DD and I went for a walk last night just after 10 pm. It was actually a very nice night, despite being all November-ish. It had rained like a fury during the day – during the Remembrance Day ceremonies, of course – which had tapered off to wild winds in the afternoon, but the evening was calm. Warmish, even, for November.
There were lots of leaves to kick around as we walked. I love kicking leaves. I like the swishy, sometimes crunchy sound they make. I like watching them swirl up into the air. I even like that about-to-decay leafy smell that emanates from disturbed piles of leaves.
There wasn’t a lot of traffic, even as we approached our local shopping area. We were quite daring and didn’t push the walk buttons to cross the streets. Once, we crossed completely against a red light. I tell ya, my daughter and I live right on the ragged edge!
We walked around the shopping area. And there were Christmas lights everywhere. EVERYWHERE! Yes, they were pretty and sparkly and tasteful. But they were Christmas lights! And everywhere! On November 11! A full seven weeks and two days ahead of Christmas Day (yes, I counted)!
Lest we forget, indeed. But at least we made it past Halloween this year.