I remembered to say "rabbit, rabbit, rabbit" first thing today. Which means, of course, that I will have good luck for the entire year. What's that? shut it.
"Rabbit rabbit rabbit" is a superstition with questionable origins in the rich culture that was the British Empire. I believe that I became familiar with it when I was celebrating my one and only New Year's day on the east coast. Having just given birth to Princess MiMi the day before, my recollection may be somewhat muddled.
The theory is that upon waking (even before you say your prayers) on the first day of the month you say "rabbit, rabbit, rabbit" and you will have good luck for the entire month. However, if you say it on the first day of the year, you will have good luck for THE ENTIRE YEAR! Hooray!
My luck has already been changing for the better: I found a remarkable boyfriend with THREE BOYS (hooray!); I'm living in a cool little place (hooray!); I'm working for Thurston again (hooray!) and I've scratched enough money together to start blogging again (Typepad isn't free, people). In other words, my rabbit, rabbit, rabbit this morning was just icing on the 2012 cake!
Usually, at this point I will make some wild predictions about what's going to happen this year. However, my "snark" is considerably less potent than it was before I began the elegant sea change (which was my divorce). I'm roughly one hundred years older and 30 pounds heavier, but I have learned a lot and plan to put it to good use.
Here's hoping that every single person who reads this little post has a lot of luck in 2012 and beyond!
Rabbit, rabbit, rabbit.