As usual, the alarm clock woke me up this morning before I was really ready to wake up.
As usual, I stumbled into some shoes and took the dog out for a walk: it was darker than usual, which I attributed to the cloudy weather.
As usual, I donned my work-out clothes and loaded my work clothes, laptop and other items that I would need today into the car.
As usual, I headed to the Transformation Center, where I work out three mornings a week before work. The traffic seemed lighter than usual. Lucky me!
As usual, the parking lot was fairly full and music pumped loudly out the open window of the early morning Bootcamp class.
As usual, I grabbed my stuff and headed up the stairs, into the locker room to stash my items and change my shoes.
As usual, I filled up my water bottle and headed back to the room where my 6:45 Fit Over Fifty class is held. At the doorway I stopped short, as there was another class underway with an instructor I did not recognize with a group of sweaty participants that I also did not recognize.
The truth came on me in a flash: It was 5:45 … not 6:45 in the morning. After a few moments of chastising myself and retroactively fitting in the puzzle pieces from other clues in the morning, I concluded that there had been a serious user error when I set my alarm clock the evening before (an error I have since confirmed), resulting in setting the clock ahead by an hour. In the IT Biz we have an acronym for this type of event: PICNIC (Problem in Chair not in Computer/Clock).
I spent my bonus hour sitting in Starbucks sipping a plain coffee, writing this blog, choosing to savor my own personal doubling-down on daylight savings time… if only for a day.
We will see whether I am still smiling over my error when I play tennis at 7:15 pm tonight… perhaps I will need another infusion of coffee at 5:45 pm as well.