Gifts for a Happy and Prosperous Year of the Pig 2019

A nice lady, who works at the same company as my husband, gave out some special gifts to celebrate ‘The Year of The Pig’.
The gift is a bright red envelope with gold writing and a cute pig on it and inside is 3 Feng Shui Coins tied by a Red Ribbon. (I apologize for the photos of this special gift, I couldn’t get any of my cameras to show the actual shade of the pretty red color.)
She also gave a copy of the explanation of the 3 feng shui coins tied with a red ribbon and how to use them to Attract Prosperity to ones home, office or business. 

I’ve not met this lady, but she must be a truly special person to bless her co-workers with a gift of her culture to wish them a Happy and Prosperous Year.

I wish you all a Happy and Prosperous Year of the Pig!

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New Year and Christmas Thoughts – Card display

It was a dreary New Year’s day yesterday. The sun tried real hard to shine dimly through the thinner clouds. The temperature was quite nice, it was around 59°F.

For New Year’s dinner we had black eyed peas with ham, boiled cabbage, homemade chicken strips and corn bread followed by a slice of my homemade pumpkin pie.
I began making and baking my pumpkin pie around the midnight hour New Year’s Eve and it was still in the oven when the New Year rang in.
I’m considering ‘making a new year pie during the midnight hour’ a tradition. It would help me stay awake to ring in the new year. I hope I can remember it for next year. We shall see.

Here’s a few photos from Christmas 2018.
I managed to convince Sheli Bean to wear his Santa hat/vest long enough to get some photos of him. Then he delighted in taking the thing off and shaking it like he was trying to kill it. 😀

Our Grandson and SheliBean found a rare winter sun puddle to enjoy.

People don’t send out Christmas cards much anymore. We send out only about a half dozen. How to display the cards folks give us has always been an issue. This year, I had a brain storm and decided to hang a small cork board up to hang the cards on. I didn’t decorate the cork board much, but I’m happy with it. I plan to make this method of card display a part of our Christmas decor from now on.

Now back to today:
Do you still heve your holiday decorations up? We still have our tree up and all the decor. We’ll keep it up for a bit longer or until the mood hits to store it for the year. Fortunately, our livingroom is large enough that our Christmas tree and stuff doesn’t get in the way of normal living.

I hope you all rang in the New Year safely with happiness and smiles.
I’m wishing you all a year full of joy and success!

 

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