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I'm trying to wake up, gimme one more week

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Thursday, March 17, 2016 1:44 PM

All right, it's Day Six of stupid ugly horrible Daylight Saving Time, and I'm groggy, I'm hungry all morning, and I want to fall asleep every night on my dinner plate.

Yep, I still hate daylight saving.

So in response to my column last week, here are some reader responses.

Ute Eckstein: "I don't like it either."

Liz Herring Tibbetts: "Decide on the time change that is best and leave it that way ... hate the change!"

Sheri Rutt Swilling: I wish it were always DST. I prefer the light at the end of the day.

Ditto! added Sue Perry Bisgard.

Brian Caselles, our pastor at Calvary Presbyterian: "There are few tests on the commitment of one's faith more dire than the first Sunday of Daylight Saving Time."

Yep, and I was rather proud I made it to church Sunday. But I was so tired I kind of leaned on the wall and didn't say much that morning.

A few more comments:

Elizabeth VonTauffkirchen: "I'm right there with you, sistah! Daylight savings is awful. I'm from Arizona originally and I miss just experiencing time as it exists. This whole let's-all-pretend-it's-a-different-time-than-it-actually-is is just ridiculous! I've lived in Colorado nearly 25 years and I still can't get used to it."

I knew Elizabeth was a brilliant person.

Then there are the comments from my annoying morning people friends and relatives:

Florine Morrison: "I LOVE the time change! (Well, after the first week anyway!). Yes it will be dark for the first few weeks getting around in the morning, but it is super nice to have that extra daylight in the evenings when we get home from work to work in the yard, go for a walk, or just chill."

Yes, Florine does have a good point. The extra hour of light is nice. But as far as I'm concerned, these morning people could just get up early and enjoy that hour of light, right?

And finally, one from my husband's cousin: "I love daylight savings. Wish it was all year. Love the light evenings."

Sticking with one time all year would be better than switching back and forth, honestly. I know I would have taken that extra hour to go to the gym, solved world hunger, or something really lofty like that. Well, it probably wouldn't happen, but it's nice to think about. The Nevada Legislature has a proposal to stay on daylight savings permanently, in part because it would cater to the California tourists. Might not be a bad idea.

So I'll start getting my clock adjusted during the next few weeks and start to wake up, but come this autumn ... ahhhhh, we finally get that lost hour back!

Thanks for reading.

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