Happy Chanukkah!

Tonight is the first night of Chanukkah. We’re all supposed to be home together lighting the candles but we’re not. I’m in town at the high-speed computer. Levi is back at work. Tonight is his first night back after having to take 6 weeks off to recuperate from surgery – his second this year! Thank goodness for an understanding boss! J is also at work tonight, while Bob, Joel and Tim are undoubtably nearby a cozy fire. The weather is nasty! Cold and drizzly. Perfect winter “get in the spirit” holiday weather.  Tomorrow is Sportsman’s Day and it’s supposed to rain. What a disappointment! The boys sold $2000.00 worth of popcorn for Boy Scouts this year. If they sell $700. worth of popcorn, it pays for a week of summer camp and for admission to Sportsman’s Day, which is a day set aside for those scouts who sold at least 600 dollars worth of popcorn.  The council opens the camp for a fun-filled day of fishing, archery, shooting sports, slingshot target shooting, tomahawk throwing..  all kinds of fun activities for boys. Levi was hoping to win a trophy this year, but according to the radar it’s not looking so good. Here they are last year with their new Scoutmaster and friends.

So, as I said, tonight is the first night of Chanukkah, but we’ve decided to postpone the holiday for a week. There’s just too much going on this week with school finals, work, doctor appointments, our Boy Scout Christmas party, running back and forth from the farm to town… I want to be able to relax and enjoy the season with my family, so for us, the 18th thru the 25th works well.  We’ll light the first candle NEXT Friday night. It’ll also give me a chance to write cards and do some baking. So, for those of you celebrating the “traditional” first night of Chanukkah, I wish you a wonderful, blessed week of joy and Light.  May you know “the  true Light which gives light to every man coming into the world.” John 1:9

Shabbat shalom.


One Response to “Happy Chanukkah!”

  1. Janet Says:

    Hey .. LOVE the picture! I think I might recognize a couple of fellows there! I know what you mean about being so busy… that is the ONE thing I dislike about the holiday season, it is hard to enjoy it because there is SO MUCH going on! Hope your Sportsmans Day didn’t get rained out… that is always a good time. First year in many that at least one of my boys didn’t go. We had a great day today just spending time together 🙂
    Oh .. LOVE your falling snow!

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