We are going into the month of November. It makes me realize 2017 is almost history. I always wonder what kind of weather we will have in November. Even though winter does not officially begin until Thursday, Dec. 21, sometimes fall weather seems to be in a hurry to leave us.
Don't forget Daylight Savings Time ends Nov. 5. If you like it or not, it is the day to change our clocks and get back the hour we lost in the spring.
When I was younger I could never remember if I was supposed to go forward or backwards with my hour. Then someone told me to remember, “fall back” and “spring forward” and now I am never late or early for church on the clock changing days.
I really don't like moving the clock back because there is so little daylight left when I get off work I don't seem to get as much accomplished during the shorter days. I am not a morning person so I would rather have my “daylight” in the evenings.
Enough complaining on my part. I will move my clock back and be content.
Also in November we have Veterans Day on Nov. 11. I will go into more details about our veterans and how we should respect them next week.
Then we have Thanksgiving on Nov. 23, a holiday we need to celebrate. Too many times Thanksgiving Day gets lost as we start our Christmas planning.
In between Veterans Day and Thanksgiving I will celebrate my 50+17th birthday. Fifty doesn't sound too bad and 17 really sounds good but 67 just sounds older than I feel. There is no changing the fact if we live long enough, we will get older. I've never been one to complain about my age. I am thankful for every new day I get to enjoy.
My youngest granddaughter had a skating birthday party in September. I have not been roller skating in about eight years so I decided I would just roll, very slowly, around the rink for old times sake. I started skating at the age of four and always enjoyed it. It always came very easy to me.
With great caution, I enjoyed my last skate. When I pulled off the skates, I announced to my family I would not ever put on a pair of skates again. I could really tell I was not up to it anymore.
Old bones do not heal well and I decided my ankles, knees, hips, and arms do not need to be bounced off of a wooden floor. I am not saying 67 is old but new aches and pains lets me know it is is closer to 70 than 17.
I have written before how our “likes” change with age. Even our appetites change. Most of us can remember being able to eat a lot more in our younger years. Ironically, we eat less food and gain more weight.
All of the changes are just the phases of life we go through. We have to adjust and live with the change – just like moving our clocks back and forward.
Don't forget to move your clock back one hour on Saturday night.