Friday, January 1, 2010

Did You Eat Your Black Eyed Peas Today??

Last night we rang in the new year with our church family with our annual time of Praying in the New Year. We ate some yummy food (of course - we're Baptists!), played games, shot fireworks, had a short service and time to reflect on the year, and then we prayed the new year in. It's always such a sweet time, and wonderful way to end and begin!
Then, today Brad and I stayed at home watching football and cooking, and went to Valerie and Robby's for supper with my family for our traditional New Year's meal.

New Year's Day ALWAYS makes me think of my Granny Cox. She was not a particularly superstitious person, but when it came to New Year's - she was. She never washed clothes on New Year's because that meant you were washing someone of your family out. And, she always said that what ever you were doing on New Year's Day would be a reflection of what you would be doing for the year...

So, I guess my year will consist of praying, spending time with Brad, watching Auburn WIN!!, cooking, resting, and spending time with family...that's all things I LOVE!
Sounds like it's gonna be a GREAT year!!!!!!!!!!

And, she was a firm believer of what MUST be eaten on the 1st day of the year, and my family has eaten this every year of my life:
~ Black Eyed Peas (for luck)
~ Collard Greens (for good fortune and wealth)
~ Ham (for prosperity and progress)
~ Sweet Potatoes, Rice, and Cornbread (not for anything but because she was a good Southern belle!)

I ate 2 servings of Black Eyed Peas and Ham, so I'm feeling pretty lucky and prosperous already :) Granny Cox would be so proud!

I've got a really good feeling about 2010, and I am just sooo excited to see this year unfold!! I hope that each of you have the best year EVER, and blessings will abound all around you!

Oh goodness...I just remembered I washed 2 loads of clothes today...

1 comment:

  1. Not to worry I have you beat, I washed 6. Wished I would have known before. Would have been a great excuse not to.:)