Tuesday, October 29, 2013

Overdue and ARRGGHHHH

It sure has been a long time since I've posted anything here! I have been crazy busy and have neglected the blog. Sorry!

I saw something this past weekend that has prompted me to write up a post and hopefully that will get me moving again and get in the habit of posting again.

While I was grocery shopping, I saw some Christmas items and was thoroughly disgusted. Come on, it's still October!!! Later that night, while watching the World Series baseball game, there was a commercial for Christmas. Again, I was taken back and not too happy.

It used to be that I got upset when I saw Christmas displays before Thanksgiving, but now they are up before Halloween. That is just way too early for me.

I don't really know why it bothers me. Maybe it's because I have not even begun to think about Christmas and I have lots to do. My family celebrates Thanksgiving and Christmas together the weekend after Thanksgiving. We call it Thanksmas, kind of like Festivus from Seinfeld.

It's nice because we all get together and don't have to worry about traveling during December. We don't usually have to worry about bad weather and trying to get to three or four houses on the same day. I think it works well for us all.

The bad part of this is that means that I have to do some Christmas shopping before Thanksgiving. It's really not too bad though because we pick names and only have to get one person a gift. (I really shop for two people because I have to get my person and Jack's person a gift, but it's a lot better than having to shop for everyone.)

Well, whatever the reason, I was none to happy to see the Christmas decorations our and the commercials starting already. Does it bother anyone else?