It’s today. I have to remember. Don’t forget! Maybe I should just do it now…
It’s time to change the clocks. This day drives me crazy! I’m afraid I will forget to do it and somehow find myself down the rabbit hole tomorrow with no idea or assurance of the time. I agonize over when to do it. Should I give up my extra hour now? Should it be when I go to bed? Do I want to lose an hour of Saturday night movie time or a precious hour of sleep? The struggle is real.
By this time, the decision is really made for me. I have procrastinated long enough that I am going to be forced to lose an hour of sleep. And when it comes down to it, that’s probably what I would have chosen anyway.
Then there is the issue of the self-changing clocks. The clock on my stereo changes itself, as does my cell phone and tablet. My computer changes its own clock. I just wish they would tell me that they have done it! I need them to send me a little message telling me that they have updated, so I don’t worry! I can’t trust them until I know they are working with me.
The worrying is the worst. When my alarm goes off tomorrow morning, I will look at the clock and second-guess it. I will double check with my phone–but can I trust it? I will check the Weather Channel on the television for further confirmation. I will text my mom. I will need proof from several sources before I trust that the time is actually correct.
I will then spend the day (and possibly part of the week) finding more clocks that I have forgotten to change. I will have to look up the manual for changing the clock in my car–if I remember correctly, it did not want to cooperate in the fall. The clock in my basement always gets overlooked. Happily, I see that the clock up high above in my sink never got changed last fall, so now it will be correct! But just in case, I had better check…
Daylight Savings Time stresses me out, and it isn’t just because we are losing an hour!