Wednesday, November 4, 2009

Chit Chat: Dreary Winter Darkness

This whole Daylight Saving time change thing is the pits. It stinks! It bites! I hate it! Now, not only is it dark when I wake up, but it is dark when I drive home as well. At work, I sit in an area where I don't have a window. I never see the sun (well, except for the 35 minute drive I have to work, but that doesn't count in my book).

The only good thing about "falling back" for Daylight Savings is the extra hour of sleep I get one day a year. Oh wait a minute, now that I have a child, that doesn't happen. So really there are no redeeming qualities about the Winter Daylight Savings! (BTW, if you can think of any be sure to leave a comment below and let me know!)

Since the time change, I feel like it is time for Baby Boy to go to bed as soon as I get home from work. There's no more going outside for a walk after we get home. There is no chatting with the neighbors as we unload the car because no one is out working in their yard in the dark. There is no going to the park to play for a few minutes after dinner and before bed.

The Winter Daylight Savings is isolating. I wish we didn't have to turn the clocks back in the Fall. I would prefer it to be dark in the morning when I am rushing around getting ready for work, and to have a few extra moments of sunshine to enjoy in the evening when I get home. Perhaps I can try to change my hours at work...get there early and leave early. It is worth looking into, right?

Monday, November 2, 2009

Chit Chat: Mondays

I dread Mondays. After a fun-filled weekend of playing with Baby Boy and visiting with friends, I do not look forward to dragging myself out of bed on Monday morning. Today is no exception. We had so much fun over the weekend...a Fall Festival at Church, a Halloween party at our house with a pinata for the kids, a Sunday afternoon nap.

Baby Boy is talking babbling more and more. It is so fun watching his little personality emerge.

I wish that every weekend was a 3-day weekend; of course, I do realize that if that wish were granted, I would then want a 4-day weekend. And since it is not a 3-day weekend, I must get back to the grind.

I'll leave you with some pictures from the weekend.