One thing that I have always done at this time of year, no matter how I've felt about the specifics of this time of year, is I've always had a chocolate advent calendar.
You know the ones I mean? A Christmas-y scene with 24 (or is it 25? I'd have to get up and look) little doors that you open on each day and there's a little shaped chocolate inside. It has always been one of my favourite things... just think, a treat every day! Awesome!
This year though I couldn't find the usual ones. I could find a lot of pricey ones mind you... twelve to twenty bucks for "fancy" chocolate or even cheeses or other non chocolate things, but I could not find the cheap, barely actually chocolate ones.
As we got to the end of November, I asked C-Dawg if she'd seen any and she actually texted on the 30th letting me know that one store by the mall had them so I went and got myself some but there were none in any of my regular locations. The grocery store only had expensive ones. London Drugs only had expensive ones. It's almost as if they either sold out in early November, which, I suppose is possible, but I was looking out for them as soon as the Christmas decorations started going up, or as if the stores didn't bring them in this year.
If I knew the company that usually makes them I'd look them up and see but y'all, it was weird! The ones I did get will suffice, but they're not the ones I'm used to and I'm sort of wondering if anyone else noticed this missing or if it was just me or what on earth it was?