Monday, November 4

Time for a change

When I was in college, I used to LOVE the weekend when we changed from Daylight Saving Time to Standard Time. Back then, it seemed to me that I was gaining an extra hour of sleep. What could be the downside of that?

Ha. Ha. Ha.

That picture flew out of my head as soon as I adopted a puppy. Try telling a little doggie that he doesn't need to get up because it's actually only 5:00 A.M., not 6:00.

And it got worse when I had children, of course. Kids' internal clocks are very trustworthy, and they don't adjust to time changes very well.

I will admit that I was grateful this morning that I didn't have to get out of bed in the dark. But I'm going to be a little grumpy when the sun sets tonight at 5:17 P.M.

But I'm grateful that the weather here has finally turned fallish, so when we're gathered around this evening at least we can burn a fire in the fireplace. I'm trying to think of these autumnal evenings as cozy.

How do you feel about the time change? Are you glad to "fall back"? Have any tricks for adapting to the time change? I'd love to hear!


  1. I was thankful as well for light this morning when it was time to get up, but not so much when it is dark so early. I agree...tell my dogs the time has changed. I am so excited about the more fallish weather as well. Now, for whether I like time changes. I sort of wish they would just go with one time and quit changing back and forth....or at least I think so.

  2. I am loving it. It has made Steve want to go to bed earlier and that is a good thing. I don't like to go to bed before him, and it wears be down staying up late every night. I think it might even help him to sleep better, too. Less napping in the early evening and instead heading to bed early :)
    Wishing you a lovely week, God bless you and your family.
    Connie :)

  3. I can't stay awake in the evening much past 8pm!


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