Tuesday, March 10, 2009

Daylight Saving Time

{Yawn} Is anyone else struggling to get your body back on schedule after the daylight savings time change? Curse Benjamin Franklin!

U.S. News & World Report at usnews.com posted an article written by Ben Harder entitled "13 Things You Probably Didn't Know About Daylight Saving Time" "When clocks spring forward, people lose sleep, have more heart attacks, and might not even save energy"

I for one am *not* a huge fan of daylight *saving* time (I just discovered, after reading the article, that there is not an "s" on the end of "saving"). I drag around for the first week of it trying to get back in a routine sleep/wake cycle. Yesterday was the worst! The day was over before I realized it! I stayed up later than I should and was surprised at 8:00 when it was time to get up.

How about you? Do you like daylight saving time? Or would you prefer to have time stay the same?

On a more pleasant note than lack of sleep, Jared has decided that he wants chicks again for his birthday. No not *girls*! Chicks! Really! He loves getting his own small flock every year for his birthday. Usually he raises them and then sells them when he can make the most money off of them. This year he is thinking about selling the eggs, or incubating the eggs and selling chicks. He has always been my entrepreneur; I have always been his wet blanket. I don't have an ounce of entrepreneurial blood in my veins. But, he'll probably get chicks for his birthday for the fourth or fifth year in a row. It is kind of a weird tradition, but what can you expect from a weird family?!

{Yawn} I'm soooo ready for a nap!


  1. I am NOT a fan of this time switch thing. It's so hard to go to bed at night, and I oversleep for MANY days. We all lose way more than just one hour of sleep around here...

    The chicks are cute; what a wonderful birthday tradition!

  2. I've been dragging around here this week too. Of course my allergies are going crazy and that doesn't help.
    I do like the day being longer. My kids get to play outside longer. But it is harder to get up when it's still dark outside.

    Cute Cute Baby Chicks. How fun.


  3. I LOVE daylight saving time. I function so much better with more daylight. And I can do my evening milking before it is dark.