Thursday, November 3, 2011

Time and Again

I am trying hard not to complain but this time change thing is not something I look forward to.  I've gotten used to getting up and watching the sunrise at a decent hour.  I'm usually on my second cup of coffee and the colors are breathtaking.  Morning walks can start at just before 8:00 a.m.  Life is good.

I have also been enjoying soft sunsets.  I like the way the sun hangs on to the western sky and slowly slips away.  The shadows are different in the autumn - how do they do that?


The "Spring Ahead" part works because for so many years I've gone in such a rush it is easy for me to believe I've lost an hour.  Of course I have.  In all my comings and goings I could simply misplace a bit of time, along with a bunch of other stuff.  I'm sure it's around here somewhere.

It is the idea that I'm being given an hour that really messes with my brain. 

"You'd do that for me?"

"A whole hour?"

"How thoughtful."

"It's just what I've always wanted."

Something about the "Fall Back" time change makes me want to go to bed at 7:10 p.m. and get up at 3:30 a.m.  Maybe if I get up really, really early on Sunday morning it will all make sense.  But I'll probably do what most people do and just enjoy my extra hour of sleep.  That's just it - I'll be asleep when it happens - how do I really know I'm getting an extra hour? 

If you are gaining an hour this weekend, enjoy it, you might as well, it's yours - well, that's what I've heard.


Tiff said...

I don't think get an hour, but if I did I think I would sleep! I am so exhausted... Be a shame to waste it though! I could sew or bake something in an hour! Enjoy your gift of time! X

catmint said...

Any gain I get is usually spent in a confused state, trying to work out what the time is, and where should I be?

Coloradolady said...

I wish they would leave it alone.....I always feel like I need to sleep more when it changes....then by the time I get used to it, changes again.

YONKS said...

I feel like I am coming out of jet lag since last weekend's change! I actually slept until noon this morning, what's wrong with me - leave the time alone, it's dark by 4.30, and rainy, and cold, and windy - sorry about the moan :-)

Rebecca said...

I'm in that time change thing and I agree. I really hate going home in the dark the most!

oldgreymare said...

I and everyone I've talked to, gets thrown off a bit during these changes. Our internal clocks after a "certain age" need more pampering lol

Yesteryear Embroideries said...

Well, we gained an hour as well, but I raise no late sleep for me. LOL. blessings,Kathleen

Barbara said...

I think I prefer the dark mornings to the dark nights.

Yes no matter how one enjoys a trip it is always great to come home.

The wall of flowers - if you think of seed trays planted up with something to h old the soil in then mounted sideways that gives some idea though not entirely accurate!!