Sunday, October 31, 2010

But it feels so much later!


Having set the clock back on hour is a tricky thing to have done. I had set my watch back already and the alarm clock. The computer's clock had set itself to the right time. I hadn't set back the living room clock, though, and kept looking at it as if it was the right time and being tricked by it. I finally set it to the right time and now it is only just past noon and not nearly time to go to my sister. 

I have already taken the dog for two long walks and my legs are tired enough. I can only handle one hour at the time. I need better walking boots if I want to do more. The ones I have are torturing devices, so I'm not wearing them anymore. I do have to get some new ones before winter gets here, otherwise I won't have any grip on the snow and ice.

You see, I'm assuming that there's going to be snow and ice. Wouldn't it be wonderful if there weren't any? Today is so mild that you would almost believe it. The temperature is pleasant and we haven't seen any rain yet. The sun is even peeking through the clouds. There is a little bit of wind and leaves drifted down on us when we walked along the sidewalks. 

It was very pretty in an autumnal way. If you're into that kind of thing. I'm always too busy keeping control of the dog to fully enjoy myself. I have to make sure he doesn't run into gardens and bike paths or poop on somebody's well manicured lawn. He is a mixed blessing. He gets me out of the house for walks, but then I really don't enjoy them as much as I could. 

Because of him, I don't get to walk around and daydream, which is my favorite activity, unless I have a human partner and then I like to talk. The Exfactor and I used to go for enormous walks when we were first married and before we had a dog and we would discuss everything under the sun and have opinions about everything too. We were world improvers and if only they made us boss. 

We were a little bit naive back then, although we didn't think so. We were both new to the country and the way things were done and we thought they could be done better, well old rotted socialists that we were, although some American influence had rubbed off on me. 

The Exfactor was actually more of an anarchist and hard to pin down in any sort of group, but socialism came closest. He was such an extreme anarchist that he was almost ultra-conservative and a republican of the worst kind. That's all I could think. He made for an interesting conversationalist. I disagreed with him often and felt like he was brainwashing me. I tried to influence him in becoming more tolerant. 

Anyway, walks! If you're living by yourself, you have a tendency not to take that many, at least I don't. I feel very conspicuous walking on my own, unless I have a goal and I think people can read that on my face. As if walking with a purpose is somehow more permissible than slightly sauntering. Hence the dog! Anybody with a dog is allowed out on the street wherever. 

Still, this setting the clocks back one hour, which is really what I started off with, is making me feel very frustrated. The time is crawling by today as if it is doing it on slow motion on purpose. Whoever is in charge of time, is holding back the second hand. The hand that counts the seconds. Not the second hand stuff that you buy at garage sales. 

Although going to garage sales is a lot of fun and I miss that. We're only allowed to sell our old junk without a license once a year on Queen's Day. It's called Free Market and everybody can and does do it. It's a wonderful event and treasures are found. I think recently a Van Gogh surfaced. 

But that is just an aside. 

I'm going to have coffee with my sister and I must remember to bring that cardigan. She probably won't like it because it's cheap, but that's a chance I'll have to take. 

I hope you're all having a nice Sunday. It's a boring day, isn't it? Really? 

Ciao,
Nora

9 comments:

Maggie May said...

I hate it when the clocks go back. I think it would be better to leave it & make do with dark mornings rather than dark evenings.
Maggie X

Nuts in May

aims said...

Your segues are so amazing my friend. I love reading your posts when you are in this state of mind. You are sharp and witty and such an artist with words and thoughts.

Bernie said...

I agree with Maggie, I'll take the dark mornings any day as I love to sleep in but then when I was working I liked the clocks going back.
Hope your day is going well....Hugs

Twain12 said...

when i was working i liked the clocks being set back too, now i wish they just leave it alone too.

Wisewebwoman said...

You sound pretty good my friend, a great read at the end of my very late day.
XO
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Maureen said...

Ah it was a busy weekend over here! Halloween kept me hopping, what with the candy-packet preparing, the decorating, the pumpkin carving... what fun seeing all the little kids dressed up!

Our clocks used to turn back this weekend, but years ago, they switched the date to later to save energy. However, our old VCR still changes automatically, and I can't correct it as our remote is broken! Oh well, we'll just have to do some mental math until the real time change occurs!

Take care, love the way you meanered in your stories!

Maureen said...

Ah it was a busy weekend over here! Halloween kept me hopping, what with the candy-packet preparing, the decorating, the pumpkin carving... what fun seeing all the little kids dressed up!

Our clocks used to turn back this weekend, but years ago, they switched the date to later to save energy. However, our old VCR still changes automatically, and I can't correct it as our remote is broken! Oh well, we'll just have to do some mental math until the real time change occurs!

Take care, love the way you meanered in your stories!

Lane said...

I changed everything except my watch so I got a bit confused earlier today:-)

Love the sound of all that selling on Queen's Day.

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