Monday, December 20, 2010

Merry Winter

Oh I'm tired of this cold and of it being cold.
Poor Miss T was out of school Thurs/Fri sick and most of the weekend.
I kept her on a schedule of tylenol, sudafed, etc and now she's off to school.
Yes, school.
Today and 1/2 of Tuesday are make up days from when we had those hard rains back in September.  Poor kids, everyone else is out enjoying their CHRISTMAS vacation.

Yes, I said CHRISTMAS.
I guess it stared with the Winter Solstice way back in the day.  The preparing for the winter season by making sure there was a fresh supply of meats to hold throughout the cold.

Christmas, Christ's Mass, the birth of Jesus Christ is celebrated Dec 25th,  mid-winter, which was according to the Roman Winter Solstice of the Julian Calendar.  Doing good deeds and giving gifts like St. Nicholas (Greek, Christian, saint) soon caught on.  The "12 Days of Christmas" begin on December 25, but really, please, geese make an awful mess.  I'll settle for a Partridge in a Pear Tree.

It is also the shortest day of the year and now the sun will begin its trek back "out" again for longer periods of time, warming the earth.  I am ready for some warming!

As I pack for a trip to Florida, I am concerned about my wardrobe.  I find it offensive to be packing "winter" stuff for "sunny" Florida.  It really hurts my feelings.  The idea of Global Warming somehow fell off the face of the earth for sure!!  Checked on the 10 day forecast....ugh......I'll check it again later this week, hopefully a pleasant change will occur.


BlueRidge Boomer said...

Kids up here have had Saturday school and are attending classes today and tomorrow to make up SNOW DAYS!!! There something to be said for homeschooling.....


Bucko (a.k.a., Ken) said...

Hope you had a good trip to Florida. Happy Holidays.