Oh yes, Halloween is over, stores are displaying numerous Christmas trees and I've given Kyle and Caitlyn their marching orders for their annual Christmas List. Last year, Kyle's list came in 2 days before Christmas and I had to tell him: Too Late. Christmas shopping was over. His gifts were wrapped and waiting for a ride to his tree.
Whatever happened to Thanksgiving?
I don't even put up a tree any more. My sole concession to Christmas is setting out the ceramic Mr. and Mrs. Claus my Mom made years ago. I don't hear sleigh bells and while I may catch myself humming a Christmas Carol or two, I certainly don't play Christmas music. Oh, Bah Humbug.
There are, however, gifts to be given and budgets to be made and Christmas treats to be pondered. We could all use a little help in the budget area. I plan to try to win as many of my Christmas gifts as possible. A good start might be Lori Anderson's nice little book giveaway. I know some of my crafty friends might enjoy one of these books. Why don't you enter too?