Welcome to my open house, night two!
Happy Hanukkah, night two!
Tonight's musical offering is The Maccabeats
2020 Hanukkah song. I had fun noticing how the lyrics and presentation reflect this time.
Someone did some fine editing here!
I'm grateful to Deb and Liz who have inspired me to post this way.
My post tonight may have looked far less Holiday-like, as I have been thinking about what we say or don't and that includes emoji speak. But, I'll leave that be for now.
My experiences with the winter holidays (Hanukkah & Christmas, specifically) through my lifespan are rather patchwork in nature.
As a young child we had a tree, we assimilated From age 7 through marriage, no tree
Married - celebrated both Unmarried with children - celebrated both
Unmarried without children - both, but less & less Adult years - More Hanukkah
Adult years - Less Hanukkah Adult years - No Christmas
In many ways, most years, just confused! lol
But not really, just diverse ;)
Over at Deb's I commented about a winter recital my daughter did at 7 years old. I thought it was to Let it Snow.
But, when I went to look at a photo, the title Winter Wonderland
came to my mind instantly. Wait a minute...which is it?
My comment at Deb's spoke to the fact that my mom loved this performance with music of her era and that she taught my daughter all of the lyrics to the song. But, here's the thing, it doesn't really matter which song it was, because I can still hear my mom singing both...and therein lies the treasured memory. There are certain lyrics that are crystal clear...in her voice and that brings a smile. My daughter was quite musical and loved this experience shared with her grandmother. One of my daughter's performances was at a local tree lighting ceremony, outside. It was super cold for SoCal and I can so clearly remember, when the girls were done, they ran to the steps where teachers and mommies rushed over to put their jackets on. The memories of that single moment are sweet because they are filled with the kind of joy of season and love of dance and deep love for your child. At least that is how it was for me.
My cookie choice as I head out the door to the next open house isn't really a winter holiday treat (unless you're thinking Halloween), but as you may have noticed, I'm doing this my way! Below is a recipe for my mama's Spider Cookies". As a kid growing up these were a favorite!
Maybe you would like them too.