Friday, March 09, 2007

Spring Forward


Mmmmm, I had THE most delicious strawberries this morning. My grandma bought them, and she can pick 'em! ;) Actually, I don't know how she does it, but she does always seem to get the sweetest fruits. I think she maybe might possibly taste them (shhh) first. And as I was eating this delicious thing, I was thinking about the warm, sunny field where it came from, the worker who picked it, the assembly plant where it was (likely) washed. I realized, I'm really tired of winter. It's cold and snowy, and I'm craving anything that stands for warmth, and growth, and, well, Spring!

So watch out, all, for Daylight Savings Time this weekend. Apparently the entities in charge of this sort of thing thought the time change ought to come a bit early this year. I think they're ready for Spring, too. I'll tell you, unless you've gotten some updated patches, your computer software is going to hiccup. Programs were written for DST to start the traditional weekend, which is a couple weeks later than this one (April 4th last year). So scheduling and calendars and such for hospitals? They might not mark the time change for a couple of weeks. Cross your fingers. Double check your appointments. And remember to spring forward an hour this Sunday. Come on, Spring!

6 comments:

Julie said...

The strawberries look so yummy! I'm definitely ready for some warm weather.

The change in DST was decided quite some time ago, so hopefully places like hospitals and such will have already dealt with it.

Brigitte said...

The berries do look yummy!

So. Hating. DST. Change. I'm an IT girl, so it has been a huge PITA these last few weeks.

AR said...

Oh, yes, I need Spring! ASAP!

Carrie K said...

Hate. Daylight "Saving" Time. It doesn't bring Spring any closer or change the amount of sunlight hitting the earth - those are forces beyond the government's control.

Anyway, sorry! favorite rant, especially now.

The play will be lovely and sometimes downsizing expectations is the only thing that you really can do. Plus, kids. Easily impressive to parents.

Cleaning the house is a de-stressor! It's having to do it 20 minutes later that's so. darn. annoying.

AJ said...

Ha! The double edged DST sword...

lighter longer...

longer weekend hours for computer guys like mine and yours! ;-)

Nikki said...

It's been ages since I've had a delicious strawberry. Roll on summer.