Happy 8 Day to everyone!
In case you hadn’t read my previous post on the subject, today is the day of 8’s, which is special to me because when I was little I found 8 four-leaf clovers in my yard, and from that day on my lucky number has been 8.
I think I will make some kind of figure 8 shaped bread to celebrate.
Not too many things have happened in my life to reinforce this attachment I have to the number 8. The only one I can think of right now is that I waited tables at a Chinese restaurant for several years, and my waitress number was 8. I wasn’t given the choice, either, that was just what the boss assigned me when I first started. The cool thing was that all the numbers on the light-up board (used to tell you when you had food up) were sideways, so I liked to joke that my number was actually infinity.
My husband said he is going to buy 8 lottery tickets today. I think lottery tickets are a waste of money, but it makes me feel good that he is playing along, and that he is always trying to be positive about the future. I love that we are able to be silly together and keep life light when it is always trying to be overwhelming.
I wish I could say that the number 8 had always been so lucky for me that I could infuse this post with good fortune and everyone who read it would have a wonderful thing happen to them, or at least that I could somehow share the celebratory bread with you (I do make good bread…)
But in a way, it seems lucky enough that we are able to make this brief cyber-connection, that even though the subject matter is goofy, we are able to play along together and enjoy each other’s company.
And know that I always wish the best for all of us, no matter how many 8’s are in the date.
(Okay, see I really am a goofball, I just remembered another big 8 in my life… I graduated high school in ’88!)