I casually mentioned that I need to do laundry. You know, cuz it's gonna be the New Year soon.
"You know that superstition, right?" I asked him.
Then I remembered...actually I've only know about that superstition for about a decade myself. Someone warned me that the amount of laundry left in your pile at end of the year will double in the coming one. I can't say if the superstition has any teeth, but I will tell you that I *haven't* been heeding the warning of the cautionary tale - and my laundry has, indeed, been out of control.
Over the past few months I have donated and downsized so much that it's just silly for me *not* to be caught up with my laundry. Not necessarily from a superstitious point of view. Rather, more like, "getting back from vacation and not finding dishes in the sink makes me smile" frame of mind.
How about you?
Food traditions? Cleaning? Gifting? Visiting? Bill paying?
Do you make greens on New year's day?
I hear there are folks that don't wash anything on that day - from laundry to dishes - respecting a tradition about health in the family.
What are your family traditions for New Year's eve or day?
Do you have any superstitions?
Did your Grandma have any superstitions that you remember?
I'd love to read your comment below.