I ConfessIt's the year of the rooster! That's my year :) Though when I looked online, the superstition is that its BAD luck to be your year. What. So that made me think to look up all previous rooster years, and see if my memory was negative or positive.
1993 (water rooster) Let's see... I would have been 11 turning 12, so about the end of sixth grade to the beginning of seventh. Well, there was puberty and getting zits and my mean algebra teacher. So, maybe?
2005 (wood rooster) Started "dating" after a seven-year relationship. I put that in quotes because I was really bad at it and had no idea what I was doing and just settled for someone that actually asked me out on a second and then a THIRD DATE, even though after three months I was so. over. him. But was unable to really articulate that in my brain and lasted 8 months. Shudder. I really couldn't get past a first date most times so I really didn't have very many options. Not a great year, but I don't remember that year being really terrible.
So I don't think I have much to worry about! Fingers crossed.
Also there is an element that goes with the animal? So this year is the Fire Rooster, and I'm a Metal (some places say Gold?) Rooster. I Have no idea what that means. Also, my husband is the year of the Dog and we are supposed to be an awful match.
I ConfessI bought a new free standing toilet paper holder for the downstairs bathroom. It hasn't arrived yet, I just bought it last night, and even though I've been meaning to buy a new one cause the one we have has rust spots I can't get off and looks awful, I bought it cause Neil is having a SuperBowl (or rather, a Superb Owl) party and one person is coming that I feel is super classy and wealthy and I'm embarrassed by how worn some things look in my home. I also started weeding the front yard, and have plans to get dirt and plants next weekend to try to make the front look a little better. Again, was going to do this, but a bit later, but am motivated by shame. Next weekend will be full of deep cleaning!
edited to add:
OMG I went to strip the bed to wash the fitted sheet and pillow cases AND I SLEPT ON A CAT HAIR BALL. SO FLIPPIN GROSS. How did that happen??? I just washed my hair last night, too. UGGGHHHHH.