One of the great things about moving to the big city is making new friends and starting new traditions. So, tonight, I'm going to my first Hannukah party! How cool is that?
I helped my friend Jen shop for ingredients for latkes today, and soon I'll be going over to help her prepare her apartment for the shindig. She asked me to bring some blue ribbon to help decorate her place -- and I'm bringing an extra string of white lights to put up somewhere. It's going to be really fun. Jen's family is back East, so I know she's excited to share her Hannukah traditions with her West Coast friends.
The cool thing is, she's coming to my sister's place on Christmas Eve. So, we're really sharing each other's holidays. I know it's totally like on the show The O.C. -- but I guess I'm celebrating the season of Christmukah. :)
Sadly, there will be no single boys at this party. I guess that will help me focus on the important things, and I won't be holding back when it comes to snarfing down the latkes. :)
Happy start of Hannukah to everyone who celebrates it! And, for those of you in the rush and hustle getting ready for Christmas, keep calm and try to enjoy yourself. Read a book, have a glass of egg nog, eat a latke and relax.
So, has anyone else shared family traditions with a friend, or created their own?
Love and Light,
Heather Davis is the author of
NEVER CRY WEREWOLF
Coming from HarperCollins in 2008