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Sunday, February 14, 2021

The Year Of The Ox

Whew!  Finally, that dastardly rat (sorry, rat pallies!) is gone and the earnest ox now rules the new year as the 2nd animal on the 12-year cycle Chinese zodiac calendar.

In case you are wondering what I'm rambling about, you can read about the 12 animals here. I've also explained why the cat doesn't have a spot in the calendar.

According to feng shui masters, the Year Of The Ox is generally a better year for all.  

In the past, I would say "bull!" to all this but I am desperate! I want to believe that 2021 is going to be a brighter year for everyone.

It has to be.

The pandemic has dragged on too long — too many lives and livelihoods have been destroyed and we are all fatigued.

I want to travel again ...

Attend Sunday Mass ...

Attend my son's graduation ceremony which has been postponed indefinitely ...

Have a big family get together ...

Watch a movie in the cinema ...

Binge on an all-you-can-eat buffet in a fancy restaurant ...

I just want to push the play button of life that covid-19 has paused.

And oh,  if you have had a bad start to 2021, here's your chance for a do-over — a fresh start.

Have an ox-picious 2021, pallies!

38 comments:

  1. We are all fatigued, that's true. Let's hope for the better in the year of the OX!!
    All the best, Veronica!

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  2. Happy Year of the Ox to you and yours, Veronica!! I read your post back from 2018. I saw that I didn't comment on it but then I remembered I took a bit of a blog break during that time. I did enjoy the story of why the cat is not part of the 12 animals on the calendar :) So true of how many are feeling the fatigue from the events of 2020. There were so many things happening so close together it was hard not to sink into despair, worry, or depression for a lot of people. That is when having hope in eternal life and a place where there are no tears or sadness, etc helps us who believe to put things into perspective :) For me I want the kids back in school here for in person learning. They are missing out with so many things by not being in the classroom. I hope that happens soon here but I see it not happening for the rest of this school year at least here in Phoenix :(

    betty

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  3. Happy New Year, and a happy Valentine's Day as well! My guess is an ox is better than a bull? I'll read that later on! Sorry you couldn't do all of these things. The upside is, you have seen how strong you mentally and spiritually you are:). You can be thankful you passed with flying colors.
    The only thing we couldn't do here (Texas) is a buffet restaurant. But a normal restaurant: yes. In California, some pastors filed suit, and they won, and churches can now since a few weeks meet. Here in Texas, after the lockdown the churches could meet. At least here in the USA - not all the restrictions were because of the virus. There are governors in some states who really were tyrannical. California and Michigan for example.
    Let me stop, before it becomes a book! Have a comfortable week, Jesh

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  4. Happy Year of the Ox. May it bring the end of COVID restrictions for all of us, so that we can get back to something resembling normal life.

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  5. That's really an interesting post, Veronica! Thanks for sharing the 12-year cycle Chinese zodiac calendar.

    As you mentioned, too many people lost their lives. On the economic front, unemployment has risen sharply since Covid-19 epidemic began. Not to mention of public debt. Now people would like to enjoy theatres, restaurants, gyms, beaches, etc. ... I am optimistic, as I think the epidemic is going to an end.

    Happy Year of the Ox!

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  6. Happy Year of the Ox!
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  7. I just want to push the play button of life that covid-19 has paused, too!!

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  8. Happy Year of the Ox. Hopefully the end of COVID restrictions is getting closer, so that we can get back to a normal life. Have a wonderful new week.

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  9. What a nice post love that photo

    Happy New Year of the Ox Veronica best wishes for a better one :-)

    Have a colourfultastic safe week 😷😷😷

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  10. Last year was good for us funnily enough, we had alot of positive events, I'm hoping that this year will good for this pig.

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  11. Your sentiments reflect my state of mind perfectly. I am past exhausted from my isolation and want to wander in a room full of family and friends hugging them!

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  12. Always intrigued by all the different calendars observed around the world.

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  13. Always a good happy NEW YEAR, too.
    Hope, it will be better than before...

    ...thank you for sharing.

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  14. Happy New Year! I was nodding my head in agreement while reading all the things you want to do once again. I hope 2021 brings us a chance to do all of them. No wonder 2020 was so bad - it was the year of the rat! I think the ox will bring us better luck.

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  15. I just want to be FREE! Although with politics here in the States, I doubt we are headed in that direction.

    Happy New Year to you!

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  16. Happy New Year!! Here's to hoping all the things you wish for will come true for everyone....

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  17. Hoping all your wshes come true! The world and its inhabitants need to move on!

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  18. May this new year be a strong one for all of us!

    It's great to see your link at 'My Corner of the World' this week!

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  19. I am so right behind you on this one Rat be gone - here's to the Ox we all need some of your strength and calm!
    Have a great week Veronica
    Wren x

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  20. We are optimists, but we do still fear that life will never be the same again after this whole virus thing. So far 2021 is doing alright, but so was 2020 at this point. We are hopeful for a better year, and what better animal to pave the way than an Ox.

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  21. ...for many years I enjoyed the Chinese New Year in Maui.. Because of Covid-19 I missed it this year. I hope the Year of the Ox proves to be a good one for all of us.

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  22. I love your list and I want to do many of those things too. We have been locked up at our homes far to long.

    Thank you for joining the Wordless Wednesday Blog Hop.

    Have a fabulous Wordless Wednesday. ♥

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  23. Agree! Hopefully 2021 will turn out better. I am an Ox so I will be optimistic. :-)

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  24. I am looking forward to being able to see my family when the ordeal is over in Canada. That won't be anytime soon, so I am enjoying what I can. Thanks for your posts! I really enjoy them and they give me the chance to travel to distant places! Have an AWESOME day!

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  25. hopefully things get better in 2021 (still no sign over here).

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  26. I do hope the Year of the Ox will be a better one. I miss our cruises and mid week breaks, but most of all I miss seeing my friends. Due to low immunity because of medical treatment I have sheltered almost constantly for nearly a year and am so tired of it. We had our Covid jabs today so hopefully things will soon improve.
    I was born in the Year of the Rabbit, but prefer the Vietnamese calendar year of the Cat.

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  27. I love all that color in that photo. We lack color in the US. So bland we are. I hope for normal times as well.

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  28. Well, I didn't know it was ox year, but I'm really happy with the news. My husband, according to this calendar, is a metal ox and I hope his health and business are doing great.
    Good luck to us all!

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  29. Happy Year of the Ox!
    I'm not optimistic. Restrictions will continue, with or without the vaccine, until people say "enough is enough." I listen carefully to what is being said here and there, by specialists, that's why I think they will keep us in chains for a while.
    Happy Thursday, Veronica! ❤️

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  30. I hope the Ox will do a better job then :)

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  31. I learned some new words here. I've always find fascinating the Chinese idea for the Year of... I would like to know the 'start' of it. As a matter of fact there many other fabulous information that seems to be from another universe! :)
    It's difficult to be optimist in this period with so many losses, but I try very hard, because I find everywhere anchors that support this kind of approach. Or they find me... :)
    Thank you, Veronica! Happy Today!❤️

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  32. Have a brilliant year of the Ox! I sincerely hope everything will be much, much better! Stay safe, happy and healthy...

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  33. I'm with you Veronica. My wish list for 2021 is much the same as yours. We just lost our planned holiday to Greece in early May 2020 and now for 2021. Drat! We'll try again for 2022

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  34. I hear you, and am also hoping 2021 will be a better year,

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