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Jan 01, 2007

Superstition to Start 2007

Superstition Mountain, AZ.  Gorgeous image courtesy of John Hernlund.

My mom grew up in the Philippines where they have a superstition that anything you do on New Year's Day, you'll do all year.  Being the good son that I am, I keep the practice alive by making the most of each January 1. 

Here, my priority plans that I checked off today:

  • talked with Dave
  • visited Kaudie
  • spent time with my folks
  • prayed a bit
  • did some billable work
  • did some art
  • got hugs and kisses
  • exercised, and
  • ate well.

And, some happenings that I now expect to see again through 2007:

  • moved myself to a new housesitting gig
  • helped a friend move,
  • met some very nice new people
  • drove all over town
  • gave two back rubs
  • did laundry
  • wrote a blog entry

Not a bad start for my year.  I hope the same for you, today and all year.  Two thousand six was pretty rough on many of my friends, so I hope extra hard.

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oh no, I spent the whole day on the couch blowing my nose, watching bad movies and feeling sorry for myself! That's not good.

Posted by: Sarah | Jan 2, 2007 8:23:17 PM

Oh, I've hiked in those mountains pictured, and it's more beautiful in person. But I never did find that Lost Dutchman gold mine. Dang!

I'm going to pretend I didn't hear that thing your mom said about what you do on January 1, because I did jack squat on that day. My new superstition is, anything you do on January 4 (tomorrow), you'll do all year.

Posted by: minty | Jan 3, 2007 11:37:46 AM

I've heard of that superstition before, and so if this is the case, '07 is going to contain minor home improvements, much bike riding, good times with my boyfriend, and a lot of pasta salad. All of which are definitely acceptable plans, as far as I'm concerned.

Posted by: Michelle the Bike Girl | Jan 3, 2007 11:59:57 AM

Awesome. I was super-productive on New Year's Day, and I had fun. And I blogged.

Posted by: Stew | Jan 3, 2007 1:18:25 PM

Hi, I stumbled on your blog while researching photos of UNC Health System.

Though I'm Filipina, I've never heard that superstition before but have believed it personally. We sprinkle coins around the doors and windows before midnight on new year's eve so that money comes into the house with the new year.

Take care.

Posted by: Lyrka | Feb 20, 2007 12:00:02 PM

I own an insurance agency in Gilbert, AZ, I have a great view of the Superstitions from my office. I love the Superstitions, I hike them on a regular basis!

Posted by: Michael Overstreet | Aug 30, 2010 9:11:51 PM