Friday, February 27, 2009

give up

I was just reading Kitkat's blog and thought I might have missed pancake Tuesday - you know the day before Ash Wednesday, the beginning of Lent.

I had worked it out that 40 days before Easter was next Tuesday - this Tuesday was for the Sunday before. I forgot to take in Palm Sunday......I was wrong.

I missed Pancake Tuesday. Very cross. Love my pancakes. Don't eat them that much as there is not that much cause for a single person household to mix up a batch.

But Kitkat raised a good point. Do you give up anything for the Lent time? She has a pretty good list - although having just got back onto Facebook I won't be giving that up.

The period of giving up something for 40 days is quite a good one - it allows you to form a new habit.

I think I might give up procrastinating about health and fitness. That would be my big one. I might also give up chocolate (a standard one really) but also chips (have a thing for salty food). I might give up living in a pigsty. Getting onto that one now........

Enjoy your day.


Frogdancer said...

Giving up living in a pig sty.

That's one that I should do. Can I be an honorary Catholic for 40 days?

Anonymous said...

I tried giving up chocolate, but it didn't work. I don't have much willpower. Good luck on yours. Now I want some pancakes.

tamara said...

Oddly enough, Sundays don't count in Lent.

So you only have to make it to each Sunday.

But then, I'm a Lutheran. Really, it's true in the Catholic church also, unless you are Eastern Orthodox.

Mass., USA

Anonymous said...

I am not a Catholic, but love the idea of Lent. Does that make me weird? I'll give up.... Hmmm...

River said...

I always think about giving up housework, but since I don't do much it probably wouldn't really count.