Anna started off her 21st day of Blogmas with a bit of writers block, so I thought I'd start it off to get the ball rolling.
I looked outside through sheets of rain today at around 4:15pm and was startled at how dark it was, I mean really dark. Then it dawned on me - Winter Solstice. This seasonal phenomenon really impacts me personally and I am acutely aware of this day year round. I think about all the time. In mid-july when everyone else is enjoying the weather, I am already bumming about the 1.6 minute countdown of less light each day. Thankfully today begins my count-up of 1.6 minutes of more light every day, to run longer, bike longer and to talk outside on the deck longer with Anna & the boys. So I was surprised when Winter Solstice snuck up on me this year, but really not surprised, as everything seems to have been sneaking up on me this year. I still chuckle about this year feeling like it only had Marches...
and now Winter March
...yes that about sums up my 2020
But just like this day marks a turn into more actual daylight, maybe, hopefully it is also marking a turn into just plain old brighter days for all of us in 2021.
Oh and we got snow today! Fingers crossed for some cross-country skiing this week!