The severely reduced number of daylight hours are just starting to make me a bit crazy (my family is reading this saying, “just starting and just a bit”) so it is a very good thing we are turning the corner towards longer days, even if it is not always actual bright sunlight, tomorrow.
The tree is up and decorated, and the few gifts we share are resting beneath it waiting to be opened Solstice evening. We will celebrate with a (very local) chicken dinner, music, and old family tales starting with, “remember when Ian or MacKenzie...” and ending with laughter as the dog attempts to eat the ornaments off the tree.
Later in the evening, if weather permits, a big bon-fire is started outside with a small piece of charcoal from the previous years Yule log.
This is the time we celebrate our family and all the grace accumulated throughout the year. This particular year has been an assemblage of blessings along with a multitude of sorrows. Both of which have provided a battalion of life lessons, new friends, and the joy of new beginnings in this amazing community.
Good Things this Past Week:
In case you haven't seen the facebook posts and the “News” on the website, we are an official project of Seedcorn, Inc. Which at the most fundamental level means we can start accepting donations. Please visit our donations page on the website to financially support our work.
Our first youth has signed on! (no more words needed)
We will have Internet from Slic installed, in a few days.
Our space is looking more and more inviting and homey as we add books to the shelves and lights and paper snowflakes around the windows.
Please continue to spread the word. We will be open in TWO WEEKS!
Seasonal Blessings to all!