I’m sure that by now most of you reading this in the United States know that we turn the clocks ahead one hour tonight. And if you happen to live in one of the few states that doesn’t do this, well, I’m jealous. This action is called Daylight Savings Time. In the fall we turn the clocks back an hour and this is called Standard Time. I understand the concept but I still don’t like the first week (or two) as it takes my body and brain longer and longer to adjust each time we do this, though not as much in the fall.
My bladder was up by 6:40 this morning so I dragged myself out of bed and stayed up. Usually when the rest of my body doesn’t HAVE to get up by a certain time, I crawl back into bed and go back to sleep.
So far this morning I’ve put a load of clothes in the washer, watched the deer scamper through the yard, thawed a mini-loaf of pumpkin bread, had my morning tea and pumpkin bread, put the clean dishes away, got my hand sewing together, got my current knitting project out, and written a post.
Maybe if I turn the clocks ahead now, I won’t have any trouble falling asleep tonight as my brain will already be on the accelerated schedule.
Do you do anything special to get through this time change? Or does it not affect you?
I don’t actually. My brain/body connection is so warped anyhow, probably because I’ve traveled so much (and frequently out of the country) that I never gave it a chance to get into a rhythm. Living alone now allows me go to bed at 8 p.m., wake up at 2 a.m, nap whenever I want, and really not feel the effects. I’m not sure whether this is a good thing or not, but at least these time changes don’t bother me. I have a friend in Arizona and she wishes they did observe the ritual because every year she has to accommodate to the time change as it relates to the phone calls to her friends. Some times it’s three hours difference, and sometimes two hours.
It’s always something…
And by the way, I’m a subscriber to your blog, but I NEVER get the notification that a new one is up. ???
I suppose if I didn’t HAVE to get up at a certain time, this wouldn’t be as much of an issue with me. Ahhhh, retirement.
Check your setting for my blog: Go into “Blogs I Follow”, then “Reader. “Blogs I Follow Edit”. Find my blog and see the setting. If it says “You get no posts…” change it to your preference: instantly, daily, weekly. Does that help?
Good advice. There was something on email that was blocked. BUT, I didn’t get the notice that you wrote this back to me. I think there might be something wrong with my email. Maybe I’ll head over to them and see if it’s an email problem.