It’s that time of year again where we arbitrarily
move toward insanity spring forward. Yup, time for a Ranch PSA to let you know that Daylight Savings Time arrives this weekend for the majority of the US this Sunday. Regardless of the pending calamity adjustment, we hope your weekend arrives with the promise of fun and some rejuvenation. Enjoy your weekend and for those of you lucky enough to not have to yet start this bi-annual catastrophe, we at the Ranch are quite jealous. Happy weekend!
Any big plans on tap
beyond dreading the change?
Live, love, bark! <3
53 thoughts on “It’s baaaack”
The reasoning behind DST is mute now – has been for decades – so I’m with Maxine all the way. Though I have less trouble going forward than I do back, but still. Either way, it’s a pain in the derrière.
Since that post, I’ve learned Colorado is planning to ash-can DST starting next year. Can’t come soon enough for me. Woo-hoo!!
I wish the entire country would ash-can it! It’s so ridiculous! It was already starting to get light a little earlier and stay light a little longer in the evening down here over a week ago.
I agree. It’s usefulness (if there was any) has log been outlived. A lot of kids have to walk to school in the dark and their rigid parents’ bio-rhythms are disrupted for days on end. Dogs don’t understand the meal-time shift and especially are discombobulated when it returns in November. Apparently grousing loudly to politicians can produce some positive results. 🙂
To SOME politicians, maybe.
Gotta start somewhere. And pester the %#&@ outa them.
I’m with you! Why are we doing this? The poodles aren’t fans either. Sleep and meal times are all thrown off!
And that’s never a good thing with poodles! 🐩
yes! Why ARE we still doing this – now my dogs are going to need a week to re-adjust to their routine. AND I hate losing an hour of sleep on any given night but a weekend…. 😉 happy spring forward weekend!
I’m kind of looking forward to this – I will have a chance to walk in the daylight in the evenings again – and we’ll still have a wee little bit of light in the mornings, too!
It’s hell in November when we go back and sad puppy eyes are looking at the clock wondering why they’re being starved to death.
I think I’ve been blessed with a dog whose schedule isn’t too rigid – she wants her things to go in the right order in the morning, but so long as that happens, we have several hours worth of leeway.
I doubt it disrupts Max’s bio-rhythms. He would have to be awake to notice the change and so far that seems unlikely.
Ugh, this is not going to be a good weekend or week ahead. We are getting below zero wind chills all weekend, and then add in the time change on top of that, and I am completely out of sorts! I’ll be tired all week, and on top of that they’re predicting a huge snow storm too!
I think I’ll just stay in bed until it’s all over. 🙂
Snow is preferred over the damn wind in my books. The beauty of spring snow storms are they usually arrive with a force but leave fairly quickly. Stay warm but ‘chill’ out this weekend.
We wonder why we are still doing it too!
If anyone knows, I hope they share it with us. So we can smack some sense into the powers to be. 😈
I find this change easier than going back in the fall
That one is totally the pits.
The autumn switch is reserved for all the HBO words. Ugh.
Lexi hated the fall change, as she had to wait for her supper. I would try to feed her “early” and gradually work her forward to our new time.
It sounds like I’m a minority, but I like DST. Hate the change, but prefer it to be lighter later in the day. In the winter, I’m ready for bed at 6pm! (I don’t go, but I’m ready. LOL) It is confusing when not everyone changes. I traveled cross country many years ago and stopped for the night at the Grand Canyon. We asked the hotel desk what time sunrise was and set our alarm clocks to get up. Of course, they hadn’t changed time and we got up and hour late!!!! At least, it was cloudy that day, so we didn’t really miss the sunrise. I would have really been upset if I had.
Ha! Ha! You should commiserate with my husband. I adore Daylight Savings Time. If we could have it all year long, I’d be thrilled.
I’m so sorry that it makes you sad. The only part of it that makes me sad is that I have to change the time on every single one of my trail cameras (and that’s a lot!). There will be a few weeks now when some of my cams are still one hour behind…
It disrupts the bio-rhythms of the dogs especially when it switches back in late autumn. It makes me have to think hard about what time it is in another time zone when arranging multiple phone calls. It’s a nightmare if one participant is in a state where they don’t observe it.
Oh yes we change clocks – but I’m not sure when it is – I think it’s sometime this month – as for the car clock – forget it.
Bwahaha! I know exactly what you mean.
Just a heads up to all you dog people: Crufts dog show is live streaming on youtube and will be until Sunday evening. It’s a really awesome show.
Cool! That’s for the heads up. 😎
Insanity is right Monika! I just get nicely adjusted to the Winter time & my body works better on that schedule. The problem with DST is that sunrise comes earlier & earlier & that gets Siddhartha Henry worked up & he wants me up @ 5 A.M. I literally have to lock him out of bedroom so I can sleep til 8-9 A.M. I even had to buy black-out drapes. *sighs*
In olden days the farmers used DST so they could start chores & farming earlier…made sense….then with WWII there was time changing to bring darkness on earlier (not that we were being bombed on North American continent).
And now it is just standard for no apparent reason. In all of Canada there is one Province Saskatchewan that DOES NOT switch back & forth…some days I wish I were there, lol……
Hawaii, some parts of Arizona and Indiana don’t observe it either. It just seems dumb this day and age. Trying to schedule calls in multiple times zones is a complete pain.
I agree…enough of the Daylight Savings Time…darkness again in the early morning…Ugh…but we’ll take the 75 degree daytime temps in March in NM. 🙂
We’ve had far too many warm days for this time of year in the Mile High City. I’m not particularly looking forward to summer if it’s 80 at the end of February!
its sticking to the ground. we will get very little but still… it was in the 60’s all week. trees and flower gardens have bloomed.
i realize its March and was expecting more days of cold. but not snow.
now D.S.T. well at least evening walks with lily plus hubby can take place again.
It’s always something, isn’t it? Happy trails with Lily and the Hubs!
I have no idea what purpose the time change serves other than royally confusing everyone. Even worse, the few states that don’t observe the change confuse the rest of us even more (though I envy them as well!).
It’s a nightmare for trying to schedule conference calls with multiple time zones. And the dogs get totally off kilter. 😧
There was a time when we lived in Indiana when our family was on two different times. That was a nightmare.
Agreed! It’s a nightmare any way but dual time zones in the same state…ugh.
One of the rants on my blog I’m most proud of was the post I did on DST last March, and I’m thinking of reblogging it this weekend. It’s such a crock, and yet the powers that be refuse to acknowledge it. And as much fun as it is for those who have to lose an hour of sleep, it’s even more annoying for those of us who are punching a time clock that night that has no idea how long we worked that night!
It’s the dumbest thing and serves no good purpose in modern day living.
We stay on Mountain Standard time all year. No clock changing for us but we do have to adjust our thinking. You’re no longer going to be the same time but an hour ahead.
Hawaii and parts of Indiana are lucky too. Makes scheduling conference calls a nightmare.
I thought ALL of IN now changes.
I agree with the “why the HELL are we still doing this????” I absolutely HATE “springing forward!!”
Dumbest thing ever! I think our state legislature is mulling over eliminating it. Fingers crossed! ❤︎
I like having more daylight for evening walks. I wish they’d just leave it at the daylight time all the time. Time is so relative. We visited the West, and one stated didn’t change so we missed getting into a park because it was so confusing.
The extra daylight is fine but this going back and forth is the pits.
The sheer joy of not having to change the clocks…
Green with envy!
The time change is the dumbest thing ever! Remind me again why we are still doing this now that we know it’s pointless? Oh yeah, NO REASON! XD
Good question! It truly is the dumbest thing…well except for that weekend in November when it goes back. Even worse!
I’m the deadly enemy of time changes, but meanwhile I’m happy when we change to dst… I’m not able to change the clock in the elephant skate, so it was always confusing… but now I have the right time till october :o)))
Hardly any of us know how to change the clocks in our cars!