Sunday, March 08, 2009

Yawn... what change in time?

I always have to get out of bed early on Monday mornings. This morning it was not only darker than usual but my body was telling me it was an hour earlier than the alarm clock chimed. Weeks... it can take weeks to get used to this change. Another yawn...

It was so nice (and absolutely amazing) to be out and about Saturday in a short sleeved shirt! Even my spring jacket was tossed in the back seat of the Buick as I went thrifting while the young men were having their LAN party. Let's see, LAN stands for Local Area Network (thank you Wikipedia).

I found nothing at the two Goodwill stores but the Mission thrift store was quite a success with two tops for me, a short sleeved sweater for me, and a shirt for my husband... all at 75% off (or $1.00 each). I also found two teacups and saucers and three ties for Christopher. He is accumulating his own collection of ties and at $2.00 each (as opposed to fifteen to fifty dollars at the department stores), I keep on the lookout.

The weather radio was sending out a continuous alert (which could wake the dead!) for about an hour. There were reported tornadoes all around but suddenly the sky was all nice and blue and the sun came out. My weather radio is about ten years old now so it picks up warnings for all the surrounding counties. I bought it after my brother's house in Cincinnati was almost hit by a tornado in the middle of the night (it did hit very close). Since we also have tornado watches at night, I feel secure knowing it would wake me up.

I must run a couple important errands today but I'll post a book review and another pantry post ASAP. Yesterday I started reading How a Monk and a Mallet Changed the World (about the history of the Reformation). I read a review of it awhile ago (I think on Challies). So far I'm enjoying it very much. The writing is enjoyable.

Here is a great article about the importance of a home library by Doug Phillips. Sorry I have to post the full URL but I don't have a mouse available and one needs a mouse to create a link.


scrappy quilter said...

I'm having a hard time with this time change too. I was telling B this morning I think going to DST is harding than when we turn our clocks back. Great finds at the thrift store.

Vee said...

Yay for some good finds. It beats paying top dollar for something that is inferior quality. Often my best things come fromt the thrift store.

Carol said...

That is a wonderful essay about a man's library. As a daughter of an avid reader, I especially appreciated it. Thank you for sharing it.

in MD

Anonymous said...

Just wondering what you would do if there was a tornado warning since you don't have a basement. I hope you have a safe place to go to.

I'm finding thrift stores busier and busier these days and thus I find nothing : (

Melissal89 said...

Well, you must live close to us! Because not only was I in short sleeves this weekend for the first time since winter, but we went under a tornado watch too!

Glad to hear you faired well.

Blessings, Melissa

Anonymous said...

I never did hear why they changed the time so early this year..Jody