A Pox on Daylight Savings

I have a friend who has been grumbling about the dark mornings.  I’m going to heartily disagree.  I drove to work this morning and the sun was in my eyes again.

On top of the inconvenience of daylight in the morning again, I was awake at 3:30 this morning.  It’s not uncommon for me to have sleeping issues but really I’d only had about four hours of sleep and would have appreciated another couple of hours.

We play with time.  It’s ridiculous because time doesn’t change it just ticks on – second by second.  It’s a matter of what we do with our time.  Are we wasting it or are we making the most of it?

With my six hour limit on sleep – yes I literally wake up after having been asleep for six hours – I have to be careful how early I go to bed.  Too early and I’m up early again like today.

This is one area where I think we need to stop messing about and just let time tick tick tick rather than swapping forward and backward like a very slow drunk.

Unlike my friend, I like the dark of the year.  It’s peaceful and comforting.  It wraps you up.  The darkness is soothing.  No need for all that light, all that sunshine annoying you first thing in the morning when no sane person should be up.

However, the sunset tonight was spectacular.  There were all these orange, red, and yellow streaks.  It was gorgeous.  Now if we could have that in the morning, I wouldn’t mind so much.  Obviously I’m not a morning person nor do I like the light when I’m grumpy about having to get up.  However, the time is all messed up.  So we have light now in the morning for a short bit before it doesn’t matter a bit and it’s dark all the time… except a few hours during the cold days of winter.

Back to Work

It’s time to go back to work.  Normally I’m a bit cranky in the morning (okay more than a bit).  This morning though I am feeling pretty darn good.  The weekend was very productive.  I got a lot of stuff done. 

My to do list got a lot of stuff crossed off.  From the crocheting to writing things I wanted done.  They almost all got done.  I have only two things left on my list.  I always have more than is possible to do on my lists so the fact that I got it down to just two left, that is impressive. 

Friday I got a goodie in the mail.  A friend took a trip to England and sent me a dragon and some shells she got from there.  I have to find a home for the dragon.  It is a wonderful piece.  The shells are wonderful.  A bit ago she shared some pictures from one of her trips.  I fell in love with one of them.  She also shared a poem and I thought the two should go together.  She very kindly allowed me to have the picture blown up and place the poem on top of it.  This picture hangs in my office at home.  The shells she sent me were from the place in the picture.  I have to find a special place for them.  They are two tiny perfect specimens and are beautiful. 

All in all, the weekend was a good one.  Lot’s done, goodies from friends, good Mother’s day – I couldn’t ask for a better time.  Something rare has happened – I woke up in a good mood and ready to face my day without having to wake up for hours.  Odd but nice…