Tuesday, December 21, 2010

Winter Solstice

Today is the winter solstice. That is the shortest day of the year. Even though this is technically the first day of winter I look at it as the point at which the days begin to get longer. I think Sarah's Celtic heritage is beginning to surface because she decided to have a winter solstice party. Sounds a bit pagan to me but they seem to be having fun. When I last counted there were about fourteen kids in the other room playing guitar hero and they are very loud. They actually look much like I would imagine the Celts looked as they were dancing around a bon fire about eight hundred years ago.

On a more solemn note tonight was the viewing for Norb. They had to wait until now because Norb's son Chad is stationed in Germany with the Marines and he couldn't get home until this weekend. After the viewing they had a Rosary which was a new experience for me. Tomorrow is the funeral. I'm still having a hard time getting used to the idea of him being gone. There's been a couple of times at work when the thought came to me, "I need to go talk to Norb about this". I'll never be able to do that again. How sad.

One glass of water shut down midnight hunger pangs for almost 100% of the dieters studied in a University of Washington study.

1 comment:

Lisa said...

A fun party. I know it's been hard for you with Norb gone. It is so sad. I'm sorry. I know he was like your surrogate Dad besides your mentor.