There are two ways of spreading light; to be the candle or the mirror that reflects it.
Today is Winter Solstice! It is really the beginning of winter in this hemisphere. I know, I know, we had that dreadful snow/ice/freezing rain/sleet event that stayed on the ground for over a week! That was only a tease from our mother the earth to remind us of who is in control.
I always begin each day after this with the idea that each day is longer than the day before. By February I am really sick of gray, gloomy icky days. I long for warmth and sunlight. By March I can hardly contain myself. Wouldn't one think that after all these years of habitual behavior I would adjust my behavior or change it somehow?
The cat and dog are not happy with the weather either. I have to make them go outside when it is raining/freezing raining or any other form of frozen precipitation. We will get through this and I kick them outside to do their business. Patty did a record poop and pee this morning shivering the whole time.
I am beginning to go into the winter slump already. I think it is a little bit early for me to do so, but sometimes I just sit and frown. I have SAD, and this year it is early. I ache and I am cold all the time. I don't want to get up and do.
Yesterday I did cook my annual mincemeat cake. It is a recipe from my former sister-in-law, and I really like it. I don't like fruit cakes, but this is really good. It isn't too sweet, which is a plus.
I had an annual physical in November, and I am still healthy. My cholesterol is high, but that is expected with my family history. My Vitamin D was depleted, and I expected that also. But everything else is perfect. Just aging is enough to cope with.
Not much else is new and exciting. I am knitting one sleeve on the red sweater. The medieval sweater is languishing by the chair. I started my niece's baby blanket. I have been searching sock patterns again, and I don't need to do that. I have enough to do. I finally found some fabric I like that will finish the quilt I have reserved for H and R.
So settling in for a long winter's nap sounds good about now. We have four more months of yucky to cope with.