Sunday, November 2, 2008

It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas - ack!

Today was (because I'm writing this after midnight...) November 1st. All Saints Day. The day AFTER Halloween. There are 26 days until Thanksgiving. 3 days until the election. The season is autumn.

And today, some crazy person in my neighborhood has an inflatable Grinch in their yard - complete with Santa suit and his dog, Sam.

Insanity. As if Christmas in the stores already isn't bad enough.

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Here's your very late Monday Mission reminder: write a post in the style of an ad posted in the grocery store. (You know the type... someone is selling something or looking for something and there's a bunch of little slips to tear off at the bottom with a phone number) Come back here on Monday and post a link to your Mission, and read the others!
(and although I am in no way condoning the INSANITY that is NaPoBloMo, Monday Missions can help provide some good inspiration to start off your week of daily blogging)

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We are enjoying a visit from my in-laws, and today we took The May Queen bowling. I think dropping a bowling ball on my toes would have gotten the pain over with much more quickly. But at least the bowling alley didn't have any Christmas decorations up.

13 comments:

the dragonfly said...

Seriously? Christmas decorations up the day after Halloween? That's just sad.

Melissa said...

I wish I could say I was surprised, but our HOA came out with and edict saying that you could hang your lights after 11/1 (and not turn them on), but not put anything in your yard until 12/1.

ewe are here said...

They started putting up Christmas decorations in the stores over here in September! I kid you not. Horrible!

At least we have the big Halloween / Thanksgiving holiday buffers back in the states which slows them down a little bit... but not here.

womaninawindow said...

And commercials! As I type this they're already trying to sell us on TV! And I'm ashamed to say, I'm already buying. (I'm a Christmas idiot.)

Kyla said...

BubTar and I were out earlier this week shopping and he looked up and saw one of the giant Christmas signs and said "What? Why is there a Christmas sign? It's Halloween!" Even my 6 year old thinks it is crazy! We had a good time joking that maybe instead of Halloween decoration, maybe we should just but a light up Santa and some candy canes. He thought it was all pretty hilarious.

Rima said...

That is unbelievable. I would sneak around at night and punch a hole in it. Like a Grinch.

creative-type dad said...

We have neighbors like that too.

One of these years, I'm going to put Easter decorations up at Thanksgiving just to outdo them.

Kat said...

I was driving to the grocery store on Halloween and I heard a Christmas song on the radio! What the?????

Aunt Becky said...

I'll be lucky if I take down the Halloween decorations in time for Christmas.

Magpie said...

Hell, there was Christmas candy consorting with the Halloween candy before Halloween. I was vaguely tempted to hand out candy canes...

alejna said...

Chritmas decorations in the yard already is crazy. I could perhaps understand if they were left up from last year due to laziness of the hadn't-gotten-around-to-taking-them-down-yet-so-I-might-as-well-leave-them-up variety. But putting them up now is just nutso.

Amy Y said...

I am so not ready to think about christmas!! It doesn't seem right until Thanksgiving is over!

wheelsonthebus said...

do you have some sort of community association that can police offenses like this?