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Deborah Guzzi travels for inspiration: China, Nepal [during the civil war], Japan, Egypt [two weeks before ‘The Arab Spring’], and most recently Peru. First published at the age of sixteen, she writes articles for Massage and Aroma Therapy Magazines. Her poetry has been accepted in the Literary Journals of Western CT. University, Inclement Magazine, Pyrokinections, Jellyfish Whispers, Grey Wolf’s Summer Legends Anthology, The Germ, Wilderness Literary Review, The Anthology Sweet Dreams & Night Terrors, Bitterzoet Magazine, haiku journal, Contemporary Haibun Online, Bella on line, The Autumn Sound, Eskimo Pie, and Ribbons, The Inwood Indiana Review, Five Poetry, Tanka Society of America Journal, and 50 haiku. She has published two illustrated volumes of poetry, The Healing Heart and Heaven and Hell in a Nutshell.

Boxing Day - More Shopping???

Blog Posted:12/26/2013 10:00:00 AM

Boxing Day is traditionally the day following Christmas Day when servants and tradesmen would receive gifts, known as a "Christmas box", from their employers. Today, Boxing Day  gennerally takes place on 26 December. It is observed in the UK, Canada, Hong Hong, Australia,  New Zealand, South Africa, Trinidad and Tabago and some other Commonwealth nations.

In S. Africa, Boxing Day was
renamed Day of Goodwill in 1994. In Ireland and Italy, the day is known as St.
Stephen’s (Irish: Lá Fhéile Stiofáin) or the Day of the Wren (Irish:
Lá an Dreoilín). In many European countries, including
Germany, Poland, the Netherlands and Scandinavia, 26 December is celebrated as
the Second Christmas Day.

The only thing I would want boxed is my sons smile! LOL What about you?
Are you going shopping again??
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  1. Date: 12/27/2013 7:16:00 PM
    Interesting blog Debbie...wishing the best in your new year, Agape, Moses

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  1. Date: 12/26/2013 8:48:00 PM
    Well, I gave a box of candy to all the people who help me the bank teller, my Dr. office, the wait staff at my favorite restaurant & the kitchen staff, a treasured object of my jewelry to Smoky the cat's, cat sitter, and little ring boxes of mine to two dear friends. Yes, as Dee said give what you have loved & still love, to some one you love, and it doesn't cost a lot of money!

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  1. Date: 12/26/2013 8:44:00 PM
    hmmm I didn't get any notifications there were comments on my blog?

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  1. Date: 12/26/2013 3:07:00 PM
    I spent boxing day in the hospital. woo and hoo. Finally succumbed to husband's wishes and saw a doc. So, they won't give antibiotics anymore, unless you are bleeding from an orifice or foaming at the mouth, but apparently they are willing to dole out narcotics like they are reeses pieces. I walked out with a prescription to codeine. It will stop me from coughing at night, oh, yeah, and put me into a stupor. frick. No, I shopped thrift this year, mostly. You know what a smart man my hubby is. CHRIS? YOU THERE? YOU MAY LOVE THIS! He signed out books from the library for me that he knew I'd enjoy reading. Gift wrapped them with a note saying he'd make sure I'd have time to read. LOVE HIM!

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    onclaud Avatar nette onclaud Date: 12/27/2013 2:51:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    sis, didn't you listen to granny's nagging?.. hope you are much better now... huggs
    O. Avatar Ruben O. Date: 12/26/2013 3:28:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Sorry to hear that you are sick, Cyndi. What about my lemon tea recipe that I gave you last year? : ) Take care and happy New Year.
    Aechtner Avatar Chris D. Aechtner Date: 12/26/2013 3:27:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    That sucks, sorry to hear about your sickness and hospital visit, Cyndi. Hmmmm, narcotics over antibiotics, eh? A typical sign of the times, I suppose. Try unpasteurized honey(has to be unpasteurized though), it has natural antibiotics in it that don't discriminately kill everything in the system(which of course can cause more havoc in the long run). Yeah, that's a super-cool idea for a Christmas gift! I've only ever heard of some crazy hippies doing that on the West Coast....and this was years ago.
  1. Date: 12/26/2013 3:07:00 PM
    oh thanks for the lesson. That explains why we don't have boxing day in the U.S. I never had an employer giving me anything before OR after christmas!!! Like Chris, I am totally disgusted by the insanity known as Black Friday, but in the old days I kind of liked going out after xmas using any money I had gotten as a gift to shop for sales. You see, I often buy NEXT year's gifts for my family members when they go on sale after Xmas!!! It is a fun way to get gifts.

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  1. Date: 12/26/2013 3:03:00 PM
    Debbie, we are in tune. I just made the same comment this AM on my FB page. Cheers, Roy

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  1. Date: 12/26/2013 2:47:00 PM
    No shopping for me...50% saving is no saving if you don't need it.....playing in my craft room sounds good ..... Cheers.

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  1. Date: 12/26/2013 2:45:00 PM
    In Malta its St Stephen 's day..I had my in laws boxed for boxing day..Its their 46th wedding anniversary i invited them over for lunch.On boxing day all the island joins to give money donations on a tv program called L-Istrina..All money raising would be given to people in need,orphanages and charities .Re what i wih to be enveloped is 'a nice surprise'.I love them : ).Re shopping...Nah not today B-).I wish i could envelope your kids and mail them to you.Im a mommy now and can understand how you feel B-)

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  1. Date: 12/26/2013 2:16:00 PM
    our Boxing day is the equivalent of the U.S.'s Black Friday, my crazy kids hit the shops at the crack of dawn, Electronics are at an all time low in pricing today

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  1. Date: 12/26/2013 12:08:00 PM
    No shopping today for me. How disgusting can we be as a species? There is virtue, goodness and beauty to be found in the human species, but overall, we are the most deplorably disgusting species ever. Why? Because we have the intellect, knowledge and foresight to understand the consequences of our actions, yet we continue down a collective path of destruction, gluttony, greed, sloth and apathy. I mean come on, we defecate in our life-force water, then wipe with oxygen-providing doesn't get more backwards than that -- as a species we are a parasitic disease, yet people proclaim how advanced we are, which can make sense considering how advanced super-viruses are becoming. The masses are hypnotized by their idiot-boxes, and people are busy....busy doing inane things, paying money to be entertained by someone else, buying, always buying more un-needed, city-dump filler, flitting from inanity to inanity, pushing buttons, stuffing faces, doing all the 'nothings' which have been deemed as societal 'somethings'. 70% of wot we do as a species with regards to 'happiness', hobbies, pastimes, are unhealthy on a physical, emotional and spiritual level, but when one lemming goes over the edge, the rest follow suit. But hey, if it "makes you happy", then live and let live right?(lol). Anyway, that's why I hang-out with tree-huggers and the arts community -- we are guilty participants in the destruction of the planet just like everyone else, but it is the guilty awareness that brings us together in the hopes of doing our part in curtailing our extinction in the here and now.

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    O. Avatar Ruben O. Date: 12/27/2013 11:19:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    You against Chris? Like Rocky? Nah! Have you watched Karate Kid? : D I love you, Craig!
    cornish Avatar craig cornish Date: 12/26/2013 9:10:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Hey Ruben, now that Frank has blocked me perhaps Chris and I could fight again like Rocky II----naw, I'm starin to get too old for that---good to see you out and about Christopher! You too Cyndi, please take care!
    MacMillan Avatar Cyndi MacMillan Date: 12/26/2013 3:10:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Oh, I missed your rants. Like soup's own RICK MERCER... hey, read my note above if you have a minute. Polite hand wave to you... if you heard how badly I'm hacking up a lung, you'd run for the hills. ;)
    Aechtner Avatar Chris D. Aechtner Date: 12/26/2013 1:56:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Cheers! *hic*
    Aechtner Avatar Chris D. Aechtner Date: 12/26/2013 1:55:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Merry Christmas right back to you and yours, Ruben! Hey, at least we use water-filtration systems, right?
    O. Avatar Ruben O. Date: 12/26/2013 1:29:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    You put all my neurons (there are not many) in movement. : ) I still have Champagne in my blood stream! "we defecate in our life-force water"!! So true, Mister.
    O. Avatar Ruben O. Date: 12/26/2013 1:18:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Eh ... so ... ehmm ... Merry Christmas!!! : D!
  1. Date: 12/26/2013 10:59:00 AM
    No, no boxing day for Ruben. I don't even want to go to change a perfume! : D

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