Happy Hanukkah to You!

Can you splurge on Hanukkah gifts for yourself?  Sure!

I just did.  After Hanukkah, I am hoping for a relaxing staycation – complete with my favorite bath salts and leisurely reads.

To go along with my lavender and eucalyptus bath salts, I’m planning to read Anita Diamant’s Pitching My Tent.

I’ve read and loved three of her novels: The Red Tent, The Last Days of Dogtown, and Day After Night.

Right time for end-of-year reflections

So when I stumbled upon this book of her reflections about “milestones, revelations, and balancing acts of life as wife, mother, friend, and spiritual seeker,” it seemed the perfect time to embrace the process of pondering our complex roles. Here we are, near the end of one year, almost at the beginning of another.  What better time to embark on a journey of exploration – especially with a writer whose prose is so graceful, memorable, and thought-provoking.

In the same spirit, last year, a friend bought our Hanukkah in a Box for herself. To learn. To play games with friends. To ramp up her holiday celebrations. She didn’t buy it for kids or as a gift. Then I remembered that she’d attended some of my holiday celebrations classes. I was so impressed that this was a way that she chose to treat herself.


Hanukkah in a Box – What’s Inside?

Here’s what Debbie got in her box.



Will you treat yourself to something this year? Feel free to share your splurges for yourself here.


Our Tent Keeps Expanding

We are grateful to:

  • Macaroni Kid Eats  for including  our “5-minute Hanukkah Centerpiece.”  on November 27, 2012
  •  EdJewTopia  for including our “Boxes of convenient resources for Hanukkah.” on November 26, 2012

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