I got a funny text tonight from my husband from work. He had grabbed his ball cap on the way out the door and thrown it on as he headed out to the car. For what ever reason, he had an omen of good luck he had to tell me about. I had to agree. If finding a penny face up can be seen as a good luck charm… then one stuck in the fraying brim of a cap HAD to be a bit of good peeking out from the corners of what sometimes feels like dark places.
I know it’s just a little thing. It’s just for fun, but I really must admit to you, it’s the little things in life that tickle me so darned much. In fact, it’s the little things that make living the ins and outs of life so worth while.
In our house, we seem to have a thing with pennies. We have squashed ones from the zoo, the museum, the Willis Tower (which I will forever call the Sears Tower, because I’m stubborn like that) and then just the kid banks full of them, the coins from the plethora of purse bottoms I own, and the crazy number I find in the washer from the pockets of my boys.
Somehow one of those coins found its way into the brim of my hubby’s cap. It really doesn’t make sense to me since that hat was hanging on a hook in the cubby beside the front door last I looked. It’s just odd. Not only that, but in all the years and the enormous number of hats we’ve had rotate through this house, not once has this curious thing happened. It is rare that Derek is without a hat, especially since his job is one where he can wear it at work. It’s perfect. (And here’s some trivia for you… The first time he came to pick me up for a date was when we were Juniors in College. He had a red cap on, twisted backwards, as was the cool in thing to do then. I peeped through my door’s hole and spied this cute guy in a red cap and swooned on the other side. To this day, my favorite hat on him is red in color. It’s required that he own at least one red one at all times.)
So what’s his amazing good luck turned out to be so far? Who really knows. I spose tonights luck REALLY was that there were 4 slices of pepperoni pizza left upon his return home EVEN though there was a girlie sleepover happening in the next room. It WAS entirely possible he could have come home to a fantastically yummy smelling house and have none of the savory taste to go with it. But never fear, Dad, your girls were watching out for you 🙂
And yep, your penny was too!