Yum Hey What's for Dinner Mom?: It's that time of year


It's that time of year

Oh sweet winter solstice you did not get here fast enough, I think we went a little crazy waiting on you. It has been a interminable length of time since we last walked outside free from coats, boots, mittens and hats. Oh how we miss that sweet summer freedom we so callously take for granted.

But the pendulum has swung as far as it can and we are now on the cusp of gaining precious seconds that once added up will turn our 4 hours of sunlight into 20 hours of sunlight. Slowly the days gain strength through winter to finally break free of the cold. It's a funny irony that on the first day of winter we start gaining daylight to build to winter's eventual demise. And that the exact opposite is true, once summer hits we begin losing light and heading again towards short days and long nights. A cycle in a lifetime of circles.

Solstice is a time to look within myself, find my flame and rekindle my spirit. I am here. I am strong. Cold and dark have not won, my light is burning ever bright. Where is your light? How are your drawing near to what makes you whole? I wish you peace.

Peace and Love--


  1. I was born in Anchorage, Alaska & moved before age 2. Such a beautiful place. I love this post & the wintery picture--it evokes peace.

  2. Beautiful post, sentiment, and photo Laura!! I still can't believe these are all views you see from your house! Breathtaking!

  3. Christina said it perfectly - what a beautiful post! Wishing you peace this time of year as well - and Merry Christmas!

  4. That picture of the cold is just so pretty and peaceful. Our first day of winter brought us 86 degrees temperatures. go figure!

    I'm sorry it's take me so long to get caught up on reading blogs- it's virtually impossible!

    But I want to wish you and your family a very memorable Christmas.

    many blessings to you,

  5. You are strong, you are amazing, filled with light all on your own. Here's to the coming Spring!!


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