SOL Day 11

Today is the day we spring forward. I loathe and love this day.

Why do I loathe this day?  Because we lose an hour of sleep.  Spring break is still three weeks away and I am exhausted.  I feel like I am running on one cylinder.  My plans are usually done a month (or more) in advance, but I just finished the most recent cycle.  This means I am planning week-to-week, so I end up doing my lesson plans on Sunday.  I am also working on a writing project that might have been due on Friday, but I just ran out of time.  Then I had an hour stolen from me today!  And of course, even though I went to bed early last night, the clock skipped from 1:59am to 3:00am while I was sleeping and I still had to get up at my regular time.  I also know that my students will be tired and cranky this week.

But despite all of this, I love this day.  Springing forward means it stays lighter longer.  Today the sun didn’t go down until 7:01pm.  7pm!  I don’t have to race home and walk the dogs immediately now because I’m afraid it will be dark in an hour.  I might even be able to take the dogs for two walks after school!  Or for one really long walk.  All that matters is that it will be lighter longer!  It’s easy to be happy when you look out the window at 5pm and it’s still sunny.  It’s even easier when you look out at 6pm and still see the sun.  In a few weeks, the sun will be out until 8pm.  Plus, the longer days mean summer is coming!

So while I may be tired today, I am thrilled that the sun will be shining longer each day.  I can get over the sleepiness!

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