Monday, March 10, 2008

whose bright idea was this anyways?!?

It is absolutely absurd to see daylight until nearly 8 o'clock at night when the only thing it's illuminating is six-foot high snowbanks. Daylight Savings Time is starting WAY too early.

It is equally bizarre to walk out to a crystal-clear, mind-freezing morning, the kind you usually experience mid-January, and hear spring birds singing.

Surely I'm not alone in this?

12 comments:

Bea said...

I was all set to write a post about my love of the early daylight savings time. The kids sleep until after 7! The sun is still out at supper-time! Then I tried to put them to bed.

I blame George Bush.

Christine said...

yes--weird, weird, weird.

Running on empty

Janet said...

It is a little surreal. However, the late sunshine spurred me outside after dinner to canvas for the Kidney Foundation so that was a good thing. Last week, the immediate blanket of dark at dinnertime caused me to ignore my fundraising obligation and curl up into the fetal position, dreaming of clear sidewalks and sandals.

Mad Hatter said...

I'm actually enjoying the extra light in the evenings even if all it accomplishes is to blind us as it reflects on the 4 solid inches of ice that now encrust the 10 foot snowbanks. Sigh.

It most certainly hasn't helped our johnny-come-lately mornings, though. I am waiting for the day care teachers to give me a time-out for tardiness and truancy.

Cloud said...

Daylight savings actually coincided with the start of spring-like weather here (yes, you CAN tell the difference between winter and spring in San Diego). However, the time change has completely messed with Pumpkin's sleep and has made me late to work the last two days because she's waking up later. Grrr. I think the whole thing is a mean trick to make life hard on working parents.

kgirl said...

It's too weird. We should postpone all rites of spring until the 4 feet of snow outside are down to at least two.

Lisa b said...

I was thinking the same thing. I do not need sun when I am trying to convince the girl to GO TO BED. (and stay there)

zoom said...

There is something kind of surreal and off-kilter about it. I was walking to work this morning through snow tunnels taller than me, and wondering how come it feels and sounds like spring when it looks so much like winter?

I love the light at night, but it feels fake somehow.

Denguy said...

DST is just plain wack.

Bon said...

i completely agree...it's bizarre.

i walked up to the pharmacy the other evening after supper and found myself discombobulated - the light said "spring evening," no doubt about it. the -10 temperatures said "get back in the warm hours you crazy woman, it's still winter!"

but Oscar is sleeping til past seven for four mornings in a row...first time ever. so i have ZERO complaints!

Beck said...

I haven't slept normally since the time changed, but that's okay - I'm just getting used to being horrifically tired.

niobe said...

At least something changed. Because my days are beginning to meld together in a blue of sameness.