The trick-or-treaters have come and gone, and the Halloween decorations have been taken down and stored in a box in the garage until next year. The only thing still haunting me is all the leftover candy.
When the calendar page flips over to November I know I have to get serious about the holidays. Not just some vague ideas in the back of my head, but actual plans. So invitations to Thanksgiving dinner have been sent. As soon as I know how many guests can come I will make up my menu and order a turkey.
And Christmas is not far off. I couldn’t forget that if I tried. Have you been to the stores this week? Right next to the bags of half-price Halloween candy (that I really don’t need) you will find Christmas ornaments, lights, trees, videos, decorations and more candy. Now I love Christmas as much as anybody, but Thanksgiving seems to get shortchanged. We go directly from the Great Pumpkin to A Christmas Story with barely a pause to give thanks. Maybe we should spread the holidays out a little. We could be like the Canadians and have our Thanksgiving in October.
But Christmas is coming, and I’m ready. My Etsy shop is well stocked with plenty of knits that would make great presents. I’ve ordered boxes, wrapping paper and mailing envelopes. So bring on the holidays!
Now if you’ll excuse me, I’m going to watch Miracle on 34th Street, and see if there are any snickers bars left.