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.