There has been a lot of emotion this week, caught up as we’ve been in remembering. As always, though, there are things that go on around us that make you go, “Huh”.

Hub and I decided to go to our favourite local restaurant for an infusion of spring rolls, Thai beer, stir fried rice with shrimp and a mixed grill plate. On our way out, we noticed the man next door up on his roof installing strings of Christmas lights. His young daughters were in sweaters, doing cartwheels on the lawn. I know that Remembrance Day is a watershed for seasonal decorations and the beginning of mall madness, but it just seems too early.

However, starting those shopping engines is simply a sign of the times.

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