Monday, March 9, 2020

Fucking DST

For states that follow Daylight Savings Time* (which made sense with fuel rationing of wartime, but doesn't now), the "spring forward" of an hour was from 2:00 to 3:00 am yesterday.  I'd gotten most of the clocks reset before I went to bed on Saturday. 

Yesterday was bright, sunny, and gorgeous...but windy enough to set a lot of areas under a burn ban, even with super-saturated vegetation and soil.  And I still felt draggy and awful.  The kids weren't that happy, either.  And nobody felt like staying up, and nobody could get to sleep early enough last night. 

Even worse, Day 2 of DST is dark, cool, and rainy.  I'm on my second 16 oz cup of coffee, and may end up drinking the whole pot before lunch.

After I finish this cup, I may have to go back out.  I pulled up my calendar and to-do list for the day (zone 2: kitchen, by the way, for housework), and realized that I forgot that I need to go get my blood drawn for the frequent thyroid testing the endocrinologist wants.  Thankfully, she's backed off to every three months instead of every six weeks.  But this week is it.  I may put it off until later in the week, when it's (hopefully) not raining.  I think this soggy mess is supposed to clear off tomorrow...Thursday morning's supposed to be clearer, too.  And I'm likely to feel more alert and with it later in the week for dealing with traffic.

I think I will put that off.

In the meantime, I've also got a fuck-ton of housework to do today.  I didn't get much done yesterday, and I want as much as possible done before Wednesday.  I'll be making stuffed pepper soup for dinner and having my mother in law over.

But today...yeah, today sucks.  I can't think straight, and the rain and wind is miserable enough it's even driven the dog inside.  Hell, she didn't want to go out when she was put out this morning.  She wasn't any more ready to get up than the rest of us were.

In all honesty, though, I do like the extra daylight at the end of the day.  I just hate switching the times around.  I'd be a lot happier if they just...left it like this.  Instead of stealing an hour of sleep every spring.

Fucking "spring forward," my ass.  More like "fall face forward because some government fucker decided my money wasn't enough for them to steal."

*Why the fuck, if they were going to move the time change from April to March, and move the change back from October to November, do they still call the other way "standard time?"

4 comments:

  1. Since we don't have to put up blackout curtains, or insure the Axis powers can't see light from our homes, DLS makes little sense in a 24 hour society.

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  2. Hopefully, HOPEFULLY Texas will pass the screw DST bill this year and we can stop this shit...

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    1. You know, once the first week--either way--is past, I don't mind it so much. It's just flipping back and forth that pisses me off so heartily. PICK A WAY OF FIGURING TIME AND STICK WITH IT PEOPLE!!!

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