We're in a month where the length of day is short and changes very little through month. I looked it up, the day gets 7 minutes shorter before the soltice, then 9 minutes longer from the Soltice through January 5th. In other words, it doesn't change noticably the wh0le 30 days! By contrast the day got shorter by over 50 minutes the last 30 days and gets longer by over 50 minutes the next 30 days. The sun was up about 8 hours and 45 minutes today and that is pretty much the way it is all month.
The fun thing was we had a beautiful snow fall today. The kids had a ball playing in the snow and the trees and houses were like a christmas card with snow and icicles.
How are you handling the short days?