Snowed in for Solstice

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!

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6 thoughts on “Snowed in for Solstice

  1. Just sat down after baking and fluffing and laughing and playing, all in preparation for the Solstice tomorrow. We do our home celebration on this day as well, and then spend the 24th and 25th with family. I have been trying all evening to see that moon, but the clouds were playing hide and seek with it. I just looked and they are staring to part and I was able to admire its beauty..hopefully the sky will stay clear for some more viewing. Enjoy your solstice celebrations!

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    • Happy solstice to you too! We weren’t able to see the moon. It was just too cloudy. We woke up this morning and the moon was still up and it was bright and perfect, but it was after it was all over. Ah well! I’m glad you got a peek!

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  2. We spent the afternoon talking about the eclipse and what the solstice means with other homeschool friends. The kids all helped to light the Yule log. It was a great way to spend the day. Then we came home to light the Yule candle, (don’t have a fireplace for a yule log.) And then we opened presents. We too will spend the 24 and 25 with family.

    Wishing you and your family a wonderful and joyous Solstice.

    Kathi Sewing, Knitting, Candle Making, Homeschooling Mama

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