Saturday, February 9, 2008

Procratinating


The Hamsa (Arabic: خمسة, Khamsa‎, literally "five", Hebrew: חמסה, Khamsa‎) is a symbol used in amulets, charms and jewelry to protect against the "evil eye."

Saturday morning is my time to read blogs and post comments - usually I do this at 5:00 am or so. But I slept late today, and am actually just procratinating my morning walk. I have had good intentions to beef up the excercise schedule, but let's see - Tuesday and Wednesday it was pouring rain, Thursday it was sleet and snow and Friday was snow. I'll grab an excuse whenever I can - can't you tell? So today it is cold but the sun it out, and I'm going out. With my ipod. And a camera. New life - here I come.

The commute to work is so incredibly awesome (20 minutes) I can't get over it. My office is dark, but cozy and organized. I love it all so much that I am getting nervous - something is bound to go wrong. I feel like my grandma - when you said something about how good something was she would say something about "kinna hurra" Ken Ayin Hara (Yiddish, Kinna Hurra) - Literally: May there be no evil eye.

Grandma brought me up to be so superstitious. I'm loading up on all the anti evil eye wards that I can find.

5 comments:

Fern said...

I have one of these I've been wearing for years...no blue eye though, mine has an amber palm and amethyst fingertips..

it's one piece of jewelry that makes me happy.

funny that.

Debra Kay said...

Mim, no evil eyes for you sweetie.

Lynn said...

Mim, don't forget to spit twice after you say Kenna Horah! LOL Love it.
I am sure only good is coming to you now and for ever more.
Think positive. You will get weather you can walk in...spring is just around the corner. In the meantime join me in crunches and leg lifts! Pick up the 1/2 gallon of milk a few times if you don't have any weights. Lift soup cans, anything to get yourself moving. It feels Oh so GOOD!

Lynn said...

Mim, don't forget to spit twice after you say Kenna Horah! LOL Love it.
I am sure only good is coming to you now and for ever more.
Think positive. You will get weather you can walk in...spring is just around the corner. In the meantime join me in crunches and leg lifts! Pick up the 1/2 gallon of milk a few times if you don't have any weights. Lift soup cans, anything to get yourself moving. It feels Oh so GOOD!

Michele said...

My Mother in law always says "poo poo poo" which is think originated as spitting over the shoulder to ward off evil but has evolved into a simple "poo" for obvious hygenic reasons. I love The Hamsa. I have several beautiful ones hanging all over my house.