"Adopting a Child won't change the world; but for that Child the world will change."

Thursday, 3 February 2011

Gong Xi Fa Cai

Happy Chinese New Year!! Or as they say in Tiny's Province Gong Hey Fat Choy!!

A placid year, very much welcomed and needed after the ferocious year of the Tiger. We should go off to some quiet spot to lick our wounds and get some rest after all the battles of the previous year.

Good taste and refinement will shine on everything and people will acknowledge that persuasion is better than force. A congenial time in which diplomacy, international relations and politics will be given a front seat again. We will act with discretion and make reasonable concessions without too much difficulty.

A time to watch out that we do not become too indulgent. The influence of the Rabbit tends to spoil those who like too much comfort and thus impair their effectiveness and sense of duty.

Law and order will be lax; rules and regulations will not be rigidly enforced. No one seems very inclined to bother with these unpleasant realities. They are busy enjoying themselves, entertaining others or simply taking it easy. The scene is quiet and calm, even deteriorating to the point of somnolence. We will all have a tendency to put off disagreeable tasks as long as possible

Money can be made without too much labor. Our life style will be languid and leisurely as we allow ourselves the luxuries we have always craved for. A temperate year with unhurried pace. For once, it may seem possible for us to be carefree and happy without too many annoyances.

We had fortune cookies after dinner... mine said "you will enjoy a happy and peaceful life" - at the time Tiny was running around the house screaming at the top of her lungs, banging a drum... all with no undies on - just her little tee shirt.

I'm wondering when the "peaceful" part starts?!!

(she looks pretty peaceful in still photo form... its totally an illusion, I tell ya!)


Mary McG in TN said...

I love the headband! Tari is so cute and full of herself. She keeps you all on your toes.

Alyson and Ford said...

She is so cute and growing up! Happy New Year!

Alyzabeth's Mommy