Arizona does not observe Daylight Savings Time. After all who wants another hour of 100 degree heat. We all long for the evening when the sun sets and things begin to cool down. Barbecues fire up, the scent of smokey meats drifts through the air. Patio chairs are filled with people enjoying the evening breezes, and the tinkle of ice filled glasses signal an end to a hectic day and the beginning of evening's relaxation.
In Montana the sun is still bright at 9:00 p.m. It has been difficult to adjust my body to this new schedule. There is no waiting for evenings cool breezes. You wake up to cool temperatures and as the day warms it is still comfortable. The natives were complaining the other day when the thermometer hit the 80's. In Arizona we would have pulled out the sweatshirts. So when does the evening's relaxation begin?
Throw in my new schedule and the body confusion only gets worse. Friday night I worked till 9:00 p.m. So today is truly my day of rest. I slept in and ate a delicious breakfast. Later I took a nap. A good book provided a few relaxing hours. An early dinner of great food added pleasure and pounds. A hot tub soak soothed my aching muscles. My body dictated what I did today; not a schedule, not the sun.
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