Just Jot it January, 2019: January 10

“Your prompt for JusJoJan 2019, January 10th is brought to you by Toortsie! Click here to find her last post and say hi while you’re there! Toortsie’s word for our prompt today is “sunrise.” Use it anywhere in your post or make it the theme of your post. Have fun!” (https://lindaghill.com/2019/01/10/jusjojan-2019-daily-prompt-jan-10th/)  Except, of course, NOT one-liner Wednesday for me because these Jots are not only my 500-words a day challenge, but also part of my  Ultimate Blogging Challenge challenge (http://ultimateblogchallenge.com).

Ah, sunrise.  I know the sunrise looks amazing over the ocean, but I really don’t get out to see it all that much.  Well, at all.  ‘Cause, you know, it’s early when the sun rises.  Well, not as early now as it is during the summer.  I mean, during the summer the sun is up before I am most of the time, unless I happen to get up at 5:00 am because I am still going to work (you know, before I take holidays) and I need to get up for some kickboxing.  But these days it’s more like 8:00, or maybe a little bit earlier, that the sun appears to us.  At least I am not driving to work in the dark, even if I am still driving home in the dark. This morning I caught the sunrise on my way home from kickboxing.  It helped that is was not raining!

Daylight Savings Time makes it worse.  For the end of the day darkness, that is.  One day it’s still ok around 6:00, and the next day it’s pitch black.  For someone who likes to still get things done after work, but who is also a procrastinator at heart, pitch blackness by the time I am home at 5:00 means it’s easy for me to make excuses not to go for a walk, or to just want to go to bed.  But, it could be worse.   It could be 40 below with 8 feet of snow.  Darkness and freezing temperatures would be a combination justifying hibernation.

Only a few more months, and by the time we spring forward, it will make the days that much longer.  I mean, by March, the sun isn’t setting until around 7:00.  Then the time change happens, and the sun is setting at 8:00.  And rising earlier than it is now.  Ah, there’s nothing like planetary movement combined with the wish of golfers to have morning light to golf by.  Or so the urban legend surrounding the creation of Daylight Savings Time goes (the one I heard…)

Now, sunsets – those are great too.  They are nice over the ocean…

…but they are spectacular on the prairies.  When I went back to Saskatchewan a years and a half ago, I made sure to take some pictures to remind myself of them.

Posted on January 10, 2019, in Writing and tagged , , . Bookmark the permalink. 7 Comments.

  1. I love how you started with gentle color and ended in a blaze of glory.

  2. Big skies in Saskatchewan, eh? Oof, so pretty, so many watercolor stripes.
    I dislike driving in the dark. I don’t work past dark very often, but I’m frequently picking people up when it’s dark at 6pm. No likey.
    It is easier to get up to the sun, but the dark mornings don’t bother me as much as the dark evenings.

  3. A very pretty variety of sunsets. Lovely.

    (I hate DST — I wish it would just stay the same. In the summer, the sun would set at 8 instead of 9, and I’m OK with that.)

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