It’s official, the holidays are here. How can I tell? For starters, I have a head cold – right on schedule. Fortunately, this one isn’t bad, and seems to actually be likely to pass quickly. Also, insane craving for baked goods. Not even necessarily to eat them, but to bake them. I like to bake generally, but this time of year, I start wanting to bake more and more. It gets a little out of hand.
Of course, there are plenty of other signs. Stores are overflowing with Christmas decorations, signs declaring the perfect gift, and cheesy music (the last of which I confess I absolutely love – in small doses). Christmas lights and decorations started going up. Near me, they started over the weekend – thankfully not too horribly early, although I usually aim for after Thanksgiving. Every holiday deserves to be celebrated on its own, after all.
Some of you might be expecting some amazing revelation to follow this. Sorry. It’s just a really long statement. The holiday season has truly begun. I’m not even sure how I feel about that. A little excited, I suppose, since I do usually enjoy it. A little bewildered, since I have no idea how it is the end of November already. Mostly, it just is what it is.
I’m going to go bake something now.