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Dept. of Good Things


Taking my cue from a number of folks on my friends' list, I'm going to find one or more things that I can be happy about each day.

Today is Monday. What am I grateful for?

1. Bob. Always and forever.
2. It's March, almost half-way through, and that means spring is coming.
3. Daylight Savings Time means it's not getting dark at 4:30 and 5 p.m. anymore. That's good!
4. I got my exercises done first thing in the morning today, after four days of not doing them.
5. I'm eating a tiny bit less starch and carbohydrate; I haven't nearly cut down to where I want to, yet, but it's a start.

Hmm. Five - that's not bad.

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Mar. 18th, 2016 01:23 pm (UTC)
Spring is coming - so good. Our clocks haven't gone forward yet, but in the south of England it's already light for 12 hours or so, about 6-6 currently, which is soooo much better than a few weeks ago. Leaving work in daylight makes such a difference! The only thing is, here it's still really COLD...
Mar. 18th, 2016 02:22 pm (UTC)
You are significantly farther north than Chicago, (up at about the latitude of Newfoundland, if I recall correctly), so yes, you'd have longer days in the summer and, unfortunately, longer nights in the winter. I'm so glad that the daylight is creeping back for you.

I hadn't realized that the British Isles also have Daylight Savings Time. For some reason, I'd thought that was something North American farmers had somehow generated. How parochial of me!
Mar. 19th, 2016 10:28 pm (UTC)
Daylight Saving Time (or as we call it, British Summer Time) in the UK came in during the First World war - I think the idea was to help the war effort by making it easier for people both to work and to travel during daylight hours. There have been debates ever since over whether we should keep it all year, or even move to the same time zone as Western Europe - it tends to be the Scots and Northern Irish who oppose that, as it would mean in northern Scotland it wouldn't get light till mid-morning in winter, and they worry about children going to school etc. The Wikipedia article on British Summer Time gives you some idea how convoluted we've managed to be about it over the years!

Edited at 2016-03-19 10:28 pm (UTC)
Mar. 24th, 2016 03:36 am (UTC)
Thanks so much for this information; I always appreciate learning more about the world around me!
Mar. 24th, 2016 08:31 am (UTC)
It's the librarian in me, sorry ;-)
Mar. 24th, 2016 01:20 pm (UTC)
Goodness, don't apologize; librarians are awesome!

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