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Friday, December 3, 2010


Kathrynzj posted this excellent FF: "Whether a RevGal or a Pal most of us in this cyber community have enhanced responsibilities during this time of year. We also have traditions - religious and secular - that mark the season for us in a more personal way.

For this Friday Five please let us know five of the things that mark the season for you.

And the bonus? Tell us one thing that does absolutely nothing for you."

1. Tonight I will be wrapping gifts we give to homeless children with my SFX Lesbian Group-still not Catholic but still hanging out with them...

2. The Office Christmas Party. Yes I like it and it's fun because my counselor, Brian makes this game called 'ghetto grab bag' that is so funny, yet so mean and takes so long that every one is engaged and happy by the end and we go to really good restaurant in Brooklyn!

3. Lighting the Menorah with Beloved, because it's so intimate and lovely and watching the little candles grow every night and she says the prayer in Hebrew.

4. Seeing all the strange and makeshift lights on my street, because of course, we have not front yards so people make do and it's all kind of strange and fun.

Bonus 5. I hate that it all started before Thanksgiving and some of it even before Haloween, can you believe it!

11 comments:

altar ego said...

Lights and exterior decorating can get quite imaginative! There's only one house on our street that lights up, and only two of us put up wreaths. What is wrong with the rest of these people? LOL!

Purple said...

There is a simplicity in those makeshift lights...appearing in places you not of thought possible.

Sharon said...

You are not alone in wishing that we could enjoy each season unrushed by the next one.

Auntie Knickers said...

I like the idea of the makeshift lights too. I haven't had an office party to go to (at this season) for many years, since I worked in a law school library. We did a party for the student workers that was really fun.

Nik said...

love the music vid!

Jan said...

I really liked your description of lighting the menorah with your beloved.

kathrynzj said...

Loving #3 - my father was a Jew from Brooklyn and he passed last December. Thank you for the reminder of those prayers and those candles cutting through the darkness.

Thank you for playing.

Rev SS said...

makeshift lights and lighting the menorrah candles both point to the beauty and meaning of the season for me ..

Sally said...

full agreement with your bonus. Love that you integrate holiday celebrations.

Muthah+ said...

ocho kanalitas--Ladrino? or Portugues?

Loved the vid. And love the whole way you two have melded the customs of faiths to support one another.

SingingOwl said...

What Sally said! And love the music! Have a wonderful Hanukkah and Christmas too!