My mother’s comment reminded me that I was going to include my rationale for seasonal decorations in September. :)
1: It is Septmber!
2: I am going out of town next week and will be gone for 2.5 weeks. I’m also leaving for the Christmas holidays on December 13th. So my reasoning goes like this: In order for me to fully enjoy my Christmas decorations, I need to get them up promptly the day after Thanksgiving. Therefore, in order to get full enjoyment out of my autumn decorations, I need to make sure they’re up before I leave town this month.
3: I want to make sure they’re up this week so that Ryan can enjoy them when I’m gone. He likes the seasonally-appropriate house, too. :)
4: Sheri sent me enough fall candles that I can enjoy them every night. And you can only smell spiced pumpkin for so long before you get itchy about decorating.
5: Since I’ll be going to the beach in September and October, I figured I’d have to work extra-hard at convincing myself that we’re moving along in the calendar year. (How do people out here keep track of time, anyway?)
Okay. That’s all.
(You can laugh, Mom.)
I’m so glad to read this! When I saw your last post, I thought, “Oh dear, should I be thinking about fall decorations already?” I don’t feel quite so behind knowing that this caught others by surprise, too!
I pulled out fall decorations on August 29th. I was having the girls varsity soccer team for dinner and school was starting and I decided it was felt like fall even if it was more than 80* outside. (Plus, I have two silk flower arrangements that I switch for spring, fall and winter but never quite got to making one for summer and I was tired of looking at the tulips.)
The weather has officially turned fall-like here so now I don’t feel so bad having my pumpkins and such out but my family was questioning me a bit for a few days.
Loved the story about Jameson noticing everything. What a fun, fun age!
I decorated for fall yesterday as well. I love my fall decorations. So cheerful! And, my boys enjoy the change too.
Being California born and bred, I will tell you how we keep track. School always begins in Sept. My birthday is in October, Thanksgiving is in November, and Christmas…well, you should know that one :)
I am so glad I’m not the only one itching for some fresh decorations. Actually, I squeezed in Guatemala’s independence day (Sep. 15) this year since my mom’s visit came just in season and she could bring me a few flags and stuff to put up. I did this ONLY because I thought it was simply too soon to get started with oranges and browns and the little crafts I want to make the girls do!
I also read your post and thought that I was behind. Today all my fall decorations were dug out of the basement and are now bunched on the kitchen counter, waiting to find homes. A little early maybe, but who doesn’t love pumpkins?!
have i told you recently that i miss you like crazy? well i do. lots and lots.