I am looking forward to March 13th at midnight. Why? Because the timer-clock in my bathroom will finally be correct again!
It’s frustrating enough that I can’t change the military time that it is set on! But at least I can easily tell the time that I use it the most without getting a headache (6:00 AM to 12:00 noon). Life is too short to try and figure out how to change the time on a $7 digital timer-clock!
It doesn’t matter what side of the debate you are on with whether or not we need Daylight Savings time.
The fact is that most of us will lose an hour next weekend, so we need to be prepared.
I don’t think you can ever really be prepared to lose an hour, but there are some things I know will throw you off so much that losing an hour won’t really matter!
#1 Stay up all night.
Remember your college days when you hung out and laughed with your friends until your 7:30 AM class? You were fine and even had the energy to go throughout the day.
I can almost guarantee that is not the case anymore. Stay up all night and dare to function on Sunday morning. You will be so tired, you won’t be able to tell if you are coming or going, and therefore, the hour loss won’t matter.
#2 Turn off or cover all clocks early on Saturday morning.
Who needs clocks anyway? The sun can guide you close enough, right?!
Cover your clocks, hide your watches, and turn them all off early Saturday morning.
Do you need to pick up groceries or run other errands? See if you can guess what time you need to leave the house to go get those groceries. They usually give you a little leeway on pick up timing anyway!
Start ignoring the time early and losing an hour really won’t bother you as much.
#3 Bake and decorate a two-tiered wedding cake or any dream dish that you think is beyond your abilities.
When I get in the kitchen to cook a major dish, I completely lose track of time and all of its concepts. Challenge yourself to bake that dream cake or make that dream dish you’ve been putting off for so long.
No, it may not turn out right, but at least you can check it off your bucket list while time is warped away!
If you don’t finish by midnight, refer to #1!
#4 Buy an unassembled piece of furniture and put it together.
Growing up, I was the one in the house that would put all the desks and bookshelves together.
I enjoy it, but most people don’t! This is the perfect opportunity to challenge yourself.
Get that piece from IKEA that you have been eyeing and put it together! Or find a basic bookshelf at Target or Walmart and assemble it on your own. Don’t forget your tools and duct tape for emergencies!
The stress of assembling furniture will steal the spotlight of losing that hour!
#5 Rent a Rooster.
Did you know you could rent chickens and roosters? Yeah! I didn’t either!
But how cool would it be to have a rooster crow for you at the crack of dawn on March 14th?
Rent a rooster and losing that hour will be the least of your worries.
I don’t mind losing the hour – it means we are closer to warmer weather! I am simply grateful that Easter and Sunrise Services don’t fall on the weekend of Daylight Savings time this year.
Whatever you do, make this year’s Daylight Savings truly epic and FUN!
Here’s one more terrible way to prepare for Daylight Savings time – learn the Just Dance version of “Time of My Life” from Dirty Dancing.
If Bill Medley and Jennifer Warnes don’t make you want to sing and dance the day away next weekend, nothing will.
Can’t find a partner? Learn both parts and have fun while you lose just a little time of your life.
Traci D. Fuller, Pearls and Pretty Pens © 2021