Friday, January 16, 2009

New Year's



Well, I didn't have much of a New Year's this year. We were in the hospital with my Dad, of course, and that's just not a place conducive to a New Year's celebration. I loved Roz's post about her New Year's ritual, only, obviously I couldn't do that on January 1st. But I can do it on Chinese New Year's, so that's my plan.

I'm getting really excited about the whole thing.

For Chinese New Year's - as I understand it - there's a lot of preparation involving cleaning your house, paying off debts, cooking ritual foods, a LOT of red and orange, and visiting friends. On top of that, I want to do the things that make me happy and that I love, a list that is not unlike Roz's: art, bookbinding, music, cooking, walking, dancing, exercising, and spending time with cats and friends. Oh, and seeing if I can find a Dragon Dance somewhere in Austin.

It's the year of the Brown Cow, BTW, which is supposedly a sign of stability, and I think many of us will appreciate that! So I'm making my list, balancing my checkbook, organizing my clutter and thinking in red and orange...

2 comments:

Amy in Austin said...

Wow, sounds like a fun lunar New Year. I asked the proprietors of the neighborhood sushi restaurant if they celebrated lunar New Year (because I think they are Chinese, but don't know - so didn't want to offend with "Chinese" New Year). They replied that usually, they are working. BTW, there's a report about this on NPR this evening that just came on. Talk about serendipity. Anyway, back to the other story, I mentioned I'd like to celebrate it and they said they'd call me if they had a party. Here's hoping!

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