Blogmas Day 21: Solstice

Blogmas Day 21: Solstice

Oh my, what dreary, dreary day! Quite fitting for the shortest day of the year, no sunshine to miss.

Where did my day go? When time passes this peacefully, it is something to celebrate.

Sound. I spend my days in relative silence. No TV in the background here, no music playing. The familiar sounds of clocks ticking, the heating system starting up intermittently over the course of the day, the occasional vehicle passing along the street outside.

Light. On this dreary day the Christmas tree lights are glowing gently, catching the eye easily in this tiny, cozy space. The tinsel dances to the tune of the heating system, as the warm air pours into the room in a steady stream. My old lamp shines brightly beside my easy chair.

Aroma. Every time I go near the windows, the sweet aroma of pine envelopes me. Soon the smell of dinner will fill the house.

Touch. I love the feel of flannelette sheets. The switch from percale to flannel took place last month. One of my favourite things about cold weather is the bedding, it feels so lovely on the skin, and so cozy to snuggle under when the day wears down and weariness seeks comfort.

And it is Friday! Attila has been counting the days until his Christmas break, and soon he will return from work, to begin his holiday.



Date: 2:00 PM EST Friday 21 December 2018
Condition: Light Rain
Pressure: 98.9 kPa
Tendency: Falling
Temperature: 11.3°C
Dew point: 11.3°C
Humidity: 100%
Wind: S 26 km/h
Visibility: 5 km


“We have only this moment, sparkling like a star in our hand… and melting like a snowflake.”
Marie Beyon Ray


  1. Teri

    Oh! Thanks for the reminder. I love snuggling into flannel sheets, but since I seldom get cold at night anymore I forget to put them on.

    DH just got home for his Christmas/New Year break. It’ll be good to have him home for 11 or so days.

    Yes, it is the Solstice. A few years ago, to stop myself from getting maudlin over the shortest day of the year, I noticed and held on to the fact that our nights are already growing longer. Over here, we’ve already gained 3 minutes of daylight from our earliest sunset of 4:45. And tomorrow our sun will set at 4:49! Wow, by the time DH goes back to work on January 2nd sunset will be at 4:57. 🙂

  2. Teri, I love flannel sheets! They are way to hot in the summer, so it is something to enjoy about the winter.

    Glad your DH is home for the holidays, enjoy!

    You have it down to the minute! Well, I have to admit that I try to ignore it if I can, head in the sand kind of thing. When we lived at the country house, the longest month of the years was March, it was torture. Now that we live in the “south” here at Mist Cottage, it is February that is most trying for me, but it doesn’t have the sharp teeth that March in the north had, so I have yet to get cabin fever since moving here.

    Happy holidays to you and DH Teri!

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