Is it my imagination, or did it get dark really early tonight? Winter solstice is almost upon us. The shortest day of the year comes soon. Heidi and I went out for a couple of things after school. This picture was taken at 4 pm. We stopped at our town green to take pictures of the illuminations. The place looks so pretty with all the lights. When we lived in England, there was a seaside town to the north of us called Blackpool. They always had lights up there in the summer. They were called the Blackpool Illuminations. It was a big draw. People would come from all around to see these lights. Now I cant look at any light display without hearing my dads voice booming out in a broad Lancashire dialect "OOOHHH Blackpool luminations". Thats not a typo, dad always dropped the first syllable of illuminations. So here is Heidi with that look on her face that says "Ok Mom take the picture already, my feet are freezing." Thats the bandstand in behind her. I cant believe how long the snow is lasting. Usually, if we get any snow at all, it disappears by the next day. Im not complaining, I love the white stuff.
On to a warmer topic. This is our little lovenest. Last night I got the candles lit and went to get my bath. I was starting my days off and thought we could get in a night of 'Ahem' reading in bed? Binzen here thought he would get to bed first. When I got out of the bath, Keith was already asleep! So much for reading! Well at least he had warmed the sheets up for me!