Did you read the title of this blog post, “The Most Wonderful Day of the Year”? There is a lot of who read the title of this post and assumed I was talking about Christmas. NOPE. Christmas is fine. Christmas is okay. I like the religious side of Christmas and the commercial side turns me off so every Christmas I have a bit of an inner battle with it all. I’ve been doing good this year though…
…but back to “The Most Wonderful Day of the Year!”. For me, I think that day is Winter Solstice. Oh, I love today….well maybe not today. Maybe it’s tomorrow that I love.
I love that the days will be getting longer again. I love the… one minute or so more of daylight that we will be getting each day. I LOVE IT! Can you believe in 30 days, we’ll have about 30 more minutes of daylight each day? YES!!
I am certain I could never live anywhere like Alaska that is dark for so many of the daytime hours. I would just be sad.
Years ago, I picked summer as my least favorite season. As a teen I fell asleep sunbathing and ever since then, I can’t take the heat as well. Once I was married and we had kids, I hated the heat. I think back then it was because we didn’t have central air.
Now, I love summer. I love the options that summer brings. I can walk later in the evening. I can eat supper late. I can garden in the evening. I just feel so much more productive and accomplished in the summer. If I have kids here, I love being outside as many hours as we can during the summer.
As soon as it’s dark in the winter, I have trouble getting myself to do things. I take on a little bit of a hibernation mode. It gets dark and I want to be feet up in the recliner doing some cross-stitch or simply crawl into bed. I have to force myself to keep busy to accomplish things.
I used to love winter thinking about hunkering down and making quilts…loving the excuse that it’s cold I didn’t want to go as many places.
Hmm. That has me thinking, maybe Winter Solstice is more exciting this year because we’ve already been “hunkering down” for so long already this year due to Covid. Whatever it is…this girl is a happy girl as tomorrow, I’ll have one more minute or so of daylight. Let the longer days begin!!
Curiously, what’s your favorite season? Hands down, nowadays, I’d say SUMMER!! Have you changed your favorite season?