Is My Calendar Off?

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I have seen a couple of things recently that make me think my calendar must be off.

About three weeks ago, even before Halloween, I saw Christmas lights, decorations and hoopla at BJs, a store that I sometimes shop.   Soon after the Salvation Army started ringing bells outside Penn Station and Grand Central Station and the subway panhandlers have started to wish everyone ” Happy Holidays.” Isn’t this a little early?  

Having my coffee Saturday morning I looked out my window to see….two robins hopping around the dead leaves on the lawn.   Robins? Now? They’ll be frozen in about a month. What’s going on?

What I am seeing doesn’t make sense against my calendar.

I do think my annual holiday grumpiness over the abuse and commercialization of Christmas has started earlier.   Now, I have added worry about global warming or some such environmental change which is keeping the robins in New York State for the winter.

Your thoughts?




One thought on “Is My Calendar Off?

  1. TOTALLY agree with you about the stores putting up Christmas stuff FAR too early. As a matter of fact, the other week I was joking that it was their fault we had a sub-freezing night or two in October, because they were rushing the seasons along.

    As far as the robins go, I’m intrigued — my OH and I were on Long Island a few years ago, and saw the most robins per square yard that we’ve ever seen ANYWHERE. We get quite a few here in MD, but they’re usually at least one every 15 to 20 feet when there are a large number. This, though, was more like one ever 1.5 feet! Perhaps there are just so many it takes them a while to leave?

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