Chinese New Year

This is our 4th year celebrating Chinese New Year. Florida did not have much of anything in the way of parades or public celebrations which is quite a change from last year celebrating in San Francisco. They did have a few, barely publicized parties held several weeks before CNY, go figure.

So we held our own little CNY. We ordered Chinese take-out from the closest Chinese Restaurant to us, knowing full well that it was “Americanized” Chinese food (the maitre’d told us so) but at least I didn’t have to cook it. We did a few homeschool activities related to CNY and that was about it. Really low key this year but we do what we can to foster the Chinese heritage of our daughter.


Happy New Year

What lies ahead in 2013? I don’t think anyone can truly answer that as we careen over the fiscal cliff…or not.

But I dare to hope that 2013 brings us to 48 states and meeting up with friends and family we haven’t spent time with in a while, whilst slowing down our pace in life and stopping to smell the roses occasionally.

If there were ever a time to dare,
to make a difference,
to embark on something worth doing,
it is now.
Not for any grand cause, necessarily–
but for something that tugs at your heart,
something that’s your aspiration,
something that’s your dream.
You owe it to yourself to make your days here count.
Have fun.
Dig deep.
Dream big.

— From a Macintosh computer ad, 1991