Gung Hay Fat Choy! That means “Congratulations on your prosperity!”
May it be so for you and yours all year long in more ways than simply financial — though more pennies in the piggy are always welcome too!
This morning I thought I might get clever with all the wonderful joss papers I’ve collected up in my studio.
I didn’t know quite what I’d do. Maybe make a door wreath, or fancy-dancey mobile or string up a colorful banner. Something.
Today was Friday though, which meant Art Friday, which meant Lula and I headed over to mom’s….where we didn’t get to watch a lovely Chinese artist cut a horse out of red paper.
But we did get to have a lovely lunch with a horse centerpiece and many round foods, which are supposed to be lucky.
And for dessert there was lucky money — chocolate coins– with hearts on them!
I guess it goes without saying we had Chinese takeout for dinner:
I’m afraid my fortune wasn’t as helpful as I might have hoped…
Nevertheless I’d say this was a pretty sanguine beginning to the New Year. I’m feeling lucky already.
Gung Hay Fat Choy!