I like to start posts like we are good friends in the midst of an already fun conversation. cuz we totally would be.
Mmkay, so yesterday i went to the dollar store to buy some greeting cards, and what do i spy with my little eye in the card section? Halloween cards. Now this might upset some people, b/c sure, it isn't even summer yet. But little old me did a jig and squealed because i looooooooooooove halloween. And the fall. And i am always ready for it to be fall, and therefore Halloween.
The manager of the store happened to be there, witnessing my silly dance, and hearing my high pitched squeal, and he explained to me that it is officially back to school season. Kids aren't even OUT of school, and it's back to school for retail. Is no one else disturbed by this? Even more disturbing is when he said that July 4th weekend kicks off Christmas retail season! So i don't want to hear people complaining about Halloween, b/c it doesn't get it's due. Christmas items in stores should not go from July-December. Halloween gets rushed out so early, before it's even fall, to make room for a holiday that is 5 months away? It's insane. And i get gypped out of good clearance items so they can stock more and more "holiday" decor.
My favorite thing, and to me signifying the start to fall, is when the Sunday paper brings me circulars depicting scarecrows for sale at the craft stores. Even better is when i stumble upon those haunted villages that take up an entire aisle. You know what i mean, they replace it with Christmas villages about a week later?
So the point of these non sequitor rantings, friends, is that i am so flippin' excited to have a blog and be a blog reader as we head into the fall/Halloween season. Did you not know it was gonna go there? It's logical to me.
My non crafty self is going to craft with the best of them if it involves leaves, and scarecrows, and bats, and ghosts, and witches, and anything else to make the house and yard extra haunty. So get your glue guns loaded, cuz apparently it's time. So says the retail world. And I'm ready. Though I'm probably alone.