I have the cutest scooter in town. I got it before it was trendy to have a scooter. It will be 11 years old in March. Bruce has a big old dirt bike. We love to ride around the “gerbil wheel” route (the same trek around town, over and over again), just cuz it's a fun switch from walking or being in the car.
Night before last, it was a balmy 50 degrees, so we decided to bundle up and go for what may be the last ride of the season. Even at 50 degrees you really have to layer clothes after dark at that temp because that wind is cold! Anyway, we were getting a goodly dose of fresh air and doing just a smidge of window peeking (I am not a voyeur, just love to look at houses to see how they are decorated, I wouldn't even notice if there was a person in there or not….I'm looking at their art or wall color, important stuff like that), and holy smokes………
Ya, a bunch of 'em. What the…….on November 10th? We counted 12 trees in houses, 13 yards decorated with lights, etc., and turned on! I can see hanging your lights when it is warmer so you don't freeze your fingers off like you can bank on a few weeks from now, but turning them on? Hey, I'm no Scrooge, but isn't that kind of excessively early? I remember when I was a kid, there was one family in our town who put their tree up the day after Thanksgiving, and we used to laugh and laugh, thinking that was just nutty. Everybody we knew put their trees up about December 15th. But when I was old enough to get my own place, I was so excited about Christmas and having my own place that I started decorating about December 1st. Now I'm guilty of day after Thanksgiving decorating, but it's because I have so much stuff, and it's so much work putting it all out that I want to enjoy the fruits of my labor for awhile.
But, come on…….This is turkey discrimination! We need to let them strut their stuff for at least a few weeks!
I'm sure the Pilgrims would not approve 🙂