The Fall is certainly flying by in a flash. It is hard to believe that Thanksgiving is here. I am not sure if I am ready for the holiday season yet. The kids around here are still mourning the loss of the second Halloween in a row due to a hurricane. It’s hard to think about gift giving when you are looking into generators. “Never again,” seems to be the motto around here regarding the long dark cold days and night without electricity and in some cases running water.
In the next few days excited and anxious parents will await the arrival of their babies coming home for a short break for the holiday. For tweens and teens the next few days may seem to drag on as they wait for the short week to come to a close. While the actual time off may be short Thanksgiving, the official start of the holiday season, signifies that Christmas break is simply a hop, skip, and a jump away. Of course they have to make it through all those tests and projects usually due right before the break.
The stores are already gearing up. Holiday decorations and music abound. Get out your sneaker, set your alarms, this Black Friday promises to be a good one. Retailers are reveling because an early Thanksgiving means one extra week of shopping before Christmas…at least for some. Chanukah starts early this year (December 8).
So, LET THE HOLIDAYS BEGIN! Here’s wishing you and yours a happy and healthy holiday season.