Happy New Year and Happy Valentine’s Day!

new yearsNot a great picture, but I wanted to show the actual envelopes I’ll be giving out this year.

2010 is the Year of the Tiger. Last year, hubby and I spent New Year’s in California at Mum’s. She always reads us our horoscope or fortunes for the year. For 2009, she said I was supposed to get good news in July. Mum was hoping that would mean baby news, but I’m counting The Call  and the Golden Heart win as that happy news. She’s quite disappointed.

Unfortunately, she told hubby he’d have money troubles and to watch out for health issues. Those predictions came true as well. He insists that we never go to Mum’s again for New Year’s. Or, if he does go, he won’t get his fortune read. To that, Mum sniffed and insisted this stuff is going to happen anyway. Knowing it helps you prepare.

I’m not superstitious, but I do like when good predictions come true. No fortunes this year. Just a brunch date with my cousin Kimmy and her husband who happen to be in town. I’ll get to hand out some more red envelopes. I do believe karmically that your year will be better if you are open and giving from the start. I chalk it up to psychology and personal outlook and not to cosmic forces.

Oh, and is anyone else quite delighted that Valentine’s and New Year’s are on the same day this year? Both have traditions of handing out red envelopes. What’s better than receiving valentines with money inside?


  1. Amanda Brice
    Feb 14, 2010 @ 07:08:33

    Happy New Year! I’m just happy Amber is too young to know about hong bao this year. LOL.

    i made the double duty red envelope connection on Facebook this morning, too!

  2. Jax Cassidy
    Feb 14, 2010 @ 17:51:30

    Happy New Years! Wishing you happiness, good health, and lots of success!

    Enjoy the double holiday! 🙂