With the new moon happening at 4:47pm local time yesterday, today is the first day of the new year in the lunar calendar. The year of the sheep as they’re calling it. I think I’ll need to knit a lot this year in honor of it. We did have stir fry for dinner tonight to celebrate.
What are your favorite stir fry vegetables? I love snap peas, water chestnuts, and baby corn.
The new moon on Wednesday also meant that the moon was basically up during the day on Monday and not at all at night. It rose at just before 5am and set just before 4pm and it was very much a waning crescent with only 7% visible. Which was a problem this week.
We go for a walk after dinner every Monday as a family and Iddo was really looking forward to saying hi to the moon and stars on our walk this week. She spent the first almost quarter mile having a bit of a fit and crying because she couldn’t see the moon to say hi. Us telling her it was sleeping didn’t help any. Neither did pointing out all the stars she could say hi to. It was actually rather funny.
This coming Monday it will be a waxing crescent with 30% visible and definitely up when we go out for our walk. That should make her much happier.