Tuesday, December 21, 2010
a wintry solstice
it started out with a sense of quiet, and Still.
you know- an eventual sunrise... falling snow.... quiet, and Peace.
things change, once the children are awake.
eventually it's all about Rampage and high heels, sparkly crowns, and cheerleading pompoms.
i wonder if i'll hear clop, clop, clop across the wood floor all day?
but that, too, would do.
there's been fun with the polydrons.
an' we read about reindeer.
and The Yule Fairies by D.J. Conway. (thanks so much to my friend Julie for putting this up.)
and, of course, Sunshine Makes the Seasons.
which led to looking to see if The North Pole is in our new book (a Solstice present), Children's Amazing Places Encyclopedia. (it was.)
maddie invented things,
trev played his new game.
another hour or two of polydrons.
(we love them.)
there coulda been a lot of things today... that weren't.
no ice lanterns because it's not quite cold enough out there.
no sun for winter's prints.
a trip up the street with bird cookies for hanging had been on my mind... except that i was cold and i wanted keep my feet tucked inside this soft blanket.
could've gone into the kitchen to make the cookies and candies... 'cept that it's so dark on this darkest day, and all i could think about was curling up with another book.
no full moon viewing, probably.
certainly no ecliptical views.
i feel almost regretful that we didn't have a different sort of day today,
but really i just feel happy that we are always free to have any kind of day we'd like.
so warm feet today,
and maybe wearing new mittens tomorrow, hmm?
life is good, of course.
brightest blessings to You and Yours.