It turns out that Eric isn't working on Thursday, so there we have it.
And really, we have enough projects and Happy Things to keep us busy for two full days, so let's do that. :)
I'm sure for those of you that celebrate Winter Solstice, you have your celebrations, activities, and crafts all planned and ready, but I thought I would share some of our favorites with you.
Since Wednesday is before the return of the sun, and theoretically the shortest day of the year, I think it would be nice to feed our wild animal friends then.
Wednesday and Thursday are supposed to be cloudy (we actually have a tiny chance of snow!!), so maybe today we can make our Sunprints.
Today we shall pop the popcorn, so that it is stale and ready for stringing tomorrow,
and we'll choose our Yule log, and bring it in to dry, and decorate.
The Ice Lanterns must needs be made today,
(I started mine this morning),
Wednesday and Thursday we can make Gingerbread men and Sugar Cookie Stars.
We'll make a large batch of Magickal Pine Cones (scented with Frankincense and Myrrh),
and some time over the next two days we'll make our Reindeer Food.
We'll open Solstice presents (Solstice presents usually look like -as needed- snowboots, thermals, snowpants, new coats, new mittens, and a little splendid something or two that they've had their eye on),
and we will bundle up and head outside to burn our Yule Log, burn notes of things we'd like to get rid of, and make wishes for the New Year.
We'll make fudge, candied nuts, and we'll make peppermint bark.
We'll snip rosehips and toss them with white and red glitter to decorate packages and stars.
We shall honor, sparkle, sweeten, love, and sing praises of this beautiful, joyful, and wondrous world of ours.
Happy Solstice, everyone.
Blessings and Joy to All.