December 04, 2007

Baby It's Cold Outside

We had our first measurable snowstorm late Sunday into Monday (which turned to ice somewhere in the middle) which, for me, is the first trigger that we're in the holiday season. Sure, we put up the tree at work awhile ago, as we did at home, but it's always the first snow that reminds me it's Christmas.

This also reminds me to share that the Christmas Music-a-thon has been running smoothly ever since Black Friday¹. Much like last year, I was surprised to find out that I didn't even need to enforce it this year. In fact, I will admit, it had almost slipped my mind... that is until I walked into work the day after Thanksgiving to hear Christmas music blaring and a very clear reminder that 'it's that time of year again'. I was actually yelled at because I was listening to Howard Stern in my office, even though I can very clearly hear the music from the front office next door. So, if anyone was wondering, the tradition continues, and will do so until our final business day before Christmas which happens to be Saturday, December 22, this year.

Well anyway, the months are moving fast, so for those who are still in denial, there are only twenty shopping days left until Christmas 2007. (That means about fifteen days until I start to do mine.)


¹I was enlightened this year when I found out why it is actually called Black Friday. I had always assumed it was just a name to sum up millions of shoppers in what would be a terrible day trying to grab deals and fighting off crowds. I never knew there was an actual meaning behind it... I found out that the name Black Friday actually refers to sales and gross profit for retail stores. Apparently, retail stores are often in the 'red', meaning they are below a profit level for the year, until the day after Thanksgiving when their sales exceed their spending and losses, and they go into the 'black' which means they become profitable.

Posted by jed at December 4, 2007 08:21 AM

Pppffftttt!!!!!! Even "I" knew that!!!!!!!!!

Posted by: granny3 at December 9, 2007 06:58 PM

Ohhh, it`s great!resumes
The first snow always reminds me of Christmas!!!

Posted by: Rachel at July 27, 2011 03:25 AM
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