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Like Seinfeld, It’s About Nothing

Posted by terrepruitt on November 7, 2015

Oh wow!  Oh man!  You might know from reading past blog posts that I am not a fan of Daylight Saving Time.  I actually wish we did NOT have Daylight Saving Time.  I also believe that the time change itself is bad for us.  I think it is bad for us in the sense that it messes with our body’s clock.  “Losing” and “gaining” an hour is just hard on the BMES.  So this time change we “GAINED” an hour, but everyone I have talked to is exhausted.  I remember this from the past couple of years, too.  I remember thinking how odd it is that we “GAIN” an hour, but everyone is so tired.  Could be because our animals/pets don’t understand that we have changed the clock so they still want to be on the schedule they have been trained to be on for the last eight months.  So they are waking us up, they are expecting to be fed, played with and walked at the same time they have been for the last eight months!  I feel that even though it is only an hour it really messes with things.  So, I have been really tired this week, how about you?

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It has just been a busy kind of week.  Busy isn’t really the right word, but I tend to use that word, it is more like tiring and well, I don’t know.  It has me sitting here at 11:17 on a Saturday night writing about how my week flew by, and I forgot about the game tonight so I didn’t write my post during the day when I should have.  They lost, by the way.

You?  What did you do on Saturday night?  How are you adjusting to the time change?  Ever have weeks that aren’t really “busy”, but are full?

4 Responses to “Like Seinfeld, It’s About Nothing”

  1. Louiza said

    Hi Terre,

    I can relate… Our cat Panda is still on tha past season’s clock. He wakes me up around 3:30 to watch him eat and let him out. I head back to bed and I find myself sleeping in an extra hour to catch up on my sleep. When I do get up I have to pick up the pace. I have a few rituals myself that I don’t want to miss out before I leave my home. Yesterday I had a yoga class to teach at 9:30 am. To my surprise I was there 10 minutes earlier than usual.
    My day got back to normal with my practices, chores and cooking with a little fatigue.
    There is a new responsibility on my to do list… I spent Saturday night tallying up our street’s Christmas tree orders for our front yards. I have taken over a school fundraiser. It is requiring me to hone my Excel and Word skills, not to mention math. This new responsibility fell into my lap at a time where my mind tends to go to sleep. I went to bed at my normal bed time, but needed to do the new cat routine again this morning. Hey! I managed to have time to do my rituals and blog this morning before I take off for my yoga class. I just hope I don’t forget to place the Christmas tree orders this afternoon.

    Happy Blogger,


    • I also believe that the time change affects us, it is not JUST the fact that the pets might be waking us up. I believe it throws off our circadian rhythms. I think go back and forth has a very negative affect on our health.

      You are in charge of the Christmas Tree orders, huh?

      You are funny.

      I can’t wait to hear about the visit that is coming! YAY!

      Thanks for taking time to read and comment! XOXO


  2. I was waking up an hour earlier because of the time change which at first I liked, but then realized it was exhausting me. Finally, I have adjusted to the new time. Funny how just 1 hour has such an impact.


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