December 27, 2004
We got rain on Christmas; so did the husband. And then yesterday the Angel Balboa dumped a bunch of snow on us for Boxing Day. Whatever Boxing Day is.
I keep coming to the computer, sitting down, and saying "meh" after about ten minutes. The motivation just isn't there lately, and whatever I have to say has already been said better elsewhere. By the Questing Cat, by Jeff Jarvis, and by Varifrank. Seriously, read their posts instead of mine; I have nothing to add to their wisdom.
I did learn to crochet yesterday. I've wanted to learn for a while, so I finally got up off the couch and headed to my neighbor's. Since all of my current knitting projects are for people who might be reading this, I can't show any of my work, but crochet items are going to be all mine. I'm starting on a hat.
See, I just hit the meh point, where I just stare at the screen and my eyes start to glaze over.
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I'm pretty sure that Boxing day refers to the Boxer rebellion, but I could be mistaken.
Posted by: John at December 27, 2004 05:32 AM (crTpS)
Isn't Boxing Day about exchanging gifts (boxes) in UK?
We got SNOW on Christmas! In New Orleans! And the Red Sox won the World Series. What's the third miracle going to be?
Posted by: Glenmore at December 27, 2004 10:49 AM (+jcUJ)
Just call it St. Stephens day and be done with it. Let's go bash a few wrens, why don't we?
But yes, "Boxing day" actually has something to do with boxes. Damned British.
Posted by: Sean at December 27, 2004 01:50 PM (F5uhG)
Posted by: wanderer at December 27, 2004 07:56 PM (3ULfT)
Boxing Day origins:
Servants were required to work on Christmas. They were responsible for making the holiday run smoothly for wealthy landowners. They were allowed to take leave on December 26th and visit their families. The employers gave each servant a box containing gifts and bonuses. In addition, around the 800s' churches opened their alms boxes (boxes where people place monetary donations) and distributed the contents to poor.
Posted by: Vonn at December 29, 2004 08:27 AM (FmIVz)
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