Losing Light

     I wish I could say losing weight since Elsa hasn’t been baking home made bread for us every day, but that isn’t the case.  We sure do miss the smell of bread baking in the oven and her smiling face in the kitchen.  She was like a bread machine and we rarely bought hot dog buns, hamburger buns, dinner rolls or a regular loaf of bread all summer long for the crew.  Now my mouth is starting to water just thinking about it.

     Losing light is the topic of the day.  Even though it was just Daylight Saving Time it is once again quite dark when I’m dropping the kids off at the bus stop in the morning and almost dark when I’m picking them up at the end of the day.  We’re losing over 2 minutes of daylight each day and the loss will slow but continue for another month until the Winter Solstice.  Those days around the 21st of December are quite short with just over 8 hours of daylight for us to savor.  Bring on the Vitamin D or head south because even if the sun is shining it isn’t doing it’s job in December on the Gunflint Trail. 

     Thanks to the recent snowfall and the light of the moon reflecting off of the ground the nights are a little brighter but by daytime we’ll be losing light a little longer.