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Sunday, November 2, 2008

Happy Time Change!

It's that time of year again! It's the day when we get to roll our clocks back an hour and get that extra hour of sleep (knowing full well that most of us probably stayed up an hour later the night before). I don't know about you, but this is one of the most refreshing days of the year for me.

Before I was married I would enjoy waking up, looking at the clock, and realizing that indeed I did have another hour before I needed to get up. I would reset the clocks eventually, but it was fun playing "Hey, I'm not late after all!" until I did. I was actually an hour early for church once! It was a great day--I headed to McDonald's for a McGriddle and ate a leisurely breakfast before returning for the service.

Now, things are a little different. I married a math guy, and one of his favorite time change activities is to actually change the clocks the night before so that in the morning everything is correct. Oh well. I still have my watch and the clock in my car!

As I was pondering the magic of the time change and reminiscing about time changes past, I started thinking...what would I do if I actually had a real extra hour in the day? Would I spend it actually getting some work done? Would I play more with my son? Would I have a real conversation with my husband? Would I read a book? Would I blog more? I really don't know...

So, what would you do with an extra hour in your day? Have a happy time change day!


Donna said...

I would probably just spend my hour resting. Or maybe writing or making something special with my grown-up craft supplies...silver wire and beads, lots of fabric and my sewing machine, scrapbook paper, paints...you name it, I've got it, and it just sits on my shelf collecting dust most of the time!

I love the idea of extra time, but it always ends up just feeling like a really long, exhausting day.

Our kids get up at the crack of dawn, so in our house it's like, "Hey, look who's up at 6:00 AM...except it's really only 5:00 AM. We gained an extra hour. Yay."

Rachel said...

Yeah, my morning has not been too great, either. I was looking forward to it, but I forgot about the internal clock thing. My little guy was up and ready to go very early, and I have a splitting headache thanks to the weather, so I guess I'm feeling like a time change scrooge right now. Oh well. Maybe next year!

Liz said...

My kids don't know about the time change, either. Micah was up at 5:03 and Ethan a little after 6. Ugh.

Karly said...

Like you Rachel, I used to love the fall time change and getting an extra hour of sleep. Now, I find the time change to be annoying. Just when I get my kids on a good schedule, I have to start all over training them to go to bed an hour later, and sleep an hour later in the morning (yeah, right!). By the time they get used to it, it's time for the "spring forward" time change, and we do it all over again.

What would I do with an extra hour? Sleep. Or put my photos into photo albums.

Rachel said...

Alright, I took an aspirin and got over my rough start today. My little guy and husband made pancakes this morning with their extra time, and I actually ended up falling for my old tricks again--I was rushing to leave for church and it was indeed an hour early! I can't believe I did that after all this!

If I had an extra hour today, I would spend it coming up with ideas for my French class tomorrow--it's purple day, and I'm struggling!

Hope your day went well!