Friday, December 11, 2009

Happy Festival of Latkes!

It's a low-key Hanukkah here chez Landy this year.

I can't get rid of this crud, Gerry's laying low, but that's no reason not to make it happy for the kinder!

I'll be moistening the dehydrated grated potatoes (they're actually pretty good) and forming some latkes, I'll be making a shortcut version of my hanukkah cookie (with slice and bake dough.)

And, yes, we'll decorate the Christmas Tree tonight.

In the window. So the lightning bolt can hit us directly.

It's traditional at Hanukkah to play dreidle, a game where you spin a top and bet on the outcome. Usually raisins, nuts, or gelt (chocolate coins) are used in the betting, but I ordered these from the US mint as a fun first-night gift for the kids.

The kid will getting their allowances for this month in "gelt" - Thomas Jefferson $1 coins - and that's pretty darned cool! (Who knew Jefferson was Jewish? I thought he was a diest!)

You can order them in $25 rolls, no shipping costs, so I figured, "Why not?"

Playing dreidle will be a heck of a lot more exciting this year!

You know what else I'm doing? Getting my online class ready to GO!

I've set my deadline, I'll be taking registrations as of Dec 23, and I'm limiting the class to 15 students, and if you go to ning and join the free information network, you just may find a little discount hiding somewhere for you...

Here's a promo video I worked up to explain the class, and also to give folks a good heads up on what they'd be watching when they tune into the Annie Channel

Be warned...

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Blogger evie said...

Annie, This looks great. I wish there had been videos like this available when I first learned to knit and developed what I thought was my weird style of knitting. Little did I know then that many others knit like I did too.

December 11, 2009 5:44 PM  
Blogger pdxknitterati/MicheleLB said...

Happy Hanukkah to you! And merry Christmas too. We're celebrating both, too.

December 11, 2009 8:00 PM  
Blogger Leslie said...

Happy Hanukkah and Christmas - being ecumenical is a good thing.

And I've joined the Ning thing - I'm finally taking an Annie Modesitt class!

December 12, 2009 8:05 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Y'all should check out the Mason-Dixon blog for the best dreidel video EVAH. I've watched it five times already.
-- Gretchen

December 12, 2009 11:42 AM  
Anonymous Sheri said...

You are now officially my friend in my head! I loved hearing your voice. You speak like a great teacher.

December 13, 2009 3:32 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Great job!
What a great idea!
You're so beautiful - you should smile in the beginning of the video and not save it for the end!

I know you're way ahead of me on this, but instead of chats, you could try conference calls - - they're free and I've used them for small meetings and up to 100 people.

I've passed your blog onto all of my knitting friends.
Hi to Gerry.
xo Susan Patten and Rick too

December 14, 2009 9:33 PM  

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