If it weren't for Thanksgiving and Christmas, this part of the year would be absolutely unbearable for me. I have a hard enough time getting up in the morning when the sun is shining and the temperature is warm, so the freezing black mornings that lead up to the winter solstice are, to put it mildly, difficult.
I got back from walking the girls to the bus stop about 20 minutes ago, and the sun still isn't up. Although the early light is finally starting to creep into the sky. I'm trying to decide which things I can skip this morning so I can just go back to bed for an hour, but it's Tuesday and I have to go to work at 9:30.
So instead, I will go make myself some warm breakfast and eat it in front of the Christmas tree. That will be enough to lift my spirits and give me the will to get ready for the day.
But tomorrow I'm going back to bed. I much prefer hibernating.