by Lorraine Bartlett / Lorna Barrett / L.L. Bartlett
Okay, the usual holiday barrage of catalogs had begun back in September, but I find it really jarring to read about Christmas before the first snow. (Unfortunately, that happened yesterday. But it rained later and everything melted away before we could get too depressed.)
This, of all years, I'm not nearly ready--or in the mood--for Christmas yet. Wayyyyy too busy. And you know in early December when I am in the holiday mood, they'll be sending me magazines featuring Valentine's Day and St. Paddy's Day recipes.
But getting back to those Christmas issues, I'm going to read them all (and so far four have arrived), but not until at LEAST Thanksgiving. Luckily, I have lots of other reading material (just found a cache of magazines from June and July I'd put aside and forgotten). I see it as delayed gratification.
So how do you feel about the early holiday barrage?