Friday, April 13, 2012

Friday the 13th not so unlucky


Today is supposed to be an unlucky day, right? It’s when bad stuff is supposed to happen. Right??

Well, maybe not so much for us.

In the past, I would laugh off the whole Friday the 13th craziness, BUT, at the same time, I would be wary. I’d keep a watchful eye out for anything that could go wrong, or might go wrong!

Thing of it is, my mother and grandmothers were VERY superstitious, so they always warned us kids about how we should step backward over a broom handle if we happened to step over it, how we should NEVER throw cut hair into the trash (burn it instead!) and how walking under a ladder was bad luck. Of course, us kids obliged these women and did as instructed, but I have to say that I did not grow up to be superstitious, too. Well, I have SOME habits that are just too hard to break (like how we should never speak evil of the dead or leaving food out for “visitors” on Halloween night). But, no, I’m not as superstitious and I don’t join the ranks of people who get UBER superstitious every Friday the 13th.

In fact, I’m no longer as nervous about the number 13. Having spent some time around that number a lot (living near a 13th street, having “13” in my address and even seeing that number a lot of times), I’ve grown “comfortable” with the famously unlucky number.

And I don’t even consider the number 13 to be unlucky anymore, either. (In fact, one of my nieces was born on a Friday the 13th, and that was NOT an unlucky day for us because she is treasured by us all.) Actually, today was a lucky day for us.

It was a lucky day for my husband because he got paid for a job.

It was a lucky day for me because I finished writing articles I had due this week.

It was a lucky day for Jennifer because Netflix found an extra copy of the movie she wanted that WAS next in my queue but they sent us the second movie instead since the first was not available. She REALLY wanted to see that movie, and she was bummed when I told her they didn’t have one to send to us. But she was very happy when I gave her the news they sent an extra copy of it. (Thank you, Netflix!)

And, as for Jesse? Well, hm. I guess his good luck today was that he beat me at the bowling game I played with him. He bowled more strikes than I did! (Just wait until he gets to go bowling for real.) So, yes, perhaps that was his good luck for today.

Oh, and Jennifer and I BOTH had a stroke of good luck on a collaborative project we have done. We have some very exciting news! More on that later.


Millie said...

Aw, well I'm glad to know it was a lucky day for you all :) It was a lucky day for me too! I got someone to sign up to our membership program so that's commission for me!! :)

Dawn Colclasure said...

Yay! Good job. And you remember how we all used to bug out over not sharing bad dreams in the morning until we have eaten something first, or it might come true? I still do that! LOL