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Let it be known, I hate DST. Always have. I call it Daylight Stupid Time.

It is just stupid to mess with the science. Should we replace “High Noon” with “High 1 PM”? The time zones pretty much align with the transit of the sun. Yes, the edges are off a bit. But, equal daylight on either side of noon is what a time zone delivers.

Plus, I hate that complete disruption of sleep that springing forward creates. If our teenagers are already sleep deprived with early school start times, why are we messing with them by making them get up in the middle of the night to go to school?

Thankfully now we are retired. We get up with the sun and ignore alarms.

Next week we pass the equinox, and enter the months of 12+ hours of daylight, whatever the clock says. We enjoyed the great weather this weekend and finally got out to celebrate the slow return to normal after vaccination.

Local, as usual. Our forays into The Common Kitchen Friday. And, Black Ankle Winery Saturday.

We did take out Friday at Anh-mazing Banh Mi.

They have a new Banh Mi. Cajun Seafood.

Banh Mi reminds me of Po’ Boys, but with serious additions. We also got a noodle bowl.

The Common Kitchen has so many options for good food. Our favorites are Namaste Indian and The Koshary, Middle Eastern. Now, we can add Banh Mi to that list.

Then, Saturday we had errands to run up towards Frederick. On the way home we decided, time to eat out for our first time in a year. Enter Black Ankle Winery.

We have been going there since they opened almost 15 years ago. Right now, over 80 tables socially distanced, where you can sit out and enjoy wine, food and sometimes music because Ed and Sarah have one incredible location catering to those of us who appreciate small businesses full of local choices.

We loved the hour spent there having lunch with a very good bottle of Albariño.

Best al fresco dining view in the area.

I am so glad we can get out and support local businesses. Making our way through the transition and springing forward.

About AnnieRie

Retired, I am following my dream of living in quiet west Howard County, a rural oasis, not far from the urban chaos, but just far enough. I love to cook, bake, garden, and travel. I volunteer at Howard County Conservancy. I lead nature hikes, manage programs and show children all the wonders of nature, and the agricultural connection to their food.

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  1. I hated DST time when work and school and business schedules, PLUS the clock, dictated my day – when to start, when to sleep, etc. Summer is hard for me – I have a really hard time going to ‘bed’ if it’s daylight or twilight, and thus, over the years, really struggled with my “from March on? I sleep less and I’m really tired/worn out come August/September” and winter time jobs that demanded, “wake up! yup, its dark, but you need to start early so you can be sure to be to work on time…” – sigh – I still struggle with staying up late in winter time OR going to bed for more than 6 hours during summertime – – adding DST on top of that??? Sigh – like I didn’t have enough on my plate, to begin with – – LOL

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    • I sympathize. We had to get up early to commute. Hated DST messing us up royally.

      Now, being in MD, we aren’t far enough north to be really affected by major swings in daylight hours.

      Our minimum to maximum is from about 9.5-14.5 hours, but to some people those short daylight hour days are really negatively impacting them. They believe daylight saving time gives them more daylight when all it does is shift it on the clock.

      Honestly, if we want more daylight we have to move closer to the equator.

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