Sunday, February 12, 2006

Ahhh-lleluia! Alleluia! Alleluia!

We had a new babysitter tonight. It went incredibly well. So well, in fact, that she's coming again this Friday evening. And if that goes well, I'm going to try her on a weeknight.

The possibilities are making me giddy. I'm

crossing my fingers
also keep one's fingers crossed
1. Wish for luck by crossing two fingers of one hand. This superstitious statement presumably alludes to the much older practice of making the sign of the cross to ward off evil. [Early 1900s]
2. Tell a white lie that doesn't matter. The childish belief that if one keeps one's fingers crossed one may lie with impunity probably comes from children's games in which one was “safe” if one crossed one's fingers, and the ultimate allusion may be the same as in def. 1.
"cross one's fingers." The American Heritage® Dictionary of Idioms. Houghton Mifflin Company, 1992. 13 Feb. 2006.

I mean it in the first sense, but this man means it in the second.