Category Archives: Holiday hell

Gearing up

The second Halloween was over, it seemed that the world turned on the Christmas switch.

November 1st, all the Christmas sales flyers came out, the Christmas catalogs arrived by the pound, one local radio station started their 24-hour Christmas music programming, the stores had their Christmas displays up.


For the first time, this year I am planning a Post-Thanksgiving Thanksgiving Dinner at my house. Since we go to Chicago for our actual Thanksgiving, I never get to cook and we never have any leftovers at our house. I have invited everyone from work and their families. I will make a giant turkey and some stuffing, and my friend will bring a honey-baked ham. Everyone will have to bring either a side dish or a dessert and their own beverage.

Oh my God. What have I done?