The Holidays! Already?

I did something yesterday I haven’t done for awhile–I went shopping!  In a real store, not online!  I had time and I was in the area so I decided to go into one of the department stores and look for a couple of things I’ve been needing (but not so badly that I’d make a special trip to get them!).    I won’t reveal the name of the store, to protect the guilty, although I have a sinking feeling it wouldn’t matter anyway–they’re probably all guilty!

Anyway, I walked into the store heading straight for the area I needed to visit, and it hit me right between the eyes–Christmas decorations!!   For crying out loud, it’s October 15!!  We haven’t even had Halloween!  In San Antonio, we’re still wearing short sleeves, shorts, and flip flops, and I’m seeing Christmas decorations????   I was not prepared for that!!

Since when did the holiday season consume the entire 4th quarter of the year??  I know times are tough for retailers and people are spending less and being more thoughtful about how they spend, but really!  Mid-October and the jingle bells are already jingling???

Yikes!  It’s going to be a long season!  What’s next?  Holiday music on the radio?  Please!  Not just yet!  Can we at least enjoy turkey and dressing before that starts?

Merry Merry, everyone!