The holidays seem so far away. The air is just now getting chilly and many of us are starting to pull our sweaters out of storage. But tonight while our SO’s were working on fixing bicycles, my good friend and I were talking about the holidays and how they always seem to come earlier and earlier. The subject really came up because she is thinking of moving just up the street from me and this started a long conversation about how we are going to be neighbors and that we should decorate our homes for the holidays together. This of course, got us thinking that we should have our own small “friends only Christmas” and a big meal and a gift exchange. We are currently considering sewing brand new Christmas stockings for ourselves and our SO’s as a good starter project for both of us. Thankfully, she got a really good sewing machine for her birthday this past week! And while I have been knitting for a Christmas themed craft fair for over a month now, part of me isn’t ready to deal with the holidays just yet. I feel like each holiday should get it’s own special time and that I shouldn’t have to think so far ahead to the next one. I’m looking forward to Fall weather and things like making hot chocolate, but I am not quite in the mindset that will allow me to fully prepare myself for Christmas just yet.