It’s been a banner new year, solar and lunar.  So many things to celebrate. First is the new life, my son, born last week. For the world, the new U.S. President Barack Obama, sworn in last week.  My neighbor was nice enough to give me a bowl of ddeok guk/떡국 to celebrate the year of the ox.


I’ve been ordered to rest up and recover from childbirth for the next month.  Check back in late February for details on hospitals, aftercare ajumas/아주마 and more.   (I literally had to post this while no one was looking!)