March 14, 2010

Happy DST & Mother's Day!

I love Daylight Savings Time. 

I know everyone hates the aggravation and the "jet lag" of switching the clocks.  But Daylight Savings Time?  It ROCKS!

Why?

Because it is 6:45 pm and it is still daylight.  And I am still dressed.  Usually by now, I've put on the p.j.'s and prepped for bed.   Why?  Because it is dark.  And when it is dark - it's time to go to bed.  That's how I roll (yeah, big party animal over here.)

During Daylight Savings Time I tend to be super productive and generally happier - I'm convinced it's because of the extension of the sunlight.

Personally, I think they need to figure out a way to keep it lighter later longer (say that three times fast!) all year round.  It would make me one happy camper - and if I'm a happy camper then usually those around me are a bit happier as well.....just ask Hubby & Man-Child, they'll confirm that it's true.

It's only day one of DST and I have been super-super productive.

My house is clean enough that if you un-expectedly showed up at the door, I'd actually let you in rather than hiding in a closet and pretending I wasn't home (not that my house is usually a total rat's nest!  But still, I'd rather you not see it if it's not at least half-way decent....and as we've discovered in previous posts - if my family is here - then my house is not kept up to my standards [because they go behind me and purposely mess everything up!  Really!]  Hmmm-am seriously thinking they must move to the never-to-be-finished-shed/guest house ASAP.).

Laundry - while not completely done - the majority is done, folded, hung and put away (and you know laundry is the bane of my existence!).  And I can see the laundry room floor - BONUS!  (As far as ironing goes - forget it.  I don't do it - if you want something ironed in this house - you do it yourself or send it out for cleaning.)

Top tabs on blog; figured out (kinda).  For this I have Fab In Your Forties to thank.  This is something I have struggled with for months now.  I would start to mess with it, get frustrated and realize I had something more important to do and let it go.  Today Fab tweeted that she was ready to smash her computer.  As a friend, I simply could not let that happen!  So I Googled it....again.  But, as is the way with the all mighty Google, it's all in how you phrase your request.  Today I phrased it just a twitch different and hit upon the result I'd been seeking all this time.  I sent Fab the link tout-de-suite!  Hopefully it works for her (email me dear if it doesn't, we'll figure it out.  I mean it is only technology after all and as you know, we are far superior!) as it did for me.  What?  You haven't noticed my top tabs?  I realize they are tiny, but still....  There are only two for now, but I expect I'll be adding to them now that I've figured it out.

I even got a bit of shopping done today.  I have been obsessing over a scrolled mail sorter for a while now.  I have searched and searched.  I have yet to find it.  I know they are out there - I've seen them.  But now that I am searching for them?  Nowhere to be found - such is the story of my life - once it's in my head and I want it I simply can't find it.  Hmmm, note to self:  learn how to do metal work - it may be the only way to find what you are looking for....

Although I did find some boyfriend jeans and am super excited about that as they don't make me look as short (and round) as I thought they might.  So, a mini-yay!

I have also discovered that today they celebrate Mothering Day in the UK (almost tomorrow over there now....) - another thing learned from my friends across the pond.  So, to all my dear friends who are/have celebrating/celebrated today - Happy Mother's Day! 

And for those of us in the US - Happy Daylight Savings Time!!!

6 comments:

  1. I think I have said it before but you sound so much like me..........house, laundry, ironing and lists!! I too love DST Glad you got so much done!!
    What are boyfriend jeans?

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  2. So glad you are feeling energetic. Pleased you sorted out the top tabs, it's really frustrating when you can't get these things to work. x

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  3. I've tagged you in a handbag meme, if you fancy it? x

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  4. Oh I didn't know that yesterday was Mothering Day in the UK.. I was wondering about that tweet, lol. Now it makes sense! And I know it's better now because of DST, we get that extra hour of daylight (it was almost 8pm when it got dark last night) but holy crap I did NOT want to get up this morning.

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  5. It had better not be Mother's day here as well or some be-penised people are for the high jump.

    Grumble

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  6. It is amazing the difference the day light makes to our lives isn't it? over here we have only 3 hours of it in dec and it quickly gets longer and longer until in the middle of summer we get 24 hour day light! And yes, we get a lot more done in the summer months than the winter ones!

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