This year Christmas and Hanukkah occur at the same time. We wish you all a Merry Christmas or a Happy Hanukkah, filled with love and laughter!
EJ is off work for the holidays until after the new year. JJ had to work until 6 p.m. today and then he doesn’t have to go to work until Thursday.
This afternoon I built a lot of Dalek snowmen because, you know, it’s Christmas time. Daleks are one of the nasty aliens in Doctor Who. Last year I had built one Dalek but this year I built seven of them to surprise JJ went he came home from work. To build the Daleks, I used a garage can, a large mixing bowl, and a cupcake pan for molds. I had only one small toilet plunger (used for stopped up sinks, not toilets) so I used a variety of kitchen utensils for the “hands.”
Since JJ was coming home after dark, I inserted a flashlight in the “eyestalk” that sicks out from the “head.” Then EJ thought of putting flashlights on the other Daleks. We had enough for all but one.
When it was time for JJ to arrive home, we turned on the flashlights, turned off all the lights in the house, and waited in the dark on the front porch. We watched JJ drive up the driveway, slow down as he neared the Daleks, and then completely stop in front of the Daleks. He sat there for quite some time. We saw the flash of the camera on his phone as he took photos. He said it was awesome to drive up and see them! It was a hoot for us to watch him.
We celebrate Hanukkah, so after we all came into the house laughing about the Daleks, we said the blessings and lit the candles on the menorah (called a Hanukkiah). Then we played the dreidel game with Hershey Kisses and Hugs. Afterwards I made yummy latkes with homemade applesauce.
Tomorrow we had planned to go to the theater to watch the latest Star Wars movie, but meteorologists are forecasting an ice storm so we decided we’d stay safely at home. Hopefully we won’t lose our power, but at least we have a propane heater so we won’t freeze or anything. I’m glad my guys don’t have to go to work!