As I slowly move through the house changing time on clocks it dawns on me that there are just too many clocks in my house. The one one the wall, the one on the fireplace mantle, the oven, the microwave, the alarm clock and the Mr. Coffee. Later today I will change the clocks in both vehicles and my watch.
What a pain in the ass to deal with playing with Mother Nature. I remember one year being on a red eye flight from Portland Oregon to Philadelphia Pennsylvania where I traveled through three time zones on daylight savings night. I had no idea what time it was when we landed. There was even a year where I was an hour late for work which cost me a 3 day suspension. The funny thing is I thought I was 30 minutes early and sat outside drinking coffee until I thought it was time to go in.
I was just getting used to driving to work in the daylight, but now I will once again be driving in the dark for a while. I have to say though that it fits the lifestyle well for the typical West Coaster who enjoys sleeping later and taking advantage of the evenings. In the height of summer the sun won’t set until close to 10:00 at night. For me I am usually in bed already sound asleep. I am an early riser who loves the peace that the morning brings.
I have 5 smoke detecters to check today. That’s what Daylight savings means to me. I will try to forget the fact that twice a year my circadian rhythm is totally thrown off by this nonsense of changing time.
The idea behind this whole process was to provide more daylight when people want to be active and energy savings. I don’t believe that there is too much proof to the truth of either and I still don’t know why we go through this process in Spring and Fall.
You know that I usually have positive things to say but in the case of messing with nature and time itself I say “Nay”.
Blood Sugar- 120, Weight- 191.3
Today is a day of rest and although I will be looking at my Bowflex machine, I will not touch it. Last night I went a little overboard at dinner as I found it to be quite delicious. After dinner I found myself munching on crackers and drinking beer. It was a bad combination and lead me to higher glucose numbers this morning. The best way to fix this problem is tell myself, “Don’t do that”.