Do you ever engage in symbolic behavior? Not superstition, exactly, but actions to give force to your intentions or hopes?

Rick and I cleaned house today. It wasn’t anything that didn’t need to be done, but it felt good to have it tidy and clear. We also took a walk in the woods to survey any damage from yesterday’s winds. We’re assessing the situation. Tomorrow, since Wednesday is Trash Day, we’ll bag up the garbage, and do a run into Cedar to clear out the recycling. It’s Election Day, and we’re literally hauling out the trash.

We had chicken-fried rice for dinner, but I don’t think there’s anything to that–other than it’s one of Rick’s favorites.