It's Beginning to Look a Lot Like Christmas

Psst. Wanna know a secret? Come closer and I’ll tell you. [Looks both ways and leans in close to the monitor.] Christmas is on December 25th this year. And Valentine’s Day will be on the 14th of February next year. And your taxes will be due on April 15th.

A neighbor posted a photo online of her cat on top of the tax forms she was filling out. She LOL’d that they were late again this year filing the taxes. Why do people drag out the agony for so long?

Unlike Easter, Shrove Tuesday, and Ash Wednesday, which are always on a Sunday, Tuesday, and Wednesday respectively but move all over the calendar based on the date of the first Sunday after the first full moon after the vernal equinox (can’t you just imagine the ecclesiastical debate over that one?), the other holidays always fall on the same day. Every year.

So, guys. Let this be your first warning. You have 149 days until Christmas. Don’t let me catch you in the stores on December 24th with only one person marked off your list!

As for birthdays and anniversaries, you’re on your own.

1 comment:

  1. There should, however, be a rule against St. Patrick's Day on a Wednesday...that's tough to managed!

    [I missed the vote for your solo trip, but I need to enthusiastically say PARIS! Unfortunately, it splits your votes into 33% for each, but you won't be disappointed!]