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Get ready to turn those clocks back!

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UMBRELLA LIFE

by René Allen

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Get ready to turn those clocks back!

~ Yes, SUNDAY is move the clock back day ~

Daylight Saving Time began on Sunday, March 13, 2016 and ends on Sunday, November 6, 2016.

Now you have plenty of time to get yourself mentally ready to shift, and ease yourself into becoming comfortable with your days becoming darker sooner.  This is when many of us begin to start feeling drab, and some of us fall into the doldrums.

But let’s look on the bright side – It is always nice to have an extra hour of sleep on the weekend, and we’re about to get one as we fall back into Daylight Saving Time.

This year, Daylight Saving Time ends on Sunday, November 6.  The time change officially takes place at 2 a.m., but you don’t have to spring out of bed and move the big hand on your clock back an hour. The change is automatic for most smartphones, computers, tablets and other digital devices.

If you’re still using an analog alarm clock, you’ll probably want to move it back before you go to sleep on Saturday, November 5th or when you wake up the next morning, on Sunday, November 6th.  The end of DST is also a good time to change the batteries and make sure your smoke alarms and carbon monoxide detectors are in working order.  Turn and test is a reminder to turn your clocks back and take a few minutes to push the test button to make sure all alarms are working.

The bad news: falling back an hour means the sun will begin to set before dinner on Long Island. Sunset on Sunday will be at 4:46 p.m.  YIKES!

Get plenty of rest my friends, because remember it’s NOVEMBER and we have NOVELS to write. . .

It is now National Novel Writing Month

  NaNoWriMo is in swing ~ 4th day!

I’ll see you and all the other Novelists online ~ NaNoWriMo.org

Have a wonderful weekend clicking those keys,

Your Friend,

René Allen

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©Copyright – René Allen – November 4th, 2016 – UMBRELLA LIFE – All Rights Reserved

Umbrella Life ~ Autumn is here…

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Well Readers and Umbrella handlers, let it be known that Autumn is here.

Sometimes we let our Umbrellas down all the way, and sometimes we place our Umbrella to the right or left of us.  Well today good people, we are sash~sashaying toward an uplifting season.  We are going to handle our Umbrellas like they are a dear friend.

There are many times in life where you are caught off guard, and the rain pours down, and there is no Umbrella in sight.  Well, not this season.  This season, we are always going to be prepared.  How so, you ask?  We are going to put our miniature umbrellas in our hand bags, briefcases, carry~alls, and throw an extra Umbrella of larger size in our car, truck or SUV.  Then, we are going to march on like our day is full of Sunshine, whether it is or not.

November is coming up, and it is National Novel Writing Month starting on November 1st, 2016 — We don’t have time to worry about the rain.  It is time to WRITE!

I hope that you are ready for your 2016 Novel.  Do check into NaNoWriMo.org and sign up if you have not done so aleady.  Be prepared to write a 50,000 word Novel in 30 days.  You can do it, and you’ll have a lot of other Novel Writers clicking away on those keys with you.

And remember, if it happens to rain and you forget your dear friend, the trusty umbrella — don’t worry, shift your focus to something more important — Write a Novel.  You have so many Novels inside of you, it is now time to pull one out.

In an Emergency of a down-pour, just pull out your Raincoat with hood, and keep it moving!

SEE you back here soon NOVELISTS…

A René Allen creation

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