by Ellie Reinhardt
I can’t believe it’s already Dec. 1 tomorrow! I feel like just yesterday it was October and I was picking apples with my friends in just a light Autumn sweater. Now, I have my long underwear, winter sweater, scarf and gloves on. It seems too soon.
I remember the start of school and the breaks for Rosh Hashanah, Yom Kippur and Columbus Day. However, in past years we’ve had another break. The teachers all went to Atlantic City (I think they call it Atlantis now) and the students got two days off. This year, I was planning on taking a trip to the turkey farm! What happened to that?
I was so excited for Halloween, but my jack-o-latern candy bowl is still under my bed…empty. The candy we had for trick-or-treaters is still sitting on our kitchen table, right next to eggnog, candy canes and gingerbread cookies. It all looks delicious, but recently, I’ve been craving some pumpkin pie.
When ABC Family had “13 Nights of Halloween,” I watched the first 11 nights. Then, all of a sudden, I turned ABC Family back on and there it was—Santa Paws was playing on “25 Days of Christmas.” It’s one of my favorite Christmas movies, but I was really looking forward to finishing It’s the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown.
I got a donut from Dunkin’ with classic Halloween sprinkles on it: ghosts, orange pumpkins and little black cats. When I went today, my donut was sprinkled with little candy canes, Christmas trees and stars.
They were even playing 106.7 Christmas station on the radio. I sang along, of course, but I keep getting that feeling that I’m not ready for “Jingle Bell Rock.”
Missing school, jumping over holidays and such a short Autumn…I know there’s something missing in all of these festivities. I just can’t seem to figure it out.