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.