Cheating on Thanksgiving with Christmas
It snowed today, and I listened to Christmas music. I'm not ashamed. OK, maybe a little. Thing is, I love Christmas music. It brings back so many good memories of stacking those black LPs on the record player. Also, it's calming and joyful. Most of it, anyway. I refuse to listen to a few songs, like 'Rockin Around the Christmas Tree' and 'Jingle Bell Rock'. Those two grate on my nerves like a 2 year-old whinefest.
A friend pointed out to me that I shouldn't forget Thanksgiving. I know. It sort of gets lost between the candy orgy and Santa visits. I read on facebook about one woman who puts up her tree while the kids are trick-or-treating. I'm not quite that bad. I do love my Christmas decorations though and feel like I want more time with them. I stood in the garage today looking at the boxes longingly. I. Love. Them. Why don't I marry them? I would, but my husband might take offense to me becoming a polygamist with garland and ribbons.
So, back to Thanksgiving. I don't even have any Thanksgiving decorations. No pilgrims or..... what else would Thanksgiving decorations be? Pumpkins, sure, but I carved all those into jack-o-lanterns. Leaves? Yeah, but fall sort of ended today with the snow storm. I guess I need to make something to remind us of the almost-forgotten holiday. We'll have dinner, of course, but truthfully, holidays are best if they're spread out. I need to remind my children to give thanks. Not just on that Thursday, but everyday. People who are thankful are happier. It's true. I read a study.
Do you have Thanksgiving decorations? Have any ideas? I'd love to hear.
I am making a promise to not let it get lost this year. I will put up something to celebrate this great holiday. I have so much to be thankful for. Like Christmas ornaments.