Happy Hanukkah everyone!
I know. I'm a Catholic. I don't celebrate Hanukkah.
I don't have a menorah, but I do celebrate Hanukkah. It's the Festival of Lights! The story of Hanukkah is one of faith and perseverance and providence. Why wouldn't I celebrate it?
This is the time of year when the office e-mail is clogged with Group e-mails complaining about taking the word "Christmas" out of Christmas. I admit it. I never say Happy Holidays. I say Merry Christmas. Because Christmas is an important event. And it is joyful!
That's why I say Happy Hanukkah. Happy Diwali. And whatever you say on Ramadan.
I have a beautiful, wonderful, generous girlfriend who is Jewish. She is like a grandma to my boys. They call her "Bubbe Tex". Because every Catholic kid should have a Bubbe Tex. Bubbe Tex wishes us Merry Christmas. In fact, every day is Christmas when Bubbe Tex is around. She spoils those kids!
So to my dear friend, Bubbe Tex -- Happy Hanukkah! We love you!
And to make Hanukkah extra joyful, I am giving away another Starbucks Gift Card. It will get to you in time for your office Christmas party, so you can use it as your gift if you want. Or you can get a Peppermint Mocha. Because THAT is what Hanukkah is all about. Chocolate yumminess.
All you have to do is post a comment telling me what your favorite holiday memory is.
It can be a Christmas memory. An Independence Day memory. A Ramadan Memory. Boxing Day. I don't care which holiday you pick.
I have 2 favorite Holiday memories:
1. St. Patrick's Day 1990. Met an incredibly cute boy. He bought me a beer. So I married him.
2. New Years Eve 2007. Number 3 son born. Tax Deductible for 2007. Also qualified for the stimulus rebate. I told you he was a miracle!
Only posts on the blog will count. Facebook, e-mails, and popping by my office to tell me, don't count.
Everyone is eligible except my husband and kids. But they don't read me anyway.
I will use a random number generator to pick the winner, and will post it on December 9th -- the last day of Hanukkah.
Happy Hanukkah and I can't wait to see your replies!