Weather wise, Christmas 2017 is shaping up much like Christmas 2016. That is, snow on the ground and bloody cold outside temperatures. With those conditions, a White Christmas is almost certain. As I type out this post, the sun is low on the southern horizon in the northern, midwinter sky. Clear skies allow the slight, warming rays of the winter sun to penetrate my south facing office window and alight on my keyboard. The sun's faint warmth in 10 degree F conditions is magnified by the glass in the window providing a perfect situation for enjoying a bit of tranquility before the delightful chaos that accompanies Christmas festivities arrives.
Perhaps it is time for a long winter's nap?
Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays!