As the Chinese New Year starts, (it is a Spring festival, originally) it is appropriate to rejoice and to celebrate with family and friends, and to wish them prosperity. And so I do to you.
Tonight there was a combined pool party and Chinese New Year party at Jill's house. After a hot day, even your humble scribe enjoyed a swim. Monica gave me moral support in entering what was really the domain of the kids - the pool. But it was very pleasant once in the water. My first swim in years. Jasper made very convincing dog noises. Pleasant companionship, and good food and refreshments were enjoyed by all. Lena started her year, as she means to continue, by cleaning up the BBQ remnants. While Cassie, George, Blackie and little Max were doing doggie things like chasing balls, and yapping, Lena "worked the crowd", checking out the meat eaters. She had a very good party.
A very pleasant New Year event, and lets hope it turns out well for all of us.