Tuesday, March 18, 2014

Day Light Savings Time, Love it or Hate It?

It is very weird getting up at my usual time of 4:15 a.m. or so. (I know, you question is why do I do that? I got in the habit when I had my care home for developmentally disabled women and never got out of it. This gives me plenty of time to do my Bible study, answer emails, check-in with Facebook, before I settle down to writing or whatever plan I have for the day.)

Why is it weird? When I sit down at my computer in my office and look out the window the sky is black. And it stays that way until around 6 or so when it begins to lighten to a pewter color. Right now, at 6:55 a.m., it's a pale blue with a mass of gray-blue clouds over the mountains, and scattered gray clouds elsewhere.

Everyone I know is thrilled it stays so light in the evening, but for me it often means that it's still light when I'm climbing into bed. Well, when you're old like me and you've been up since 4:15, 7:30 often seems like a good time to crawl into the sack. I might read or watch some TV--but I never stay awake long.

So do I love it or hate it? Frankly, I'm neutral. What I really feel is that there is not enough time in the day to do all the things I want to get done. Changing the time makes no difference to my day, I just adjust--something I'm good at.

I am getting eager for my latest Rocky Bluff P.D. mystery, Murder in the Worst Degree, to become available. I write that series under the name of F. M. Meredith.

And I'm scrambling to get a lot done because I'm off to Monterey and Left Coast Crime tomorrow. That's one of the big perks, as far as I'm concerned, of being a mystery writer. Besides being in Monterey, I'll get to see many of my writer and reader friends, attend some super panels and interviews, and my RBPD publisher is having a get-together of all her authors who are attending.

Any spare moments I'm devoting to my work-in-progress, the next Deputy Tempe Crabtree mystery.

What about you, do you love or hate day light savings time, or are you neutral?

Marilyn aka F. M. Meredith

Coming really, really soon!


  1. I'd rather stay on Daylight savings all year round. Hate the adjustment!

  2. It would be easier for me too, it that happened--wouldn't care either way as long as it didn't change.