You may remember my pitiful post last month about my non-existent social life. I’m happy to say that with some initiative and a positive attitude, life has improved and this weekend I enjoyed two celebrations in one day!
Saturday started with the Lunar New Year at the Chinese Community Center, an annual celebration featuring dance, music, food and cultural traditions from the many Asian communities in Houston. This year is the Year of the Snake, and in addition to the familiar booths and activities we sampled tea and admired the bikes that the Chinese Motorcycle Club had on display.
Later I spent a wonderful Mardi Gras evening eating crawfish etouffee and spending quality “girl time” with my fun-loving friend and two new friends. It was great to listen to music, tell stories, laugh hysterically and just have fun.
In another city on another continent, my daughter donned costume and mask and she and friends joined crowds in the streets for Carnival festivities. Today I saw the photos (love Facebook and digital photography) and could imagine the excitement she felt as she took part in this celebration for the first time.
New Year, new moon and spring is in the air. Join the celebration!