I walked into the grocery story today and saw that the Halloween things had been moved out and all the Christmas decorations had replaced them. I looked down at my watch just to check the date, 11/9, and realized that the store had decided that the holiday was coming earlier this year.
I hate how retail society pushes the end of the year in our face before we even get to enjoy the fall. We are barely into November and yet we are already talking about the end of December. I feel like I am just getting going and settling in to 2011. Why are we rushing so fast to move forward in time?
Instead of racing to get my present lists checked off or turning on the carols (which in truth I never do), I found myself reminiscing about things that have ...