Thursday, December 26, 2013

Lazy Day after Christmas

Here's hoping you don't have to work today and were able to sleep a little later than usual, as I did.

Webster doesn't like having a late breakfast. He's always famished and likes to eat early.

They have both eaten and gone outside and have now gone back to bed.

Are you enjoying the day after Christmas too? I have always loved this day and I'm looking forward to spending it indoors puttering around the cottage. 

Today is "Boxing Day" in England and Canada. I always pictured men in boxing gloves and never understood this holiday until today. It seems that the servants who had to work on Christmas had the day after Christmas as their day off and their employers presented them with boxes of presents when they departed. Thus, it became known as Boxing Day. How nice! I wonder if we will see this played out on Downton Abbey? 
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Mama Pea said...

Yes, the day after Christmas does seem like a good day to be slow and putter. I'm planning on going through my small file cabinet and getting rid of a LOT of stuff. (Getting a running start on the New Year!) Have a wonderful day at home, Rosemary.

Anonymous said...

Australia also recognizes Boxing Day. I also think it was a day to box up things for the poor.

JudyMac said...

Hope you had a wonderfully relaxed Christmas Day! I'm headed to the library to pick up a book now available from my wait-list; then it will probably be feet up for the remainder of the day. Next year, if I still have a cat, I want to learn how to wrap it up like the one in your post from yesterday. That is hilarious! So typical of cats to come and plop themselves down in the middle of any paper you might be reading or working on.

Karen in VA (was CT) said...

Glad to hear you had a good Christmas. Thanks for all your lovely posts.

It was a lazy day for me too ... 9pm is my bedtime today, so nite nite ... exhausted after a wee bit too much champagne.

Cheers ... Karen in VA

tammy j said...

i always love pictures of Webster and tabitha . . .
and hearing about your lovely life there at the cottage.
webster's bowl looks huge! LOL.