Time Marches On

...or in my case, is in a full out sprint.
Panic set in today as I stood in the very
recently remodeled ribbon isle at my local
craft store. As another chorus of Jingle Bells
filled the air I realized that the retailers
have already moved on to the holiday of
HoHo
happiness. That overwhelming feeling
of being behind took hold as I'm no where
near ready to start whipping out the chubby
cherubs nor tinseled trees. After a long,
deep cleansing breath, I was able to regroup,
grab a spool of Halloween ribbon
(now in the clearance isle)
and continue on with my preparations for the
onslaught of ghosts and goblins who are about
to haunt my home in the coming weeks.
Though I can't stop the hands of time,
I plan on celebrating this holiday as if
I have time on my hands.

Bat Box with Boo Ornaments now on eBay.

14 comments:

pinkglitterfae said...

wow, even my my Christmas loving standards, that's too early to be playing jingle bells. I feel for you...just ignore, lol, and work on your halloween stuff :-)
peace,
betty

Lyn Newhouse said...

Lovely boo ornaments!

jenny b harris said...

Absolutely true! Every shop I've been into is moving out Halloween and Christmas is taking over. It's so hard to tune it out and stay focused on the appropriate holiday!

Deborah said...

Oh I know! I had to calm myself down in Michael's just the other day. They do have a way of making us feel behind, but the good part is we get seasonals at clearance prices at the peak of the season! Take ear plugs next trip!
**blows kisses** Deb

Miss Gina Designs said...

The retailers just keep backing it up each year! I plan to enjoy Halloween...WAY to early to even begin thinking about Christmas!

Torie Jayne said...

Hi, So glad to have found you, I am loving all your Halloween pics, I am a fellow blogger obsessed with Halloween at the mo, Have a sweet day!

Nancy Lee Malay said...

I swear, they keep moving everything ahead so fast that some year down the road they are going to be right on time with each Holiday!

Keep on creating your Halloween lovelies, Melissa!

Nancy

Sheryl Parsons said...

I'm with Pink! I get a bit miffed when I see stores with Christmas out before Halloween even arrives. Don't panic though, we can push them back by not giving in....Lol. Okay and I say this as a Santa creator who is in full swing....:-)
Your boo ornies are wonderful! Love the box as well.

:-)
Sheryl

Marilyn said...

Oh yeah.... Last weekend Walmart had Christmas songs piped throughout the store!! I think it is too early.... I think we all get a little "burned out" by the time Christams does come around!
Love,
Marilyn

Bobbi Jo said...

I listen to Christmas music all year and watch movies about it too. I am a fan of all Holidays but love Christmas. Hugs, Bobbi Jo

Hibiscus Moon said...

Great Boo ornaments! Whoever that retailer is with the Holiday Music really needs to be sat on by a really big fat man for another month or so.

By Way of Salem said...

Totally adorable. Love them.

Zan Asha said...

Nah, don't worry! I think it's getting a little out of hand with stores trying to one up each other and grab shoppers "first"....I don't even think about Christmas until after Thanksgiving, so just keep doing the fabulous Halloween stuff that you do!

Laume said...

I know, particularly for artists and other crafty people, there's often a feeling of being in two parallel times, not quite in phase. We have to plan ahead while still trying to enjoy the very holidays we love so much. Sometimes I miss the days when my kids were young and forced me to live in the moment more.