Sunday, October 26, 2008


So, I woke up this afternoon. Showered, puttered, put some leftover turkey in the microwave to heat up for dinner. While in my bathrobe, I thought I had an hour to kill, so I went to check my email.

I looked at the little clock on the screen and it read 5:45pm. Odd. I blinked. I usually leave for work just after 6.

So, I went back to my bedroom and looked at my alarm clock. I read 4:45pm. I took my wrist watch off the dresser and eyed that. It agreed with the computer. Then, I realized what had happened.

I have one of those "smart" alarm clocks. It automatically sets itself in the event of a power outage, and daylight savings time. So, at some point, it turned itself back an hour, perhaps thinking it was DST.

From there, I turned into Hurricane Heather, frantically running to iron my wrinkled scrubs, dry my hair into a somewhat pleasing configuration, take my vitamins, get dressed. I put the reheated food back in the time for dinner. Maybe Brother ate it when he got home later.

Now, I'm at work, grumpy. My neck is sore. Apparently, head banging does have an age limit, and I exceed it. My voice is all soft and raspy. My eyes still red from standing in a big cloud of green smoke. At least my ears are no longer ringing.

I signed up to work extra on Monday, and am regretting I did. I'm hosting a work Halloween party this week at my house, and I still have a TON of stuff to do before then, including shopping, cleaning the house, and finding a costume to wear. Maybe I can wear my pirate costume from last year. Arrr.


Spyder said...

I hate it when time goes by faster than I realize.

gmcountrymama said...

I have dreams all the time that shit like that happens and I am late for work, hours late. So in real life that sucks. At least you got to sleep a little extra after the concert last night!