Welcome to Kristenmas! Krirsten’s birthday was December 17. When her youngest was in his early years of school and had just learned about Hanukkah, he declared the 8 days between her birthday and Christmas to be Kristenmas. (She claims his goal was to get his own holiday with fried foods and presents.) In honor of Kristenmas we’re going to post a sign of hope every day, because–well, because we need it.
This morning Mary posted the story about those gorgeous missions that are illuminated in such stunning fashion during the solstice. Well, once the sun goes down, there is the full moon, Mercury, and the Ursid meteor shower. For the darkest night of the year, it is pretty lit.