Thursday, February 3, 2011

Happy Year of the Rabbit!

It's the Year of the Rabbit!

That is good news for most of us, as the Tiger Year should have been an energetic one--full of upheavals and tribulations. Rabbits are gentle creatures, peace-loving and restful. They are also rather introspective and introverted. So, this is the year to recharge and focus on your home, family and personal goals. For me, this is perfect. This year I have no new books coming out for publication, it's time for me to focus on creating things, not promoting things. So, the Year of the Rabbit should be a gentler and smoother one, a bit more relaxing. Phew!

But my Year of the Tiger isn't leaving without a bit of a fuss. I've been running around doing lots of school visits, booksignings (tonight one at the Lemuria Bookstore) and worrying about the weather. So much so that I didn't get to create more Chinese New Year crafts, like I did last year. However, since it IS the Year of the Rabbit, you can use my Moon Festival Bunny Lantern Craft for Chinese New Year, too! Hopefully as this year progresses, I'll be able to catch my breath so that next year I'll be able to have lots of fun stuff. New books, crafts, and more...hopefully!

Happy Lunar New Year!


betsy said...

Happy Lunar New Year, Grace! I hope it is a wonderful year for you!

Beach Mama said...

Xin Nian Kuai Le! Wishing you health & prosperity! I am looking forward to the year of the rabbit!

Jillian RV said...

Yay! Do you know what lunar year it will be in Dumpling Days?

meilena9 said...

Xin nian Kuai le! Gong Zhi, Gong Zhi!
Zhù nǐ zài xīn de yī nián hǎo yùn!Xīwàng zhè jiāng shì yīgè zhēnzhèng wéi dàjiā hǎo nián! Wǒ dú le qízhōng mù tíng fúhé yuèliàng, wǒ bùxiǎng bǎ tā xiàlái!!!! Nǐ shì zuì bàng de!

--- Meili

Grace Lin said...

Happy Year of the Rabbit all! Thanks so much for your good wishes!

Jillian, it will be the Year of the DRAGON when Dumpling Days comes out!