The Catholic tradition is to get a St Joseph statue and dig a hole and put it upside down in the dirt in your back yard.
1. I don't have a St Joseph statue (I asked my neighbor Julie if I could 'carve' one out of a cucumber and just call it St Joe and just stick in outside upside down in my compost bin) - she looked at me with a stunned expression. I was serious.
2. I'm not convinced that it actually works
I am thinking that I've read a lot lately about positive thinking and that just by thinking really, really hard about something that you can make it happen. So I figured that if I thought about getting an offer on the house this week and the rest of you who read the blog could think about it for say 1 minute- then maybe that's all that the St Joseph statue ritual was all about in the first place. Positive thought.
All right-- let's see what happens.