... of the the truck that hit me? Whoa. I cannot for the life of me seem to get going this morning. I can't remember how many times I woke up just enough to tell myself "It's time you got out of bed" before rolling over and falling right back asleep but I can assure it was definitely more than one or two. I finally managed to swing my legs over the side of the bed and force myself into an upright position at 10:36 but even after shuffling off to the Keurig machine and brewing up a nice hot cup of coffee, I'm still doing a zombie impression that would make Amanda proud!
I'm going to blame it on the recent change to Daylight Savings Time as no matter what my clock might say, physically I still know that it's an hour earlier than that. With a 16-hour shift ahead of me on Sunday, I set my clocks ahead to 10:00 and went to bed to do some reading early for me on Saturday night figuring I'd be able to adjust to the lost hour by going to sleep a bit earlier than I usually do but when I got up at 5:30 Sunday morning of course the very first thing I thought was "But it's really 4:30!" so there was no fooling myself into thinking that hour hadn't disappeared. All day I felt more tired than usual and today - well - let me just say it was a good thing I had the opportunity to sleep in as I obviously needed it!
I've yet to figure out why we as a nation even do Daylight Savings Time anymore. The old reasons of the farmers needing more light is rather defunct and as far as it saving energy, I'd be interested to see if in fact it did. More than anything I think it produces a nation of zombies for a week or so afterward while everyone tries to get their internal clocks to adjust and their sleep schedules back on schedule. Not that I have the greatest sleep schedule in the world, mind you, but if I lived in either Arizona or Hawaii I wouldn't have to mess with it at all as they don't participate in the falling back and springing forward that the rest of us do. Maybe they're on to something?
And on a final totally unrelated note, I wanted to say a big THANK YOU to those who have been voting in the My Connecticut Story contest that I'm participating in. Through your help my story has made its way to the number one spot - woohoo! The trick now is going to be keeping it there so if you're registered already, don't forget you can vote once each 24-hour period up until the contest ends on May 25th - which is a darned long way out and an awfully long time to run a contest. Anyhow, if you've not voted yet but want to it's a bit of a process to register but once you have, you simply have to log in each time you return to vote again. Click on the link above if you'd like to help a blogger out!
Meanwhile, I'm going to shuffle off to get another cup of coffee or two ...