Am I the only one counting down the days ‘til the time change? It is November 3rd when we “fall back”, but it is not soon enough for me. On November 3rd the sun will rise at 7:08 a.m. plus we get an extra hour of sleep … a big-time bonus! But, on the downside, we’ll begin losing about a minute a day as we go full steam ahead toward Winter (ugh). More people I know despise the early evening darkness once the time changes – on November 3rd the sun disappears at 5:23 p.m., so yup, that’s a little depressing to be sure. This morning felt a mite tropical and misty and the muddy puddles had me just muddling along without that usual spring in my step. I was straining at the bit to get going since it took forever to get light out, and I didn’t want to be late getting back to start my work day, so I only eked out a measly two miles. I’d leave earlier but I don’t like to walk in the dark; that’s probably why I’m not a sleepwalker – I do hate things that go bump in the night. I’ve got some shorter, alternate routes for the dreary Fall mornings to maximize the walking experience. There are two fairly large parks within two blocks from my house – one complete loop around each is a mile. They don’t come close to Council Point Park in ambiance, but the blocks are longer and not as many cars to watch out for. Unfortunately, this morning between watching for cars backing out of driveways and scanning from side-to-side for uneven payment and/or wayward critters, my head was swiveling instead of looking directly before me and I walked through a huge spider web, the after-effect which felt like a big, gooey fishnet had been dropped over my body. I had the heebie-jeebies for the duration of my walk. Perhaps it is just the Halloween season which amplified the eek factor, but I felt like a mummy trying to claw out of its bandages before I could get home and look at my head and shoulders, then shed and shake out my sweats. It looked like no one travelled along for the ride with me thank goodness!