Some random thoughts about this time of year…
Is Thanksgiving the Black Sheep of holidays? It seems like we’re going from Halloween straight to Christmas, if you go by the decorations in the stores and the commercials. We don’t really have plans for Thanksgiving Day this year so far. We’ll do our shindig at The Accountant’s grandmother’s this Sunday. Since we don’t have plans I’m trying to decide if I should work the day after turkey day or not. If I go in, it will be nice and quiet, not many people will be there and I can get a lot done and save a vacation day for later. But, I know me, and I know that any opportunity to take a day off is one that I can’t hardly resist. We’ll see how that works out, I’m sure I’ll wait until the last possible minute to decide.
Christmas shopping? Nada. Compared to a lot of people we don’t have that many to buy for so it’s usually a relatively painless process for us. And one that is usually completed the week before Christmas.
Christmas tree? Nada as well. We haven’t put one up in a few years now and won’t this year either. There’s a post about that somewhere on this here blog but I don’t feel like hunting it down right now. Bottom line is that it’s too much trouble to go through for just the two of us, the cat would climb it and the dog would eat it and I don’t like taking decorations down after the holidays, so not putting one up in the first place saves me a lot of grief. You can call me a grinch now if you’d like. I won’t mind.
I do love the holidays but don’t really get all into it like some folks.
Birthdays Smirthdays. My birthday is coming up, in December, before Christmas. The big 3-2. Or is it 3-3? No, 3-2 definitely. Then it will be my mom’s, and then my grandpa’s. And my parent’s anniversary falls in there somewhere too. Lots of stuff going on in the last month of the year.
Think it’ll snow any this winter? I hope so.