Saw it was time for a new one..come in Rest ye selves Our new year celebs are done...and relieved. I would love to do what Rock suggested..just recycle last years..but it wouldn't feel right..so this year I did the bare bones..got ina few essentials and made do. It seems like our Porchies are still dealing with couter gremlins, sniffles, aches, pains, sorethroat. Must be the season. I dealt with a sharp pain in the lower hips area on one side, but it didn't feel like something I did, soI used my own healing stuff and it went. Would've been inconvenient to hobble around during New Years with all the visits to monasteries n all. Every family gets together in the partriach or martriachs house and then go with gifts to wish the family or community guru, religious priest. A second cousin of DHs also decided to open their new hotel in new year so one day went there and another visiting my deceased brothers wife's. (She keeps up the tradition of giving a New Years lunch. )Like a lot of carpet manufacturers, that family's carpet factory went bust, but they decided to try their hand at hoteliering. Ours went into hydropower. Just a tiny investment. My DH doesn't hv much senior help his uncles each hv their own thing...DHs brother has a restaurant..hoteliering needs a lot of hard work..that family is a close knit unit of four brothers and their grown kids. They got hit by the earthquake, and then the economic blockade but God is with the brave...and they pulled through. Hmmm computer gremlins are at it..took me half an hour to post this much..I will come back when I've done some morning chores. Better not miss the trash people coming to collect..there's two huge sacks to be put out.