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.