Happy Solstice

Solstice Dinner, 2014Being raised in a Protestant branch of church, Solstice was not something I paid a lot of attention to, growing up. I was exposed to it, mainly through the writings of Stephanie Pearl-McPhee, the Yarn Harlot.

I have enjoyed reading about her traditions the past few years and  hearing her stories of her holiday joys (and tribulations, told hilariously,) are helping me solidify in my head what I want out of the holidays.

Christmas is about family, sometimes whether we want it to be or not.

Solstice, that I’m going to take for me and mine. It’s just the cat and I here this year, but in a little bit, I’m going to unplug from the internet, clean up from making the delicious dinner over there on the right, and spend the rest of the evening doing something tangible, working on the blanket I’m knitting.

As I go forward, this will be a night for friends, and the family I’ve chosen. My relatives will command my presence on Christmas, as that day is important to them. This day will be important to me.

I’m not sure how much I’ll be posting this week, so I wish you a Happy Holidays, however you do (or don’t) celebrate them.

As always, thanks for reading.



  1. Denise Dechene
    Dec 21, 2014

    Merry Christmas and Happy New Year. If you’re traveling be safe.

    • Liam
      Dec 22, 2014

      Thank you, Denise! You as well.