So Friday was the winter solstice....I thought it was always the 21st or 22nd June? According to Trivial Pursuit, anyway. Perhaps it depends on whether it's a leap year or not. Or something.
Whatever, it means that the days start getting longer from now on - so, can I have a big HURRAH!!?
I hate winter.
Since this is a definite cause for celebration, I thought we should do something to mark the occasion. Never mind that we're a couple of days late. I was thinking maybe some special foods for dinner, something like that. Alright, so I was hoping that chocolate would be a compulsory part of the deal, so what?
Anyway, I Googled winter solstice and found that the ancient Romans used to hold the ritual of Saturnalia at this time. I read a bit further and discovered that it involved cookies (mmm!) and robes (yay! dress-ups!) and..... oh. Sacrifice.
Maybe we'll just have Tandoori chicken for dinner instead.