Sunday, March 13, 2011

Day Light Savings

I forgot all about setting my clocks ahead before going to bed last night, and wasn’t even thinking about Day Light Savings when I logged on to my computer this morning so was a bit thrown off when I realized I’d already lost an hour of my day.
I always get up early.  For me, sleeping in would be if I awoke at 6:00 in the morning.  I’m usually up by 3:00.  This morning when I awoke and looked at my clock and it was nearly 4:30. I wasn’t too surprised that I’d slept in as my daughter and I spent hours shopping yesterday and after all that walking I figured I’d been more worn out than I thought.  I still wasn’t thinking about Day Light Savings so I went about my normal routine, making my coffee and settling in at the computer to check my email and blog list. 
For whatever reason my computer is running a bit slow this morning so while I was waiting I happened to glance at the clock in the corner of the monitor and saw that it was 5:48, however when I looked at the wall clock it said 4:48.  I looked back to the clock in the corner of the monitor and then back to the wall clock a couple of times just to be sure I was seeing things correctly and that’s when the little, very dim light went on above my head. DUH!
Now, I’m really bummed.  Not only did I actually sleep in this morning and loose precious work time, things are further complicated by this lame-brained idea that we need to force the day ahead by one hour. 
While checking new posts on the blogs I follow I discovered that I’m not the only one who is disgruntled by losing an hour of my day.  I’m never going to get that time back.  I know, I know.  We get an extra hour in the fall, but I’m not going to be able to use it for what I was going to use it for today.
This morning I’m planning to begin painting my latest piece.  I’m a bit nervous about this one as it’s different than the other pieces I’ve been making.  This is my first attempt at making the Mrs. 
When sculpting the Mister, that lovely beard of his lends a certain element that makes him so, so appealing.  Things are different with the Mrs.  There she is, bare faced, double chin saggy jowls and not nearly as attractive as the Mister. Now that I think about it, nothing is attractive as the Mister.
Before I begin painting I thought I’d show you that very first Santa that started this addiction to making PMC Santas.

The bag of toys doesn't look like much in the photo, but if you could get a closer look you'd see two dolls, a Teddy and a bunny, a jack-in-the-box and a dragon.
I'd better get to that painting.  Come back and visit when you can.

Hugs to all,
Maddy Rose


Marlene said...

He is great, and for a closer look click on the picture and then click again, voila! Larger. I slept in this morning too, only by virtue of losing an hour.

Maggie said...

Well, I have you both beat. I slept until 10:15, regular time. So, I really didn't get up until 11:15 by daylight savings time.
Love the Santa, Maddy. He is so cute, I'm glad you got addicted.

maddyrose said...

Thanks you two. I'm really glad I got addicted too. This is the most fun I've had in many years.
Maggie, I visited your blog and saw your seated Santa. He almost makes me want to do another one, but I still remember how hard the last one was. Maybe I'll just rework him instead. As you know, I'm not really happy with the way that one turned out.

art2cee2 said...

We are all feeling the change today! I guess we will get it back in the fall but I do so detest this DST!!!! :-)

Heather said...

The change is bothering me too, I usually wake up at 530 a.m and have my coffee, but now it's more like 7 and i feel like i am rushing to get the kids ready....oh well!
Nice to meet you, I am one of Marlene's followers so I wanted to pop over and say a big welcome to the blog world! IT's a lot of fun!
have a great day!
xo heather

Magic Love Crow said...

Nice to meet you! I am one of Marlene's followers ;o) I love your Santa and your snowmen on Marlene's blog! I have to admit, the time change doesn't bother me too much ;o) Take Care!

Linda in New Mexico said...

Nice to meet you Maddy. I'm one of Marlene's fans and followers. You obviously have a very talented family. How lovely your Santa's are. My daughter used to call him Sandy Drawers when she was little. Congrats on your wonderful sculpting. The Olde Bagg, Linda

Janet said...

I just popped over from Marlene's blog. I love your Santa....and the snow people that Marlene showed.

maddyrose said...

Hello everyone. Well color me surprised! I hadn't been on line yet today as I've been busy finishing up a piece so I didn't realize Marlene had written anything about me on her blog and wasn't expecting this. Thanks for your kind words and for paying me a visit. This really made my day. :-D

Rona Gregory said...

Love your sculptures! Found you via Marlene! Welcome to blogland! Yep I slept in too! Someone sent me an e-mail with this quote by a wise old Indian. "Only a government could think that you can cut the top off a blanket and sew it to the bottom of the blanket...and have a longer blanket" It just makes me smile.