If you have been reading my blog, you know by now that we have closed on the house last Tuesday. We did have a small hiccup which delayed closing for a couple of hours but in the end everything worked out and we got our keys. According to my mom, the next day, December 5, was an auspicious (lucky) day for moving. But since we were not ready to move at all, she told me to bring rice, salt and a broom to the house. Rice is said to symbolize prosperity, salt is said to bring spice to your life and a broom is needed to sweep away bad luck. Although, I am not superstitious by nature, I still brought all those to the house on that day, and doing so made it feel like my mom is here with me and not thousands of miles away.