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Re: Time change

I had SAD before it had a name when I lived up north as a kid.  I can't
stand the short winters in Texas, let alone the northern ordeal.  Must have
sun and warmth.  Still hate the cold, always will I expect.  I still have to
fight the hibernation reflex.

On Fri, Nov 12, 2010 at 1:51 PM, <Aplfgcnys@aol.com> wrote:

> That's fascinating, Barb!  It's about the same way here.
> I will look forward to more light in the afternoon by the
> end of the year.  I don't mind dark mornings so much.
> I am an early riser, but like to make a slow start with a
> cup of tea, book or crossword puzzle, cat in my lap,
> etc. for the first half-hour or so.  Chet, on the other hand,
> just hates to get up early.  How I got him off to the
> commuter train to the city for 30-odd years, I'll never
> know. Now I try to stay in bed for an extra half-hour
> just not to disturb him, but I still need to get up by
> 6:00 or soon after if my day is going to work out right.
> At least we can tell ourselves If winter comes...
> Auralie
> In a message dated 11/12/2010 11:10:32 AM Eastern Standard Time,
> sundrops@earthlink.net writes:
> Folks, I don't know if I actually have SAD but sure dislike the dark
> afternoons in winter, and the shorter days.  I discovered a curious factoid
> a few years ago.  The time of sunsets and sunrises is not symmetrical
> around
> the solstice/our clock system.  For instance, at my latitude, the sun sets
> earliest in the period Dec 5 - Dec 10.  After that the sun sets later and
> by
> Christmas I can usually see the difference.  The sun continues to rise
> later
> thru the first 2 weeks of January, when the mornings also start getting
> longer.  Knowing the facts about the afternoon inexplicably raises my
> spirits somewhat!
> www.sunrisesunset.com  Check it out!
> I also have a countdown set up on my computer of how many days till we go
> back on daylight savings time. !!
> --Barb Tandy, Grass Valley CA
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