Friday, 1 May 2009

Did You Make a First of May Wish?

Right now: I'm frustrated because, in my head, I can see pictures to go with the text in my current WIP and the mock-ups are more than ever MUCK-UPS!

So, what's that got to do with the header? Well...

On the first day of every month I try and remember not to speak to anyone until I've said 'White Rabbits' three times and made a wish. If on the First of May you wash your face in early morning dew, then say 3x White Rabbits, then make your wish (all before uttering a word to anyone) your wish has more chance than ever of coming true because May dew has magical properties. Hmm...

If I hadn't spoken to Husband up the Hill and T&T before remembering the date, I would have done the above and my wish would have been: "I wish I could draw!"

So did you make a wish this morning? And if you didn't, what would your wish have been? You can tell me, because I washed my screen with May dew and that might help your wish come true!

*Edited to Add
I've just read about AV's Ms Bo: Absolute Vanilla... (and Atyllah)
So my May Day wish is for Ms Bo's safety and happiness now she's making her journey into the big wide world.

18 comments:

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HelenMHunt said...

I foolishly agreed to go to a 9am meeting this morning, even though it's my day off! So really wasn't thinking much at all first thing. My first words would have been to the cats! I wish ... great writing years for all of us x

Shirley Wells said...

I had an early appointment at the vet's. Well, I didn't, but Tilly did. So I wasn't thinking clearly this morning. Another wish squandered.

Pat Posner said...

Helen, maybe my furry nieces and nephews will remind you not to speak to them before making your wish again on June 1st!

Pat Posner said...

Shirley, I'm sure it was worth squandering to take Tilly to have her stitches removed.
Hope she is now 110% again.

Amanda said...

I didn't know about the wishy thingy - so didn't wish - but If I had I would wish my Aunt and Uncle a safe journey across the world - they are flying about now! x

Debs said...

I didn't know about making a wish, and my first words would have been something unfriendly to the alarm clock.

My wish, as ever, is to some day earn my living by writing.

Lane said...

I didn't know about the wishes either. I didn't even pinch punch this morning because we were out of coffee and my brain wouldn't work. So I would have wished for coffee, delivered to my door, by Hugh Laurie wearing .... ok I think that's enough wishes:-)

Cait O'Connor said...

I did not make a wish; had not heard about this custom. I will make one secret one now.......

Pat Posner said...

Safe journey wish from me to your Aunt and Uncle, Amanda.
Debs, that's a good wish.
Coffee and Hugh, mmm!
Cait, a secret wish is good, too.

Honeysuckle said...

I tried to explain to my Pakistani students yesterday about White Rabbits and how they should say it the following morning before they spoke to anyone. Then they kindly explained to me that I'd got the date wrong.
There's always next month!

Crystal Jigsaw said...

I try to say White Rabbits too, and forgot this month!!

See you Saturday!

CJ xx

Flowerpot said...

I didn't make a wish because I was a day out and thought 1st May was Saturday! But I wish I had and it would be to have more energy!

Pat Posner said...

So your April has 31 days, Honeysuckle! *smile*

Looking forward to Saturday, Crystal.

That's a good wish, Flowerpot.

Absolute Vanilla (and Atyllah) said...

Aw, thanks for thinking of Ms Bo, Pat. I do so hope she's okay. But it's so strange dealing with her total disappearance. No sign of her anywhere, not even with the Bakaaka Nostra.
Now tell me, do you think May dew works in the southern hemisphere or do I have to wait until November?! :-)
Snuggles to T&T.

Annieye said...

I spent all day writing, but I did get up early and whisper 'white rabbits' to a black Labrador. That has got to count for something!

Well done on the word count by the way.

Pat Posner said...

Hmm, Magic November dew doesn't have the same ring about it. Worth trying, though.
I love your Baboon post!

Annieye, I'm sure whispering it to your black Lab will bring good luck.

Fia said...

Nearly time for a 1st of June wish. Can I do that?

I'm a different bog, Pat, but I'm stll Fiona - just using my nickname.