Yesterday was Spring Ahead day for the annual Daylight Savings Time (DST) change ritual. For those clocks that don’t adjust automatically, we advanced them ahead one hour when we went to bed Saturday night (or Sunday morning for those we forgot).
So now for days, people will be saying, “It’s 5:00, but it really feels like 4:00.” People (including me) will have a harder time getting out of bed for work in the morning all week. Some (including me) will stay up later, because our bodies don’t feel like it is 11:00 pm like is was last week. Babies will be all off schedule. People will be late for work, sleepy during early meetings, and maybe a little grumpy… But the same ones will be delighted to drive home in daylight and have what feels like a longer day.
Basically, we will all be screwed up for a while.
But we will eventually adjust.
The BEST part about yesterday’s Spring Ahead day (at least here in Mars) was it really felt like Spring! On my morning walk with Mikey, the birds were chirping, the air had a fresh smell to it, joggers were out, everyone had a new “spring” in their step, and the day reached near 50 degrees F! That’s about 50 degrees higher than it has been in the past few weeks!
I put all my snowie winter decorations away, and brought out some Springy decor.
And after dinner, in my BARE feet on the sun-warmed deck, I found a little bit of snow in the corner and made an itty bitty snowman and placed it on the railing. He had black jelly bean eyes and a mini carrot nose. He didn’t last long…
I think this may be the end of the snow for this season. It is melting fast! You can hear the water rushing through the downspouts and the driveway that was a sheet of ice when I headed out on my walk, had muddy puddles on my way back an hour later.
Spring is on it’s way!
Do you have a hard time adjusting to Daylight Savings Time? Do we even need to be changing the clocks ahead and back any more?
Whatever the case, I hope you are enjoying whatever season you are in right now – of weather – and of life.
Reporting in from lifeinbetween…
Cheers & Hugs,