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Not the Day I Expected

Last night just before we went to bed, I reminded AdventureMan to set his alarm clock back for the end of daylight savings time. It was so much fun, having an extra hour to do things, to read. It was so relaxing, waking up and knowing we had plenty of time to get to church. I got up, fixed my coffee and changed all the clocks downstairs.

As we drove to church, I noticed all the outdoor clocks along the way, still on the same old time. I was feeling very smug.

When we drove into the parking lot, it was full, which was odd, because it was early, even for the early service. When we saw people leaving, as we were driving in, I had the “aha” moment.

Oh wait. This isn’t the first week-end in November . . . 😦 I’ve gotten ahead of myself. I got the fruitcakes all done and I was ready for November, so ready that somehow, I thought it was a week later . . .

We missed the early service, LOL. We always think of the early service as Episcopal Lite; the express version. Instead, we attended the 10:30 service, and had a great treat at the end, Ken Keradin playing Bach’s Toccata and Fugue in D Minor, you might know it as background music for other creepy movies.

You know how once a day gets started the wrong way, the rest of the day just seems weird? It is a gorgeous, chilly day, bright sunlight, and I can’t get started on any of my projects. I feel jangled, turned a little upside down. Now I have to go through all the clock changes again next week-end!

October 28, 2012 - Posted by | Cultural, Family Issues, Humor, Living Conditions


  1. For those of us here in Europe, we had our switchover that night! So you weren’t wrong – you were just on the wrong continent!

    Comment by Emma | October 29, 2012 | Reply

  2. LLLLOOOOLLLL EMMA! You just made me laugh and laugh. Yes. I am on the wrong continent. And time for St. Martin’s Goose is coming and I won’t have any! Please, have some for me!

    Comment by intlxpatr | October 29, 2012 | Reply

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