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.
I’ve given up coffee. Ugh. Not caffeine because then it’d be torture for my children. 🙂
Will miss you.
Donna Jannuzzi says
You will be in my prayers. God’s blessings to you and your family this season.
May you have a blessed and fruitful Lent! You’ll be missed.
Julie @ Trinity Acres says
WAAAH!!! I’ll miss your posts! 😀 So I’ll add this sacrifice to my list. See you at Easter!
Miami eye doctors says
In my country the lent suppose not to eat meat, dairy products and eggs, so all we eat is based only on fruits and vegetables and lot of pray and peace, we have to cleanse our body and soul of sin. Happy Easter!