Festival of teeny, tiny lights...
Holidays in a hotel are tricky.
The movers packed our menorahs; both of them are in storage somewhere in Massachusetts so the boys and I went out in search of menorahs. We drove ALL over town and we finally found one at ... drumroll please... Walmart! It wasn't in the holiday section, of course -- it was sandwiched between potato chips and canned pumpkin in the food section.
In the end we got an adorable, teeny-tiny menorah. It uses birthday cake candles and it about 5" tall. We also got a couple of dreidels and some gelt. I promise to post pics once I find that *!*#& thingy for downloading them.
For Chanukah you also need to eat something fried... traditionally we make latkes but since we set off the smoke alarm yesterday we needed a ready-made alternative... Luckily the solution was right there in front of us next to the dreidels -- potato chips. Thank you, Walmart, for your ingenious product placement. Chips are perfect -- after all, they are potato AND they are fried in oil! Almost like latkes... and it was either chips or Dunkin Donuts.