This Friday will fall on the 13th giving us our first Friday the 13th of 2018.
I am not really a superstitious person but I can't help but have thoughts such as, “Do I really want to fly on Friday the the 13th.”
Sometimes Friday the 13th will occur only once a year, sometimes twice and other years three times.
This year we will have two Fridays fall on the 13th – this one in April and the next one in July.
Next year (2018) we will have two Friday the 13ths, one in September and one in December.
A little trivia – from 2010 until 2020 Friday the 13th will occur 20 times.
We all know it is just another day and there is no reason to think bad things will happen just because it it Friday the 13th. It is just another day and as a rule Friday is the day we look forward to.
One Friday the 13th (I think last year) we traveled to Little Rock for a doctor's appointment and then on to Florida to visit my sister and her family. I made the plans and then later realized we would be traveling on Friday the 13th. I did not change a thing and we made there and back safe and sound.
I don't know how Friday the 13th got to be a sign of bad luck. It may have come from all of the Friday the 13th scary movies.
As I have said before, I do not want to watch a scary movie. I don't like to be frightened. I do not enjoy watching bad things happen to people.
Movies include Friday the 13th, Friday the 13th II, Friday the 13th III and many more. Some people like horror films and that is fine. To each his own but if I am going to spend my time and my money on a movie, it will not be one that will scare me and keep me from a good night's sleep.
There are a lot of superstitions out there. It is not just Friday the 13th – we have black cats, walking under ladders, opening an umbrella in the house, leaving a house by a different door than you entered, a bird in the house, breaking a mirror, the number 13 and many others. I have heard some hotels do not have a 13th floor.
Let's just all go about our business the same as we would on any other Friday and it will be okay. If you prefer I suppose you could carry a rabbit's foot for the day.
I really think if something bad happens to me on a Friday the 13th I will not blame it on the day. More than likely I was careless.
Changing the subject – we have had crazy weather for spring (which arrived on March 20). We have actually had very few days we could call good “spring like” weather. Some of us are still wearing our jackets and I have yet to wear my sandals. I think our April showers arrived in March and are still hanging around.
If it is not raining, the wind is blowing very hard and the temperatures have been all over the place. I am ready for some sunshine, 75 degrees, and a vacation.