Army of Mom

So this is how liberty dies ... with thunderous applause.

3.01.2006

Lent begins

Tuesday was the day from hell. Seemed to never end. I finally sat down to eat dinner at 9 p.m. I made it fast food from Dairy Queen at washed it down with Dr Pepper. I figured I would make my Fat Tuesday count. Especially since I'm giving up soda and fast food for Lent. I typically give up Dr Pepper for Lent and got the idea for the fast food from Uzz who did it for the month of February. It is going to be hard, but it will be good. If I can add some exercise in there as a thing to "do" for Lent, then it will be really beneficial for me.

Today is a meatless day for Lent and that is going to be hard for me, but I have some really good bread from the bakery that I can toast with some tomato soup or something, I suppose.

It was a beautiful beginning to the morning as the sun was shining in just a bit through the top of my curtains and right on my crucifix in the bedroom. It was incredible and something I had never seen before. I took that as a good sign. Of course, I could use some divine intervention today after the day from hell. It is actually too tiring to go into the whole day, but suffice it to say that Hot Rod tested positive for the flu. The pediatrician put all three kids on Tamiflu to help Hot Rod get better sooner and keep the others from getting it. So, $120 later, I hope the kids are ok. Of course, Pickle threw up this morning from taking his on an empty stomach. Bless his heart. I bet he'll eat breakfast tomorrow!

I hope I can go to Ash Wednesday mass tonight. I think Hot Rod isn't contagious anymore since he isn't feverish, but we may still sit in the far back corner away from everyone tonight.

Back to work. Are you giving up a bad habit for the next 40 days? Even if you're not Catholic, it is a good tradition to renew your faith.

5 Comments:

  • At 12:39 PM, March 01, 2006, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    Like you, I'm going to try to give up some not-so-good things (chocolate for one) and take on good things (like walking regularly). And it would be good if I managed to do the things I've been meaning to do since I don't know when (daily time for a bit of scripture, etc.) but never seem to manage on a regular basis.
    Went at 7 this morning for imposition of ashes. A good thing to do.
    - an Episcopalian

     
  • At 8:41 AM, March 02, 2006, Blogger MrsDoF said…

    Ah HaH so that's why all the other shoppers had a gray mark on the forehead at my favorite grocery store so early on a Wednesday morning! It's only half a block from the Catholic Church.

    Give up something for Lent?! Probably not. The denomination I attend doesn't emphasize that sort of thing. We are supposed to live healthy and happy all year long.
    I made a New Year's Resolution to get more exercise.
    My stick-with-it attitude has slipped considerably, so maybe I should get back on track.

     
  • At 9:24 AM, March 02, 2006, Anonymous tinkerbobbi said…

    wow I am a christian but we don't do lent and all of that. But I know its hard to give the glorious Dr. Pepper up. I have been trying to just for the whole dieting aspect, but every now and then I just have to have my Dr. Pepper fix. When I was pregnant I lived on Dr. Peppers. Healthy I know. And the Dr. Pepper people lie, Diet Dr. Pepper does not taste closely to the real thing. I still drink it but it is definately diet. Sorry about your children being sick. We had two weeks of two differnt illnesses at my house and I know its a pain and a tired time when the kids get sick. I hope they all feel better soon.

     
  • At 12:44 PM, March 02, 2006, Blogger Mo K said…

    Wow. It would be so hard for me, but I suppose I could try to give up fried taters for a month.

    (No way! Did I really just say that?)

    -a Protestant

     
  • At 8:35 AM, March 03, 2006, Blogger Army of Mom said…

    I could NEVER give up potatoes or french fries. I think God loves me enough to understand that. ;)

     

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