Wednesday, March 31, 2010

Rabbit Rabbit!!

Believe it or not, this is not a post about Easter.  First of all, I'm not an Easter-type of gal, and second it's just a coincidence that I'm writing this post so close to the Easter holiday.  Actually, it has to do with the first of the month.  It just so happens tomorrow is April 1st.  Nothing to do with April Fool's Day either. much explanation for all the things this post ISN'T about.  Here's what it IS about:

I've always been a voracious reader, even when I was a young lass.  I never did the "Nancy Drew" thing, but I did like the Trixie Belden series.  Also, a young girl detective, not unlike Nance, but a little more cool.  Plus, she lived in New York  like me (only she lived upstate in a richer, woodsy area but still...we were both New Yorkers. I don't know where Nancy Drew lived.) Anyway, it was from the Trixie Belden books where I learned about "Rabbit, Rabbit" and I've held on to it ever since.  That in itself may be a little pathetic, but what can I tell you?

Basically, this is how it works.  On the last day of the month, before you go to sleep, you make a wish.  Say the wish out loud.  And then once the wish is made, you cannot speak again.  Go to sleep.  Happy dreams! Then, when you wake up on the first day of the new month, the first words out of your mouth have to guessed it..."RABBIT, RABBIT!" 

So I've been doing this for all these many years...making a wish on the last day of the month, waking up yelling "Rabbit, Rabbit" on the first day of the new month.  I don't think my wish has ever come true...but I still do it.

I've blown it plenty of times, and sometimes I would even put a little note on my alarm clock to remind me to say "Rabbit, Rabbit."  Sometimes I would make the wish at 11:59pm and yell "Rabbit, Rabbit" at midnight.  I don't think you have to yell the words, but for some reason I always do.

So here we are, March 31st, another chance to make another wish, and tomorrow on April 1st, here's wishing that wish will come true. 

What will you wish for?


YogaSavy said...

That is funny.. Nice to see a little girl at heart... rabbit, rabbit!

Lena said...

I guess I should teach my little niece do it. And I am sure some of your wishes would come true!

Anonymous said...

I wish for the people I love to be successful and healthy. --MikeB

♥ Vanessa said...

I love the photo of the rabbits, definitely caught my attention!

Saylor said...

Hi Debbie:

I enjoyed your "encounters" story. It is odd but interesting how chance encounters leave a nice impression. I think that it was perfect just the way it was - a chance encounter that left you feeling good. If you had given him your phone number, the reality of who he was would probably not have matched the nice impression that the chance encounter left you with. Being a romantic, I try not to let reality mess up my experiences! :) Sally