Today is the winter solstice, the shortest day of the year. For those of us hanging out north of the equator anyway.
I am going to be honest here and tell you that I get the tilting of the earth and the whole thermal inertia thing that defines our seasons on earth but there is really only one calculation that I am deeply interested in.
It's the one where we begin to add another minute of daylight to each day beginning on the 27th of December. So if I have done this correctly that means that on February 25th it should still be light while I am driving home from work.
In the meantime I am doing lots of things to keep my mind off the cloudy, gray conditions outside. Things that involve baking and fabric and yarn. Oh and the Christmas tree is all decked out and ready for the family dinner on Monday night.
I am calling this holiday pillow "candy cane". I think it goes very nicely with the other pillow that sort of looks like a piece of arabian nights mix.
They don't make Arabian nights mix candy anymore by the way. Chris called the company and they told him no one was buying it. He is writing up a proposal to bring it back. If you want to sign the petition let me know and I will send it your way. I am not sure how many signatures they want to see before they fire up the assembly lines and go back into production. I think it's ok to sign for all your children, any toys that they have that have names, and your pets.