Happy solstice, ROW80!

ROW80This week has gone well, and I finished 1355 new words total. While this passes my week’s goal, it leaves me still slightly behind overall. To reach my overall ROW80 goal, I need to write 1018 more words by the end of Thursday. That’s doable, though I admit to much distraction from Mr. J’s eggnog and the holiday Steam sale (that’s an online games retailer, for those of you not so addicted).

I really don’t want to fall short, so I’m going to push to meet my goal. That would be very inspiring for me, as I tend to slip on these things more than I like.

Today is the Winter Solstice, which is my favorite holiday of the year, both metaphorically and in reality. From here on out the days grow longer. The garden catalogs will be arriving soon and I will be excited about getting my spring greens in. Yay!

Metaphorically, this is the longest night of the year, a time of seeming triumph for the cold and dark. And yet, on the longest night, the inevitable spin of the wheel asserts itself again. Warmth and light and life return to the world in that great blessing of Springtime. Thrills my heart every time.

Here’s the blog hop link for today’s check-in. Just a few days and one last post to go. ROW80 has been a wonderful exercise for me, and I hope it has been for all of you as well.

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Happy solstice, ROW80! — 2 Comments

  1. It sounds like you’re going to end Round 4 (and 2014) strong. Good for you!
    My husband also loves the fact that the days are getting longer. Mind you, it has been very mild to date in our neck of the woods.
    All the best for the remainder of the year.
    TTFN