I'm with you mrsmac. I love it too. Through the summer months hubby works until about 6:30 - 7pm. It is so nice for him to be home before dusk. He sometimes asks me to take a walk with him around the garden, to literally just stop and smell the roses.
I'm not 40. I'm 18 with 22 years experience.
It is dark here by 5:30 makes me feel like I am limited in what I can do. I sure don't care for eating dinner when it is dark. Feel like I have to get ready for bed soon. Guess it is the association connec ted with no light. Around here we don't have street lights. When we turn ours on t he neighbors complain. I always get up around 5 no matter if it is light or dark but going to bed varies. Now that time change I sure won't walk anyplace. Otherwise I always had a choice. Not now. Oh well, why complain? I am the only one who listens.
I suppose that is one thing nice about being retired - we don't live by the clock. I go to bed when I get ready and get up when I can't sleep and do something else. It would be nice if the clocks were on one time schedule and KEPT that way, tho.
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