Wanna know a secret?
Yesterday is (was) my favorite day of the year.
Turning the clocks back to Eastern Standard Time is my favorite thing.
Better than birthdays.
Better than Christmas.
Best. Day. Ever.
And to make the day even better,
I play a mind game with myself.
I don't turn the clocks back the night before...because I don't want to sleep that extra hour away.
I don't even turn the clocks back when I get out of bed.
No, I wait until I complete morning chores and are heading back to the house...
and then the clock goes backwards
and my day just gained an extra hour!
Oh, and there are so many possibilities for what I will do with that extra hour.
For someone who always feels like every day is just a little too short,
the gift of an extra hour is wonderful
And that, my friends, is why the end of Daylight Savings Time is my favorite day of the year.
Amanda and Tim (our newlyweds) were home for the weekend
and Amanda asked, "Do you think that the time change confuses the animals?"
"It doesn't," I replied.
Around the farm, chores are done by the sun and the moon,
and not by the clock.
|Friday evening's moon|
I arose this morning at the same time...right before the break of dawn,
although the clock told me it was an hour earlier.
The animals will still be fed as the sun rises
(and you know how I hate to miss a sunrise!)
The only difference is that I will finish chores an hour earlier by the clock.
Which isn't a bad deal at all...
now I have an extra hour each morning!
The flip side is this...
it now gets dark around here at 5:30.
And that's ok, too.
There is less outdoor work to be done these days...so shorter days are fine.
After months of working outdoors until sundown,
it's nice to finally have some relaxation time in the evenings.
To every thing there is a season...right?
And the changing seasons and all that comes along with that is what I love about living
right here in this place...
in the heart of the most beautiful place that I have ever known!
So tell me...
what did you do with your extra hour yesterday?