Thursday is the first day of winter, the shortest day of the year, winter solstice. We will celebrate by lighting candles in the evening to represent light and warmth on this winter day. We will make some warm comfort food for dinner and do an offering to our wintering animals. Unfortunately we do not live in a forest, so we will offer our neighbors cat, Potter, a warm blanket to sleep on and offer the birds and squirrels some seeds and nuts to stock up their food supply. We have also made a warm scarf to bring to an elderly neighbor. What a wonderful day this will be as we celebrate winter.
While our candles were drying Emma found another use for the coffee beans and some yummy smelling gingerbread playdough she received from a friend at school. I never thought coffee beans could be so exciting. Children are just amazing, love the simple joy they have.
Happy Winter Solstice!