One of my sister's chickens...note the beautiful feathers around her neck...
Of course, I know where my hour went.....it's in a time bank that I can't access until November. So, for 8 months (give or take) that hour is just hanging out. Probably taking a nap, ha ha. I really hate losing that hour, but love the extra hour of daylight after I get home from work. I can garden, or walk the dog (because I hate walking in the dark). When my classes start in just over a week, I will leave that class and still have lots of daylight left ~ not to mention feeling safer walking back to my truck.
I am not a morning person. So losing that hour makes for a tough one to two week adjustment of a fairly regimented schedule. I know how much sleep I need to feel good....but even though I will go to bed at my usual time, I will not be able to fall asleep easily. And when that alarm goes off, I will hit the snooze button often enough to create the rush to get to work on time. You know, the one where you get to work and discover you forgot your lunch....or like the time I got to work and discovered I completely forgot to put on my makeup. Horrifying, lol.
Here in the Land of Enchantment (New Mexico) there was a bill proposed that would eliminate the time change completely, so we would be on DST all the time. But that bill was shot down, so for now, we will have to continue to lose and then regain an hour. Does it really save energy? I believe that studies have showed that the answer is "no". I'm not sure why we, as a country, continue to engage in DST....but my guess is that it has to do with money.