Adjusting to The Time Change

winter sunrise

time change vintage clockTime ticks away and we never seem to get ahead, until Fall, when we gain an hour. Then part of that extra hour is wasted changing the time on all our clocks.

Although the time change has screwed up my sleep even more than it was, I have felt like I had extra time over the past couple of days. I even took an hour off work yesterday to sit and watch The Walking Dead episode I missed. I couldn’t stay awake until 9pm to see it on Sunday night.

Now I go to bed at 8pm and get up at 3am and I guess that is how it will be for a while. I’m glad I don’t have a baby in the house. Their schedules get all messed up, and I remember how tough it was to get my kids on any kind of sleep schedule (they didn’t like to sleep), and then the time change would happen. It was like starting over again.

Now the mornings are brighter, but they will get dark too. Our shortest days are ahead, and that is a tough time. I’ll be going to bed earlier and earlier as winter closes in. It’s a form of people hibernation I suppose.

But nice days are in the forecast for this week, and there are a lot of leaves out there to rake. I see backaches in my future for sure. My workday will have to be cut short so that I am not raking leaves in the dark!

If the weather is not too cold this morning I will go downtown and vote with my daughter and then walk home, while she goes on to work. It should be sunny and bright, and there won’t be many more days for walking. Most of the leaves have blown off the trees, but there are still some beautiful colors on the stragglers.

Today I am happy about the end of political ads and phone calls! Whoo hoo…..

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