Good Morning, peeps! Happy Thursday! Happy First Day of Chanukah! Happy Thanksgiving!
The weather is arctic. Baby Bro decided to give the crazy upstairs a run for her money and vacuumed the place; she took it as a personal insult and vacuumed extra strong right after him.
Cats do not like the vacuum. George run into hiding right away; Sniff started to play mashgiach at first, but then got very suspicious and defensive, and finally run away too.
My mom's former co-worker called her today to wish her a Happy Chanukah, and made a very nice blessing "may all the Jews always appreciate each other!" Amen to that!
As for learned men and women among out people who claim that celebrating Thanksgiving is against our religion, and that we really should be grateful every day, and not dedicate only one day for that, allow me to tell you one thing. Take this one day to be grateful for this country - just one day a year.
Just chew on this: when Ferdinand and Isabella, may they rot in hell for eternity, sent Columbus on his famous journey (most probably using some money confiscated from Jews), they never dreamt of setting in motion a chain of events that would result in creation of a country that would serve as a refuge for the descendants of the Jews they expelled! To me the whole story was just one example of historical irony that our enemies suffer from - and, needless to say, Gd's many miracles.
So, peeps, just take a few minutes to say a little prayer for our country - it needs it now more than ever. Be grateful for all that we have here - even if it's just for one day.
Coffee this morning in my San Fran latte mug - because as much as I hate Californian politics, I do love Californian climate!