Each year when I make that discovery, a little part of me dies.
But this year I decided to Change My Attitude & Behaviour because apparently, that's the only thing in life that I can change. I would sooo love for that Not to Be True particularly when it comes to the Men in my Life, or should I say, the Men that Used to Be in My Life.
I remember when I was youngish, I started getting serious about a guy who didn't have a job. One of my friends said, 'You can't be serious about him. Your mother will have a fit!'
'Don't worry', I smugly said, 'I can change him'.
Don't bother imagining what happened.
Anyway, I decided to change my attitude towards Xmas Decorations in October because that's the only thing that I Can Apparently Change.
So, I made a pact with myself that as soon as I got the First Whiff of Santa, I would immediately rush home & start putting up my own decorations.
Isn't that what you'd call a Win Slash Win situation? Or maybe converting a Negative into a Positive, since I love decorating so much.
Do click on the image to enlarge it so that you can see that The Virgin, or Our Lady, who is a Permanent Fixture in my kitchen, is now Seasonally Decorated. She is wearing a whole slew of fantastic plastic medals that say things like 'Winner' & 'World's No.1 Party Animal' that my friend Jenny & I bought at the local two dollar shop, along with feathers & plastic chilies. If you look closely, you'll notice that there are still a few remnants of my Easter Tableau - The Easter Bilby & a gaggle of bunnies. I couldn't bear to get rid of them.
But I think that the plentiful tinsel & golden Xmas balls give a decidedly Xmas feel, don't you?