Back to Reality

Yes, our weekend was delightful and JJ is now packing up to go back to University out East. Or out West, depending on where you're reading this with your coffee and crumpets. Our dear Aunt Lu is coming over for dinner tonight and I needed to stop in at the Big Box store for a few things for our dinner.

I was searching and searching for something that seems to be moved every month. Not moved just across the aisle or up or down a shelf, but they must have some sort of goal to reach for using man hours to move things in that Big Box store. The stuff I wanted wasn't near the office supplies like they were in the last visit. It wasn't by the sunglasses like they were the previous month, or near the cds wrapped like gold from Fort Knox even. Nope.... when I found an employee after (well, I don't need to share that much of my frustration today) he told me I needed to look in the Christmas section.

Yes, I wrote that correctly. The Big Box store has Christmas goods out. Not a lot. But still, it's August 7th. I suppose out here in California, I should rejoice that he was bold enough to refer to it as the Christmas section. The Christmas cards are always under a sign that says, "Holiday Greetings."

I almost looked for some Christmas ribbon --- just to have on hand, but stopped myself. I'm not giving in. At least not until JJ is back at school, and we're finished with our summer visitors...


StitchinByTheLake said...

I absolutely hate that Christmas stuff starts appearing before summer is over. I'm all for being prepared and starting early but this is too much! I'm looking at Halloween fabric and it's nearly 3 months till that holiday. I'm not ready for anything past that! Blessings, marlene

elaine @ peace for the journey said...

I agree with you on the Christmas comment. At least he knew what to call the stuff. Maybe there's hope for the West Coast afterall. Just kidding. Please don't send me hate mail.


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Kentucky Bound said...

Just catching up on the news from my Sunny friend. Congrats on the engagement. You've got a handsome son and a beautiful future daughter-in-love. Don't get me started on the "Christmas decorations on the shelves in August" soapbox speech. I prefer to play "Scrooge" until at least Thanksgiving. I've been missing my bloggy friends. I've been technloligically challenged. Some days I can read but not comment, some days I can't even download a blog. :(. The man with the answer to all of my technological difficulties promises I'll be up and running at least 80% of the time via satellite within the next 10 days though. Whoo Hooo! Your dogdaughter is growing by leaps and bounds. She has finally given up on chewing on shoes! She is truly a ray of sunshine and between her and the little dog there's little need for TV.

Blessings and a big 'ol hug from the creek!


Faith Hope Love Mama said...

Wow, Christmas already? I haven't even bought all of my school supplies for the little one's yet. That's making me a little jumpie!