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BY RALPH SHEALY
What is it about losing one hour that throws many people into a malaise that lasts a week.
I’m one of those people.
A study I read said the change in Daylight Saving Time adversely effects those who are not morning people anyway.
I am definitely not a morning person. I think I got that from having to get up early and milk cows.
I generally awake in a very bad mood.
People who are perky in the morning need to be imprisoned.
You get my drift?
Still this DST phenomena doesn’t make sense. I’m sure we all lose an hour of sleep on occasion, but it doesn’t take the same toll.
I was so tired when I got home from church Sunday, I barely had the energy to eat.
Mayson and Jason had a fourth birthday party for Deacon at Chuckie Cheese in Columbia Sunday afternoon. I fully intended to go, before I knew that was the Sunday DST came in.
I’m about 60-years too old for CC anyway, and my drowsiness would have made it worse. I went to bed after lunch and slept for two hours.
I’ll give Deacon his birthday present later. Mayson said he’s already confused about his birthday anyway. His real birthday was February 25, but his party was March 9. My present will give him three or four birthdays, which isn’t bad!
I tried to shake off my Sunday doldrums by taking a one-mile walk, while I feed the fish in the pond. They were not eating. Apparently, they were screwed up, too.
I ate my SHS band chicken plate for supper. It was great and I began to feel better.
It didn’t last.
At our Ash Wednesday Service, our preacher said we didn’t have to give up material things, like favorite foods, for Lent. We could give up time. Instead of sleeping, we could get up earlier and read the Bible or devotions.
I decided that’s what I would do. I joined a 46-day Lenten devotional plan through the “YouVersion” Bible app. Thursday morning, I woke up early and started the plan.
Sunday, for the first time in ages, my alarm clock awakened me. I’m usually awake 45-minutes before the alarm goes off.
This, of course, threw me off on my “giving up time” to read the devotional. I figured I could be forgiven since I went to church.
Late Sunday night, I decided to read my Lenten devotional, and was informed there were no Lenten devotionals on Sundays because Sundays were “Little Easters.”
The alarm awakened me Monday morning, too, but I did read my devotion.
For some reason I’m sleeping more hours since DST came in. Makes no sense.
I can now look forward to “falling back!”
I like Frank Martin, and I think he’s going to build a great men’s basketball program at Carolina, if he can keep the TV camera off him during time-outs.
I still wonder what shape Carolina’s basketball program would be in now, if years ago the Gamecocks had hired Greg Marshall instead of Darrin Horne.
I know Wichita State is a mid-major, but under Marshall’s leadership, the Shockers went to the Final Four last year and just finished the regular season 34-0. This in the same state that contains traditional powers Kansas and Kansas State.
If he can recruit Final Four material there, what could he have done at Carolina?
Marshall put Winthrop on the map, leading the Eagles to the Big Dance year after. He’s a native of Greenwood and was a season ticket holder for Gamecock football games.
But, the Carolina powers to be went another way, twice. Clemson also had a chance to offer Marshall a job in his home state.
I guess we’ll never know.
One thing I do know, however, is to stop tweeting best wishes to the Gamecock women’s basketball team.
When the Gamecocks travelled to Tennessee, I tweeted best wishes to Coach Dawn Staley and team. Dawn even retweeted my tweet. That’s first time a celebrity has retweeted one of my tweets.
Saturday, I tweeted the same thing before the Gamecocks played Kentucky in the SEC tournament Saturday.
Carolina lost both those game. No more good luck tweeting for me!
MIGHT HAVE BEEN
Before Mike Anthony withdrew his candidacy for State Superintendent of Education, I imagined Democrat Mike meeting his old friend Republican Molly Spearman in the general election.
That would have meant both candidates for Superintendent were former employees of Saluda School District One! If you don’t know, Mike was a teacher and assistant coach at Saluda High for a couple of years when Lee Sawyer was the Tiger head coach.
Molly, of course, is a Saluda County native.
I found out Monday we have another candidate for Superintendent with Saluda County connections. We’ll have more on that next week.
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