Friday, December 15, 2006

Holidays and hope

Had our holiday work party today, complete with dancing snowmen, singing Santas, good food and lots of laughs. All good-natured fun. The party revolves around the food (of course) and the gift exchange game, where a gift is opened, and then can be "taken" from someone up to three times; the third taker gets to keep it. Gifts included holiday bowls, candles, decorations, Moose Munch, gift cards, and a "Basket of Sin," which included Jim Beam, a bottle of hot sauce, a chocolate bar, and several little bottles of liqueres in a red bowl. I ended up with a silver picture frame decorated with kitty paw prints.

And tonight, C and I lit the first candle for Hanukka, celebrating miracles and light. Grateful for the blessings we have, the love we share, and for hope---

...the thing with feathers that perches in the soul,
and sings the tune—without the words,
and never stops at all…

--Emily Dickinson

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