Today I played some Christmas music while I did the dishes. Yes, I’m THAT person.
I love Christmas, and as far as I’m concerned, the season to be jolly can last for the entire months of November and December. I need something to offset all of that winter seasonal depression, and holiday cheer fits the bill nicely.
Christmas first waved hello to me in Starbucks. I was there over the weekend to do a little writing, and what did I see? Red cups! Peppermint Mochas!
“Yippee!” I said, while waiting in line.
The woman in front of me turns around. Did I say “Yippee?” out loud?
“The Christmas things are here!” I mumbled in a small but gleeful tone.
“Huh,” she said.
Whatever. I drank my peppermint mocha in one of the cafe’s plushy orange chairs, and mentally planned every single moment of the next 8-10 weeks. Christmas by nature involves list-making and if there’s one thing I love it’s a good list. Lists of what presents to buy, when, and where, and to whom. Lists of what to cook and bake. Lists of what to pack on the long weekends visiting family.
And seeing as Husband and I have finally done what we always say we’re going to do, and spread our Christmas shopping out over the course of the year, it’s a bit like I’ve been celebrating Christmas ALL YEAR LONG.