December 07, 2010

Hanukkah, Oh Hanukkah!

My sophomore year at Gordon College I lived in Sheppard Hall.  I LOVED it because we were at the ground floor level and people could stop by on their way to class, hang out by the window, watch the soccer players... What?  Soccer is super interesting.  #1 sport in the world!!!  *cough*

Anyway!  I also loved that room because I could paint my windows.  I did this one 'Reach Out To Your Local Grinch' for Christmas.  I had to paint backwards from the inside so that passersby could see it like normal people and it wouldn't be damaged in the snow!  CHRISTMAS FUN!!  See?  I used to paint windows...

Now, I just paint cookies!  YAYAYAY!!!  :)

That Dr. Beth is at it again, I tell ya.  Orders, orders, orders from that lady!  (You rule!)  These were some Hanukkah cookies she sent out to her family.

Little menorahs & stars of David, etc...

Mmmm... sugar cookies with almond icing.

Whenever I sing the dreidel song, I always want to follow it with part of 'Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious.'

Are you ready?

Dreidel, dreidel, dreidel,
I made you out of clay,
And when you're dry & ready,
With dreidel I shall play- OH!
Um, diddle, diddle, diddle,
Um diddle ay!
Um, diddle, diddle, diddle,
Um diddle ay!

And then I think to myself, "Wow, Mandi.  You are a very strange girl.  You make no sense which is why you should definitely sing this to your students at work."

On that note... L'CHAIM!!!! 
Happy Hanukkah to all of my wonderful Jewish friends!!!!

Miss MandiDreidlFaceCrocker


Anonymous said...

I didn't know you could draw!! Is there anything you can't do?

MandiCrocker said...

Why yes, Anonymous, there is! I can't seem to make more than $20k a year at any job I've ever had-- yaaaaay!!! ;) Just kidding but not really!!!!

It's funny you say that because I've always been okay-good at a lot of things. Never super-good at any one thing. Makes a person pretty well rounded but just under par for anything too exciting- ha!

My sister Jodianne is the real artist in the family. (And SHE can write upside down & backwards with both hands at the same time-- she's an alien, though). And my sister Darci is an amaaaaazing singer. I just blog! Ha!

Thank you sooo much for your kind words, though. That's super sweet!!! :)

Robyn said...

Hey! I remember that window! You are such a cool-io. Embrace it, yo. Come paint my windows! I'm thinking: Polar Express!!!

MandiCrocker said...

Robynski!!! ANOTHER reason I loved that room... Because you were in it!!! :) :) :)