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Happy New Year! Welcome 2009

I’m wishing everyone out there peace, hope, happiness, health, and prosperity in 2009.

Happy Holidays


Me, my daughter, and my excess weight (May 2008)

I hope you all have a “Happy Holiday” and a “Prosperous and Healthy New Year” wherever you are, and however you choose to celebrate it. I thank you for reading Skylarking.¬†I look forward to continuing¬†this service of articles, coupons, news stories, and tips and tricks for home, school, or office.

My personal holiday wish is that I’ll be over this awful head cold I’ve had for a week now. I was almost over it this past weekend, but it’s made a comeback this week. Beyond that I’d like to lose another dozen pounds, and drop my weight under 200. My doctor would like that, too, but I think he’d like it better if I lost another two dozen pounds and reduced my weight under 190.

As for 2009:

According to the Chinese Zodiac, the Year of 2009 is the Year of the Ox. The Ox, or the Buffalo sign, symbolizes prosperity through fortitude and hard work. Those born under the influence of the Ox or Buffalo are fortunate to be stable and persevering. The typical Ox is a tolerant person with strong character. Not many people could equal the resolution and fearlessness that the Ox exhibits when deciding to accomplish a task. Ox people work hard without complaints at work or at home. They know that they will succeed through hard work and sustained efforts, and do not believe in get-rich-quick schemes.

That sounds pretty good to me. Of course, I’m a snake person: “Snake people are very shrewd and often achieve success through their wits. They are wise and intense with a tendency towards physical beauty. Snake people are discreet, restrained and refined. They never come across as pushy, and instead get their way through subtle manipulation. Cautious and intelligent, they possess analytical minds, but often also have a well-developed gut instinct.”

Please take some time to post and share your holiday wishes.