Monday, March 15, 2010

Can I have my hour back?

I am one of those eternally obnoxious people who can wake up at 5:30 am without an alarm and be happy, awake, and cheerful. I always have been a morning person, and I probably always will be. (Note: my son is just like me, while my poor husband would be happy if the day started at noon.) Now- I will admit that one of the first things I do is have a cup (or two) of coffee in the morning, but that's more because I like it, not to wake me up. I like getting up early and having some time to myself before everyone else is up.

However, this morning is Monday and it's the day after we changed to Daylight Savings Time. It was so hard to drag myself out of bed this morning. It was dark, it was rainy, and it felt like it was 4:30 am. All I wanted to do was go back to sleep...

I want my hour back. I don't like Daylight Savings Time. I know, it's supposed to save energy and everything good like that. But if I have to use my lights in the morning because it's dark (instead of at night when it's light) how is that saving anything? And really, at the beginning of March, it's too cold to send my son outside to play after dinner when it is light. So that hour in the evening is kinda wasted.

There's one other personal reason I want my hour back. My parents live in Arizona. Arizona is one of the few states (along with Hawaii and Indiana) that doesn't follow Daylight Savings. So, my parents have gone from being 2 hours behind us in time, to being 3 hours behind. For some reason, that extra hour makes them feel much farther away. I don't like it. Silly, yes, but true.

So all that being said, can I please have my hour back- now, not in November? Ok, thanks!

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