Dear Crabby, How Will You Spend Your Extra Hour?

Dear Crabby,

On Sunday, November 1 we ‘fall back’ one hour. What are you going to do with the extra time?

Thanks, Tina Tiempo

Dear Tina Tiempo,

Thanks for the reminder! And since the time change occurs when we’re all getting our beauty sleep (which some need more than others) it’s probably best to make sure all your clocks are set back an hour on Saturday night before you go to bed.

DearCrabbyNow that I got the PSA out of the way… this is actually one of my favorite times of the year and I know exactly what I’m doing with my extra hour: sleep in! Even before I was old and crabby, I valued my sleep. In fact, my mom claimed she never had to fight with me to take a nap because I was always so eager to take one! That made her happy until I became a teenager and suddenly I was napping too much for her taste. Just can’t win some, can ya? I will say the one thing I don’t like about the time change is the fact that it starts getting darker earlier. You look out the window, and it’s pitch black, but you think it’s midnight when it’s only 6 p.m.! I wouldn’t go as far to say I’ve got that seasonal affective disorder, but it messes me up just the same. So that’s how I’ll be spending my extra hour. Hope you’ve got something special planned for your extra. Whatever it is, don’t call me, ‘cuz I’ll be sleeping.

Thanks! Dear Crabby

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