Friday, November 4, 2011

Please excuse me while I take a moment to rant...

It is November.

October has Halloween, December has Christmas.  So what does November have?

If you answered "fall", stop reading, turn off your computer and TV, and go study your calendar.

Thanksgiving seems to be a forgotten holiday.  I don't mean that we forget to celebrate it - no, no, fine readers.  We celebrate Thanksgiving until we unbutton our pants and fall asleep on the couch in front of the televised football game.  Plates and plates of mashed potatoes, stuffing, gravy, and (of course) turkey dance in our dreams for days and days. 

What I mean is that Thanksgiving does not get the attention it deserves.  Sure, you pay attention to it a few days before, as you are buying and preparing food, making arrangements for whose home at which you will be gluttening, checking the TV schedule to make sure the Parade is on at the same time it is every year.  But come Black Friday, when the dishes are done and you are burning off all the extra calories playing elbow wars with the people at the mall, Thanksgiving becomes a distant memory.  Christmas trees are being bought, Christmas music is being played on the radio, and Christmas cards are being tossed in the mailbox.

Now, it wouldn't be so bad if we took the BEGINNING of November to celebrate Thanksgiving.  But we can't even seem to manage that!  The beginning of November is spent planning out your Christmas list, writing out Christmas cards, and thinking about the tinsel and the lights.

On my Blog, Thanksgiving is going to get the attention it deserves.  While everyone is working on Christmas projects, or their generic "fall" themed projects, I will be dedicating the whole month - even after Black Friday - to Thanksgiving.  Be prepared for turkey, thankful thoughts, and more orange and brown than you will ever need to see for the rest of your life.

End rant.... 

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