While many people were on-line this month attacking or defending (A), I have been wondering why, at the beginning of November, it has been so darn difficult to find (B). All I wanted was a cute, festive Thanksgiving turkey to put on my new mantle; a single, simple decoration to get us amped for the holiday. Surprisingly, I couldn’t find turkeys anywhere! I finally found this goofy little gem tucked back behind some pumpkins on a clearance shelf (80% off!) at Hobby Lobby while on a mission to find gadgets and tools for working on my lion bones. Even stores whose main purpose is to aid in adorning your dining room tables with lavish tablescapes (where Thanksgiving takes place) had minimal fall décor and NO TURKEYS. Before we know it, Thanksgiving is going to be a forgotten holiday. Stores are already bypassing it going from Halloween directly to Christmas. I’m not asking for much. Just some gobble gobble. I applaud stores like Nordstom and REI for not putting up any Christmas decorations until November 27th. One holiday at a time people. Maybe it will remind us to actually be thankful for things leading up to Thanksgiving rather than complaining about the color of the cup our $5 latte comes in.
I’m very happy about my new Turkey friend. He sums up the season pretty well. I am thankful for the ample hours of entertainment football provides in the fall after all. TOUCHDOWN!!!