My midwinter feast of choice is Christmas, and I started decorating yesterday — I have almost completely dropped the ball and haven’t bought a present or written a card, though I did go grocery shopping, so it’s not a complete wash.
I did however pull out the Christmas decorations and decorate a house plant for a tree (it’s my new Norfolk pine):
There was a bit of a snow storm yesterday:
Yes, that is snow almost halfway up my window — it’s quite charming today, but I am a little concerned that it will stay there all winter. We are on the second floor, so surely it will blow off or fall off on someone’s head in a big clump. If having a bird leave, um — droppings — shall we say, on your shoulder is lucky, them a big pile of snow on your head must be too.
And please remember, when you bite into that gingerbread cookie, that symbolic human sacrifice is an important part of the tradition.
Have a wonderful celebration of light coming back into the world.