December 21, 2016

Happy Solstice

Happy Winter Solstice, friends!

Philadelphia is decidedly non-wintry as of yet, especially in our overheated apartment. The windows are open and a fan is blowing despite outside temps below freezing. Rather than go on a rant about the wastefulness of this situation, I choose to be grateful that we have shelter and warmth. As one who tends towards pessimism, our challenging political climate has inspired me to focus on the positive. A lot of really great things occurred in 2016. Near the top of my list is the wonderful, nurturing long weekend - of crafting, eating well, and rejuvenating body and soul - I had the privilege to share with a welcoming bunch of women in the woods of New Hampshire in February (a description appears at the end of this post and a wrap-up is on SouleMama). The winter wonderland photos below are from that time.

As for marking the solstice, every candle holder is filled, dinner prep is underway for wintry rye pilaf stuffed acorn squash, and the wine is at the ready. And if we luck out, the clouds will clear for a moonlit walk. 
Wishing you peace, love, and happy holidays, 

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