Saturday, March 10, 2007

Daylight Saving Time

The temperature in San Diego will be
in the high 80's today!
Guess where I am going to spend my day?

Daylight Saving Time-Set clocks one hour ahead on Sunday March 11

Starting this year, Daylight Saving Time has been changed from its traditional calendar dates to a start three weeks earlier~ Sunday , March 11~and a finish one week later~ Sunday, November 4. Daylight Saving Time is practiced in order to gain an extra hour of daylight during the early evening, resulting in the conservation of energy by substituting natural sunlight for electrical lighting.
According to The Old Farmer's Almanac, Daylight Savings Time first began in 1918 during World War 1 to allow for more evening light and save fuel for the war effort. Since then, Daylight Saving Time has been used on and off, with different start and end dates.

Benjamin Franklin first suggested the idea in 1784. It was later revived in 1907, when William Willet proposed a similar system in the pamphlet The Waste of Daylight. The Germans were the first to officially adopt the light - extending system in 1915, followed by the British, and in 1918 the United States, when Congress passed the Standard Time Act, establishing our time zones.

The Mommy Test..

I was out waking with my 4 year old daughter. She picked up something off the ground and started to put it in her mouth. I took the item away from her and I asked her not to do that.
"Why?" my daughter asked. "Because it's been on the ground, you don't know where it's been, it's dirty and probably has germs" I replied.

At this point, my daughter looked at me with total admiration and asked, "Mommy, how do you know all this stuff? You are so smart." I was thinking quickly , "All moms know this stuff. It's on the Mommy Test. You have to know it, or they don't let you be a Mommy." We walked along in silence for 2 or 3 minutes, but she was evidently pondering this new information.
"OH...I get it!" she beamed, "So if you don't pass the test, you have to be the daddy." =D

Have a great weekend everyone!

N Posted by Rain at 3/10/2007 10:06:00 AM


  • Anonymous Kurt posted at 10:55 AM  
    Thanks for reminding me.
  • Anonymous Anonymous posted at 11:28 AM  
    Looks like so much fun. Sorry I have not been by to visit in a while (life has been mucho strange), but I've been keeping up with you via Google Reader. Enjoy your weekend.
  • Blogger Michael Manning posted at 4:06 PM  
    Ah! A good reminder plus an excuse to stop by here and say HI!
  • Blogger Wally Banners posted at 8:16 PM  
    Hey Doll you have a great safe one :)
  • Blogger Brian posted at 1:08 AM  
    Just what I need...lose an hour of sleep. Of course, I seem to be a bit of an insomniac tonight so I guess it works out.

    Hope you've had a wonderful weekend sweetie.
  • Blogger Chris posted at 10:12 AM  
    Here via blogexplosion.

    I hate you (only because I moved from the beach to Tennessee in 2000.....the waves here SUCK!!!)

    Enjoy the nice weather!

    My Blog
  • Blogger choochoo posted at 3:53 AM  
    ROTFL - your kid is brilliant. She'll probably be an astronaut president with her own gigantic coorporation some day.
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