For all of us who feel like there just aren't enough hours in the day, we have been given a 'gift'. The end of Daylight Savings Time means that we all get an extra hour tonight as we turn the clocks back before going to bed. Most people I know welcome this weekend. It feels like we are squeezing 25 hours into the day- and in some ways, I guess we are.
So, what will you do with your 'extra' hour? Typical answers include:
- Stay up later (kids like this one)
- Sleep (Adults - especially parents of kids, like this one)
- Catch up on: paperwork, chores, reading, etc. (This always sounds good, but I don't know anyone who ever pulls this off)
- A story on the news highlighted that since the official time change is at 2 am- the closing time for bars, some bars are staying open an extra hour (adults who act like kids prefer this option).
Since this event (like its evil twin in Spring) always falls on a Saturday night, I tend to go to bed on the 'old' clock and then enjoy the extra hour tomorrow morning. We'll inevitably have some folks who forgot to set their clocks back and will show up to worship and hour early. If it happens to you, that's OK. Come on in and have an extra cup of coffee.
Whatever you decide to do with your 'extra' hour, remember: this is only a one-time deal. Come Monday, we are back to stuffing all our schedule and expectations into a mere 24 hours. We have to wistfully wait until next year when we get our 'extra' hour again.
...or, we can start to just go to bed an hour earlier.
See you bright and (not quite so) early, tomorrow!