Here it is a mere two weeks since the clocks were switched from day light saving time and we are already going stir crazy in the evenings. For it to be totally dark by 5:30 is just too early and to think that it is going to keep getting dark earlier and earlier is just depressing. By December 21st it will be getting dark at 4:30 and then we can start going the other way.
To combat this cabin fever, Dad started a bonfire tonight and roasted brats. We pulled the picnic table over by the house, turned on the outside lights and enjoyed a picnic. It was 30 degrees out but we are northerners so it wasn't even close to being too cold to eat outside. It was nearly 7:00 p.m. before we came in!