When it looks like this why not start getting ready for Christmas. Some say it's tradition, some say it's rushing time, some say that it isn't giving the love to Thanksgiving.
Well my answers to those are....................
1. Time rushes by on it's own. We have no control over that. It's going to happen .
2. Who set this tradition. Our parents and then their parents before them. Canada has their Thanksgiving way before ours, leaving this time for Christmas. Who are we honoring, our fore fathers? Time has changed a lot since the first Thanksgiving.
3. Can't we be thankful for our forefathers and God at the same time.
I can't remember if I ever decorated before Thanksgiving. I usually wait til around the first of December. Then I find myself stressing about the decorating, getting cards ready to mail, Christmas shopping/baking, and all of that.
I remember once having Thanksgiving at my son's. It was all Christmasy and it was so nice. So, don't hate me but I have taken down the Fall and started to put up Christmas. Hubby asked for it to be simple and not all out. I had the same thought. So I have decided that it will be a winter forest like theme. Only those things will come out. I will bring some of my Santas out closer to Christmas.
So I am showing you a little of Thanksgiving.
I am having an Origami Owl Open House this week-end . My friend is going to bring her Jamberry items as well. That may have or may not have been a decorating influence.
I will be gone Christmas as well. I am going to Colorado to be with my Colorado kids. Hubby will come for a couple of days.
Also, having the house on the market who knows what will happen. I still have no word about the last two showings. Believe me these people have to be serious to consider moving right now.
Okay, have I convinced you that it is okay. The Thanksgiving police won't come after you. If they do call me.......1-800-Bah-Humbug
I don't like it when the stores decorate for Christmas til after Halloween.
I will not shop on Thanksgiving or Black Friday. I usually don't hit the stores at all after Thanksgiving. But get this......our church, The Church in the Mall, has sign ups for helping our neighborhood.......the neighborhood is the mall workers. They start Thanksgiving late evening and go til morning with drinks and treats for the workers. So, I will donate food but not going to be one that goes around with the food.
Toodles, off to take back the sleep study equipment. It's supposed to snow again today.