Last weekend was the dreaded "spring forward" ritual where we voluntarily lose an hour of our time - not to be seen again until the first weekend in November.
I say dreaded because it seems to take about a week for me to recover from this 60 minute shift. I am tired when it is time to be awake and wide awake when it is time to be asleep.
"Spring" forward alludes to the season of its namesake and I sure hope that spring will be here soon. This has been a weary winter. Mother Nature has been teasing us....a couple days of warm weather followed by frigid air masses and snow. Something new was introduced to us this year: the polar vortex. What next? Today temperature reached 80 degrees Fahrenheit, then quickly fell 30 degrees in a matter of hours. Snow is expected before tomorrow. Where is the spring?
I do not mind having the sunset an hour later. Instead of setting at 6:00 pm it is now setting around 7:00 pm and getting later daily. It is good grilling time--- deck time--- take a walk time--- play outside till late time---all somewhat dependent on the weather of course.
The flipside of this though--- is that sunrise is also an hour later now. That means that I am getting up in the dark. I am getting ready for the day in the dark and I am leaving my home to go to work in the dark.
Daylight in the evening, darkness in the morning --- my brain is confused!
So to recap- this past week, I :
- have lost one hour
- am very tired
- am waiting for spring while the forecast says snow
- have more daylight in the evenings
- have darkness in the mornings
- am confused
Maybe next week will be better!