Daylight Savings Time is always a cruel beast. I know the extra daylight hours at night are a welcome respite from winter’s darkness, but even though one may go to bed an hour early to make up the difference, it somehow still takes days to recover from springing ahead. This year seems particularly cruel given the lack of spring-like weather and the feet of snow still covering the ground. We might have advanced the clocks an hour, but until I see a robin, I have no hope that spring will ever arrive.
Yet, in spite of the ongoing winter weather, life continues as usual. Connor starts track practice on Tuesday. That means more long evenings, late nights, and racking up the mileage on my car with all the to-ing and fro-ing between practices, home, and meets. This will be Jim’s first real experience of life as a parent of a high school athlete since he was in California for Connor’s entire cross-country season. I’m looking forward to having help this time around as well as anticipating his reaction to the craziness that school sports mean for student and parents. It should be fun!
For those who did not see my announcement on Twitter, this week I resigned my position as the Media Director for Bloggers Recommend. This was mostly in anticipation of the track season and added craziness of the end of the school year. Last fall almost killed me with everything I was juggling, and while I do have help this time, I want to make my life as simple as possible. It wasn’t an easy decisions though. I loved growing the BR presence in social media and thoroughly enjoyed the conversations I had with fellow book lovers as a result. However, one can only do so much. It looks like they already found someone to take my place posting on the website and on Twitter, so you may not see much of a difference there. I will still be an active participant in BR, so continue to look for my recommendations.
- An Echo in the Bone by Diana Gabaldon
- Nil by Lynne Matson – my Bloggers Recommend selection for March
- Panic by Lauren Oliver
- Promise of Shadows by Justina Ireland
We have a lazy, sleepy Sunday planned. It involves watching college basketball, reading, homework, laundry, and perhaps a nap or two. I think we are all trying our best to prepare for the schedule change on Tuesday. Hopefully, the schedule change and time change means that my first robin sighting is just around the corner. I’m keeping my fingers crossed!
Spring Forward always does me in. I am still a mess from it and will be until this weekend. It just seems like a really long day when you wake at 4am and it’s still freakin’ sunny when you leave. Yesterday, the sun was in my eyes the entire time I was driving home. Grrr.
I understand completely. I’m struggling to get up, to stay awake on the drive in, stay motivated at work, and stay awake on the drive home. Of course, by the time I get into bed, I’m not tired enough to fall asleep. It hit me hard this year. It isn’t usually this bad.
I’m not a fan of Spring forward either. However, I recently found out that Tennessee will no longer be doing DST so we will not Fall back in the Fall. I think I’m going to like being on a nice, even keel. 😉
I know all about the to-ing and fro-ing with my boys’ music lessons. Since my marriage ended, I’m the sole chauffeur. It gets rough sometimes. Glad you’re going to have some help now.
Sorry you had to resign from BR, but sometimes these decisions have to be made to preserve our sanity. haha!
Have a great week!
Tennessee is no longer doing DST but Indiana is? This world is SO weird sometimes. I would so much rather fall back than spring ahead, although not changing the clocks would be awesome. Visitors to your state might not think so come November though! 😉
I’m not completely resigning from BR, just my duties as the Media Director. I won’t be posting on the website or Pinterest, managing the Goodreads account, or sending out tweets. It doesn’t sound like a lot of work, and most of the time it really wasn’t, but it was just enough to be a burden at times. I don’t want any hobby to be a burden. So, I’ve stepped down as Media Director but will still stay an active Advisory Board member. Anything to keep reading, right?
The good thing about having older kids is that it is easier for them to find rides from other people. That has helped tremendously and will continue to do so until he gets his driver’s license, as scary a thought as that is!
I did not see your announcement earlier this week on Twitter. So sad, but completely understandable! I am learning that I need to step back on a few things myself, especially with yet another move on the horizon.
I think I spotted a robin the other day. I don’t know if it was just my hopeful imagination, but I’m letting myself believe that it was real!!
If you think you spotted a robin, then I say it counts (says the girl who still hasn’t seen one)! I need all the hope that I can get, as the forecast calls for more snow later this week.
It is sad, but I’ll still be an active Advisory Board member. It was time to start simplifying my life a bit.
I loved how late the sun was shining this evening! I slept late today and I hope by tomorrow the time change will be no big deal.
Have a great week Michelle!
I think if we would have had sun, I would have felt better. No sun, so even though it was light outside much later, it still felt gloomy and dreary to me. I didn’t sleep in but rather followed my same schedule based on the clock. I guess that means that I technically went to bed early. All I know is that it didn’t work. I’m ready for a good long nap, and it’s not even 9 AM yet!
Have a good one, Anita!
I have had a couple of robin sightings here – makes me hopeful! I’m glad you get a relaxing Sunday today – with your schedule, you need it. 🙂
You have robins? Le sigh. There is hope!!
It was a wonderful Sunday. I need another day like that. LOL!
I’m all about the robin too.
On my run this morning I also remembered that March is the month of broken bones. All that ice that formed on the sidewalks before it snowed is now being bared and can be quite undetectable to the untrained eye. I had the most crazy ride across a patch of ice this morning, and still managed to stay upright.
So, I guess March is the month of miracles, too.
I know exactly what you mean. When I was running on Saturday, I made sure I stayed as far away from the “puddles” or any type of potential frozen water as possible, even if it mean cutting a wide berth around melted snow. I’ve never broken a bone but I’ve definitely sprained my ankles badly enough to be very cautious. I’m glad you were able to stay upright! Be safe!