Tuesday, December 15, 2009

The New Month...

We're already into Advent, but as I looked back on past posts, this one brought back a flood of memories...

Patti Niehoff is a MyBlogLog community member. Her blog is White Pebble. This post originally appeared December 1st, 2007 on Patti's blog and December 6, 2007 here as a guest post. I thought it would nice to repeat it for my newer readers!

When I was a child, today would be the start of the Advent Calendar. You’ve seen them… the decorated Christmas calendars that only go from December 1 to the 24th. Each day, the child gets to open that day’s door. Underneath is a small picture, usually. The 24th’s door is bigger, with usually a picture of the baby Jesus underneath.

It’s the simple date of today that brought this to mind. Meanwhile, I’ve got my menorah ready for Tuesday evening. I need to find some candles that will fit. I know they sell them in proper bunches, but I forget exactly where. What I am looking forward to is the second half of the winter part of the year, when we gain time in light every day. The days in this winter quarter always seem to me to be darker than their counterparts in the other quarter. I could explain this if I knew celestial mechanics better.

I miss math, but the time for mathematics is over for me.
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