Happy Thursday! Happy December! It’s hard to believe that there are only 29 more days left of 2021. I feel like 2020 and 2021 were a combined year and that 1-1-20 was yesterday. 1-1-2021 was just an extension of 2020.
I know I haven’t been blogging much this week. Hanukkah is this week and I’ve been busy celebrating. I’m also having Tom over tomorrow night and Saturday, he’s going to help me finish celebrating the last two days of Hanukkah. This will be his first Hanukkah – we agreed to celebrate both Hanukkah and Christmas together (he celebrates Christmas… I celebrate both anyway). I’ve been cleaning the house like crazy. I’ll be cooking for him on Saturday as well, and this will be his first time meeting my parents. We’ll be hanging out in the basement, and I threw away a lot of things. I only have my scrapbooking stuff now.
Hanukkah is feeling a little bit more “normal” this year. Center City Kehililah had a Menorah lighting last night, but I didn’t go. I get done work at 4:15, it was at 5:15, I would have been late and it didn’t make sense to travel an hour to the city for a 45 minute program. I am glad they had it in person this year, however, albeit masked.
Instead, my job had a Menorah, Christmas Tree, and Kinara (Kwanzaa) lighting last night. I went to that instead and got to see all three of them get lit. I enjoyed the festivities, and I even met the commissioners. They let me hop in a few photos, which was awesome of them. Tuesday was my 3 month anniversary at my new job, it’s going very well, and this photo helped seal the deal.
I remember when dad was still working full-time, he told me one of his coworkers is in a metal band. I like metal (I like most music, regardless of genre) and last month, we were talking. He finally brought in one of his CDs. I can’t wait to get home, take out my walkman, and listen to this. Thankful Thursday indeed.
I’m thankful for Tom. Last Saturday we met up in Philadelphia and had a great date day and evening. I love exploring the city with him. I love going on adventures with him. It’s nice to have a partner in crime now. I want to share a few photos. Tom is teaching me how to skateboard, I’m teaching him how to ice skate, and we are just grateful for each other.
This Hanukkah brings a lot of light and joy. I am thankful for my friends, family, co-workers, Terry, and Paul. I’m thankful for everyone in my life.
What are you thankful for today?