Springing – Or Stumbling – Forward

Spring forward – really? My internal clock says it’s only 5 am. I don’t care what the other clock says.

By Patti Parish-Kaminski, Publisher

I do not spring forward well. I’m a pro at falling back, but this springing thing does not work for me. It’s kind of like if you ever see me running. Please know that someone or something is chasing me, and it’s a life-or-death situation.

So not only am I sluggish from springing this week, it’s also St. Patrick’s Day, Lisa Ann’s birthday – which is the same as St. Patrick’s Day – and Spring Break. Her being born on a world-wide holiday that celebrates beer, pubs and little green men says a lot, right?

Granted Spring Break still may not mean much yet right now as we are still in the midst of the pandemic battle, but now that restrictions have loosened up, at least we can get out and about more even if it’s locally. I’m going to give it a try – once I get my internal clock adjusted. I’ll let you know how that works out.

As I was writing this – trying to stay awake from the springing and such – I popped over to Facebook and saw that State Representative Jacey Jetton presented a bill on the house floor to do away with all of this springing business – just pick a time and stick with it all year is the basic gist of the bill. It’s perplexing to me that for the past 103 years, no legislator has thought to do this. Now I get the initial concept – farmers needing daylight and all. But now, tractors not only have lights, they have air-conditioned cabs with radios, DVD players and power steering. I think our farmers are smart enough – and well-equipped enough – to adapt.

So, if I’m late to something this week or call you after 5 pm because it’s really 4 pm, just be sweet about it. I’ll get accustomed to this springing thing, but it’s going to take a minute.

See y’all next week – on the porch!