Tuesday, March 11, 2008

Apparently, I'm a Freak

Everywhere I turn right now, someone is complaining about Daylight Saving Time.  While some of the complaints are about having to adjust to the change in time, which I can completely sympathize with, many of the complaints are about the sun (or lack thereof) in the morning.  Personally, I prefer having the extra hour of daylight in the evening.  I am not driving home from work or running errands in the dark.  This makes for a smiling, shining, happy person instead of a gloomy grump.

 

Last year when our President decided he could change time, I scoffed – until I noticed that it made me a happier person.  I am a solar-powered being.  When my solar battery cells begin to run low, I can definitely feel the effects.  I love light and windows, although my husband does not share my view and would probably black out all the windows if I would let him.  Thankfully he loves me dearly and allows me to open the shades when I feel so inclined.

 

So, for all those out there complaining about the time change, I will not join you in complaining.  Instead, I’ll hold my complaints until November when the time changes back to Standard Time.  I also will not allow you to bring me down with your complaints.  Instead, I will turn my smiling face into the sunshine and soak up the happiness.

 

Have a shiny day!

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8 comments:

KATE said...

Well I'm glad the time change has made you so happy & shiney! There is something to be said for day light!

namaste said...

i LOVE the sun. i'll take it whenever i can get it. i noticed how dark it was this morning. who cares?

:)

Coal Miner's Granddaughter said...

EST and EDT - either one doesn't matter to me. The only time longer dark hours bothers me is when we were on vacation in NYC, in November 2003. Dark at 4PM? WTF? That would drive me nuts.

My mother is just like you. She's a much happier person when the lighter hours increase in number.

TTQ said...

I love love love the middle of the night mostly because it is all mine. Phones don't ring, moms don't Instant Message, spouses are snoring..it's just me and my world. As for sprnging forward or falling back..I guess it doesn't really apply to me much, I put my watch on today and never realized once the time was wrong, till I got home and sat down in front of the puter.

Teri said...

I am SOOOO with you on this one, sister! I think my mood has already improved.

Patti said...

i just wish they would abolish the change altogether. keep it one way or the other....

Rick said...

Sun is good. I won't complain. I love it when the days start to get longer. And I hate the reverse.

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carrie & troy keiser said...

I love the longer days -- more time to play outside!