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Friday, December 26, 2008

Happy Boxing Day


Unfortunately I have to schlep into the office, sigh... Skeleton crew, and I'm the one of the skeletons.

Boxing Day, also known as the Feast of St. Stephen (after the first Christian martyr), originated in England in the middle of the nineteenth century under Queen Victoria. It originated as a holiday for members of the upper class to give boxes containing food and fruit, clothing, and/or money to trades people and servants. The gifts were an expression of gratitude similar to the bonuses many employers offer their employees today. These gifts, usually given in boxes, gave the holiday it's name, "Boxing Day". My mother, usually an intelligent woman, told me that the rich people gave the empty gaily decorated boxes that their gifts came in to their servants. We all have our shortcomings, mom.

1. Going to Connecticut Muffin for Lunch. (new place)
2. Currently catching up on paperwork.
3. Just tried to explain to a spanish speaking consumer why his case was not advancing-he threw away all the referral letters (hey my Spanglish ain't so bad!)
4. Prepping my self for the visit of Beloved's crumbling family tonight-for the weekend! Big sigh...
5. Only 4.5 hours till I get to go home. Time for that lunch.

PS Happy Kwanza!

7 comments:

karlajean said...

Well, sorry you have to work today. I am working..."from home" but imagine the work will be more like doing errands with beloved who happens to have off until January 5. Yes, off. Paid off time--not included in the days and days of vacation that beloved receives. it's gonna be hard to get a lot of my work done......

mompriest said...

Oh, sorry you have to work....hope the day ends up being a good one.

Purple said...

You did manage to make me laugh with "I am one of the skeletons". I must remember that.

Hope the day passes quickly, lunch is awesome, and the weekend relaxing.

RevDrKate said...

yep, skeleton here too...getting things done without lots of bustle.

Mary Beth said...

Glad you played! Sorry you had to work...

Barbara B. said...

So how was Connecticut Muffin?

Julie said...

Having to work stinks! Although, I sometimes enjoy being one of the "skeletons" because I seem to get much more done when nobody else is around. Hope the weekend wasn't too bad for you and Beloved. Happy New Year! :)