Sunday, November 1, 2009

It's November, did you fall back?

After advising everyong to set their clocks back, I not only did not, but I also did not turn off the alarm clock as I promised myself.  Consequently, I was up and making coffee at 5 a.m. (which is now 4 a.m.).  I've spent the morning catching up on news, blogs, and facebook, and playing CDs and YouTube videos.  Wasting time really.  The weather is lovely out, and I could rake up those leaves now, and cut down the dead perennials.  I could start cleaning the basement, or continue the garage.  But I don't want to do any of it.  My house is clean (well not the basement), I have so much food left over from my luncheon, I don't have to cook or shop for a week.  I'd like to take the day and just be lazy.

It's so hard for me to give myself permission to be lazy.  I feel I must be productive every day.

The luncheon and movie were fun and only marrred by the fact the freeway was closed down and my friends had a hard time figuring out how to get to my house.  But all finally made it and all was well.

November finds me focused entirely on remodeling the kitchen.  Of course, there will be other things happening in my life, but I am determined to make this happen.

But today . . . it remains to be seen whether I'll be lazy or not..


Bill S. said...

I did fall back, but my internal alarm got me up real early. I am going to have to reset it.
It is amazing to me how much "time" controls our life. Oh, well, it is only time. Have a wonderful day.

bekkieann said...

It takes a little while to reset our internal clocks. I know I'll wake up early for a couple of weeks.

bekkieann said...

Oh and thanks, Bill. I hope your day is equally wonderful.

Jacqui Binford-Bell said...

I think we all deserve a day of rest whether we are church goers or not. I take Sunday because if avoids explaining Wednesday or Thursday to anyone. Though doctors would probably understand Wednesday golf quite well.

I have not gotten around to the painting I said I was going to do but there is always tomorrow.

And I find that while I change my clocks I don't change my fur kids or my habits much if at all. I find this changing of times stupid. And it does not conserve energy.

Enjoy your day of rest.

bekkieann said...

Yes, I preach all the time about needing time off, but I don't practice what I preach. But today, I've felt tired and have even had a nap now. Better today, I guess. Tomorrow I need to be awake for work.

Michael said...

I hope you enjoyed your restful Sunday. I had one too. It always amuses me how doing those little jobs around the home can bring such satisfaction and feeling of rest. I agree with Lady J B-B, daylight saving is so unnecessary.

bekkieann said...

You know, Mick, I'm just not cut out to be idle too much. I think I would have been happier if I had at least raked a few leaves. I did sleep a lot, and I probably needed that. But I doubt I'll be that lazy again soon.

Bee's Blog said...

You slept because you needed to - the body knows when to shut down and when to say 'enough now'.

We don't change the clocks here.

Daylight saving goes back to the days of WW11 I believe and I think it's time they rethought it. I didn't like it in the winter in UK when you took the children to school in the dark and brought them home in the dark! I'm a sun person.

bekkieann said...

I so agree, Bee. It's time to rethink this. It's so disruptive to so many things. At work, for example, with every item that comes into our 24-hour lab getting time stamped, we have to shut everything down for an hour to accommodate the "fall back".

I think in the U.S. this goes back to the energy crisis of the 70's and it was thought that people would use less electricity if the daylight hours were positioned during this certain time. I doubt it made any difference then or now.

Jacqui Binford-Bell said...

Even here in the US it began with the War and conservation of energy for the war effort and blackout restrictions.

Then it was so kids did not have to go or come from school in the dark. Just adjust their hours of school! In the 70's it became popular to say it was to conserve energy. GW even extended it two weeks on either side in order to save carbon emissions for global warming that he did not believe in. A study done at that time proved it did not save a bit of energy and in fact probably used more.

It definitely causes glitches in computer systems operations, scheduling of airlines, ships and sea, navigation, etc. - especially when we are not synced with the rest of the world on this.

Definitely time for this to go away. It is worthless and costly and inefficient.