Then, on Sunday, we started Daylight Saving Time. The clocks on the wall (and tvs and microwaves and cell phones, and computers. etc) were moved forward an hour. Unfortunately, my internal clock was not in on the plan.
A few years ago, our government decided to make DST start earlier and end later. This could have been due to the Energy Policy Act of 2005 which hoped to help save energy (some say has done more harm than good) or to a couple of Midwest state representatives thinking it would be nice for kids to go trick-or-treating while it was still light - what fun is that?!?. (On a side note, if our government is making Halloween policy, I think SOMEONE should move it to the last Friday of the month, every year. That way teachers don’t have to deal with tired kids cranked up on candy.)
Anyways, back to my internal clock. As I think I’ve mentioned, I am NOT a morning person. I get up in the morning because I have to. In fact, if I didn’t have to I wouldn’t. I am not a fan of getting up in the middle of the night, which is basically what I am doing with this time change.
When I arrived at school to start the new week, this is what it looked like at 6:50 am...
Just kidding, but that’s what it felt like.
It actually looked like this…
It looks lighter in the picture than it was because the nighttime lights are STILL on at that time because it’s so dark.
I’m no scientist, but it seems to me that, even though the days are getting longer, it’s still winter and so the days are still short. With the time change it’s dark at 6:30ish PM and isn’t light out until 7:00 am. Whether that hour is at the beginning of the day or the end, it’s not very much daylight.