(Sings lustily from rooftop) Traaaaaaaaaaadition! TRADITION! (tradition!)
The one Holiday tradition I have followed for fifteen years is to throw the Tea Party. Then, last year, the Croup descended on the land and the Tea was delayed. And now I'm just not feeling the Annual Tea this year. Usually the weather changes and I start planning how I can invent Pud-Pie-Flan (a flan stuffed in a pie stuffed in a pudding).
This leaves me with one other Holiday Tradition (tradition!), and that is the yearly Vain Attempt at Memorizing the Hanukkah Prayer for my Friend of the Jewish Persuasion, or Friend#3 for short. Latin was easy. Hebrew is freaking hard.
I'll probably start with my yearly study of BNL's Hanukkah Blessings which contains the prayer sung in Hebrew. You would think that would make it easier to memorize, but I think my brain gets hung up on the right-left brain switch. Much like trying to say the alphabet without lapsing into the Alphabet Song.
Hebrew is really really hard. HARD! I've failed at this the last three years. I can do the first line, but after that Friend #3 corrects my pronunciation every other word so that I never get through it. By "b'mitzvosav" I start to stutter. I think she's putting me through her own little shiksa Bat Mitzvah.