Thursday, November 05, 2009

Darkness

I am rebelling against winter by refusing to wear my winter coat. I don't care that it is in the 30s at night. If I don't wear my coat, it isn't winter yet. Actually, we've been having some beautiful weather during the day lately—highs near 60 and sunny. Unfortunately, because of the time change, it is now dark by the time I get off work at 4:30. I hate it! Seriously, it messes with me. I have been trying and trying to come up with reasons to like the early darkness because otherwise I feel like I might go crazy long before March. I did come up with two:
  1. I don't have to feel bad about being lazy after work. I mean, it's dark anyway. Might as well just go to bed.
  2. It is light when I get up in the morning.

That is all I could think of. This is very depressing.

On a happier subject, it is now the holiday season! I know this because Starbucks has their Christmas drinks available. Starbucks is my official calendar. And three weeks from today I will be in Texas enjoying the SUNLIGHT! (And family and friends, but seriously, the sun might be the most important thing to me right now; if it's rainy, I cannot be held responsible for my actions.)

2 comments:

Sallie said...

I do sympathize with you over the 4:30 darkness--that would be rough. Ever since DST ended, I look at Dad at night and say, "Oh my word, it's only _____ o'clock! How long till we can go to bed?"

The Lances said...

I don't know if you are a candle person or not, but if so, I have #3 for your list!

Since it's dark when I get home now (and colder in the evenings), the first thing I do when I get home is light candles. It puts me in a holiday/Fall/calming mood to see the glow of the flame.

And it just wouldn't be the same if it was light outside! ;-)