Okay, so it is Friday the thirteenth. It's also the first day this winter that we've gained a minute of daylenth at the end of the day. The sun has set here in DC at 4:46pm for the last two weeks or so. Today it won't officially set until 4:47. That's a good thing. Of course we're still hemmorhaging minutes in the morning. The solstice, of course, won't be her for another week and a half and I'm not sure but as I remember we may lost a minute or two after that in the morninjg. At any rate we're close to turning the corner and starting the long slow climb to spring. I'm looking at this sunrise as an encouraging sign from the Universe.