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All shook up!

In The Daily Drool on March 16, 2010 at 12:11 pm

We got a little jolt to the emergency preparedness systems last night with a 4.4 shaker!  Strangely enough I woke up just before it happened.  Lying in bed wondering why I kept having bad dreams and why I couldn’t sleep, when I felt myself move out of accord with intent, and then the blinds rattled, and my sleep-fogged brain jumped to attention.

It was over almost as soon as I realized what was happening, but it sure got the adrenaline pumping… the adrenaline and the anxiety.  “Please, God, let me get out of here before any more earthquakes come a rumbling!”

I eventually fell back asleep to be tortured with dreams of some big “Upgrade” apartment in a high-rise where NO ONE who worked there was of any help at all.  I had copious conversations with Apartment staff about finding the elevators, or the stairs, or about turning in a lost flashlight I had found, only to find that not a single person in uniform had any interest in helping me.  I was full of vitriol for the lazy bastards, and kept wondering if it was too late to move back to the little beat up apartment I had recently vacated.

I seriously hope I don’t move back home only to find that no one there knows where the elevators are.

And while I’m the topic of being unsettled, let’s discuss the Spring Forward hangover that is currently haunting my inner clock- Wake up at 9:30 and look at clock with a grumble, if it’s time for me to get up, why do I still feel so damn tired?  Oh, I know, because it’s really (according to my body clock) 8:30.  Working at photos and emails and scripts till 2:00 in the a.m. with a disgusted “I was going to go to bed early tonight!” only to realize it’s only 1 a.m. for me…. then allowing myself to stay up a wee bit later because it’s “only” 1, really.

I’m telling you, weird and rough Tuesday.  Weird, and, rough!

Thank goodness LOST is on tonight and I have that happy little treat to look forward to.

Daylight-Robbing, and some left-over bits

In The Daily Drool on March 14, 2010 at 4:12 pm

Call me an ARIZONAN, but I really do think daylight savings is the stupidest of traditions.  Twice a year we wrench our bodies, minds, and sleeping souls, into a whole different routine of doing everything an hour ahead or behind of what we’re accustomed to.  While it may very well save on energy costs (oooh, there’s so much natural light now that I’m up an hour earlier!), it’s one of the biggest pains in the ass to get used to.  My body wanted that hour of sleep last night, and it still wants it now.

(huff and puff)

And on a totally unrelated note, I am officially in the box-begging business.  I scored several apple boxes from the grocery store today, and have plans to head back in every day this week to pester the produce man for cardboard.  Oh, yes, this girl’s gotta’ pack.

That being said, I am trying to sell all my big furniture items, and have successfully adopted out the last remaining stuffed animals from my closet.  I (thankfully) found a good home for them, as my friend is having a baby.  They will be loved and drooled on, and I don’t have to worry that they’re being abused by some dirty child with a habit of picking out the eyes.  (shiver)

I also gave my party decorations away.  These things have been loved and adored and are in many a photograph- I had to smile as I was pulling open their bags to check just HOW MANY holidays I’d partied-for.  There were many!

But all these boxes in my living room, and the now (rather large) empty space in my closet are proof positive that I am moving.  And it’s freaking me out.  Yup.  Momma’ wants to curl up in her happy place and have someone else do the sorting/packing/relocating.  But I’ve been told that if I just remember to breathe and take it one day at a time, all will be well.

I’ve been told…