Wowser! Over lunch I decided to run a couple of errands so I wouldn’t have to do them after work. (I hate doing errands on a Friday after work – I just want to get home!) And, of course, the heat and humidity is in the “you’ve got to be kidding me” range. As I walked through the doors at Joann’s, the first big display is all about fall. Pumpkins, dried vine wreaths, autumn wall hangings, the works. Nothing specific to Halloween that I saw, but I was making a beeline to the fabric section. I’m guessing that if I’d wandered past the initial display I would have seen stuff for little ghosts and ghouls. It was so incongruous to me that they are selling items for the fall when it’s mid-July and 94° outside. If I weren’t already overheated from Mother Nature, it would make my temperature go up!
I’m not sure why this drives me so crazy, but when retail jumps the gun on holidays and seasons, I just dig in a little more. I just want to celebrate the season I’m in, thank you very much- no need to start stocking up on pumpkin-themed items just yet. And of course I’ve ranted here before about the Hallmark Channel running Christmas movies for weeks at a time during the summer months. I adore holiday movies (well maybe not all the Hallmark ones) but they definitely have their place in my world. And that place begins the day after Thanksgiving and not before.
So I guess I’ll just have to stubbornly keep ignoring the fall displays and the holiday movies until I’m ready. Sorry retail America.
What gets your temperature heated up? What do you do to cool off?