Sunday, March 8, 2009

Back to work AND daylight savings! Agh.

Tomorrow I go back to work, after 2 weeks off for surgery recuperation. It's been quite awhile and I'm so grateful I have an awesome team that took over my duties while I was gone, and reassured me I could take off as long as I needed to get better.

I find it ironic though, that on the day I have to get back in the work groove, we all set our clocks back! I never understood the logic of daylight savings. I have gotten in arguments with people about the reason for daylight savings, then went home to research it, and it seems there is no clear cut reason for it. First I heard it was so school kids wouldn't have to wait for the school bus in the dark (and I wondered... why not just make school start later rather than force an entire country to adjust their body clocks?) Then I heard it was for farmers, to extend the daylight hours for planting and sowing (again, why wouldn't the farmers just get up earlier, rather than make business men and the rest of us that weren't involved in farming get up earlier? ESPECIALLY now that farming is mostly mechanized.) Then someone told me it was to save electricity and for environmental reasons (that I could get behind).

Can you tell I'm not a morning person?

Personally, I wish they would just get rid of it. It seems backwards to me anyway: it makes the summer days longer and the winter days shorter. Why would we do that??? Wouldn't it make more sense, if we were to change clocks around at all, to even out the daylight hours in summer and winter?

So, tomorrow morning I will be setting my alarm for what feels like 6 AM, rubbing my bleary eyes while slamming coffee, and getting back into the routine. I can't say I'm looking forward to it much (if I could retire today, I would! There's so much interesting stuff to do in life rather than working 40 hours a week!) but I do miss my co-workers so it will be nice to see them again.


Single PAP said...

i am SO over the 40 hour work week. when you figure out how to opt out and be a stay at home mom as a single parent, let me know so i can sign up!!

Adopting1Soon said...

I think the only way is to find a rich husband, or find a way to get rich yourself. I'm a negatory on either....

Michelle J said...

It IS stupid and some states don't do it at all. It doesn't save energy either. If it gets draker earlier in the winter, we just use more electric. Not like we all go to bed any earlier. Stupid.