1. It’s my sister-in-law’s birthday today! It’s been 11 years now and she’s still kind and happy and accommodating and delightful to be around, no matter what my family throws at her. Happy birthday, Altair!

2. Tomorrow is St. Lucy’s Day, which I’m just learning about as “one of the few saints celebrated by the overwhelmingly Lutheran Nordic people”. The celebration includes wearing a wreath on your head and lighting candles to fight the darkness of winter, so it should come as no surprise I like it.

3. And finally, I learned that someone who makes scissors is called a “putter,” which is short for “putter-togetherer.” Here is a nice little silent film about a putter:

The Putter from shaun bloodworth on Vimeo.