On Tuesday, my partner and I made our weekly trip to King Soopers to load up on essentials for the week. And what did we find waiting for us just outside their doors? Jack-o-lanterns! Apparently autumn is sneaking up on us faster than I'd realized, even though I can definitely feel the chill starting to creep into the air.
Of course, being the old curmudgeon that I am, my first thought was "But it's only the first week of August!" And while that's true, that means there's only two short months to prepare for Halloween, and then two more short months until Christmas! Suddenly, in my mind, the year is ending, and I am in no way prepared for it. Now, my head is filled with thoughts of what to get for everyone for Christmas, where we'll be spending it, and with whom.
I've taken a few deeps breaths since, and I am trying to enjoy the beautiful weather today while it lasts. But in the back of my mind, I can feel every second ticking away toward the impending holiday season.
All thanks to the Jack-o-lanterns!