Here in the US, we celebrate today as being the shortest day of the year. The Winter Solstice will occur at 11:48pm here on the East Coast and I always love to observe this day as now we can start moving back into more hours of sunlight. Even though we aren't observing the coldest temps of the season, (far from it, actually!) it marks the end of the "dark season", and always brings with it the hope of light and warmth.
Today the sun rose at 7:22am and set at 4:26pm. It's always so funny to think that at this time during summer (it's 6:40pm as I type this) we still have a few hours of sunshine left in the day!
I hope you are all having a lovely time, enjoying the last few days before Christmas. I have done really well on my "get stuff done" list and am excited to say that I am caught up on gift wrapping and I weeded through all of the girls toys and have so many boxes to donate. It feels SO GOOD to have de-cluttered their rooms!!
I also caught "The Sound of Music" on TV last night and enjoyed it so much! It's one of my all time favorite movies.
If I'm not able to sneak in one more post before Christmas, I want to wish you all a very merry and wonderul holiday.