Sandy: Until recently, I didn’t know the origin of the song “The Twelve Days of Christmas”. The counting starts on Christmas day and ends Twelfth Night, on the eve of the Epiphany. It was an English chant dating back to 1780 suggesting that with each successive day, a grander gift would be given or received. A Christmas Price Index (CPI) was created for yucks by a U.S. bank, tracking the costs of all items in the song since 1984. In 2013 the cost would be over $27,000 which include hiring the milkmaids, drummers, etc. The cost would be more if the calculation were for the accumulated amount of items as repeated in the song, thus called the True Cost of Christmas – over $114,000.00. The song just lost it’s cuteness.
Sandy’s year long journey – going from being a right-hander to left-hander, and Kelly’s parallel trip as a left-hander doing things as a right-hander.