This morning I witnessed something else for the first time. The moonset. I saw a HUGE yellowish moon set down below the horizon painting the sky with beautiful colours - like a sunset but much softer. The colours were light: blue, purple, pink and they stood out against the white horizon. I tried to take pictures but once again, not the same.
Today is the shortest day of this year. I'm glad that it's nice and sunny. The sun rises and sets "on the same side" (as opposed to crossing the sky like it does in the South). It follows the horizon. Very different and striking.
Hali, the other RCMP wife organized a gingerbread house decorating activity for the kids. There I met 2 teachers and their kids (both of which hope to return to NS someday!). It was a lot of fun and is helping me wrap my mind around the fact that Christmas is only 4 days away. OOOOHHHHHH! BTW our turkey came in the "mail" today!!! So we will have a traditional Christmas dinner after all. That also means that we will be heading back to the store to stock up on FRESH food.
I'm off to helping my boys with a Christmas craft that my mom sent. Thanks grand-maman. We are going to have so much fun this afternoon.