I generally enjoy winter. I have no problem with the cold or the snow. I’ve been living in snow country for over 35 years. It’s pretty spectacular.
Admittedly, the darkness of winter has become more challenging over the years, but not for the reason you might think. I don’t find the darkness in itself depressing.
It’s just that I can’t safely drive in the dark anymore, and that places serious limitations on me. In the middle of winter, I tend to feel trapped at home – only able to leave the house mid-day for a few hours – or when Jerry or someone else can give me a ride.
So, I’m over it. Really, I’m just so over the winter of 2020-2021. It’s March; it’s time for Spring. I need daylight! Not more snow!
OK. OK … I can hang on for THREE MORE DAYS, right? Sunday is Daylight Savings! March Daylight Savings is one of my favorite days of the year.
It’s hard to explain why the spring daylight savings changeover makes such a difference. I mean, here in Alaska, we’re already in a season where we are gaining more than five minutes of daylight each day. Why does DLS matter so much?
For me, it matters because it will mean we INSTANTLY gain a whole hour more daylight at the end of the day – where I most need it!
I’m not a morning person anyway. I generally don’t much care when dawn brightens the sky over the eastern mountains. I’ll putter through my regular morning routine either way.
I DO care about being able to attend evening dog training classes and still make it safely home. So do Baxter & Rhonda. ❤️
I know … silly thing to prioritize, eh? But it’s what I have. It’s what I want to do, and the classes and practices are almost always in the evenings.
This means the only way to attend for most of the winter (in a normal winter) is to have someone drive me.
So yes, in the spring, with daylight increasing at what seems at this point to be a snail’s pace – I get impatient. I want more daylight and I want it NOW!
But I guess I can wait until Sunday. ☀️