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!