Tonight is when we move our clocks ahead an hour for Daylight Saving Time. I’m beginning to question the wisdom of this, especially since studies have now determined that the effect on our bodies is similar to jet lag. I know that jet lag is no fun. Neither is walking around feeling a mite off kilter for two or three days. Oh, well, I’ve survived it other years so I suppose I’ll survive again this year.
I’m curious about who determines which Sunday we do this. It seems to me that the second Sunday in March is a rather strange date. I wonder if it’s connected somehow to Ash Wednesday. If it is, I’m sorry but I can’t see a connection. I seem to remember that years ago we “sprang forward” the first Sunday in April.
I’m weary of “springing.” Can’t we just stay the same time all year found?
The sun is shining, a most welcome sight. The snow is melting. There are only a few clumps of it in others’ yards I’m glad to say. The temp is in the 40s. It feels as though spring is truly on its way. I expect we can look for mud now.
I don’t think anyone is looking for more snow. The paper said some towns are running very low on salt and haven’t been able to get more so clearing their roads if we do get more snow will be problematic. Another concern is flooding. Hopefully the snow melt won’t cause floods in the area.
Now if only this cold/sinus thing would depart with the snow … I’m bored with coughing and sleeping, both of which I’ve done more than my share this past week.
As I’ve been reading the blogs I follow today, I noticed that several have been about the Oscars. This is uncharted territory for me because I don’t go to the movies. So there is nothing I can add to the discussion.
The writer of one blog I read had watched five of the best picture nominees on Saturday in an effort to see all of the pictures nominated for that award. I can’t imagine sitting still and watching that many movies in one day.
This is another wintery weekend. We’re to have freezing rain this evening followed by snow tomorrow. Church has been cancelled as a result. I hope we don’t get the freezing rain. Besides making the roads really treacherous, it causes the power lines to come down and trees to take a lot of damage with broken branches.
In addition to the weather woes, I have a cold or something lurking in my throat and chest. Staying in this weekend is a good idea on several levels.
A few days ago I got an email from Joann’s reminding me that I was scheduled to teach a knitting class today. The next day I received another note about that class. So I began to make plans for today based on teaching that class as well as getting my car license renewed.
Last night before I went to bed I checked my email one more time. Sure enough, there was a cancellation notice for the knitting class. I wasn’t surprised because the original notice said there was only one student enrolled. Classes with fewer than three students are routinely cancelled.
Now it’s time I dug out the paperwork I need to take to the license bureau.
I had a birthday about two and a half weeks ago. I’m still getting used to entering the correct age on forms. How did I get to be so old? And with that question comes another … how many more birthdays will be allotted to me?
Tonight is our family birthday supper. We have four birthdays within a month so rather than do separate dinners, we’re combining them all into one. It will almost be a mini-Christmas by the time all the birthday gifts are opened. As one of the honorees, I admit to be curious about what gifts I’ll be given. Having a birthday so soon after Christmas makes it difficult to come up with a wish list. So surprises await.
Another question is the menu for the dinner. One thing which will be on there is the applesauce raisin cake that is my traditional birthday cake. My sister bakes it for me and it’s the only time all year I get it. Most of the other birthday honorees prefer chocolate cake so I guess she’s making one of those as well unless my niece takes on that chore.
How do you celebrate birthdays in your family?
Today has been one for getting things done. To start, I tutored Emma in reading. The book we read was fun … it’s written in rhyme and is about an elephant who tells the other animals to stand back because he’s going to sneeze. They all beg him not to because the last time he sneezed, the stripes fell off the zebra, the bees lost their stingers and wings, the crocodile’s snout turned inside out, the monkeys fell out of the trees, the birds lost their feathers, etc.
Finally a tiny mouse stands up on his tiptoes and tells the elephant to stop. It ends with the elephant falling on the grounds in laughter at the mouse. Of course, that made all those things the animals were trying to avoid to happen.
In the hour following the tutoring session I accomplished some shopping for our family birthday dinner this coming Saturday as well as eating lunch. I still need to get a gift for my sister but I know what I want to buy.
Then it was off to the diabetes education program at an area hospital. The topic was dental care when you have diabetes. It was an interesting topic/session but I did get a tiny bit annoyed by one person. She was a retired dental hygienist and constantly interrupted the diabetes educator who was doing the program. Fortunately, the educator didn’t seem to be bothered by her input and, in fact, appeared to welcome it. I won one of the attendance prizes … a keychain with a place to carry four glucose tablets.
Now I’m home and listening to the wind. It is really blowing out there. I just hope it doesn’t blow up a severe storm.