Our Lent started in earnest last night with the reappearance of the stomach bug I thought we had conquered. Sigh. No Mass for us today. I live in fear of giving a virus to an elderly or immune compromised person so I tend to hunker down when there is a viral type thing in the house.
I thought I would share my lenten sacrifices here in the hopes of keeping me more accountable. I am going to break my little problem with Diet Coke. I have made lots of diet changes over the last year and I have given in to this particular bad habit justifying it in my mind that I had given up so much I was entitled. Silly. The fact is that it is bad for me and I also don't like the dependence I feel on this so I am giving it up. It's nine o'clock and I'm alread craving one which just tells me I've made the right decision.
I am not giving up caffeine, just the DC. No need to be fanatical. 🙂
I also am going to give up blog reading (sob) and blogging. Yes, I know I'm blogging now but the stomach bug got in the way of the posting last night. After this you won't see me until Easter although I will still be on Facebook a bit and checking emails. I didn't want to just disappear.
This time off will allow me more time to focus on some paid writing work and to figure out the place of blogging in my life. I want to create a better time to do this and be more consistent, hopefully this fast will point out ways to do this.
I wish you all a holy and fruitful Lent and I look forward to being back in full swing on Easter and beyond. I will pray for all my readers and ask for your prayers in return.