To save the inevitable protests about the accuracy of my information, this Saturday is indeed the earliest sunset of the year. But, not-so-deep-down, you wanna holler at me that December 21st is still over two weeks away. But...the days will still continue to get shorter. It's just from this point, we lose the rest of our time off the front end of our day at sunrise, according to WCSH/WLBZ meteorologist Keith Carson.

Honestly, take all the time you want off the other end of our day. I sleep through most of it, so who cares if the sun comes up a few minutes later?! I'm sure there are those of you out there who would appreciate it the other way around, but you can't always get what you want.

As the weeks drag on, the days days will start to catch up. By the time we hit the middle of January, we'll have gained back some thirty minutes of sunset. By the time we to the first week of March, the sun won't be setting til around 5:30. That's doable. And then before you know it, we'll be setting the clocks ahead again, and then the sun will be setting at like 6:00.

And we'll all be complaining about how dark it is when we get up. Really, there's just no pleasing some people. I'm not one of them. I feel most fortunate that I have a job where I get up, and it's light out, and when I go to bed, it's dark. It doesn't seem like much, but I've had jobs that were the other way around, and it's no fun. But ultimately...nature is, as nature does.