Friday, October 24, 2008
I usually am a serious stickler for doing the holidays in order. And so I usually get majorly bent out of shape when stores start marketing Easter as soon as the Christmas goods have been cleared up, or putting out school supplies even before the Fourth Of July has passed, or playing Christmas music before I've even put up my Halloween decorations, let alone celebrated Thanksgiving.
But today I went shopping at Costco for butter, eggs, and chicken nuggets. 20 minutes later I had butter, eggs, chicken nuggets, and $50 worth of Christmas wrapping paper, Christmas gift tags, Christmas tissue paper, wrapping paper cutters, and tape dispensers. And as I wandered through the seasonal aisles full of twinkling lights and shiney ornaments, I found myself humming Deck the Halls without meaning to. I couldn't help it. Those nodding yard deer and musical Santas just got me in the mood.
I have betrayed everything I believe in. I hate myself.