It’s not like it’s on a different date every year; but I get the distinct impression that Christmas is creeping up on me...
Yep! There it is, see that? Right there on the calendar between Thanksgiving at the end of November and the New Year’s hangover I have penciled in.
The space between now and then is a maelstrom of decorating, shopping, baking, parties parties parties, phone calls, and gift-giving.
And then? Après Christmas?
Then, my friends, comes Winter, Winter with a capital “W”. Nothing on the horizon but work, snow, and work in the snow.
Bearing that in mind, and realizing that there is a good chance that it is true that Christmas is on the 25th of December simply to over-ride a pagan solar holiday, would anyone here have any objection to my moving it out to, say, February?
Because there’s nothing to look forward to in February.
We could also look at March.
Oh, sure. February has Valentine’s Day (AKA Singles Awareness Day/You Made Your Bed You Lie In It Day), and Presidents’ Day, but neither include time off. True, you may get chocolate or flowers (or VD) on VD; and there is the excitement of 50% off on towels and sheets during The Presidents’ Day Sale-ebration (sorry everyone), but honestly, the next paid holiday after New Year’s Day in the U.S. is Memorial Day.
Memorial Day is in May – the end of May!!
How in the world do we do it, and why in the world are we doing it again? Beginning of January to end of May without a paid day off in sight!
I’m getting dizzy just thinking about it.
I can see the headlines now: Woman On Downtown Bus Chops Up and Smokes Laminated Metro Pass, Demands Additional Winter Holidays Between Bouts of Hysterical Laughter.
Happy Saturday, everyone.
Winter mornings and pottery
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