This weekend was daylight savings and we all should have turned our clocks back one hour. (If this is coming as news to you, that will explain why you were the only one who showed up for work “on time” this morning.;))  I always expect to feel rested after daylight savings in the fall, but that’s never the case. I stay up an hour later and think I am being treated with an extra hour, but the kids’ internal clocks don’t adjust to daylight savings so easily and they tend to wake up at their usual time. So I stay up until midnight (11:00 the new time) and they get up at 5:30 a.m. (6:30 the old time). Argh!

When the kids are older I don’t think it will make any difference, I won’t really be gaining that bonus hour. I’ll probably just fill it with goofy stuff like watching reruns of That 70’s Show.

So, I’ve decided to steal back time in other ways throughout the year. Here’s my plan:

*Politely ask friends not to send me propoganda forwards via email. (I don’t mind an occasional humorous forward as long as I’m not required to forward it without the threat of some bogus curse falling on me when I don’t.)

*Limit my TV time to the morning news and the weekly program we watch as a family.

*Get to bed on time. Then I can eliminate exhaustion from my list of excuses for not using my time wisely and efficiently during the day.

How about you? Are you ready to steal back some lost time? Tell me what you are going to do!