Today is the winter solstice, which means it’s not only the first day of winter, it’s also the shortest day of the year.
I have been looking forward to this day since November when the days started getting shorter and darker, and I had to put my refelctive vest on in the morning to walk with Molly in the dark where only weeks before it had been light. That’s just depressing to me. I have been looking forward to today becasue this is the end of the shortening days. After today, each day gets longer and we gain more and more sunshine with each passing day. Yay. I really need some sunshine, not only for my mood, but also for my translucent skin. Man, am I pale. I put sunless tanner on last night after I realized that I was so white, you could see every vein in my arms through my sad, pale skin.
In other news, the nasty funk that has attempted to settle into my body is still closing in, but it’s not slowing the present production schedule. Most gifts are now done, I made great progress on the rocking chair (pictures will come later), and the baking will commence tonight. I think I’m back on schedule. Luke even offered to assemble the gift that came in twenty-seven thousand pieces so that one’s off my plate, too. Yay.