Tuesday, February 20, 2007

Enjoy Mardi Gras!!

I just love this time of year, I love Lent, I love the preparation for Easter. And this year I'm going to be celebrating my 5 year anniversary as a Catholic!

I'd love to hear what other people are doing for Lent, my Lenten plans are as follows:
  • I'm giving up all sugar and sugar substitutes (fruit is not included in that)
  • I'm limiting board time, 2 hours a day (one hour in the morning, one in the afternoon), and alternating which boards I can visit daily (so I don't end up trying to smush all of them into my hour and go overtime!)
  • I'm going to try to add in some spiritual readings daily, and make sure I get my daily prayers in

And hubby is giving up red meat, so I won't be having a lot of that either since I'll be making dinner for us. I don't think I've ever gone more than a day or two in my life, that I can remember, without sugar of some sort, so this should be interesting! I'm going to be finishing off Valentines sweets today, lol, and enjoying my last bit of sugar for a while!!


Anonymous said...

I wrote out a list of things I'd like to give up for Lent, and things I'd like to do, and decided that I'd try to observe ALL of them, but at a minimum, I'm giving up meat & dairy and planning to go to Mass every day during the work week.

Stephanie said...

Wow, good luck!! I would love to attend daily mass, but hubby and I share a car so I'm stuck at home during the day. Maybe by next year we'll have another car and I'll be able to add that one as well.

Pup said...

Good luck with your fastings. Rob showed me this joke and I thought of you and since it's Lent it will make me think of you more.

Each Friday night after work, Bubba would fire up his outdoor grill and cook venison steak. But, all of Bubba's neighbors were Catholic--and since it was Lent, they were forbidden to eat meat on Friday.

The delicious aroma from the grilled venison steaks was causing such a problem for the Catholic faithful that they finally talked to their priest.

The Priest came to visit Bubba and suggested that he become a Catholic.
After several classes and much study, Bubba attended Mass---and the Priest sprinkled holy water over him and said, "You were born a Baptist and raised as a Baptist, but now you are Catholic."

Bubba's neighbors were greatly relieved, until Friday night arrived and the wonderful aroma of grilled venison filled the neighborhood. The priest was called immediately by the neighbors.

As the Priest rushed into Bubba's yard, clutching a rosary, and prepared To scold him, he stopped and watched in amazement. There stood Bubba, clutching a small bottle of holy water which he carefully sprinkled over the
grilling meat and chanted: You wuz born a deer, you wuz raised a deer, but now you are a catfish.

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kate said...

Oh boy . . . I'm giving up soda (addiction like whoa), ice cream, and alcohol. So far, so good, but Day Three will be the killer--it always is. I also plan to read through The Dolorous Passion of Our Lord Jesus Christ.

I would also like to give up fifteen pounds for Lent, lol. . . .

Stephanie said...

Lol, I'm with you on the fifteen pounds! I'm hoping no sugar will help with that as well ;-D