Retail merchants do seem overly anxious to rush us
through the seasons, don't they?
Today, while shopping for Thanksgiving groceries, I felt overwhelmed more by Christmas items left, right and center.
Once Thanksgiving is over will I be out there gathering more stuff for Christmas on that crazy Friday? No way! I refuse to go anywhere near a retail building be it a gigantic mall or a tiny boutique. I will stay here, opening the big green storage boxes waiting patiently inside the attic door, taking my much loved Christmas decorations out of their tissue wrappings. If time permits, and the day is warmish, I will put up my small faux tree in the gazebo. Yes, I will be wishing for a gentle start to the beautiful season of Christmas. Still a bit early compared to those childhood days when we didn't do much until Christmas Eve, but, like most people these days, I will make a start.
What are your plans for Black Friday?
Will you shop 'til you drop....or stay home
and start your decorating?