...with a lot packed into them! Yesterday and today we have been doing a lot of Solstice crafts, baking, walking, and attempting to have the house a little more orderly for Christmas. I'm spectactularly failing on the last goal, so let's dwell on the other things... :) Ice, for example!
And feedng some very chilly birdies.
Walking to the park to find branches for painting white.
Cocoa when we get home.
A sleeping pixie while I produce new mittens for those chilly baby fingers.
More baby cuteness, I know I know, just indulge me here if you please. ;)
A ride on mama's back so that baking can be done more easily. Banana, cinnamon and currant loaf, and gingerbread suns and trees (admittedly rather well done).
Sensory labyrinths and barley spirals for little fingers to walk in meditative fashion.
Yule log to light the longest night.
I have been reading aloud prayers from the Celtic Wheel of the Year today. These lines stuck with me from the moment we rose.
***Blessed be you, Sun Maker, Orb Turner, you know (and created) the wisdom of the rhythms. Teach me the health of fallow times as I walk out this shortest day. From the rising to the setting of the Midwinter Sun, scatter the long darkness with the light of your love, Oh Shining One. Cover us with your mercy, as we lay down the year we cannot change, and the new sun rises on our hopes for the year ahead.***