The Beginning of the End
As I do every year at this time. I rejoice on this day because, well actually it is tomorrow, the 21st, but getting started earlier because I am driving to Bowling Green to watch my middle daughter graduate. Anyway, Saturday is the shortest day of the year. Not actually the shortest day, they are all the same length but the day on which the glorious sun, which rarely shines on this godforsaken plot of Earth, will shine the shortest amount of time. Yes, it is winter solstice. After Saturday, it will take a day or two but then the days begin to get longer, a minute here and there but they add up and before we know it, it will be June 21st, summer solstice and the longest day of the year. My next favorite day is around January 25th when the average day time high begins to march higher, first 37 freakin degrees then 38 and before you know it (not really) it will be in the 70's and 80's. So, on Saturday, tip a pint or two and note the passing of cold hard weather into "Winter" where it will be colder and harder but at least he day light will be longer.
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