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Nov 11, 2012

75 to 35 In Five Days, Thanksgiving Coming?



75 to 35 In One Week
We went from 75 degrees to 35 for the high in 5 days. Weird. I wore a short sleeve, light blouse Monday, wore flannel and a heavy coat Friday. Yesterday and today- polar fleece tops and jeans. Brrrr. The winter is finally here I think. The leaves are coming down hard. Dave raked yesterday, today (above) more of the same :) We had a skiff of snow Friday morning, with a bit forecast for tomorrow. We pretty much missed Winter Storm Brutus. The chickens are getting their winter scratch mix and I started my sprouts yesterday for them! Yummy. I turned on their water heater to prevent freezing, and their condo heat lamp, since it's in the 20s' at night. We added fresh pine shavings yesterday, so they are all cozy. Girls are happy!



Thanksgiving Coming?
I heard Christmas music playing in a store the day after Halloween. Really? Give me a freaking break! I hate this time of year. I actually have trouble finding a little Thanksgiving decoration each year. There's just not much even on the market. I like Thanksgiving better than Christmas, since it promotes being thankful and appreciating the gifts in life. There's not the glut of shopping insanity and commercialism. I'm moving more towards a Yule celebration myself as far as that goes. I don't put out my generic winter decorations in the house til about a week after turkey day, and I don't do Black Friday shopping, I sleep in! Luckily I'm a smart shopper so why get up early and stand in line? What fools....

Here's my post from last year- Materialism in America  and I think it still applies. Sorry the 1 pic is missing...

6 comments:

Tombstone Livestock said...

I found Walmart had Egg Nog the first of October, usually it is Halloween before you can find it in the stores, also Christmas decorations were on the shelves. Couple of TV commercials are already playing Christmas music. Personally I think the weekend after Thanksgiving is the perfect time to decorate for Christmas. And another year has gone by so fast I was just a blur. Have a Happy November.

nancy said...

I saw there's also Christmas movies on tv already, geez...

Thrifty Mom in Boise said...

I'm with you. The early Christmas music (on Lite 108 right now!)drives me nuts. My favorite holiday is Thanksgiving and it seems like the commercialism of Christmas overshadows. Hey, where are the turkey sales?!? I have yet to find a bargain on one.

Candy C. said...

The retail industry has made Christmas waaayyy too commercial for me! :(
We were really cold over the weekend but are supposed to warm up for the rest of this week. We actually got down below freezing a couple of nights with highs only in the low 50s. Brrrr...

nancy said...

It was 19 here this weekend, Sat. morning, break out the polar fleece!

nancy said...

We're lucky hubby gets a free bird every year...

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