Maybe you are beginning to feel that it’s really a mad, mad, mad, holiday dash, with all the last minute preparations and gift buying. I hope this is not the case, but whether
you are prepared and ready to go, or still scrambling a bit, I hope that this post will bring you some ahhhh time. Breathe in, grab a cup of tea or java, and perhaps the warmth of the photos will help mellow your day – even a tiny bit is a good thing. Enjoy!
DID YOU KNOW?
Today, is officially the first day of winter. Actually yesterday was, but I am writing it on December 21st, the actual day. Anyways……although this day marks winters beginning, it also marks the return to our days getting longer, and that is something most of us happily look forward to. Here, the weather cooperated by offering a sunny and balmy day. I’ll take it, although deep down, I always wish to wake up to snow on Christmas.
And, did you know that there are actually two winter solstices in every year? Yup, the earth tilts on it’s axis as it orbits the sun, so on December 21 the Northern hemisphere gets winter and the southern hemisphere (think Australia) has to wait until June 21. So they experience the Christmas Holidays in summer! If you are so inclined, here is a link to a short but informative (and humorous) article about 8 things to know about the winter solstice. Link here – Interesting facts about the solstice.
And I leave you with a bit of humor about Christmas in today’s world……
Of late, I am feeling an odd mix of tender, reflective and mischievous this holiday. It’s an odd mix, but as I always say, “it is what it is”. Thanks for stopping by. laters, charisse