Hanukkah is early this year, and I'm not quite mentally ready for it. I'm looking forward to our annual latke-fest on Saturday, but haven't done much in way of prep. Hopefully the snow we're supposed to get tomorrow will be gone by then -- our house is on a quite steep hill, and it's already getting a little treacherous with the leaf piles everywhere.
We've got almost all the gifts for the boys, although I'm going to be late sending most of mine to my family. For the first night, we gave D a guitar (and the promise of lessons in the new year) and N a Super Fort. These are their big presents from us; for the rest of the holiday, they'll be getting things ranging from books and gardening tools to slippers and umbrellas. And we're following my family's custom of having one night's present be for tzedakah -- I'll have them make a selection from Heifer's catalog. I got T the Switzerland expansion of Ticket to Ride.
Since I'm sort of frazzled, blogging is feeling more like another thing on the to-do list than something I'm really excited about. So I'll post when I'm in the mood, and not when I'd rather veg out and do something mindless.