Arizona doesn't have Daylight Savings Time. This means that half of the year we share the same time zone as Utah, and the other half of the year (now) we share with California. I always wondered why Arizona didn't participate, but after living here a few years I think I have it figured out. The entire point of DST is to save energy, and making the daylight last longer here in Arizona would actually waste energy. We'd all be running our air conditioners more.
But I think that the waste of air conditioning is not a good enough reason anymore. Arizona needs to get with the program and join the rest of the country if only to save sanity. My sanity...and possibly that of many other parents.
I'm pregnant. I'm severely anemic. Still sick. Totally exhausted. I really, really need as much sleep as I can get. My children are getting up with the sun (read: 5:20 am), and I can't take it anymore!!! Please, write your local legislators and let's get the ball rolling so I can at least get another hour of sleep during the summer! Thank you.