started changing all the clocks in the house.  I love those that update themselves automatically, like the cable TV and the computer, but all the rest have to be manually changed and your watches too.  I used to wear a bunch of different watches, remember when they came out with all those cheap watches so you could have one for every outfit you owned, I was one of the many that fell for that fashion trick.  Then I had 25 watches to change as well as all the clocks in the house and cars.  But now I wear 2 watches, one mainly in summer, the other in winter.  I guess the summer one won't get changed and by the time I wear it again the time will have reverted back to what it is set at now.  I think I am now babbling....see what the time change does to me??!! 

And I don't know about you, but after it has been dark for about 2 hours I think it is time to go to bed.  My eyes start drooping, the yawns come at regular intervals and it isn't even 7:00 PM.  And now we have to live with this time change until April, 2012 or maybe it's March now, I can't remember.  But whatever it is it's too long to live with it being dark way before 5:00 PM. I am really trying hard to get some balance in my life...trying to figure out up from down, when and where, why or why not, and when a time change gets thrown in the mix, that balance thing I am striving for gets really thrown off-balance. 

So, I think now I am going upstairs, put on my jams and leapt into bed, no, no leapting.  Gently climb into bed and watch 2 of my fav shows of the week, "Once Upon a Time" and "The Good Wife".  And will try and squeeze in "Masterpiece Theatre" too.  Sounds like a good one tonight.  That is if I can keep my eyes open and the yawning to a minimum. 

“Be aware of wonder. Live a balanced life - learn some and think some and draw and paint and sing and dance and play and work every day some.”  ~  Robert Fulghaum

Until next time......


  1. I love your post. Here down under we've just lost an hour with our daylight saving. It takes me a week to get used to it.

  2. Oh my stars that is too funny.. I am always leaping around my house. Hee Hee... I feel the same way about this darn time change.. It's 4:00 and I am up and ready to start my day.. OK maybe its hormones instead of the time changing.. but I just wish I could get some sleep what ever in the heck it is!!!

    Hugs, Linda

  3. Not sure why they "do" DST anymore. Such a pain.

  4. Great post Deanna, and thanks for linking it up to my first meme! I hope others who read it will come over to my place and check out my new meme! - Daylight savings time is such a pain, but I actually am the opposite of you. I like it when we Fall back in November and wish we would just live it this way, the normal time that it's supposed to be. When we spring forward in April, I get all out of whack and seem to remain that way until November!

  5. I don't leap either and am slow to wake up! When it's dark at 4 p.m., I'll head to bed. Wish my life was as balanced as your lovely image!

  6. This time change thing - I don't get what it does to me - I too am waking up at 4:00am, or is it 5:00, or . . . I just wish the clock would read 6:00 when I open my eyes. I think I need to get outside and exercise for an hour - hmmm - it's too dark and cold . . . arghhh.


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