Windfall Woman

Life and times of an older Brittany Murphy look-a-like still working as a sales executive after experiencing a life changing windfall a year or so ago

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Monday, November 14, 2005


From yesterday's post, you know I am JUST wrapping my poor little brain around Thanksgiving. So.....imagine my surprise when I stopped into Border's today and heard ole Blue Eyes singing, "Oh by gosh by's time for mistletoe and holly..." I was like WHAT? Now lest you think I'm some sort of Grinch or Scrooge I am NOT. For one thing, my birthday is close to Christmas. I LOVE Christmas. It's the double dose of holidays. (Not to mention my stepmother is Jewish, so, in the spirit of diversity and acceptance, we celebrate Chanukah too!) Ah...the triple dose.

For some reason, I felt outraged that wreaths were up and I was hearing Christmas music! It's not even THANKSGIVING yet. I'm sure I'm wrong. Why don't I feel the Christmas spirit yet? Is something wrong with me?????

Gosh, I hope not......


Blogger kenju said...

I agree with you, so I don't think you are wrong. I really hate it that Christmas is pushed down our throats before Halloween. It is the fault of greedy vendors, and we have bought into it over the years. Bah Humbug!

11:18 PM  
Blogger Ruvym said...

I think it just has to do with the general "holiday" spirit that sprouts after Halloween. For two months, we got cooler weather, falling leaves, then snow, Thanksgiving, Christmas, Chanukah, New Years. I feel like they all mix together. Basically for two months I just feel warm and bubbly inside, and think about spending more time with the family. In this way, I wouldn't mind so much that they were playing Christmas music, especially since there's no Thanksgiving music. Although it's about time someone re-did "draddle, draddle, draddle."

12:39 AM  
Anonymous Amy said...

Hmm... up until this year, Christmas has been something I've sort of avoided [which is hard when one's a Pentecostal Christian, let me tell you]. This year I'm actually really excited about the prospect, so maybe I stole your Christmas spirit... :-P

6:41 AM  
Blogger No_Newz said...

Th funny thing about holiday spirit is it sneaks up on you. Don't be like the stores and rush it. :) Oh and, peace be with you too.
Lois Lane

7:06 AM  
Blogger Flubberwinkle said...

The shops here in Greece are already getting out their Christmas window displays. Merchants are rushing in the "holiday season" to boost up sales. I don't feel Christmasy yet, either.

7:16 AM  
Blogger Grey Biker said...

I agree with you its way too early. I have been seeing decorations and such here weeks ago.

7:29 AM  
Blogger phoenix said...

I am not quite into it yet either so you are not alone. At least they must have let up on the pushing it by Holloween around these parts, because I am just now seeing it.


7:33 AM  
Blogger steelcowboy said...

Wal-Mart up here had the Christmas decorations out.. right alongside the Halloween stuff! OMG!

7:53 AM  
Blogger David said...

Join the crowd - I dislike Christmas music before Thanksgiving. It is much to commercialized these days, not to even mention politically incorrect.

8:51 AM  
Blogger ajhsdgjahs said...

There's nothing wrong with you! It keeps creeping in earlier and earlier every year and pretty soon we are going to be taking down the Halloween stuff and putting up the Christmas lights!

It's hard for me to get in the spirit until the Saturday after Thanksgiving, so I just ignore it until then. Then I go nuts!

9:12 AM  
Blogger David said...

Commercialism, plain and simple. I wish Jesus had chosen a di8fferent time for His birth. *********** oh, He did? and when we wanted to Christianize a Roman holiday we planted it in winter? oh I see
Lets call it RETAIL-MAS, the season of over spending. wfw, I am the grinch!
but I will try to do better this year, until someone wishes me happy holidays and then I will smack them and as they try to get up off the pavement I will explain how God sent His son to save us, not to unleash our inner shopper.. yay, I ranteth! Thus sayeth the blog! (i'm your wacko for the day)

11:16 AM  
Anonymous Snake said...

I agree. If I saw Christmas decorations now, I'd hit the roof too. I'm still celebrating Halloween.

12:03 PM  
Anonymous Snake said...

By the way, is that Brittany Murphy in the picture? If so, how did she get in your blog?

12:06 PM  
Anonymous Snake said...

And, if so, how can I get a movie star into my blog?

12:18 PM  
Anonymous Snake said...

But then again, it could get crowded with two oversized egos crammed into one small blog...

12:36 PM  
Anonymous Sophmom said...

I guess it's about shelf space. They have to take the Halloween stuff down and it's silly to put something else on those shelves for just the three weeks between Halloween and the official Christmas/Chanukah holiday season. There's just not that much Thanksgiving merchandise, so they may as well fill those emptied Halloween shelves with the Christmas stuff, but they don't have to be playing the music, unless they're Border's and want to be sellin' you music! LOL. I just ignore it until about the 15th of December, at which time I panic!!

1:06 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Kenju, thanks for the positive affirmation. Ruvym, the only problem is that where I live -- it isn't cooler - yet. I can't get that spirit without that. By the way, didn't Adam Sandler redo "The Draddle Song?" Amy, pls give my Christmas spirit back if you stole it. I really need it! Lois Lane, I think it will return...I just have to quit concentrating on it. I guess I'm having holiday performance anxiety. I'm sure they have a pill for that!

1:38 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Flubberwinkle, I can count on you -- my blog twin - to prop me up. Thanks girlie! GB, I've seen them earlier than yesterday but that Sinatra song just got to me. Phoenix, hugs back at ya sweetie! Steel, they would have had to call the straitjacket people for me if I had seen that! David, you are right! Lilly, I am picturing my Halloween stuff down and the Xmas lights going up! LOL....Go David Go!

1:41 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Snake, LOL. (1) Thanks for the positive affirmation. (2) Indeed that IS Brittany and I, as her uber twin, put her in here. (3) To get a movie star in your blog, you have to have several people tell you that you resemble the movie star in question. Then they visit you -- kinda like the tooth fairy. (4) You seem like a self-effacing kind of guy - depending on who you choose, unless it's Arnold - both egos should fit! Sophmom, you're right. They sure maximize that floor/shelf space. ARRGHHHH....

1:45 PM  
Anonymous Snake said...

Thanks for the info, Windfall. I've heard I look like a few actors & the comparison was not necessarily flattering. So maybe I'll keep things "in the family" for now and not extend this blog to include too many Hollywood legends.

3:15 PM  
Blogger Amy said...

Ok, I am an absolute Christmas freak, but I have to admit that Christmas before Halloween is just a little strange.

Your holiday schedule sounds like mine... Ethan turns 14 in early December, Maggie turns 2 on New Year's Day. December around here is CRAZY!

3:56 PM  
Blogger Mountain Mama said...

Thanks for stopping by my blog.
I don't like how they shove the hollidays together either. Each Holliday should be separated to give us time to reflect what it's about. Our dear little children will be so confused by all this. Can you imagine the jumble in their little heads? Santa the Halloween ghost, or a Christmas tree on Halloween.
Christmas especially should be separated. We are 'supposed' to be celebrating the birth of our Savior, but it has gotten so far away from Christ that many times his name isn't even mentioned during this holliday. They put an 'X'in place of it,
as in X-mas.

6:39 PM  
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7:29 PM  
Blogger David said...

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9:27 PM  
Blogger Darlene said...

I have done two Christmas posts already. I'll admit, I'm an impatient loser.

4:20 PM  
Anonymous Mike Ashley said...

If you are a Grinch, then so am I! I don't want to see or hear Christmas refereences until at least the day after Thanksgiving. I don't want to see "It's A Wonderful LIfe," Miracle(s) on 34th Street," or "Christmas Story" if the calendar has not been flipped over to December.
The stores start setting up Christmas displays before Halloween around here. I have already heard "Grandma Got Run Over by a Reindeer" three or four times. It's too much too soon for me.
Sign me Oct-Nov Grinch.

11:37 PM  
Blogger Bearette24 said...

I know what you mean. The holidays are a lot of work! I love seeing family, but there are so many presents to buy, cards to send, etc. that I get tired just thinking about the preparations. I do love pumpkin pie, though :) Happy Thanksgiving.

12:47 PM  
Blogger purple_kangaroo said...

It annoys me no end that Thanksgiving gets usurped. Thanksgiving is one of my favorite holidays!

12:11 AM  
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Anonymous Anonymous said...

I avoid stores like the plague from halloween till at least Dec. 1st so I dont get bolled over with corporate xmas.
And I always keep reminding myself Christmas time is for me and my family,the one time of year love conquers everything and makes warm inside

9:48 AM  

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