Saturday, December 22, 2018

Is this a solstice tradition for me?

Yesterday was solstice, and I don't know if this is related or not, but every electronic thing I touched went wacky. I lost stuff on my computer. The Kindle decided not to show me any of my books. The cable wasn't connected and had to be replugged. It was just ODD that all these things happened on the same day. Maybe that is my lot in life--I think I mentioned to you that one day last week I had three rejections from publications on the same day?

I know things 'come in threes' but I guess for me things come in threes ALL IN ONE DAY.

But things seem better now. I didn't get a lot of knitting done yesterday because this:


We finally got the tree up! It looks great and is eight feet tall!

Very cozy. And for the first time ever since I was a kid, stockings are hung by the fireplace. (I haven't lived anywhere with a fireplace as an adult, til now---we have a gas stove in Eugene but it is small and gets way too hot for stockings).

And oh yes, we had a Solstice Sunset last night:

It was kind of awesome.

4 comments:

kathy b said...

So strange about the electronics. I LOVE your new home. THe tree is just lovely. You had a beautiful sunset!!!! We are waiting for the kids to arrive tomorrow. Very sad to hear that Al put her beloved cat Minion down today. He had ureter surgery a year ago and never got better. I suspect it won't be the jolliest of holidays here, but I want to be appreciative that she will be here for those first difficult days.

Caffeine Girl said...

I just love your new house. It is somehow spacious and cozy at the same time. I would love an uncluttered house. Part of our problem is that we were in middle age when Keith moved in, so we have two homes full of stuff. One of these days we will downsize and unload a bunch of it.

KSD said...

Absolutely beautiful.

DelightedHands said...

Beautiful new tree and the sunset was indeed stunning!