7 Years Bad Luck?

    I have been extremely superstitious since I was a little girl.  It all stems back to my childhood in Spain being raised by my Grandmother.  She would always tell me stories about the region of Spain we were from called Galicia and how it was known for being the land of witches and incantations.     Fast forward a few years to my maternal grandmother who was very superstitious and warned us about the bad luck that would befall us if we put our shoes on the table, opened an umbrella in the house, or walked past a black cat.  I never fully understood why doing these things was considered bad but I definitely sensed the foreboding and fear in her eyes as she warned us against doing any of them.     Now, don't go thinking that I'm a witch or anything because there is always that random reader who reads too much into posts and will go on a rant in the comments below about how they are unsubscribing because I have "wandered into the dark side."  Rest assured that this is not the case … [Read more...]


       Last Thursday, I attended a mandatory meeting at my son's school for the parents of all second grade students who will be making their First Communion in the Spring. It was a lengthy meeting where we were provided with a packet outlining all of the events leading up to the Communion and a calendar to help us organize our schedules around all of these events. I can definitely say that it was overwhelming, to say the least, and I don't remember this much preparation being involved when I made my First Communion over 25 years ago.     For those of you who are not Catholic, the First Communion is considered one of the holiest days in the life of a Roman Catholic. It is the day when they receive the Eucharist, or the body and blood of Jesus Christ. Children around age 7 receive this Sacrament because it is considered that this is the age when they have the ability to reason. Now, I don't want to get into a lengthy debate about religion because that is not the purpose of … [Read more...]