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Six Weeks

I always get excited for Christmas in late October. I know it’s early, but I can’t help it.  It’s almost like there’s something in the air that smells like Christmas.  The wind blows differently, the air is cooler, and the days get darker so soon.  And I’m ready for it.

But I wait….

Yesterday was Remembrance Day (Veterans’ Day for my US friends) and I went to a service to honour all the brave folks – including my grandfathers – who have sacrificed so much for our freedom.  My paternal grandfather, who is 97 (and a half) and is the last surviving member of his regiment, was in attendance and sat among his comrades.  He proudly wore his many medals.
I saw this comic strip yesterday and thought it was very fitting.
Truth. Via


My nephews were at the service as well and the little one excitedly explained to me afterward that “an army guy sat next to him”.  He was in awe.


Now that this honourable day is over I couldn’t help but get a little (more) giddy about Christmas.  I was Pinteresting the shit out of Christmas party foods and outfits and checking out Christmas movies (they’ve been playing back-to-back since Thanksgiving weekend – grrr!).  I even watched a cute little Christmas movie last night before bed.

The 12 Dates of Christmas.

via ABC

via ABC

Think of this movie as Groundhog Day on Christmas crack – and minus my man Bill Murray.

I was surprised to find that it was a few years old – as I’d never heard of it.  It was adorable though.

Basically, Kate (Amy Smart) lives Christmas Eve over and over (see? Groundhog Day.).

If you have the chance to watch this over the next SIX WEEKS (ack!!) you definitely should.



2 responses

  1. What a great cartoon! For Better Or Worse is one of my favorite cartoon strips. ~ is that bad I have a fav one at my age? They started playing Christmas music on one of the radio stations we listen to down here. And while I think it is wayyy to early for it..I like It! Happy Pre-Holidays!

    November 12, 2015 at 12:46 pm

    • I think it’s perfectly acceptable to have a favorite – at any age.
      I haven’t heard any Christmas tunes yet but the back-to-back movies are constantly playing.

      November 12, 2015 at 12:51 pm

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