Day 258 of 365
It’s the Lunar Year or Chinese New Year, and it’s the year of the Rabbit! I was born in the year of the rabbit, and I am telling you the rabbit suits me well: I just read online that the rabbit is the luckiest of all of the signs (I feel pretty lucky) and that people born in the year of the rabbit are timid, gentle and will think before acting. That last part is me to a fault. I will think myself right into inaction almost every time. I’m definitely a thinker.
I also read that Rabbits go well with Goats, Monkeys, Dogs, and Pigs. Ron was born in the year of the Rat, which seems fitting giving our current struggle, and both of my children, born 12 years apart, were born in the year of the Ox. Apparently, this means they are stubborn (check) but also do not seek to be the center of attention. This is a check on the oldest but a giant un-check on the youngest.
In my older age, I have found the need to celebrate and be joyous at any given opportunity ands started borrowing holidays from everyone everywhere. It just makes life good, and it’s wonderful to learn about other cultures. I worry about cultural appropriation, but as long as I can get away with it, I celebrate ALL the holidays. In recent years, I try to celebrate Pagan holidays, Jewish holidays, Christian holidays, and I always celebrate Lunar New Year. I love folklore and tradition, so I’m interested in all of it. I will also celebrate any random day that looks good to me like “Pi Day” on March 14 is one of my favorites. Every single year I made a pie with a pi symbol in it. Just wait. I’ll do it again this year.
To celebrate the Lunar New Year and the year of the Rabbit, I have a wonderful giveaway to offer. This is a gorgeous, handmade rabbit ornament from Barbara Robinson Pottery, and I just saw that this ornament is sold out, so you will be getting a limited edition here.
All you have to do to enter is leave a comment (ideally with your Chinese Astrology sign) on this post (1 entry) or become a follower of my blog (5 entries). If you already follow my blog, if you invite someone for me (they don’t even have to follow; I’m just thankful for the try), you will also get 5 entries. Just leave a comment to let me know. The deadline for entries is January 31.
Oh, but you must be in the United States to win because international shipping is a lot.
Thank you all for reading this little farming/making/chicken lady adventures. I think I have enough cool stuff to do a giveaway every month until I reach my goal of 365 days in May, so stay tuned! Just 107 days to go!
And happy Lunar New Year!