T'was a few nights before Chanukah
and all through the house,
No one was sleeping,
and I really mean, nobody.
So anyway, yeah, it's crunch time. And not as in "Hooray! It's crunch time. It must be time for a crunchy chocolate chip cookie." Although, if I was being honest, it's really always time for a cookie - crunchy, not crunchy, whatever. No, it's Chanukah crunch time. That so-much-pressure-to-buy-gifts-laden holiday will be here in less than 48 hours and I have almost nothing done. Well, nothing done in terms of gifts. That's tonight's project. Hopefully. If everyone goes to sleep on time.
So this year, we are moving the whole operation out to the enclosed porch. We'll put on coats and light in our lovely, yet sadly uninsulated porch. And so we need to set up a table out there and of course, that table needs a tablecloth. We don't want the table to get cold.
I cut out dreidels and a candle and flame from sponges and we dipped the sponges into purple, pink, green and orange paint. I did not pick the colors. We dipped, sponged and painted the heck out of that droptablecloth (?) and it came out pretty cute. And because we only use washable paint, it's ok that we did this on the dining room table. I hope. I haven't looked under the dreidel-cloth (?) yet. (Aaaargh, I can't decide what to call it.)
Anyway, we (me) started hanging up all our last year's chanukah decorations last night. I'm so proud that, not only did I pack them away in a bin and put it in the basement, but that I actually made a note on the calendar as to where the bin could be found so that I would know for this year. Very unlike me. Once pictures are taken, I will share.
T-minus 31 hours to go.