This Advent is going by so quickly! And it's not the, "Oh! There is so much work to do," kind of quickly (though there is.) It's the, "It just doesn't feel like Christmas is around the corner" kind of quickly. It will be here and I won't be ready.
I will admit I am usually the one fighting off Christmas and pushing for Advent. It is always an amusing but fruitless endeavor. It is not one you really expect to win. It is just fought on principle.
But lots of weird things happened this year. One of my close friends (and one of the reasons I fight so hard against unseasonable Christmases) moved to Washington state. He starts playing Christmas music three days after Easter. I'm sure his Christmas tree has been up for months and has already had more than his fair share of eggnog. And for some reason, it seems that the Christmas music in stores is toned down a little bit. I don't feel like it's being forced into my brain hypodermically. And people just seem un-stressed. Maybe its this terrible weather.
Every day I wake up, it's another beautiful day. We have saved a TON of money on plowing, heating, salting, and cleaning. I can't stand it.