I did it.
I had my first "holiday" coffee from my favorite coffee shop.
Snowflakes and mittens and holiday season decorations everywhere.
I don't even feel bad about it. It tasted that delicious.
It doesn't feel like November though, despite what the calendar says. And it certainly doesn't feel like the holiday season, even though every retail store is trying to convince us otherwise.. The weather is unseasonably warm (I am not complaining) and that by itself makes winter feel far far away. (Thank goodness.)
But I am hopping aboard the holiday shopping bandwagon. However, it's only because I want to take a cue from some others and get all the consumerism done by the end of November so that December can be spent focusing on memory-making, traditions, and that cozy family time. I don't want to shove Christmas down my kids throats at the beginning of November, but we might casually mention that Santa no longer takes requests after Thanksgiving.
I'm pretty sure I wrote about this last year. And I pretty much feel the same way this year.
I am not excited for the cold and snow (yet), but I am getting excited for the magical feeling of the holidays, that sparkly warm feeling that radiates out of people, the generosity that overflows, the traditions that are started and those that continue, and the sweet treats that show up only this time of year.
Don't worry though. I'm not forgetting about Thanksgiving. I could never forget Thanksgiving.
Here's to another holiday coffee tomorrow! And a little bit of the holiday spirit sneaking into your heart!