When I got up at what appeared to be 4:30 this morning, things seemed a bit “off”. In my morning fogginess, I couldn’t figure out why our regular clocks and my cell phone didn’t agree. I then realized that hubs, who stays up later than I do, forgot to turn the clocks ahead at midnight.

My home province of Saskatchewan, Canada is the only Canadian province that doesn’t change the clocks twice per year. We stay on Central Standard time year round. Yukon, one of Canada’s territories, stays on Mountain Standard time year round.

I really don’t get the concept of changing clocks twice per year, so of course, I visited Professor Google to try to get a better understanding.

In my research, I found a great short Spectrum News article that gives a brief history of changing clocks. Instead of me paraphrasing, those of you who are interested will find it here

While reading this article, it came to mind that it sounds like nobody really knows for sure the why’s or the when’s to keep changing clocks twice per year.

All I know is that I’m happy to be retired, so I’m not worried about not getting enough sleep for work this morning.

By the way, the clock in my feature photo is the one hubs decided on a few days after I wrote this post.

Photo Note: My feature photo is a little grainy because of minimal light at this early hour. I didn’t crop out the top of the TV because the reflections seem to show how dark it is. The background light is from my under cabinet lights in the kitchen. It sure isn’t sunlight (that’ll be an hour later than usual this morning).

“There are very few things in the world I hate more than Daylight Savings Time. It is the grand lie of time, the scourge of science, the blight on biological understanding.”

Michelle Franklin