Sunday, March 8, 2009
Sunday Salon, March 8, 2009
Daylight Savings..Did you all remember to Spring Forward? I hope everyone enjoyed the shorter time to rest last night. I would have done much better if my dogs were able to tell time and understand the time change. Did anyone feel like this?
I know for me it is never an easy transition, but the benefits are well worth it.
*I get an extra hour of daylight tonight and each night until I have to set my clocks back in the fall.
*I love that. According to the energy department, I will save money on electricity-always a good thing. Maybe I'll buy another book.
*I feel better having the sun's rays shining on me just a little bit more each day.
*I'm happy the warmer days of the year are beginning to wrap their arms around me.
This is a picture of the statue of Clio, the Goddess of History. Her clock reminds me of the time gone by, the time I have alive and how each day is precious time.
Clio, the Muse of History, stands in a winged chariot representing the passage of time and records events as they occur. The car rests on a marble globe on which signs of the Zodiac are carved in relief. The chariot wheel is the face of the clock; its works are by Simon Willard.
If you want to read a book about Daylight Saving Time, the book Seize the Daylight, The Curious and Contentious Story of Daylight Saving Time by David Prerau is a captivating and fun history lesson. The Seize the Daylight Website has more information.
After having a fire in my house this week and my garage door breaking with the car in it, I know timing is very important. As I look back, a little time saved my fur babies and I from a serious situation. I'm ok...just suffering the effects of smoke inhalation.
Vasily reminded me that I did read..actually quite a bit. I finished Little Women, Big Boy Rules and The Sacred Well. Of course everyone knows Little Women and it's always great to read a classic again. What classic have you re-read lately?
From the 19th century, I turned to the mercenaries in Iraq. Big Boy Rules by Steve Fainaru is contemporary non-fiction written by a reporter who witnessed carnage and the daily danger these hired men encountered. It is not for the faint of heart.
Then a historical fiction book I absolutely loved called, The Sacred Well by Antoinnette May. It was so passionate I cried. I will review BBR and The Sacred Well in a future post. My next read is The German by Paul Griner.
Have a great week everyone. Tell me how did you spend your precious time this week? Don't forget to leave a comment for the book giveaway.