HAPPY NEW YEAR!!
Unlike most, I have not, nor do I intend to because of personal reasons. Growing up I always hated the week leading up to New Year's Eve. My mother would have me cleaning, scrubbing and organizing the entire week after Christmas. The house would be pristine clean and I would be too exhausted to do anything on New Year's day but rest up. Her reason? She believed that if you had a clean and well organized house on New Year's Day, that it be that way the entire year. I know what your thinking. Your wondering if I still carry on the same tradition. My answer is a big no. Simply because I work full time; am currently attempting to re-write a manuscript and I have a husband and a teenage son. (That alone is another blog for another time).
Here is a list of other New Year's traditions and superstitions I grew up with:
1-Never,never do laundry on New Year's Day. The old saying is that you are washing someone out of your life; thus someone will die in your family.
2- Never bring the new year in without buying groceries. If so, the rest of the year, every time you turn around your out of something.
3-Never take garbage out on New Year's Day. You will have garbage in your life all year long.
4 - For dinner you have collards and black-eyed peas. Collards represents money and black-eyed peas are for good luck.
5- On New Year's Day spend a little money so you will have money all year long.
6- On New Year's Day wear a new item of clothing so the rest of the year you will have other new clothes.