Sunday, December 9, 2018

On the Eighth Night of Chanukah...

Eight candles were lit!

My synagogue celebrated the 100th anniversary of our present sanctuary. It's the fifth building for the congregation, which began in 1825, and the building where we have worshipped for the longest duration. We had a wonderful evening of music and I shared several video clips on Facebook. I'm still working on posting videos in Buttercupland.

I finally ate one of the two traditional foods of Chanukah, the jelly doughnut.
 I actually ate two mini-filled doughnuts and they were delicious.
Chanukah commemorates a miracle of oil and the traditional foods -- latkes/potato pancakes and doughnuts -- are fried in oil. I've had my fill of delicious homemade potato pancakes, but in the interest of fitting into the same clothes I wore last month next month, I skipped the doughnuts until tonight. 
It's been a joyous eight days -- spending time with family, friends who are family and my synagogue family. It's been a yummy, light and love filled time of celebration and I'm definitely counting many blessings this eighth night of Chanukah. Though we are entering the time of year with he least light, I will carry the warm memories of this week into the days of winter.
My happy wishes for light and love to all of Buttercupland and to all of my Pink Saturday friends. I hope your days are filled with family and friends and lots of sweet celebration.
As ever, thanks for visiting. Keep cozy! 


Deanna Rabe - Creekside Cottage Blog said...

Happy Hanukkah!

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

It's a wonderful time of year to spend time with family and friends...and make memories. Thanks for sharing! Holiday hugs, Diane

Starting Over, Accepting Changes - Maybe said...

This is a lovely post, Carol. It is time to celebrate and two small doughnuts won’t hurt. Happy Hanukkah to you.

I'm mostly known as 'MA' said...

Oh my I never knew that jelly donuts were a traditional food for your celebration. How wonderful. Wishing you light and love too.