Yikes. Lent snuck up on me this year– I didn’t realize it started this week until Monday when I noticed Mardi Gras decorations up at the local Cajun restaurant. This year I’m giving up two things:
- Red Meat
- Text Messaging While Driving
Red meat builds off Lent ’06 where I gave up beef. Text messaging while driving has no precedence, but it is a bad habit I should definitely curb.
For the last 4 years, desserts have always been on the list. This means this year I can actually have cake on my birthday. Others may benefit as well. Apparently my giving up desserts presents a hardship to my loved ones. A couple of years ago, I called my mother one morning.
“Hey Mom, I have a question for ya.”
“Oh gawd,” she groaned, “Are you trying to decide if a pancake is a dessert again?”
My question was not related to Lent at all, but her reaction certainly said a lot about our past conversations. 🙂