Since Daylight Saving Time just kicked off, we thought we’d offer some suggestions on what to do with that “extra” hour of sunlight each day.
We thought this would be particularly helpful to those few among us who really, really hate losing that hour of sleep on the night that DST begins, or grouse about the hour of sunshine that’s lost at the start of the day. We won’t mention names, because “some of us” have learned from bitter experience that when we mention our dislike of this ritual, we get roundly condemned by all the sunshine-loving people. Not that we, personally, would know about that.
As usual, the Web abounds with ways to make the most of DST. Here are some we’ve found, which should inspire you:
- You could give your garden some extra TLC. We went with that one because we love nagging you about all the stuff you need to do out in your yard. Ha! We gotcha again!
- Take a hike. We saw various versions of this one out there, and thought it perfect for the denizens of Stephens Grove. After all, as we keep telling you, Buckeye Cove Nature Preserve — formerly known as Stephens Road Nature Preserve — is right next door. You could also urge your neighbors to “take a hike” — just don’t say it with a hostile tone, because they might misunderstand.
- Play catch with the kids. This one wasn’t on any internet list, but we hear this one mentioned more than any other by those who love DST, and it’s a good argument, and deserves to be included. After all, Little League is just getting started, and you don’t want the kid to get embarrassed out there on the field, do you? Besides, you could use some exercise yourself.
- You could brush up on your basketball skills. This one was offered “in honor of March Madness.” No, you’re not likely to match the feats of what you’ll see during the Final Four. But you can get out there in the driveway and dream, can’t you?
- You could simply enjoy the sunshine. Oh, come on! Somebody wasn’t even trying on that one… But it qualifies.
And of course, the slightest effort will find you all kinds of info out there that tells you why sunshine is good for you. Which it is, up to a point. Vitamin D and all that. And fortunately, you’re less likely to get burned during that last hour than if you go out in the middle of the day. So enjoy…