(happy new year). today begins the year of the ox in the chinese zodiac. my aunt gave me this jacket that i wore at my wedding. the jacket belonged to my grandmother who passed away before i was born. it is a beautiful handmade jacket with great detail and incredible hand stitching. she had the jacket made in china many many years ago. it amazes and delights me that the jacket fit me so perfectly. knowing that my grandmother and i were the exact same size makes me feel close to her in some odd way. and though i never got the chance to meet her, i have the great privilege of owning a little piece of her.
i have some of these special year of the OX toilette plaques available here.
a few things you can do today to bring luck for the year:
1. open the windows and doors.
2. eat sweets.
3. change the sheets on the bed.
a few things you should NOT do today.
1. get a haircut (just by chance, i have an appointment TOMORROW)
2. wear black or white.
3. wash your hair.
4. buy shoes.
5. sweep the floor.
i wish everyone a very happy and prosperous chinese new year.