merry and bright

I’m sitting here looking at a magazine that is already saturated with Christmas festive-ness.

Mind you Halloween has not yet even arrived….

Surprisingly, and unlike previous years, I’m not overly bothered by the pre-emptive marketing schemes.

I think it’s because today, for me, feels a bit like Christmas morning!

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don’t be tempted!

it’s the monday giggles…

“No! Not just yet!”
Photo courtesy Pinterest

Christmas Day has come and gone but don’t be tempted to take your Christmas decorations down too quickly because tradition stipulates it should stay up for a little while longer!

However, that won’t stop some people who have most likely already stripped their homes of all things red & green and packed them tightly away for next Season.

Have you ever noticed the people who RUSH to take down their decorations are usually also the ones who have all their Christmas shopping completed by Halloween? Giggles.
Photo courtesy of Pinterest.

However, Christian tradition, dating back to the 4th century, marks the Eve of the Epiphany (or 12 nights after Christmas) as the time to take down your tree and pack away your decorations again. 

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Happy (insert) Day! labor = work, hard work, toil, exertion, industry, effort.

it’s the monday giggles…

Unreasonable Labor?

‘I’m never going to work for that man again.’
‘Why, what did he say?’

‘You’re fired!’

 

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Compared with other celebrations, Labor Day is the quiet day.  There maybe a few students using this as an opportunity for a last fling before knuckling down to the Fall term, but for most people, Labor day is just a welcome day off work!

America has celebrated Labor Day on the first Monday in September since the 1882.  The original idea was to have a street parade to show off ‘The strength and esprit de corps of the trade and labor organizations’.

When Labor Day was first proposed people worked 12hr days. Continue reading “Happy (insert) Day! labor = work, hard work, toil, exertion, industry, effort.”