Today marks the first official day of the winter season and the shortest day of the year. After midnight, the days get longer, yippee!
You know, the winter used to be the time to rest, relax and renew. This is the time to knit that sweater or afghan you were supposed to make. Read all those books you’d been putting off. Watch all those movies you didn’t watch before. Now is the time. Instead of killing yourself to be outdoors, now is the time to just “be”. That’s hard to do, even for me. I have a bunch of older TV shows that were made in the 50’s and 60’s on my computer, ready to watch.
Series like One Step Beyond, The Twilight Zone, Boris Karloff Thriller, Bewitched, and some episodes of Seinfeld that I have on DVD. The TV now and then is like night and day.
We’ve been finding lots of meat and odds and ends. Meat scraps we give to the dogs. Frozen meat or meat JUST within date, we keep and give to others. Now is the time for good chili with cornbread, taco salad with sour cream and chips, meatloaf mashed potatoes and gravy or a good pot roast.
So tonight, I sit in my house coat and slippers, sipping on Egg Nog (that I found diving the other day) and enjoying life. There is plenty of time in the Spring, Summer and Fall to be bouncing around.
For those of you who worship Christmas like I do, have a Merry Christmas.
For my other readers of different religions, Jai Ma, Happy Hanukkah, Happy Kwanza or Feliz Navidad.