Sunday Sermon and Stupid Daylight Saving Time

6 Nov

“Daylight Saving Time isn’t saving anybody anything. We’re all losing a lot of time changing all the darn clocks.”

~Toni Armenta Andrukaitis


A fine Sunday morning. I changed some my clocks in the house before I went to bed. Granted, I went To bed around 2:30 am, but was delighted when it suddenly became 1:30 am. Yay! I detest Daylight Saving Time.

Everyone was pretty chipper before  9 o’clock  Mass. As Mary and I greeted at the door, I just had to run over and take a picture of the new church progress, it’s coming along slowly but surely. I still love the purple. Mary and I did a few renditions of Prince’s “Purple Church, Purple Church.” I’ll be sad when the brick goes up over the purple.

 The Gospel today was the story of Jesus talking about the Scribes and Pharisees who only performed works to be seen and burdened others with tasks. They wanted to be honored at banquets and be greeted with respect, without earning that respect. 

“Whoever exalts himself will be humbled; but whoever humbles himself will be exalted.”

My take on it… those who only do good works when people are looking or do it to get recognition, they will not be rewarded. Helping the poor, the kindness you show other people when no one is there to see, that’s true kindness. You’ll be rewarded in heaven. I tend to think you also get rewarded here on earth, because it just feels good.

Now, for stupid clock changing and stupid daylight saving time. I guess it wasn’t too bad this year. I never change the clock in my bathroom. So today, yay, it actually has the right time on it. For 6 months I just subtract an hour…or was it add…? I get so confused. But, it’s correct now. I had a discussion with a friend yesterday. I said we would get an extra hour sleep and she insisted we would lose an hour’s sleep. I think I was right. I’m still not sure. And I’m still sleep deprived either way.

Anyway, the last few years, it took several attempts and a couple of days of cursing and poking at my car menu buttons, with the manual in hand,  before I  could change the time. You’d be proud of me. Today it took less than 1 minute. I was soooo proud of myself. It only took 4 years to figure it out. I’m a slow learner. (And don’t forget…I don’t like change. This is a biggie.)

Three or four swipes and clicks and I was done. No manual or cussing. Aren’t you proud of me?

Not only was it Daylight Saving Time, but today was FaceTime with my 11 month old granddaughter. Baby Belle Time. Yay! Joe and Lindsay called and let me see Belle while she ate her dinner and threw her food around. She’s so cute.

Yep, a lovely Sunday, no matter what time it is.

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