Tuesday, November 4, 2014

Three Days

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Last Sunday at two in the morning most American's changed their clocks to "fall back" one hour. The only exception was the state of Arizona. Tell me if there are others.

Did you enjoy the extra hour of sleep? I did.

Any way, for those of us who turned our clocks back, I am wondering how we are faring? We've survived three days so far.

The sun goes down earlier in the evening and supposedly rises earlier in the morning. School kids end up walking or riding the school bus in the dark most of winter even with the change. Wasn't that the reason for daylight savings time?

If I could vote on this matter, I would choose to have the sun brighten more of our daytime. 7am - 9pm is good. I'm a solar powered person, energized in activities as long as the sun is up. When shortened days come with winter, I....find....it....difficult...to...get...work....done.

Last winter, a missionary friend in Montana said to the congregation, "Come out tonight, we'll turn all the lights on so you won't notice the dark." Good idea. 

What do you do to ward off the winter darkness-shorten-days blues?

Here are a few ideas I have:

  • Invited friends over (that way you don't have to go home in the dark)
  • Buy a sun lamp (I'm still looking for one.)
  • Plan activities to attend. We need to keep moving.
  • Go to a gym at least once a week. This is much better than working out at home because you will be around people, and getting out of the house will keep you alert.
  • Wrap up warm before going outside. My hubby always said the cold isn't bad if the right clothes are worn. This was on an eleven degree below zero day.
  • Celebrate Winter Solstice with an indoor beach party.

Yes, shorter days are coming. 

But, we still have 24 hours to spend.

Whether sunny or dark each one is a time to rejoice and be glad in whatever God brings.

What ways do you have to keep darkened sky days alive? If you don't have an idea, please still say howdy-do. I enjoy the company.

Thank you for being here today.


Janice said...

Hi, Mary! My husband is still recouperating from MRSA. Thanking God for strong antibiotics and good docs. As, for shortened daylight days, popcorn and a good movie, a board game, or putting together a 1,000 piece jigsaw puzzle sounds good to me. Also, it is a good time to try out new recipes that require baking and make the house smell of spices, vanilla, and chocolate. :-) <3

Mary Vee Writer said...

And Christmas cookies (it's important to make sure the recipe is good, you know.)