Tuesday, March 11, 2014

I'm not "Springing" Anywhere!

This post first appeared on Monday, March 14, 2011. Since most of you weren't reading our blog then, I thought since MANY of the sentiments I expressed are still valid, it was worth sharing this again! Enjoy!!


I'm tired.

I'm feeling out-of-sorts, cranky and off schedule (yep even being unemployed I DO have a schedule thank you very much!).


I'm TIRED!

I can't concentrate.

I'm T-I-R-E-D!!

Many of us in the U.S. follow Daylight Savings Time. It was bad enough when the clocks were turned ahead an hour the last week of April,  now the dreaded "spring-ahead-an-hour-and-want-to-scream-at-everyone-around-you-because-you-are-TIRED-event" (for me at least), takes place the second week of March. Couldn't "they" (whoever "they" ARE, leave well enough alone?)

While much of the rest of the country  are  preparing to tip-toe through their Spring tulips and are giggling at the prospect of longer days to come, those of us like myself who already don't get enough sleep, (I am often up til the wee hours of the morning and then I  awaken between 5 and 6am) are seething.


I'm tired.

need my sleep.

Ironically while I am sitting here at 12:20am, which to me is 11:20pm..(mentally changing the time when I look at the clock is a little game I will be playing for at least the next week), all I can hear is the tick, tick, tick of the wall clock in front of me...it's ticking beginning to sound like "Ha...ha...ha... I... got.... you".  


I'm TIRED!!

Don't mess with my clock, my routine, my internal alarm, don't mess with my sleep-deprived self!

You are probably asking "what in the heck does ANY of this have to do with cats? Isn't this a CAT BLOG for Pete's sake?"


Don't mess with me.

I told you... I'm TIRED!

I'm feeling out-of-sorts, cranky and off schedule.


"Cats don't like change
 without their consent."

Roger Caras



For the record....neither do I!

Now, if you'll kindly excuse me, I am going to bed. It's 1:15am or 12:15am or whatever it is and I'm TIRED!

41 comments:

  1. We wish they'd just stay on daylight savings time permanently!

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    1. we couldn't agree more!!! Thanks so much for visiting us too!

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  2. We love it in the fall...an extra hour of nap time and all.
    But this spring forward stuff is no fun at all.

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  3. Working evenings I LOVE the time change!

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  4. My human usually has an okay time with Daylight Savings Time, but this time was a little rough for her. But a nap late in the afternoon seems to have put her on the right track - she was helping me scope out an intruder kitty a little while ago! Well, her idea of helping was to pick me up and annoy me, but whatever.

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  5. I can eat , sleep and play normaly for another 2 weeks :)
    Then it's daysaving time in Sweden too :(
    XOXO

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  7. Our clock change is due at the end of the month and we too don't like it much. It always takes us a few weeks to get over it. Have a terrific Tuesday.
    Best wishes Molly

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    1. Weeks? It takes me MONTHS......as in til November when they go back again........LOL!

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  8. We don't like that change thing around here either! It takes time to adjust to stuff and we're all OLD here in this house so it takes even LONGER than it used to! Sigh.....whatchagonnado???

    Hugs, Sammy

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  9. The peeps aren't a big fan of this whole springing thing, but it means breakfast shows up an hour early. What's not to like?

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  10. I read this on Monday and it made me laugh. It did again today. I hate daylight saving time.

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  11. This time change thing is really throwing us for a loop! Kids waking up too late, pig and cats ready to eat as always at the first footstep and me trying to rub my eyes awake. We feel you!

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  12. We are sorry you are not enjoying this time change! Mom doesn't get home in the evenings until 7:30 usually, so she is loving it - it's still light outside when she gets home from work! Hope your schedule adjusts soon!

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  13. We are all messed up around here and even our litter boxes are confused!

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  14. Ahhhh I feel your pain!!! The time change totally messes with us!!!!
    Throws everything off with us humans and our pets! I am not a fan!!! haha!!! Go get some sleep Cody and Caren!!!

    ღ husky hugz ღ frum our pack at Love is being owned by a husky!

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  15. We are all morning folks and really dislike the spring time change. What a stupid thing it is and now it is dark until so late again in the morning. Why???

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  16. Hahaha poor girl Caren try sleeping through a rabbit throwing his food bowl around all you here is bump bump bump...twice Speedy work me up last night and he's been doing it at least once during the night for weeks now...I think he is doing his stropy teenager routine.
    Amy from Hutch a Good Life and My self are trying to see if we can get some sponsor ship to come to blog paws so there is a just a slim chance we might get to meet,xx Rachel

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    1. Ohhh I love that Speedy!!!! He's my kind guy!!! You and Amy should contact brands of products that you use for your rabbit (and her for her guinea pig), it is always best to start approaching brands that you ALREADY BUY!!! Plus, it would be GREAT to have them represented at the conference! I soooooooooo hope you both can make it! Would be great to meet you! xoxo

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  17. Still relevant today. It takes a week before we figure out our feeding times. We don't follow no clocks here!

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  18. We don't like the time change either... :-( xoxo Roxy & Tigerlino

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  19. I've been researching which state does not do daylight savings time, I think its Arizona? Next question, could I stand the weather there? Then I think of moving seven cats, and what would happen to the feral cats outside I feed? Hmmmmm, dang daylight savings time! I just cannot win!
    hee-hee :-)
    Hugs you guys!

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    1. Yep! Arizona doesn't and I think Hawaii doesn't either. Why don't we all move to Hawaii? lol. I couldn't stand to live in Arizona, too hot! In Hawaii, different islands have different temps and on many of them it never even reaches 90! Lol, just read the rest of your comment! you are too funny! ((((hugs)))) back!

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  20. Oh, we hear you, Caren! We like the "fall back" thing, but "springing forward" is the absolute pits.

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  21. In France it's still "winter time"We will change the last week end of March.
    I enjoy what we call here "heure d'été". And I'm sure that Hisia will enjoy it to. She has to be inside at nightfall.
    Bonne soirée
    Natacha

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  22. Pop sez they should turn it back 1/2 hour and leave it.

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  23. Well, LP is dragging her heels and looks like she is sleep walking these days but then again she is old...she'll probably never "bouce" back now. Ever again.She'll just be perpetually tired forevermore!!

    the critters in the cottage xo
    P.S. We do not contribute to her fatigue. Of course!

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  24. I agree! I never go to bed before 1.30 and don't like mornings at the best of times. In 2 weeks time when our clocks change, I will be joining America in looking like a zombie in the mornings.
    I am glad you are enjoying my photo blog. Did you see the Split and Dubrovnik postswhich I also published in the last week or so? I have now got to the end of 2012 so can get on with 2013 now. Who knows, I may even get up to date by Christmas!!

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    1. Absolutely LOVE your photo blog and I think I have been reading each and every one! I always leave a comment when I do! I am so happy you are posting them!

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  25. We completely agree with you! We're so tired that we might be able to fall asleep early and get caught up... or not. :)

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  26. I know what you mean. Even though I can't work, I still have my schedule too, it's frustrating how that one hour can throw everything off. I've felt cranky every day so far since setting the clock ahead Saturday.

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  27. This is a purfect post for today. I cannot get with the time change this year. Feeling tired and cranky. LOL.
    Sue B

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    1. thank you!! I can't get with it either!!

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  28. The Human HATES DST. HATES it. Did I say, HATES it? Well, yes she does. Just when spring had almost sprung, and it was starting to be, you know, LIGHT at 6:20 when she leaves for work, here it comes, and now 6:20 looks like the middle of the freaking NIGHT again. Sigh.

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  29. Caren, so glad you decided to repost this. We didn't even know there was such a thing as Cat blogs in 2011. It was absolutely hysterical as were the photos. Thanks for a good laugh. Purrs and paw-pats, Lily Olivia, Mauricio, Misty May, Giulietta, Fiona, Astrid, Lisbeth and Calista Jo

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    1. THANK YOU my furiends!!!! I am so glad that I gave you a good chuckle! OMG I AM STILL TIRED!! lol! I am NOT loving this week at all!!!! ((((hugs))) to all of you!

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  30. Theese one is a good one, we can relate! Good to see it again...

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  31. 6am wake up calls from Archie every morning here and our times have not changed yet.

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  32. Ditto to being tired... either I'm getting slower as I get older, or time is speeding up... :)

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