That’s right…March 9th.
It’s that FREAKIN early.
You’re also correct when you stop and think to yourself that it couldn’t possibly have always been that early.
In 2005 the Energy Policy Act was passed changing the time that the US sets our clocks. The time officially changed to the 2nd Sunday in March and the first Sunday in November.
In Europe the times continued to remain the same as what was previously practiced in the US.
“Hey. It’s actually daylight already,” said Chuck the other morning. He was looking out the bedroom window at the driveway as he was getting ready for work. It was 6:30 in the morning and already daylight.
“Don’t get used to it,” I said. I felt like the eternal pessimist. But I also knew that in another two weeks we’d reset our clocks and it would be dark in the morning again.
Easter also seems unGodly (no pun intended) early this year. Although it is unrelated to daylight saving time it occurs early this year, March 23. There most likely will still be snow on the ground. There will be no pretty spring outfits, no spring toys to play with outside. It certainly won’t be like the Easters that I picture in my head.
For more information on Daylight Saving Time visit: http://webexhibits.org/daylightsaving/b.html