Alternate Title: Your New Year’s What NOT “To Do” List!
Like a lot of folks raised in the South, Mama had some STRONG beliefs about what you could or could NOT do on New Year’s Day.
And baby, we all knew to cooperate- or ELSE!
In fact, one of my dearest friends, Gloria, calls me every New Year’s Eve to make sure that she is, as she laughingly states, “compliant.”
So typical of a Healthcare Exec 🙂
Anyway, without further adieu, Lady G shall now act as your personal New Year’s Compliance Officer for 2016-2017!
What NOT to do on New Years Day:
- Wash hair ; you are washing someone out of the family if you do.
- Wash clothes; Why? See rule 1. (Just to be safe, she extended that to drying clothes as well).
- Have a Christmas tree, including any associated decorations, still on display.
- Allow a woman be the first person to enter your home after midnight.
- If you are in doubt, please contact me, your personal New Year’s Compliance Officer, in comments before proceeding with most ANY action 🙂
According to Mama, a violation of any of these rules could lead to death, destruction or worse…
By the way, we’re not done…
You must also prepare/procure and consume:
- Green leafy vegetables (Collards, Turnips, Mustards or Kale) to attract foldable money for 2017.
- Black-eyed Peas for good luck in the new year; some say they are also good for attracting coins.
In addition, you should also have some money (debit or credit cards will not suffice) in your pocket when the new year arrives. This ensures that 2017 will not find you…for lack of a better word…BROKE!
Remember, whatever you’re doing when the New Year comes in is what you will likely be doing for the rest of the year!
I don’t know about you but Lady G shall be praying and meditating!
You have been duly warned!
Seriously guys, this was all in fun!
But you best believe that I’m hedging my bets by getting in compliance 🙂
Happy New Year !!!
Much love and light to you!
-Lady G 😘💋
HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO MY BROTHER TACK!!!!!!!
I’d love to hear any superstitions, rituals, habits or traditions that you and your family adhere to for New Years!
*** “The Flowering Vine” will continue next Friday, until then, catch up by going to the category labeled, you guessed it, “The Flowering Vine.”