Wednesday, September 12, 2012

My Lucky Red Socks

I have a pair of lucky red socks.  They are of a particular weave, bright red and are wonderfully comfortable.  And if I want to have a little bit of luck in the day, I wear them on my feet in any pair of shoes.  I've had these socks for years and I'm on the hunt for a new pair of red socks... but the problem is that socks aren't made the same as they used to be.  So, it looks like I'll be looking for a darner to fix these up until I find a place that sells similar socks to these.

How do I know if these socks are lucky?  Well, each time I've worn them, good things have happened to me.  For example, today... I went out to 'Go Fabrics' and found the ribbon for both knitted blankets I've been looking for!  And it cost under $15 for both of them.  However, my grocery bill was over $150 this time.  Oh well, that's how life is.  Then, when it came to catching the cab home, it only cost me $11.00; and I had exactly that in my purse!  How's that for luck?  I also found a few things I hadn't been planning on finding too.  Like, for example, at K-Mart, I found a retro-style photo frame - you know the kind where you can have about 6 photos inside the same frame - and it was only $12.00!  Very cool.  So, I grabbed that in a nice dark brown colour... it turned out to be the last one!  Lucky Last.

I have been lucky with these socks lots of times before and they have never let me down.  Like in May when I stayed overnight at my brother's house at Brighton to look after Riley for the night.  The next morning, we went to her high school's open day and wore my lucky red socks to it.  Well!  What a great day it was - and lucky too - as I found myself talking to the head of the art department about Art Waves at the Logan Art Gallery.  He wanted to know where gallery was and if he could book in tours and workshops with anyone there.  I did a good job of advertising the place and gave him the phone number and when he could call it for whatever he needed.  What luck was that?  Running into a teacher who was interested in that kind a art scheme for his high school - as well as other schools in his area.

So, do you have anything you carry with you like my lucky red socks?  Besides the usual rabbit's foot or four-leafed clover, what things have you found works for you over the years; and you've found have been wonderful in bringing you luck if/when you wear them?  Until my next post, take care, keep safe and warm and remember, I'm always here.


  1. never classed myself as a lucky go lucky person, especially this year.

  2. I know... my family hasn't had the best year either. However I'm a glass half-full person. I just can't see life any other way as it would depress me too much.

    But I never used to be a happy-go-lucky person. So, it's taken me a very long time to see luck and create my own luck where I can. And besides the small things that worked out on Wednesday, for a good part of the day, I spent it falling over, dropping things and running into people who were standing right behind me, right next to me or I forgot something when I got to Coles - like my synthetic bags I normally have in my blue trolley. They were sitting on my kitchen table.

    Beside all that, I had a few good things go my way.