Tuesday, February 28, 2012
One of my favorite services of the year is Ash Wednesday. Granted, it took my mom some getting used to that our Baptist church has this service. We do it all and I love it. I have actually made lenten promises for years. Some years I have given up soda with my sister. In my wilder days I would give up bad words. (Yeah, I said it). Last year I gave up meat. Little did I know that I would rarely pick it back up again. So what, pray tell, am I giving up this year....
Yep. I think giving up the meat, soda and profanities were cake compared to this little weakness. I should probably clarity. My family will still eat and we will have toilet paper. It's the new shoes, cool kitchen gadgets, cute handbags, and Woot.com deals that are going away. That's the kicker, no more Woot. I'm pretty sure I single-handedly helped the online retailers stay afloat during the holiday season. I would shop on my phone while still waking up in the morning. It's a sickness.
My first obstacle so far has been the boys Easter outfits. I totally should have gotten that done before making this committment. My solution - looks like the boys will be wearing matching ties and hats that their mother will be sewing. This is a good time to clear out some of my fabric stash.
Keep posted. I'll probably need to vent from time to time over the next couple weeks!