The Morning After

This morning, I awoke to the radio DJ wishing me “Happy Holidays!” followed by Bing Crosby dreaming of a “White Christmas”. The first thought that occurred to me was “How long have I been asleep?!”

I mean, come on, people! Can’t we even have a little break before starting the whole Christmas thing? I’m still recovering from Halloween, forcryinoutloud! I started my Christmas shopping a long time ago, but I refuse to listen to Christmas music before Thanksgiving. Don’t get me wrong; I love Christmas music, but I have no intention of combining Thanksgiving with Christmas. I will celebrate Thanksgiving fully and on its own merits, thankyouverymuch! Just give me a few days to take down the Halloween decorations and cause some of the Trick-or-Treat booty to vanish first.

Speaking of which, the kids looked great in their costumes, and we had a wonderful evening despite the cold, windy conditions. After we’d had enough, we came home and handed out candy to all the other spooks and goblins. I hope your Halloween was as much fun as ours.


Here’s the welcoming crew. I should have taken the photo earlier. Frankie was already starting to cave in on himself. All that warm weather leading up to the big day was just too much for him.

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