Today is the first day of Chanukah - the festival of lights, a celebration of the victory of the Maccabees and the rededication of the Jerusalem Temple. It also commemorates the miracle of the oil that burned for 8 days. Last evening we lit the first candle of the menorah. We light an additional candle each night for 8 nights. We give gifts of gelt - chanukah money - which is then given to those less fortunate. And of course, we eat latkes and play dreidel.
I can't say exactly who visitor 1000 to the meadow will be since I didn't start keeping track at the beginning. However, sometime in the next few days, the counter will hit 1000. Who will the lucky visitor be, a neighbor? a local friend? family from back home? Mrs. Bloom? a new friend on another continent? a random visitor from Live Journal? If you happen to be the one, identify yourself in the comments.