We were going to go to a winter solstice party tomorrow. We were really excited — there was going to be snowshoeing, a solstice supper, fire dancing, and we were going to meet some homeschool friends the girls are e-pals with for the first time, plus see other friends we enjoy at a place we really like (a fabulous green organization hosted by a Catholic convent, run locally by a homeschooling mom!).
Alas, Minnesota is up to her usual tricks. We’re snowed in. We can’t even get out of our driveway, much less get to Mankato.
Those who have known us for a while know that we usually have our family holiday celebration on the winter solstice since we do Christmas Eve and Christmas with Grandma and Grandpa. We were planning on putting it off (The day we celebrated was going to be a surprise– the kids were going to have to find out which day was presents and feasting when they woke that day) but since our plans for tomorrow are canceled then solstice is back on…
Which means I have a lot of wrapping and planning to do tonight. 🙂
And instead I’m drinking a glass of wine and yapping with you!
Eh… It’ll get done! I am not one to stress at the holidays. That sort of defies the purpose of them, don’t you think?
We’ll probably be up late watching the eclipse and chatting with NASA astronauts (who can resist one named Mitzi???!!!) anyway!
(BTW, for those who are confused — I was — tonight is the eclipse but it’s after midnight for most of us so it’s technically on the solstice. The solstice is tomorrow, of course!)
In any case, I’m off to do some prepping.
Happy Solstice, folks!