Today is the day that marks the shortest day and the longest night in Sweden. We have finally reached the winter solstice. I am happy not because this is the shortest day but because each day AFTER this one slowly becomes longer and brighter. The turning point has finally been reached. Today the sun does not come up until 8:46 am and sets as early as 2:48 pm or 14:48.
This is my last day at work before Christmas. I really look forward to having some days off. The darkness makes you tired and all the all the things you have to do and want to to and complete before Christmas also add on. So I look forward to get some nice good sleep. To snuggle up in the couch and watch good movies. To read a good book or perhaps do a jigsaw puzzle. To just do what ever I want to do. To celebrate Christmas with my family and spend some quality time with my loved ones. I am ready to wind down. I am so ready for some relaxation.