Tuesday, October 24, 2006

I am doing something dreadful. At least according to my co-workers. I'm listening to Christmas music.
The last few weeks have been filled with unpacking, pricing and putting up Christmas stuff at the store. People have been coming and complaining that it is too soon for Christmas. I say they are totally right, but that doesn't mean that it is our fault. It is a shame that the real meaning of Christmas has been totally lost to commercialization. Now every store has to see who is going to get thier Christmas stuff out first. Much to the irritation of customers and employees.
I will admit that I capitalized yesterday on the fact that we have been putting stuff out. I love to collect snowmen. I started last year when I opened a Chistmas club account and got a snowman snow glob. That followed by ice cube snowmen, a tealight snowman holder and some other snow men and snowflakes. This year I have two snowmen who have cute sparkly blue hats and scarves and another one who changes colors. I love them. I get all excited about them and my family just rolls thier eyes. I also have my eyes set on some beautiful snowflakes that would go very well along with my snow theme. Now I just have to wait for my own Christmas tree.
I know I am rushing the whole snow thing, but that's okay. It's snowing on the hills right now around my house.
But back to my story. I am listening to Chirstmas music. The other day I was pricing some little music boxes that play Christmas music and I was enjoying listening to it, but no one else seemed to be. We also got these singing Creatures that sing Silver Bells, Walking in a Winterwonderland. I'm dreaming of a White Christmas and stuff like that. They are so funny. One's a dog, anothers penguin, and another is a snowman along with Santas, Elves and other Christmas creatures. Yesterday I would walk by and push them to start them.:) I am so evil.
So today I decided that I was going to listen to some New England Christmas music. But who says Chirstmas can only be in December. If Christmas where still understood to be the birthday of Christ everyone in this world would understand that Christmas music should play all year long. The Christmas season is by no means long enough to play Christmas music. That's why my mom usually starts playing it around the end of September beginning of October. It's been rather strange this year to have no Christmas music in the house until today. Mom usually listens to the radio so she doesn't put on music CD's.
Ah and on a note other than Christmas music, Heather Lynn is coming today. She is brave soul riding train out here. We have a week with her this time. Last time she was only here for a few days. Of course we probably won't see her or Clifford much. Especially on Thursday when they are going to go out on the town all day. It will be fun to see her. I calculated the other day that there is only 7 and a half more months until the wedding. Not to scare anyone or anything.

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