Chinese New Year
Chinese New Year can occur anytime between Jan 21 and Feb 21. This year, the New Year began on Jan 23. It ushered in the Year of the Water Dragon.
Alas, but I was born in the year of the Tiger, and Tigers and Dragons don't like each other very much. Lucky for me, this is the Water Dragon Year and since Tigers and Water Dragons share Wood of the 5 Elements, it is forecasted that my career in writing, creativity and/or inspiration has a great chance of showing itself. And sure enough, I can't keep up with all the inspiration coming to me. How exciting is that? Passion will be abundant for me this year, and isn't that what drives us to write?
One of my favorite inspirations is my imprint and book cover came to me. Thank you, Water Dragon!
Of course, there are some unfavorable sides to this year for me. Tigers look very relaxed and friendly on the outside, but will pounce at the first sign of trouble. Although it will be a year of increase in friendships, some leading to authority positions, there will be those who want to get me in trouble or tangle with me. I am warned to watch my temper when these situations arise. Hard to do for Tigers who relish the hunt, the challenge, and the attack.
The best part, though, is the creativity. Many of you have seen my crafts, and I'm still at it. So many inspirations of the stories and poems I'm writing are coming so quickly and so often, my loving husband is thinking of buying me a voice recorder as he has seen me grab paper (or take off running for a sheet) and writing furiously.
Ground Hog Day
Ground Hog Day was Feb 2. Sadly, Punxsutawni Phil saw his shadow, so there will be 6 more weeks of winter. Utah hasn't had much snow but lots of rain. I was hoping sunshine would peek through soon.
Punxsutawni Phil is most known for his guest appearance in Ground Hog Day starring Bill Murray and Andie McDowell. It is the story of a man with a terrible disposition who lives the same day over and over until he becomes good. It's also a sweet love story. If you haven't seen it, you should. Bill Murray is at his best in this movie.
Super Bowl XLVI Like several others, I started watching the Super Bowl for all its great commercials. Soon I was drawn into the game. It is fast becoming one of the more popular events. I will be serving chili with tater tots, tortilla chips with dips, deviled eggs (a specialty of mine), and a meat and cheese tray with my favorite beer - amber lager. This one has been boasting some great entertainment and commercials. This one to be seen has become my favorite and I've posted it everywhere. Ingenious!
I can't wait to show you all my book cover and my imprint. That will come in a future post. To all my sweet friends, thank you all for making my days the best. Each and every one of you mean something special to me.
LHR and PAWS for Success