Good morning and welcome to the shortest day of the year (in the Northern Hemisphere) which means it's also the longest night of the year. It's always a gray time of the year here in Northeast Ohio -- we crave sunshine as there's still a big hunk of winter weather ahead!?! So today, I have few quick ideas to share that are helping me stay hopeful as we finish out this epic year.
First I want to call your attention to a thoughtful knitter from England who hit the nail on the head for me yesterday with her Instagram post when she shared she is missing the "markers" in her life that give her a sense of time and place!! Bingo!! She says it better -- her Instagram handle is @adventuresinwool
Next, do you have your phone set to notify you every time something happens? A couple weeks ago when our power was out for 18 hours, my phone battery was very low so in an attempt to extend it's life, I turned off all my notifications. One reason I haven't turned them back on is that I can't remember how I did it in the first place but I think not having the pinging of Facebook and e-mail and Instagram and weather has been very nice. (Could I be feeling a bit calmer?!?)