Thursday, November 8, 2007


I know I am going to be in the vast minority here, but I am not a fan of the time change. My cousin Ariel has a new post up about how nice it is when she leaves her house at 6:30 in the morning and the sun is coming up. For her, and all my other readers who are up at insane hours of the morning, I am sure the change is a dream come true. My hat is off to you all. You know who the time change kinda sucks for though?? You guessed it. Me. I don't have to be at work until nine. I am not one to complain about a little extra sleep, but trust me, I don't really need it. I am one of few Americans who actually gets the suggested eight hours a night....and I don't go to bed until midnight! The sun light that is available when I am sleeping is totally worthless to me. I know you are thinking I could just get up a little earlier and enjoy the day, but that is just not in me...I will sleep as long as I possibly can. Not matter what.

Okay, so my actual problem with the time change is not exactly the sun coming up earlier. I guess I really wouldn't care to sleep through some daylight...if it didn't have to mean that it got dark so freaking early! I am sitting here, about to walk out the door of work, and it is dark outside. In about fifteen minutes it will be dark dark. Night dark. Bedtime dark. This really sucks for me! I love the summer when Nick and I get home from our jobs at 6:30 and are able to be sitting outside at 8:30 or nine with the sun still up. It makes the days feel so much more substantial. Like we just have more time to enjoy our life. I understand that the actual amount of time is the same. The hours we are home are never different just because of the amount of light coming in the window, but when we finish dinner and it is seven thirty and pitch black, I just want to watch TV and fall asleep. Looks like the winter blues are rolling in fast. Stupid time change....and tilt of the earth...


  1. I'm sorry you're having a hard time with the time change. I totally understand even if I do enjoy the sunrise while I'm driving to work. I hate it getting dark so early! =\ It's depressing!

  2. It's all a matter of perspective, isn't it? I would like it to be light early AND have a nice long evening so I would have some time to walk in the evenings. But if I have to choose? I like it to be light when I go to work!!

  3. I feel EXACTLY the same way bout sleep as you.
    :) It's the best!
    :( good luck with adjusting :)

  4. I hate hate the time change!!!!!

  5. Oh, how true it is...looking up from the table to see it is pitch dark outside...feels like your day is done. Maybe, we are suppose to hiberate...I bet you wouldn't mind that Sarah...:O, would you? long as you had your "favorite teddy bear" it wouldn't be so bad.