Sunday, October 29, 2006

Changing the clocks

I had a bad nights sleep. I awoke about midnight feeling very sick to my stomach. I tossed and turned feeling nauseaus (no, I'm not pregnant) got up and walked around, layed down, got back up again.... Finally, after awhile I fell asleep only to be awakened by Crew at the normal 4 am. He was awake for awhile then I finally went back to sleep for a few more hours.

The family got up and scrambled around to get to church by 9:30. In our church building there is another ward that meets at nine. We arrive 9:15.... very few cars in the parking lot. "This is strange", we said. "Maybe, the powers out!" Our family piles out of the car, files into the church and as we are walking in my DH declares "We forgot to change our clocks!"

Duh! It hadn't even crossed my mind. So back home we went with an hour to kill.

Here is some interesting info about the spelling and grammar associated with "the" time change.

The official spelling is Daylight Saving Time, not Daylight SavingS Time.

Saving is used here as a verbal adjective (a participle). It modifies time and tells us more about its nature; namely, that it is characterized by the activity of saving daylight. It is a saving daylight kind of time. Similar examples would be a mind expanding book or a man eating tiger. Saving is used in the same way as saving a ball game, rather than as a savings account.
Nevertheless, many people feel the word savings (with an 's') flows more mellifluously off the tongue. Daylight Savings Time is also in common usage, and can be found in dictionaries.
Adding to the confusion is that the phrase Daylight Saving Time is inaccurate, since no daylight is actually saved. Daylight Shifting Time would be better, but it is not as politically desirable.

So there you have it! I've been saying it wrong for yonks!

All I can say, is I wish I had remembered that we were to turn back the time an hour... I could've used the sleep!


  1. hhm, sorry you missed an hour of sleep:(
    Interesting about daylight saving time.

    hope you feel better today!

  2. Anonymous8:58 PM

    Well at least every one was ready for church when the real time for it came. I have been dealing with young kids that don't know that the clocks have changed. They got up at the normal time which was way too early for me.

  3. That is so funny... That is a good thing about Arizona-- we never change our clocks-- we're on Arizona time. I can't tell you how many times I showed up an hour late or early when I lived in Utah for 22 years!!!

  4. I vote for calling it Daylight Shifting time!! LOL!! Sorry you missed out on the sleep...

  5. I so hate the time change.

    *chuckle* Thanks for the verbiage. Interesting!


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