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RE: Time change
  • Subject: RE: Time change
  • From: "andreah" <>
  • Date: Sat, 13 Nov 2010 07:12:11 -0500

I too am one of those who prefers it being dark early in the am and the days
longer Auralie. I get up early too and like to linger over coffee. Barb, I
find your facts very interesting. I've always assumed our sunset started
later after Dec 21 and that always raised my spirits. My friend and I
celebrate every year with margaritas. Anyway- Jim, I like the changes too,
up to a point, but I'm one of those that loves the cooler at first and then
complains when it gets really cold and same goes for the heat. Just can't
make me happy! LOL! 

Interestingly enough, I have a friend with M.S. and she was telling me that
there have been studies done possibly linking M.S. with vitamin D
deficiencies, and that more people from the northern states get it than the
southern states. She was raised in Michigan. Of course there's no "proof" of
that yet, but I thought it fascinating. 

I wonder if taking extra vitamin D would make those with SAD feel better.
Now I need more coffee......

-----Original Message-----
From: [] On Behalf
Of Catharine Carpenter
Sent: Friday, November 12, 2010 10:55 PM
Subject: Re: [CHAT] Time change

I am even odder - I suffer through the heat, dreaming of cold! (If it  
wasn't for gardening, I would seriously consider zones 2 and 3.)  
Didn't used to be that way - in my twenties and thirties, I loved heat  
and went a little "crazy" when the temperatures dropped. Then things  
reversed, and I could not tolerate heat. You can always put on more  
clothes... there is a limit to what you can take off!
Cathy, west central IL, z5b

On Nov 12, 2010, at 8:33 PM, BONNIE_HOLMES wrote:

> Ack. That means ME. I like change. I love the changing seasons: the
> first hints of autumn color with cooler nights; the first dusting of
> snow; daffodils peeking out, willows beginning to leaf; mature  
> greens in
> the trees; and, all the plants and flowers that grow and flower in
> different seasons. Guess I am an odd duck.
> B
> ETN Zone 7
> Remember the River Raisin, the Alamo, the Maine, Pearl Harbor, 911.
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "james singer" <>
> To:
> Sent: Friday, November 12, 2010 9:14:31 PM
> Subject: Re: [CHAT] Time change
> I'm with you, Pam. Not only can't stand the winters, but get impatient
> with those who say they enjoy the changing seasons. Lord love a duck.
> On Nov 12, 2010, at 5:31 PM, Pam Evans wrote:
>> 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, <> 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,
>>> 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!
>>> 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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>> Pam Evans
>> Kemp TX
>> zone 8A
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