Saturday, December 24, 2011

December - Day 24


The sun will rise at 1113 and set at 1319. The length of the day will be 2 hours and 6 minutes. One minute longer!

I had an early morning. I have been puttering around the kitchen for a while and now I sit here, watch at my computer's white page and drink the first cup of coffee. In a bit, I will get out with the dogs and maybe see the sun rise. After the walk, I will prepare as much as I can for tonight's dinner and at the same time will listen to the radio, as Christmas peace is declared in Turku. Peace Declaration has been declared in the Old Market Square in Turku already in 1320, and ever since with just a few exceptions. The declaration is about maintenance of social order during Christmas time, one is not to disturb the peace with any kind of mal behavior.

Later in the afternoon, I will drive to town and will walk with my Mom to cemetery. The sight there is beautiful, as this is a small town, we will most likely see many friends there and wishes for joyous and happy Christmas are shared. Usually we all visit the cemetery but now that the girls are arriving later tonight, we have had to arrange the schedule a bit differently. I pick up the girls from the airport and from then on the dinner and the presents.

I hope this post finds you well and I want to thank you all who came here day after day to read and comment. While the shadows crept closer and closer and my part of the world lost light, I never did, because I had a place to come to and read friendly messages from around the world. This has been a joy.

Peace, Joy and Light to all of you!


And wool, lots of wool with you, as always,
Lene

58 comments:

  1. Rauhallista joulua sinullekkin! Sivuillasi on aina kiva käydä.

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  2. lilymarlene12:11

    Love reading this each day. Best wishes to you and yours as the days grow longer again!

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  3. Its is a great pleasure to read every day. I wish you and your family wonderful christmas

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  4. Christmas joy to one and all thank you for your beautiful postings. Teresa

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  5. Happy Christmas and thank you for the excellent posts, I have really enjoyed them all.

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  6. Dear Lene,

    I have been following your blog for sometime and just wanted to express my gratitude to you. I love reading your blog and learning about where you live and seeing your creative processes unfold.

    Wishing you and your family a Very Merry Christmas and many blessings for the New Year ahead.

    Naomi

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  7. Gretchen12:49

    Thank you for a lovely winter series, I have enjoyed reading these each day. Merry Christmas and happy New Year to you and your family.

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  8. dear Lene, it has been a true joy to follow your writings through december. may you and all your dear ones have a joyous and happy christmas with God´s peace in your hearts and souls.
    best wishes from Iceland
    Frida

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  9. Lene, I wish you and your family a peaceful and joyous Christmas. And I thank you for this blog and for sharing your world with us.

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  10. Lene, I wish you all the best for Christmas and for the New Year, a lot of beauti yarns and projects:))

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  11. Thank you so much for your posts this Christmas season, they have been wonderful.
    I have made several of the little tomte and they have turned out wonderfully.
    Have a wonderful holiday with your family.

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  12. Merry Christmas!!!

    I've loved counting down to the solstice with your blog! It's made this dark time of year more enjoyable for me, and helped me keep things in perspective!

    Looking forward to whatever you write about in the new year!!

    Sue

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  13. Merry Christmas!

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  14. I so enjoy reading your blog. Best wishes to you and your family.

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  15. Madeline15:54

    Peace, joy, and light to you, too! Thank you for all you share with us and give to us. I always enjoy my "visits" with you.

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  16. I look forward to reading your writing every day, and am very grateful that I happened to find you. By sharing your life with us, you bring the world a bit closer together. Hooray for the extra minute! Wishing you and your family much Christmas joy, along with happiness, health, peace and light in 2012!

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  17. Merry Christmas to you and your family! Thank you for the gift of your posts during this month of December, and all through the year as well. I am always so happy to see when you have a new post up. Your knitting and writing are both things of beauty.

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  18. Dear Lene, Merry Christmas to you and your family. Your daily blogs about the light and weather have been something I look forward to each day. Thank you! Norskiknits

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  19. Karen M17:18

    Thank you for sharing your life with us. I hope that you have a warm and peaceful Christmas and a happy and healthy new year.

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  20. I have loved reading your blog and learning about where you live. The winter posts have been especially beautiful. Have a great Christmas with your family.

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  21. I love the official declaration of peace. Some traditions should always be carried out.
    Hooray for the new one minute!
    Thank you for your blog, Lene. May you enjoy writing and sharing your life with us through the new year.

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  22. annie18:19

    Merry Christmas, and thank you for this gift of your time and writing. You have shared so well not just the description of each day, but the feeling of it. Peace, light and lots of wool to you!

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  23. Beautiful picture of the frost and snow.
    A very blessed and Merry Christmas to you! Have a wonderful time enjoying your family and the fruits of your labor!

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  24. Merry Christmas to you! I have really enjoyed your blog and I am so glad the light is returning, for all of us. Happy 2012~

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  25. Merry Christmas Lene!

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  26. May your Christmas be warm and blessed!

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  27. Blessings to you and yours Lene!

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  28. Merry Christmas and Happy New Year Lene!

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  29. Anonymous21:30

    Thank you, Lene. I very much enjoy reading your blog. May you and your family have a Merry Christmas.

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  30. Anonymous21:56

    Merry Christmas and thank you for your blog!

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  31. Merry Christmas and many thanks for all your blogposts about life and knitting

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  32. Carmen22:03

    Merry Christmas from Canada, Lene. I have read you throughout December and have so enjoyed your posts.

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  33. Anonymous23:09

    Have a wonderful holiday and please keep sharing with us through your blogs. I feel I have a friend in Finland.

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  34. Anonymous23:18

    Dear Lene, thank you for the gift of your blog this December. The few minutes of thoughtful quietness every morning, reading your thoughts, have made my December quieter and brighter than usual. I hope your girls have arrived safely and that you are all together in peace.

    Barbara M. in NH

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  35. May our Lords Peace be with you and your family now and the upcoming year! I have looked foreward to your daily writings and hope you might continue?!Thank you for your gift of sharing:o)

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  36. I've loved reading your Advent posts. Merry Christmas to you and your family!

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  37. Merry, Merry, Merry Christmas! I love this window into your world - thank you for sharing with all of us. It's been such a gift to come and read your thoughts everyday leading up to Christmas.

    Than you so much!
    Kelley

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  38. Cathryn03:40

    I hope you and yours have a lovely holiday as well :) I enjoy reading your blog posts every day!

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  39. Merry Christmas Lene! I have much enjoyed my daily visits with you. You have spoiled and inspired me much this month! All the best, xx

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  40. I have so enjoyed your Christmas posts. what a nice gift you have given us with your writing. May you have a wonderful Christmas with your family and lots of rest and wool through the holiday season. Merry Christmas!

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  41. Karen04:50

    I have enjoyed every day checking in with you. Please continue to post often. You are such an inspiration. Merry Christmas to you and your family! God bless you.

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  42. I come here often and marvel at your world from a hot dry Christmas here in Australia and wish you and your famly the best for this festive season and happiness in the New Year

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  43. Merry Christmas and happy knitting.

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  44. Anonymous16:56

    Merry Christmas and the happiest of new years, full of wool and knitting!

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  45. Nancy17:56

    Merry Christmas, Lene! I love reading your blog. Thank you for sharing your part of the world with us. Wishing you many blessings and a Happy New Year.

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  46. Anonymous01:35

    Merry Christmas, Lene. These daily December posts have been a special gift. Thank you. I wish you all good things in the New Year and look forward to marveling at your creativity throughout 2012.

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  47. Sondra in Seattle03:49

    Thank you Lene for your beatiful messages each day this month. I've looked forward to each shorter day and reading about your preparations for the holiday. I hope you, your family and the pets have had as beautiful a Christmas as we've had here in Seattle.

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  48. Merry Christmas! Thank you for sharing your corner of the world and your holiday traditions.

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  49. Jeannie08:49

    Thank you for the beautiful blog, I so look forward to the Days of Christmas posts and all the photos. Wishing you and yours all the best this season!

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  50. Toneli12:27

    Hyvää joulua ja kiitos blogikirjoituksistasi! Kun Helsingissä on ollut synkkää ja sateista, on joulumieltä ollut vähän vaikea saada syntymään, mutta sinun kuvasi ja tekstisi ovat auttaneet kovasti. Täällä on nyt "ulkonaliikkumiskielto" myrskyn takia, joten taidan käpertyä sohvan nurkkaan neuleen kanssa... Hyvää uutta vuotta myös! t. Anja Helsingistä

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  51. Linda M23:32

    thank you for sharing the short days with us and allowing us to join you in welcoming back the light. Reading your blog is one more reminder of how small our planet is and how connected we all can be. Best holiday wishes to you and your family.

    Linda M. (Lulabellebird)

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  52. Maureen02:03

    Wishing you and your family all the blessings of this Christmas season, and a new year ahead filled with peace, love, good health, and wool! Your postings each day have truly been a most wonderful and generous gift! I've so enjoyed reading about your life and traditions...you gave me great peace and joy during a very busy season...thank you so very much!

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  53. I hope you had a wonderful Christmas!

    I love your daily posts and am fascinated by your short winter days ;-) Thanks for the look into your world and wishing you a happy and healthy New Year.

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  54. Thank you for sharing your day-to-day life this month, Lene. All the best to you and yours!

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  55. sassyspins21:38

    I really enjoy reading your blog. AsCalifornian/Minnesotan of Finnish extraction, it allows me just a little peek into my heritage. Bad Finn that I am, though my parents were both Finn (my dad born in Finland), I never learned the language or thought much about anything Finnish.

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  56. Thank you for sharing your wonderful gifts of words, thoughts and pictures with all of us.

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  57. Anonymous11:15

    thnakyou I have only jus thad time to read your blog due to an extreamly busy december at home and work children and grandchildren ahve all arrived fort he holiday and you blog was lovely gift

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  58. Lene, I am back from my holiday travels and have been resting this week--today I finally caught up with your last few blog posts and enjoyed them as much as ever. Merry Christmas to you and I hope you are enjoying the light creeping back! Thank you again for your advent calendar of posts from the Arctic Circle!

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