Don’t try to fight it!
I drove through downtown Ocala yesterday on my way to an afternoon meeting and saw Christmas displays set up in the windows of two different shops. I’m sure some people drove by the windows and scoffed at the fact that the decorations are out so early in the season just like one of my sorority sisters (we’ll call her “Scrooge Lady”) did in college.
My best friend and I and would hang holiday decorations outside of Scrooge Lady’s room while she was away at class.
It became a mini holiday war as Scrooge Lady got into the game and tacked notes to the bulletin board outside of our room that said things like “bah humbug.” This naturally encouraged us to hang up icicle lights and jingle bells around her door, only to find them stacked in a pile outside of our door a few hours later with another bah humbug-ish message.
Despite our best efforts, Scrooge Lady never fully immersed herself in the Christmas spirit, but she did say our holiday war was awfully fun and we laughed a lot, so that’s something, right? Just spreadin’ a little Christmas cheer!
(Did any of you guys ever have “dorm wars” with friends in college or sleep away camp? Can we bring them back in the real world? So fun!)
Even though I am starting to feel the holiday spirit grow around me, Ryan and I don’t decorate for Christmas until after Thanksgiving and I try my best to keep my Christmas CDs packed away until then as well.
This does not mean that I am above using the Pandora shuffle button to jump around my Pandora stations.
Should Pandora decide to randomly play a little “Carol of the Bells” by Trans Siberian Orchestra from my Rockin’ Holidays station, I’m not going to stop it. I consider that a little gift from Father Christmas.
Breakfast this morning started with a holiday-ish cup of coffee.
Peppermint mocha coffee + Unsweetened vanilla almond milk
I also made a batch of honey whole wheat pancakes.
I loosely followed my recipe for honey whole wheat pumpkin pancakes, but changed some of the measurements because we didn’t have any pumpkin on hand.
Question of the Morning
- When do you start to get into the holiday spirit?
- Did you ever have a “dorm war” in college or at a sleep away camp where you’d go back and forth decorating or pranking a friend’s room while they were away?
Whenever I think about pranking someone while they’re away from their room, I cannot help but think of The Parent Trap. “Let’s Get Together, Yeah, Yeah, Yeah!”
If you’ve never seen the original version of The Parent Trap with Hayley Mills – aka Miss Bliss from the junior high years of Saved by the Bell – I highly recommend it!