Monday, February 8, 2016


Happy New Year!  I love celebrating Chinese New Year.  It is so loud and colorful.  I do miss getting my red money envelopes that I got when I was a kid though.

I read the other day that the money envelopes are given to children and retired people.  Hello!  Here I am!  I'm retired!  Oh where is my Uncle Herbert when I need him?

Sunday was the Lion Dance Parade in Chinatown.  It is loud and noisy.  Especially if you are standing next to a fireworks strip hung from a utility pole.

2016 is the Year of the Monkey.

People born in the Year of the Monkey are characterized as lively, quick-witted, curious, innovative and mischievous, but it is also believed to be one of the most unlucky years in the Chinese calendar.  I'm glad I don't believe in luck or the horoscope.  It's just a fun thing to do.

We were going to go out today, but Joe wasn't up to it.  So I made peanut noodles for lunch and fried rice for dinner.  Both of them turned out good.

My friend, Marion, came over the other day with a Valentine's Day gift for me.  It was a box of candy held by of all things a pink monkey.  So I hung the monkey on the bannister as a New Year decoration.

Of course when Snowy saw the camera she wanted her picture taken.  She comes right up to me and poses.  What a ham!  But she's still my little baby.

 I have things to do before I go to bed, so I have to run.  Hope you all have had a good day.



  1. Love the Lion Dance! It was performed at the Zoo one year...and the colors! Fantastic! The monkey is was nice of Marion.Snowy is adorable! if i was that beautiful,I'd want my picture taken too! ha ha! The news is predicting 3"-6" of snow so stay warm! Woof!

  2. Love the pictures Kathy. I would like to see a parade like that in person. Hope you are feeling good and rested. We have some snow now. Yuck...40 days till spring. Blessings, xoxo,Susie

  3. Oops, I missed this post and now I have missed Chinese New Yeat! I'll just have yo wait until next year.

  4. I love your photos. And those money envelopes do sound like a fun idea. It would be nice to print some off to give as gifts! Enjoy your week sweet lady! Hugs, Diane


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