Tuesday, December 21, 2010

Happy Solstice!

Tonight was such a lovely evening. I sat the kids down and explained that today is Yule, or the Winter Solstice. Today is the shortest day of the year. We lit the Yule Log and I explained to them that we were lighting it in honor of the sun, which will now start lengthening the day. The light scares away the dark of winter.

They were really excited about lighting the Yule Log and I must say, it looks lovely on our mantle with our stockings and collection of Nutcrackers.

My husband (a staunch atheist,) took the opportunity to explain to the kids why today was the shortest day of the year, so the kids got an impromptu science lesson.

I finally took a huge step and registered for classes at my local community college. It's been a dream of mine to study paralegal studies. I'll be taking a 3/4 schedule. I'm a little scared to be quite honest. For so long, I've put every thing else ahead of my own dreams and this is the first real thing I'm doing for myself (aside from taking care of my hair and indulging in fancy bath products.) I'm feeling really motivated and excited and really hope I can keep up at least a 3/4 schedule.

Finally, I'll share some photos of a lace braid I did last week. I was quite pleased with how it turned out.


  1. Your braid turned out fabulous!! its so pretty! whaen do you start school! how exciting for you!!!
    Did you guys get to see the eclipse at all? i am so glad you are enjoying the yulelog and the kids are learning all kinds of new things! How fun!!
    Happy Holidays , Merry Christmas and Love to you all

  2. I'm doing paralegal studies! I'm in a certificate program at CCBC (community college of baltimore county). It's really interesting stuff. I love my classes. I've been doing it for a year and I have one more to go.

  3. Aamba, we totally need to have coffee!

  4. Congrats on registering for school! I totally understand it being both really exciting and kind of terrifying to get back to school after a while. I hope everything goes smoothly for you.

    I remember seeing the yule log in another post of yours and it is gorgeous.