Day 70, or, Kill Daylight Savings Time!


Dr. Sunshine

3/12/20231 min read

Hey Hey! Ho Ho! Daylight Savings has got to GO! The only positive thing I can say about it, is if you feel like you missed the boat on starting a sunrise walk routine, now is your chance to jump in because sunrise is suddenly happening an hour later. Aside from that, it is confusing as all get out. Some clocks update, some don't. Here's how the morning exchange with Mrs. Dr. Sunshine went today:

Me: Shall we head outside?

MDS: Oh? What time is it?

Me: I don't know!!!! But it's looking pretty bright outside. I'm heading out.

She never asks me what time it is, so why today?! It sounds silly, but it seemed more frustrating in the moment. I guess you had to be there. Fortunately, the sun was out in full force this morning, which definitely helped. As I think ahead, I suppose a 4:30 sunrise may be pushing it. But I think I can handle it, especially since we are working up to it gradually. On the other hand, I definitely don't need it to be light out at 9 pm. Seriously, what are we doing here? Do we really need to conserve lamp oil anymore? Then there's the whole thing about health hazards and heart attacks happening on these days. Although that is probably multifactorial, otherwise I suspect we'd be hearing about people keeling over on cross-country business trips more often. But still, we don't need it anymore.

OK, on to the sunrise. It's looking like a great day to get the whole spectrum, perhaps even a hit of UVB!

Finally, what would a sunrise blog be without animal pictures?