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Archive for January 23rd, 2008

The L Word

The hits just keep on coming this week. 

This morning on the radio someone said the L word:  Lent. 

Lent is early this year.  Ash Wednesday is February 6th.  Which also means that Easter is early, a full week before spring break, so there’s the silver lining in that cloud.  We might could actually get out of town for spring break this year and not have to worry about missing Easter. 

But Lent.  Ugh.  I am so not looking forward to Lent this year.  I am not in the mood for self-denial right now. 

Now, I generally “do” Lent.  Most people who “do” Lent, myself included, give up something for that 40 days.  In the past I’ve given up chocolate, caffeine, and alcohol, since those are my biggest vices.  I also try to supplement what I give up with a “good” habit, like exercise. 

And I really need to “do” that.  It would get me on the right trail again. 

But I just don’t want to think about it right now. 

Spawn as you know goes to a Catholic school, so the discussion is coming whether I like it or not.  It’s up to me, of course, how deep into all this Church stuff we get as a family.  My husband doesn’t care, and frankly doesn’t really support me in this, but Catholic school was something we chose because our public school options really sucked.  And I’m sure that my Catholic grandmother is dancing a little jig up in Heaven right now, that her lost sheep granddaughter is at least flirting with The One True Church, regardless of the fact that I remain Protestant. 

I’m kinda down on Religion right now too.  The man-made kind. 

You know what?  This is a bad week for me.  I’m in a bad mood and I don’t feel good and blah blah blah whinycakes. 

— Mox

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