I started thinking about Christmas yesterday.
Why? Well, a couple of things happened that got me thinking this way.
First of all I ventured into a large big box electronics superstore and right at the front door they had a pile of Rock Band boxes for the Wii. Now, last Christmas I spent an inordinate amount of time lining up for a Wii Guitar Hero 3 for my son. The Christmas before that, my husband and I spent way too much time hunting down the Wii itself. I want to be prepared in advance this year.
I spent a few minutes pondering whether I should pick up this silly thing and keep it hidden away for Christmas, when a nice fellow told me that Guitar Hero 4 for the Wii will be coming out just before Christmas this year. Supposedly it's better than Rock Band because the drums have cymbals. Right, like I need cymbals in my house. This information however did make me pass on the purchase.
Then I went down the basement last night and spent fifteen minutes packing away the pile of Christmas decorations that still haven't made their way into their large plastic bins from last year. I had some fantasy idea that I would go through this stuff during the winter and pack it all up nicely. Hello! It's summer! This is so not happening! I figure if I spend fifteen minutes down there every day between now and December I might have this stuff all packed away by the time I need to haul it all out again.
Finally, two nice men came to my house yesterday and cleaned my gutters out. Yes, I know that should have happened last fall but it didn't, okay? Anyway it's done now and when these gentlemen were leaving they told me that they hung Christmas lights in November and December too, just in case I was interested.
Yesterday was June 25th, it's EXACTLY six months until Christmas.
I'm scaring myself.
Go away Christmas thoughts, I'm still dreaming about getting a tan this year.