Sunday, March 8, 2015

Not A Fan Of Daylight Savings Time

This post first appeared on Monday, March 14, 2011. Each year we are blessed with new readers and 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. and Canada 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!

63 comments:

  1. Despise losing an hour of sleep. Why can't we lose an our of daytime???

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  2. Luckily we don't change our time yet but unfortunately it is due soon....drats. Have a serene and easy Sunday.
    Best wishes Molly

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  3. I don't really understand why we continue to do this, though I suppose now it's all for bu$ine$$ reasons. However, I actually didn't lose any sleep...I just crawled into bed an hour "earlier," exhausted from the day anyway, and slept for my usual 7-ish hours. LOL. Hope your transition goes smoothly this year, Caren.

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    1. if I don't learn to get my butt in bed before 2am it's going to be another rough one!!

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  4. WOOF!!!! I love daylight savings time- my human can spend more time outside with me! PAWS TO YOU- Noah!! WOOF!!

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  5. Not a fan either, mostly because I get up very early, and now it's dark again in the morning. I wish they'd just leave it alone!

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    1. Oh Ingrid I sooo wish they would just leave it alone too!!! I am not usually in bed til around 2am and I get up at the latest (8)...I average getting up between 6 and 7:30....I know i need more sleep because it isn't healthy and I really must work on changing it. It's all Jimmy Fallon's fault! lol

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  6. We feel your pain! Mom actually forgot about the time change this morning......she normally gets up with me at 4AM but this morning she realized it really was 5AM and felt PRESSURE to hurry up and get going! Sigh.....maybe one day we'll quit this silly stuff????

    Happy Sunday
    Sammy and Mom Pam

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    1. OMG you are as bad as Lenny!!!!!!! Your Mom gets up at 4? Cody wakes Lenny at 4 and he gets up to feed them both and goes back to bed...I am just getting to bed by 2am so I am pretty well screwed! Hang in there, it's gonna be a sleepy week! xoxo

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  7. The only good thing about spring forward or fall back is on the spring forward morning my cat sis Sophie doesn't wake us up at 4am because it is already 5, but the quiet only lasts 2-3 days. We are not liking losing the hour!

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    1. we soooo hear ya and couldn't agree more!

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  8. Boy do I know what you mean, even though I am asleep all day! I wish the humans would PICK ONE and just leave it alone!!!!!!

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    1. we are sooo with you! Preferably the "fall back" one!

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  9. I love daylight savings time. I love having all that time after work to do something like take a walk on the beach and watch the sunset or just be able to see good enough to get in the house without letting Frinkie run out.

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    1. if I lived by a beach maybe I would like it more (wink)

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  10. When we got up it wasn't daylight and we hadn't saved a thing, I think it's a rip off!

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  11. We couldn't agree more!! I am sitting here now, dragging, needing to get my day started, and already an hour behind schedule. Ugh! I will be tired all week too, and back to driving to work in the dark tomorrow, which I hate!

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  12. I am glad you posted this one again because I was not reading blogs back then. I am with you,not a fan off daylight savings. Actually, I don't mind the Fall back part :)

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    1. thanks so much my friend, that's what I figured (plus I was lazy lol). Each year we get new readers who haven't seen something. Oh and I LOVE the "fall back" part, will be anxiously awaiting it's arrival!

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  13. The Staff says you are pushing against an open door here...... whatever that means! We've got ours in a couple of weeks and I expect she will be moaning and groaning about being tired!! Peeps are such wimps!! MOL

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  14. Cody, we can feel your pain, and our human can feel your pain too ! We have to change our clock end of March, and Mum will moaning for a whole week (at least !) Purrs

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  15. We remember this post. And we will say what we thought then ... we TOTALLY agree with you. Daylight Savings Time is ... ugh. Need more coffee... :)

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  16. We know the feeling! Springing forward is SUCH a drag. But we LOVE falling back. (into bed.)
    ; )

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    1. we are sooo with ya!! You are a night owl like me so for us it is a nightmare! Hang in there for the next couple of weeks!

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  17. It is a weird concept, to change the clocks rather than just adapt to more natural light in the sky. I don't like change, but I adapt well. Life has taught me to just go with the flow. I try.

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    1. love the idea of just adapting to more natural light. CHANGE as a whole, I thrive on. I have had nothing but MAJOR changes to adapt to my entire life and I am tough as nails and roll with the punches......I am also quite happy to venture into the unknown....just don't mess with my clocks lol

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  18. Bwahahahahahaha. I don't like the time change either. I wish they would just leave it alone, but they won't.

    Have a fabulous Silly Sunday. Scritches to Cody. :)

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    1. you never know! Maybe one day they will!!! You have a fabulous "Silly Sunday" TOO!! xoxoxo

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  19. HOnestly we wish they (the powers that be) would leave the darn time thing alone!

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    1. we couldn't agree more! Wait, Cody could care less, I couldn't agree more! lol

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  20. My mom wishes they would leave it alone too! I don't really care since I sleep whenever I want no matter what time it is. Oh, and mom says she mentally changes the time for weeks also!

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    1. Oh yeah, I am always saying "it's really this time, or that time!" lol! Hang in there!

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  21. LOL aww!...we don't change ours till the last weekend of this month and what a palava :-(

    Have a springtastic week ;-)

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  22. We don't do Daylight Savings Time in Arizona because it is dumb.

    DST is a Washington solution to a nonexistent problem.

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    1. we agree that it is "dumb!" If it weren't so stinkin' hot in Arizona, we would move there! I can't handle the heat!

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  23. Time change doesn't really mess with me I just do what I always do-NOTHING- lol Spring is coming was 80 yesterday the birds are here and all the roses are blooming so pretty outside have a nice week

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    1. you just so made me laugh when you said you do "nothing" lol!!! Enjoy your warm temps!!! You have a nice week too!

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  24. Maybe you are a cat in a human's body, Caren! Sometimes I wonder if I am. I am always sooo tired and sleep about as many hours a day as a cat does, and I don't like anyone messing with my routine, either!

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    1. I often think I am!!!! I think we both are!!!

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  25. We are not fans of this human idea of changing clocks either!
    Now, we have to listen to Mom complaining about the hour she misses :/
    Purrs Georgia and Julie,
    Treasure and JJ

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    1. Yep Cody has to listen to the same! lol

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  26. We think it is time day lights savings was done with. Hope your day is ok even with the hour gone!

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    1. we sooo agree! well, my internet was out again part of the weekend so now I am catching up and of course am behind on my work but that's the norm!

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  27. yup, we could live without this time change stuff too...and we are all tired today.

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    1. I'm not tired...yet.....but talk to me tomorrow......lol and throughout the week!

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  28. I so agree with you Cody. All of us animals do not GET this time change. But we did get our food an hour early according to our schedule. The porch kitties were no where this morning. They didn't have a clue. You all have a good evening.

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    1. Funny you mentioned food. I am bugging Mom and it is 4:25. On the old time it is 35 minutes before my meal time!!!!! Dad just got up to feed me and mean mama told him to sit down and wait til 5 which is 4 in the old time.....darned Mom! Love, Cody

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  29. My mum has got 3 weeks before she gets cranky. Like you, she doesn't go to bed before 1.30 - 2.00 am. She doesn't like mornings. If the sun isn't shining she says it's too early to get up. She has to drag herself out of bed though to turn the horses out.

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    1. Uh oh Flynn you better watch out! lol!!!! Cody just started meowing for food....he is about 40 minutes early on the OLD time! lol. Bet your Mom gets up early like mine too because of the horses. We are both sleep deprived big time! I blame mine on menopause!

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  30. We LOVE daylight savings time in the evening but absolutely HATE it in the morning!

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  31. The mom says she agrees totally! She hated springing forward today. We pestered her until she got her butt out of bed this morning even though she kept telling us it was an hour early.

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  32. Wes goes forward a hour when wes goes to Calgary and wes goes backward a hour when wes comes to Midway and wes does this about once a month! So mes goes on NELLIE TIME now and let Mommy deals with the back and forth and forwards and backs!
    Kisses
    Nellie

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  33. MOL! We actually like this time change... It's the other one we hate!

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  34. Caren, our Daddyman can feel your pain! He is a night owl like you! He goes to bed at 3 a.m! Ridiculous is what our Mama says! :)

    the critters in the cottage xo

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    1. well, in fairness I NEVER was until two things: 1) losing my job and working from home (when I worked, I was in bed by midnight at the latest!)
      2) menopause....it has made me sleep waaay less!

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  35. I understand. With me I just hate the longer days that seem to drag on and when it gets warm I want to sleep more so it messes with my routine. And then I can't write or do a thing. A lot of people reading my comment probably think I'm a weirdo but I suffer Summer Sad (it does exist). I am very sensitive to light and get depressed with the endless light of summer and I hate this time of year. I long for autumn and long hours of beautiful night all cosy indoors with my beautiful cat :)

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  36. Meowmy hates these time changes more fur the work she does than herself...and yes, she too has bleary eyes and a headache and no get up and go...it was stolen in the wee hours yesterday...


    In the nursing home where she works, last evening, no one wanted to to to bed at their usual time, because it was still evfur so light. Of course that upsets the whole routine, OMC!
    In the fall, while the regular peeps get to sleep a bit longer...(really, they stay up longer instead...LOL), the residents all want to go to bed as soon as they have finished eating supper, what a scramble!

    Oh well, at least it is sunny and warmish! Hooray!

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  37. Ugh, we very much dislike the human time changes. Just stop that silliness, we say!

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  38. Caren, our mom actually likes DST, except she is also TIRED and cannot seem to get up in the mornings. She stays up late too and is playing the same game with the clock. We hope both you and our mom get acclimated soon. XOCK, Lily Olivia, Mauricio, Misty May, Giulietta, Fiona, Astrid, Lisbeth and Calista Jo p.s. from Lisbeth:

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