On this day, the first day of winter, we celebrate that Winter Solstice 2009 Is Shortest Day of the Year. In the United States and the rest of the northern hemisphere, the first day of the winter season is the day of the year when the Sun is farthest south (on December 21st or 22nd). This day is known as the Winter Solstice.
As I sit here looking out my window on Long Island, NY besides watching the kids play, all I can see on the first day of winter is snow. I am thankful my childen were finished with school as of this past Friday and are on Christmas break until January 4th. There were no worries of trying to figure out how to get to school this morning though I know many schools were closed due to the East Coast Storm State of Emergency. It all actually works out well for us. Been forced to stay in and get things done. I am having Chrismas Eve this year at my home which I used to do every year except for the last 3 years because of being sick two years and one year having an emergency tonsilectomy the day before Christmas...that surely was not plesant experience at all. I am so in the spirit of Christmas this year. Shopping is all done and now the cleaning and baking has begun.
Later on today, I want to do some cleaning and a little more decorating...found another box of things I had I forgot to put out. I also have to order our ham for Christmas Eve dinner from Honey Baked Ham. I almost wasn't going to this year but my daughter Brittany said, "what Mom, no ham on Christmas Eve." so needless to say I am ordering the ham.
Have a wonderful and peaceful first day of Winter!!