An extra yawn one morning in the springtime, an extra snooze one night in the autumn… We borrow an hour one night in April; we pay it back with golden interest five months later
For me the clock change that is mandated by the end of daylight saving time is really the marker that a change in seasons has happened. One week from today, Sunday, November 2nd, daylight savings time officially ends and we go back one hour to standard time.
I’ll be glad to get that hour of sleep back that was taken away in the Spring. It is really not the acute shift in the clock that is the problem in the fall. It is all the short, gray days ahead and the long periods of darkness. For a very few weeks after the time changes it’ll be daylight one hour earlier than we’ve grown used to, but it will also be dark one hour earlier too. That doesn’t last long at all, but it is appreciated while it’s here. As we shift into the cold, dark season, I’ll be trying to get as much light in the morning and throughout the day as possible,
One of the gifts of the autumn time change is that, for some people, it encourages an earlier bedtime which allows the body added rest and repair time. Our bodies do need that. An extra hour, even if just for one day of the year, should be valued and used wisely. And, what better way to use this extra hour than for some much needed self pampering.
It’s so very difficult to believe that October is almost over and very soon November will be here. I thought that summer went by fast but I think September and October were in the running for first place.
The leaves have completely fallen from the tree in the front curb lawn and many others are looking pretty bare too. It’s time to make our homes the haven from the cold. Good smells in the kitchen and cozying up with a good book.
I hope those October eves have treated you well, and cheers to what's to come.