December 20, 2015

Merry Christmas, everyone!



As the blogging slows to a crawl, I just wanted to post Christmas greetings to all of you!

I thought it was interesting that of all the images I cruised past, I didn't see one single Xmas!  Hurray!  I never like it, nor did I ever believe that it was PC, but just plain old stupid.  I suppose progress has been made.....although all the stores have Happy Holidays, but that doesn't really bother me.  

I went to our Christmas party for work on Friday, and took some photos, but was disappointed that they didn't really come out well ~ it was too dark in the room we were given.  The meal was wonderful (I was stuffed to the gills, lol), and it was fun.  Next week we only work 2 days and then we will be off for 5 blissful days.  I'm looking forward to that, and have some projects to work on.  I need to quick brine the turkey ~ Williams-Sonoma has a brine that is dry that you rub on the turkey.  I was missing the brine mix that I was used to getting from them, although I won't miss spilling it on the floor like I did a couple of years ago.  I will post my results & opinions for those of you that might want to try it.

Merry Christmas!!!

Love, 365

2 comments:

  1. Merry Christmas to you! I hope you have a lovely and relaxing 5 days off!!

    During this season, I respond to every greeting, whether Merry Christmas, Happy Hanukkah, Kwanzaa... whatever, with a smile and a completely sincere, "Thank you! You too!" I appreciate good wishes from people, they don't have to think the same way I do. :)

    I am going to take off a LOT of time this year. I'm burned out.

    Also I'm crabby because we have this abrasive asshole who does the same job I do... only she thinks she gets to tell us all what to do.

    It's aggravating, mostly because she really is a jerk and I don't like her.

    I always write Christmas. My mom was pissed off recently about this topic, though. So I looked it up. I had heard bits of it before, but had never seen it all laid out. From here..http://blog.dictionary.com/xmas-christogram/


    "the history of the word “Xmas” is actually more respectable — and fascinating — than you might suspect. First of all, the abbreviation predates by centuries its use in gaudy advertisements. It was first used in the mid 1500s. X is the Greek letter “chi,” the initial letter in the word Χριστός. And here’s the kicker: Χριστός means “Christ.” X has been an acceptable representation of the word “Christ” for hundreds of years. This device is known as a Christogram. The mas in Xmas is the Old English word for “mass.” (The thought-provoking etymology of “mass” can be found here.) In the same vein, the dignified terms Xpian and Xtian have been used in place of the word “Christian.”

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    1. Well, who knew?
      I suppose my dislike of "Xmas" comes from it's overuse in retail stores. Like me, I suppose it was considered less "religious".
      Romeo thinks that for the majority of humans, Christmas is no longer a religious holiday. In fact, one of our local high schools made the news headlines when someone (1 person) complained that there was a Christmas tree on campus, even though the purpose of the tree was to collect teddy bears to distribute to children in need. A cry of dismay rose up, and the tree was back in the school in no time. If I recall correctly, the arguement was made that the tree did not represent Christianity, but was more a gesture of giving. Hmmmm.

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