JUST TURN THE THING ON AND START TYPING: Daylight savings ends, fall back, do I know what time it is: I've been blogging five and a half years. I've been in Florida for a year and a half. I'm cold this morning. I have a sweater on. And shorts. I woke up and I can't go back to sleep. It’s Sunday. Normallly I'd get up and start getting ready for work except I don't work on Sundays. There’s definitely work to do. I could go to work right now - there’d be plenty to do. Managers would be glad. There might be somebody there working right now. Who knows? My cubicle neighbor said she was coming in today (yeah right [maybe, actually]). Overtime is allowed. The money is needed because of the upcoming holidays.
Starting tomorrow, Monday, when I leave work, it will be dark outside for sure - even if I leave on time. I've been leaving work late - in the dark hours anyway - with all the overtime. I leave home to go to work when it's dark, and on my way home from work, it's dark. The only daylight I see is at lunch time or when I sneak outside for breaks - breaks that used to be smoke breaks - but which are now just sunlight breaks or stand in the rain breaks. I have been off cigarettes six years.
It's time for the inevitable seasonal depression. It comes about because of the lower temperatures. It comes about because of the upcoming holidays. I get depressed because I can never seem to get the right gifts for all the people on my list. I can’t even get my list right. Some people are no longer on the list. There are new people on the list. Some people on the list - I have no idea what to get them.