Sated–with food, with fellowship, with parades and sale ads, with reading, with thinking–that’s the kind of day Thanksgiving Day tends to be. And now “they” expect us to shift gears and think about Christmas!
I am going to refuse and be a holdout. I am going to leave my fabric turkeys and pumpkins on the mantel and on the hearth and use the fall-leaf runner and pumpkin/flower/fruit centerpiece on my green tablecloth with orange candles gracing the table instead of changing the runner and centerpiece on the green table cloth to Christmas trees and holly berries! I entertained far more than usual from September 26 to Thanksgiving, so again I will holdout and refuse to entertain during the Christmas season except for tea or coffee for two or three at a time. I have a new teapot and saucer/bowls set for tea and snacks and four kinds of coffee (thank you Kurig for the best invention since sliced bread). I will offer my friends refuge from the end of school and shopping madness in my living room as they put their feet up on my sea chest (large coffee table substitute) and sip peppermint tea and eat assorted easy-but-looks-like-you-fussed cookies. Everyone who leaves my sanctuary will leave with a bag of homemade candy. I may even glue a pinecone or ribbon on the plastic bag.
Here I said I was going to be a holdout on celebrating Christmas, and where is my mind wandering to now? Hmmmm. Guess it’s inevitable.