Saturday, January 1, 2011

Happy New Year!

I'm trying my best not to be superstitious today, which is hard after having a strong family influence. I was born and raised in the Czech Republic. My mom and her mom were very superstitious and have their traditions. I still remember lots of the traditions surrounding Christmas day and New Year's day. As the younger generation I don't want to be superstitious. At same times I feel I shouldn't tempt fate and jinx my luck for the rest of the year.

According to the old tradition, I should behave today the way that I would like the rest of the year to be like. Supposedly what ever you do today will set the tone for the rest of the year. Also you shouldn't eat anything that has feathers, as it's bad luck. Its believed that if you eat meat that has feathers (i.e. chicken), your money will fly away and you'll be poor for the rest of the year. So today I'm going to be a good daughter and a good wife and will not yell at my dogs.

I should take the example set by our cat Bailey, keep it nice and relaxed today. Except that he'll sleep the day away and only wake up for his food, that part is too lazy for me.

I don't set any new year resolutions as I never stick by them. I'm just looking forward to the new year and hope it will be as good as the last one, if not better.

This is how we said good bye to last year... not much of the celebration, just chilling with my family and waiting for the firework to be over. So we could put our dogs in their crates.

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