Sunday, November 03, 2013

Changing All the Clocks

From Sunday Stealing

1) Do you think Daylight Saving Time is still necessary?

A. Probably not. Kids don't play outside anymore, or even ride the school bus. They stay inside on their Xbox and Mom takes them to school. But maybe it meets some need that I am not aware of.
2) How long does it take you to adjust to the time change?

A. A day or two, though I have noticed as I get older that it seems to take a little longer.

We received this clock as a wedding
gift 30 years ago.
3) What's the hardest part of the time change?

A. Changing all the clocks.
4) How many clocks are in your house?

A. Three in my office, three in the bedroom, four in the great room, and then there's the stove and microwave clocks, too. So ... twelve, not counting our two wrist watches. I really like clocks. Oh, wait, I forgot the cuckoo clock, so 13 clocks in our tiny little house.
My friend gave me this clock.

5) Are you generally early, late, or on time?

A. I am either a little early or on time.
6) If an invitation to an event listed the time as 8-11pm, what time would you arrive?

A. No later than 8:05 p.m. But I would not stay until 11 p.m., either.

The Alice that came with
my very first watch.
Alas, I don't have the
watch anymore. It had
a blue band.
7) Do you wear a watch?

A. Yes. I am naked without it. I have worn one almost every day for more than 40 years. My favorites were a Waltham that had the moon and stars on it, and my Alice in Wonderland watch that was my very first watch. I prefer a watch in both silver and gold with a stretch band. My current watch is a Timex, and I like a dial face and not digital.
8) Have you ever glanced at the time and had to glance again because you didn't pay attention the first time?

A. Well, of course.
My cuckoo clock.
9) Are most of your clocks digital or dial?

A. About half and half.
10) What does your alarm clock sound like?

A. I wake up to the local adult contemporary radio station.
11) Do you use the snooze feature on your alarm clock?

A. On occasion. But not generally.
My newest clock, an antique I bought
at the estate auction of my
husband's aunt, Ginny.
12) Does clock ticking drive you nuts?

A. No. I like the sound of it and find it comforting.


  1. I started remembering my grandmothers cuckoo clock while I was reading this post ...I use to love that clock to pieces when I was a kid. Now I will be looking into finding one I think. Times remembered :)

  2. Your clocks are all like pieces of art!

  3. I suppose having to go through the trouble of turning the clocks back an hour is punishment for that wonderful hour of sleep we get.

  4. I love the art of clocks, I'm sad they aren't featured in many homes anymore. Your clocks are gorgeous!

  5. I wear my watch to bed. Gotta have it. Even way back in the day when that was ALL I wore to bed, unless that is TMI.

  6. I only had to change four clocks in my apartment, plus my watch. I actually have four or five watches, but only one has a working battery, and I don't wear it every day.


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