Sunday, March 11, 2018

Time Changes

By Caro Lamont from Barking with the Stars, Pampered Pet Mysteries by Sparkle Abbey
I don’t know about you but I’m always confused by time changes. Here in Laguna Beach, today is the first day of Daylight Savings Time. So that means that we “Spring forward” right? I think that’s right. Thank goodness most of my devices do the time change automatically.

I hate losing that hour and though I know it’s not really “lost” it always seems like it is. You wake up Sunday morning and it should be seven o’clock and instead it’s eight. I’m always just thrown out of whack for the next week or so.
That said, I do love that we’re closer to Spring and the days are getting longer. At 6PM when dogs are permitted on the beach at Main Beach, Dogbert and I can go for a run and still enjoy the sunset. And SoCal has some beautiful sunsets.

But it’s not just the changes from Daylight Savings that throw me off. You see my…well, what is Sam? I think I’m a little past having a boyfriend, but I’m not really comfortable with anything more. In spite of everyone’s assumption (especially my mama’s) that Sam and I were on the fast track to matrimony we were not having that conversation. Or rather, I wasn’t.

Anyway, Sam is in New York on a business trip and we’ve been playing phone tag. With the time difference, we can’t seem to catch each other at the right time so we keep exchanging voicemail messages. I know you may be thinking that I’m worrying what he’s up to after that picture Betty Foxx showed me of him with a very attractive blonde on his arm. But that’s not it at all. I’d simply like to talk to a sane person after all the craziness I’ve been dealing with in the midst of this Barking with the Stars event. 
 I’m sure we’ll catch up with each other soon. The time difference between California and New York is three hours, right? Or is it four?
Are you any better at this than I am? How about Daylight Savings Time, does it throw you off? Any tips on making the adjustment easier? 

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  1. I do hate the time change. My animals do not understand it either.

  2. It takes me almost a week to adapt to the time change.

  3. My dog is having a rough time, but I don't really