What IS this thing called Christmas? What is the reason for the season? Is it because Jesus, the taco guy, has a birthday?
Oh, sorry. Wrong Jesus. Basically, the birthday celebration was chosen to coincide with other "pagan" celebrations this time of the year. Personally, I think we should celebrate Christmas in March but, surprisingly, I have no phone messages from anyone in authority asking my opinion. As a matter of fact, few people ever ask my opinion. ;-)
ReformingGeek sighs loudly.
It's best to get on with it.
Have you noticed how mainstream Black Friday shopping has become? I have heard of some folks that get almost all of their shopping done on Black Friday, Saturday and Sunday. I've heard folks discussing their strategies. One would think that if this much effort is put into their daily jobs or their daily lives, amazing things could be accomplished.
I find the idea of staying up all night in a line outside the toy store so my child can get that special toy ridiculous. That's just me and I don't have kiddos but there was no way in Hades my parents would have ever done that.
You would never guess the economy is in bad shape based on the number of people I have encountered shopping this week.
Organizing who gets what and how much to spend can be frustrating. Hubby and I buy gifts for his cousin's kids and we were told what NOT to buy before we even got suggestions as to what the kids would like to have. Hum....part of me understands that as the parents have to deal with everything that comes into their home but on the other hand, it seems to miss the spirit of the season.
Finally, I have some hard evidence that there are aliens spying on us. One of their ships obviously landed on this previously inflated decoration:
Notice the strategic placement of this inflated Santa on an airplane. The lighting guided the ships to an open area for landing. They even left us some crop circles.
I think they took my wreath up for experimentation. They did not return it to its expected round shape:
Crazy aliens! I thought we had a deal. I have offered them Cat numerous times.
Wait. Maybe I can get them to help me decorate this weekend.
Photos: ReformingGeek snapped the photos of inflated and deflated Airplane Santas around the neighborhood. Yes, that is ReformingGeek's front door with the wreath from Hubby's company hanging on it.