Anticipation...

Anticipation...

Have you started your Christmas shopping yet? Are you one of those really organized people who are already more than half done? Do you find yourself humming Christmas music along with the commercials on TV? Have you caught yourself thinking about putting a little of this or that out around the house. STOP! DON'T DO IT! It's not even Thanksgiving yet! Let's take our holidays one at a time, please. We had Christmas in the stores the day before Halloween this year and my heart sunk! I used to work in retail and we never set up Thanksgiving before Halloween. Always the day after when the Halloween candy went on sale. Now, they don't even do Thanksgiving on its own. It's a tiny display stuck on the end of Christmas, which is put up the day before Halloween!? Why are we in such a rush? Yes, I do realize the retailers have to make their money. But I like to enjoy each holiday as it comes, on its own. Is there anyone else out there who feels rushed to get to Christmas, or at least give up her hard earned buck earlier and earlier?