Hello friends, it's been awhile. A long while actually. But no matter how long I stay away, even at my darkest hours, I always return to my safe haven. It seems I've missed a few holidays, so Happy Thanksgiving, Merry Christmas annnd, Happy New Year to all of you. May this year be better than last and may an abundance of goodness and love fill your lives this 2016. Wow, 2016. It seems like only yesterday we were preparing for Y2K and the impending chaos that was to have followed. My oh my, how time does fly. But the more things change, the more they stay the same.
Tell me bloggies, what's going on with you? How were your holidays? Did everyone practice their NYE rituals at midnight? I did the traditional 12 grapes (you eat a grape for every month of the year, it's supposed to bring good luck) and I wore my new red panties (for love) -Hey don't judge me, it's a tradition that was passed on to me by my grandmother years and years ago. The story goes, by wearing brand new red panties on NYE, you are inviting love into your life. -Yeah, I've been doing this for years, clearly, it's got some glitches because I have yet to find the right man in my life. But I digress. As if the panties tradition was not enough (oh yes, there's more) a friend of mine told me about a tradition to invite traveling into your life. So, if you want to travel in the new year, you pack a suitcase with pictures of the places you would like to visit and then at midnight, you run out of your house with suitcase in hand and run to the front of your house and run back inside. In doing so, you have invited the travel "energy" into your life. Stop laughing. I'm just passing on a folklore tradition. Well, sadly for me, I did not do the suitcase thing and I was planning to go to Spain this year. Great. I'm screwed. What about you? Anyone have any other traditions or rituals you care to share? Don't be shy, speak up.
December was a whirlwind month for me. Work, the holidays, the holiday parties, shopping and volunteer stints here and there, made for a very tired Yvonne. Tired, but happy. I love, love, Christmas and always get a little sad when it's over.
Well bloggies, here's to another year! Let's make it a great one!