I'm seriously almost starting to hate Christmas. I love Christmas, but I'm sick of having to deal with it earlier and earlier each year. Of course, there's the well-known problem with stores putting up their Christmas stuff for sale even before Halloween, but even that's getting worse. Now they not only have the Christmas stuff for sale by then, but by a week before Halloween they've gotten rid of all the Halloween stuff to make room for the Christmas stuff. Now this year though, normal people are doing it too, not just businesses. The Loves convenience store had their Christmas decorations all over the store the day after Halloween, and some houses around town here have already had theirs up and on for a week now. The city has put up all its Christmas decorations on Main Street even. And now, one of the radio stations has declared that they are playing "Nothing but Christmas until Christmas." They are going to be a 24 hour Christmas music station for a month and a half.
It's hard to get in the Christmas spirit when it's still 60-something degrees outside, and 90% of the trees are still green and have their leaves. People are still having to mow their lawns even.
I baked a cake the other night, and it actually turned out good. Really good!