Monday, December 20, 2021
Ready For Winter
We had to celebrate early, but now that we've had our Solstice gathering, we are ready for Winter! Sometimes I am just slightly astonished at what we can accomplish. It always begins, in my head, simply enough... oh, we'll just hang out and light some fires, people can drop by, maybe some hot chocolate. La-di-da-di-da And even though we have no snow, things seem to avalanche! "Some food" turned into cooking a dinner, and "some fires" was four fire rings, plus chairs and tables, and a projector and screen, and me trying to figure out how to keep a lot of hot water on hand for the hot chocolate! I think, with a future wedding in mind, I am on the brink of ordering a hot water thingy... you know, the kind in a church basement, for serving coffee? If you have any experience, maybe you can help me choose between one made just for water, but which only heats 20 cups, or the one made for coffee, but I assume could just heat water; it makes 45 cups. I am leaning towards the 45 cup option. Wow... I can take a tagent!
Sorry. Where was I?
Oh, yes... starting simply, and then riding an avalanche! But the real point, what I actually want to share is this: It's always been worthwhile to move forward on a simple enough idea when it means seeing friends, sharing time together, and making memories. Time and time again, I have loved celebrating Winter Solstice. It always warms me up, and brings my holidays a shiny gold star.
2020~ Winter Solstice... a hard one, but winter came and we made it bright.
2019~ A Dream Is A Wish Your Heart Makes
2018~ Pretty Things
2016~ With Warmth, Welcome Winter
2015~ Happiness and Cheer
2014~ Solstice, So Far and The Party That Just Couldn't Not Happen
2013~ Friends & Winter Warmth
2012~ Happy Mayan Winter Solstice
2011~ The Great Cookie Solstice