The Return of the Sun!
Today is the winter solstice and the day with the shortest number of daylight hours in the year. Also the longest night of the year.
But tomorrow the day will be longer! Only by minutes, but over the next few months, those minutes add up to more Light!
I realize that the coldest, and possibly snowiest part of the winter is still ahead in January and February, but it sure makes me feel better to know that the darkness is now turning the other way.
So HORAY FOR THE SUN!!!
I want to thank all of you for your supportive comments on my last post about the winter blaaaahs.
Seems like a lot of people suffer from this malady and deal with it in many ways. Thank you all for your suggestions!
I still haven't wanted to go out much, but I'm not feeling so down in the dumps. Most of the Christmas parties are over and I bowed out of all of them. Zip went to his pot luck dinner with his fellow music students and to his Sunoco luncheon by himself. He doesn't mind going out and socializing and I like the time to myself.
We have a small quiet dinner planned with Mom on Saturday and are eating with Brad and Kami on Christmas Day. That's it! All I really want to do.
I've been sewing and knitting. Never did start that Santa rug.
The sweater seems to be taking a looooong time. There are so many times when I wish I were a size 6, and this is one of them! The first sleeve is almost done and then only the other one to do and it's finished. I wanted to have it done by Christmas, but that isn't going to happen.
After that, I have one to knit for Mom who is a size 0 or something. That shouldn't take long.
And I want to plan a nice big rug, something to work on for months. Or maybe work on some quilting.
So many projects, so little time!
Here's Deiter, asking you to remember to keep your furry companions safe during the holiday season!
Poinsettias are poisonous to cats and dogs (the ones in the picture are artificial!). Tinsel can get caught in their intestines, as can pieces of ribbon and string. There are so many exciting new things to play with that animals can get carried away and eat stuff that they shouldn't. But Deiter says he hopes that pet parents will be generous with the appropriate kitty and dog treats. Wishing all the furry ones a safe and happy holiday surrounded by the humans they love.
Hope all of you have a happy and relaxed Christmas, or whatever Holiday you celebrate.
Enjoy food, family, friends, and conversation!
Peace on Earth!