Yesterday as I drove down my street to run an errand I did a doubletake. A big house has all (at least I think it’s all) their Christmas lights up. It’s too early for Christmas lights. The people in the subdivision who decorate for Halloween have barely put those decorations away.
To give the early decorators a break, the weather had been mild last week and maybe they wanted to get their lights up without freezing their fingers off. Even if that’s the case, they didn’t have to turn them on. It’s a very visible reminder that I need to think about gifts and cards. I get uptight just at the thought of all the holiday work to come.