I’m So Confused!

I think Daylight Savings Time is groovy. I like that it was still light out last night (I can’t say it was still sunny because it was raining) at 7:00 P.M.

I understand it might take me a few days to get used to going to bed earlier because technically 11:00 P.M. is still going to feel like 10:00 P.M. for a few days. But, I think going to bed earlier will be a good habit for me to get in to. When we ”lose an hour” in the fall I tend to stay up too late; sometimes past midnight, which some people say is tomorrow.

Have you ever had a discussion with someone about the whole midnight thing? If you go to bed past midnight and wake up at 8:00 A.M., technically you have slept from earlier in the morning until later the same morning. But if I do that, in the morning I tend to call whatever time I went to sleep “last night” even if it was past midnight. I realize it’s still the same day but, because I slept, I woke up the next morning.

What I don’t understand is why I have been waking up at 3:00 A.M. ever since we set our clocks ahead an hour last Saturday night ready to get my day started, or, since I went to bed after midnight, I guess I should say, “ready to get on with the rest of my day”.

I would be able to understand it if I woke up at 5:00 A.M. if I usually get up around 6:00. That would make perfect sense to me. But waking up several hours before I usually wake up is nuts. I’m sitting here writing a blog post, which, if you think about it, is about a really complicated subject. I’m getting a headache just trying to figure out if what I’m saying makes sense, but I know it totally does!

So, now that it’s 5:00 A.M. and the coffee is a-brewing, I feel as if it is acceptable for me to stay awake. But I’m tired.

If I go back to bed now, after going to bed after midnight last night — or earlier this morning – I’ll start my day later, or I’ll start my day later the same day and feel like I overslept.

I think I’ll just have some coffee and do a load of laundry. My headache is worse from trying to figure out if today has been today from the time I went to bed “last night” and I don’t want to wake up at 8:00 A.M. feeling like I’ve wasted the whole morning of whatever day this is sleeping.

So, top of the morning to you. Or, top of later in the morning to you, depending on how you feel about midnight being last night or the same day.

Oh, and if you really want to be confused, try to figure out the Google Doodle this morning, or later this morning if you went to bed after midnight.

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