So that's what I'm happy about this week.
I guess I'm getting grouchy in my old age, but somehow today I've been thinking about stuff that makes me grind my teeth and shake my head.
Pet Peeves of Fall
1. Fake pumpkins for decorations. Believe it or not, they actually make fake pumpkins TO CARVE. Seriously. Real pumpkins are cheap. Buy some from a farmer. Buy extras and make a pie or two.
2. Strong fake-cinnamon smelling pine cones. Today I went to buy batting in a chain store, and could barely breathe for the smell of it. I kept looking around for them, but didn't see the bin of them until I got to (of course) the batting shelves. AT THE BACK OF THE STORE. I think the employees stuck them back there to try to lose the smell, and who could blame them. I might have put them on the loading dock where a truck would hit them.
3. Christmas decorations put up before Halloween. It gets earlier every year. Next year it'll probably start right after Valentine's Day. I like Christmas, I really do, but this is too much. Holidays should take turns, like grade school kids at show and tell--one holiday at a time.
4. This ENDLESS presidential election season. We've had almost 2 years of this nonsense, and at this point I'm all out of outrage. I'm going to be so excited to cast my ballot on election day, mainly because that will mean the election is finally OVER.
Sorry about the ranting this week. Writing this down made me realize just how minor most of this stuff is, and how good I really have it.
I'm linking up with the very creative Myra at Busy Hands Quilts
and with Amanda Jean at Crazy Mom Quilts
Enjoy the season this week, whatever it may bring.