I can't believe I am admitting this as I am a firm believer that you should celebrate one holiday at a time but my Christmas decorations are out. I used to berate my mother for playing Christmas music before Thanksgiving and couldn't believe it when I learned my friend Brandi would start listening to Christmas music around Halloween.
I feel like I've cheated on Thanksgiving.
This past weekend was the first weekend in a long time where we didn't have to do anything and it was the best and only time to get the decorations out. We also hoped it would help us enjoy the holidays more and find our Christmas spirit. I usually get so overwhlemed with everything that I have to do to prepare for the holidays that I usually turn into Scrooge. I'm hoping this year is different.
I'm not ready for Christmas music yet but there's something about white lights and garland that makes everything feel a little bit more cozy than usual. And the tree isn't up yet, so we haven't full embraced Christmas yet.
I'm hoping Thanksgiving will forgive me.