Wednesday, March 14, 2012

Spring Forward!!

I've never really been bothered by the time change fact, it's kind of irritating to me to hear all the complaints around school about it this year. I do love the extra daylight after work, but honestly, it also messes with our bedtime routine...I'm just not ready to get the process started when it's still light outside. 

For the first time in my life, I must say that the time change has had a negative influence on our lives this week...E has woken up BEYOND GRUMPY every.single.morning. so far. Today I had to bribe him w/a trip to Dunkin Donuts if he would quit the crabbiness and get his fanny into the bathroom so we could brush teeth & hair. Of course, we've also been "late" to work every day as well, but it's sorta flexible so it's not a huge issue really, but still, I don't like it. Yesterday we got stuck by the school bus trying to exit the neighborhood. Today we got stuck in the congestion of train traffic. Oh my, it is always something this week.

I'm just looking forward to 3:30pm today - leaving school, possibly a quick stop at Target for a couple things I need and then we are going straight home to simply enjoy the rest of the day. It's my rest day/afternoon and I love it. 

Tomorrow morning will be a challenge as we need to be up and out of the house on time as I will be seeing a Sports Medicine doc for my left foot which has decided to cop an attitude since the WDW Princess 1/2. Oh and did I mention that I am running another half in 2.5 weeks? Yeah...great huh? I refuse to NOT participate...they are not cheap to enter AND I am not a quitter. I'll heal completely afterwards...with no other races on the calendar.


Señorita Andalucíana said...

For me DST always messes with my bedtime ritual :( sad to say but I am one of the complainers. However, I always have my bedtime messed with whenever I visit my family because they're in a different timezone. I complain about that too ;) One hour and I am completely off!

Sorry about E being grumpy but he'll settle in soon I'm sure.

AS for your foot, hope it's OK! Good luck at the doctors!

Travel & Dive Girl said...

DST hasn't been too bad for me this time around. I too LOVE the extra daylight - it does wonders for my mood.

Mmmmm Dunkin Donuts would brighten my mood on most days too!

I hope your foot feels better for your race.

lindsay said...

I didn't even realize it was DST time until I woke up and it was already 11:30 on Sunday... Sheesh. It isn't a big deal to me either. It felt a little weird Sunday afternoon, probably the extra daylight, but I don't understand why it's such a big deal to most people! Course, I also don't see why the farmers can't just set their alarms earlier and harvest crops accordingly...

~**Dawn**~ said...

My only issue with Daylight Savings Time is that it is still light outside here at 9pm. I don't need more light in the evening! I do, however, need light in the morning. It messes up my natural rhythm when it sunrise isn't until nearly 8am! I rely on natural light to feel woken up and now I am driving into work, still groggy and blinded by the sun shining directly into my eyes. =P