Thursday, March 02, 2006

Lent what are we all giving up?

Went to Ash Wednesday Mass yesterday, partially because I always do, and partially because I had to sing. :) I managed to get 95% through my first day of fasting (I didn't have to before my surgery b/c I had to sort of eat all the time in order to keep on weight) but I fudged it after Mass and had some chocolate. :) hey, what do you want? It was my first time really doing it. And I didn't have any meat or eat beetween meals.

The Mas was nice--my favorite part was the homily, when our pastor said, "Today is not a holiday. Sunday was a holiday. Yet there are more people here tonight then there will be on Sunday all month." Ahh, truth from the pulpit. :)

I haven't really decided what to give up for Lent yet...I'm moving so it's not like I can totally give up buying things, which is sort of what I was thinking about. But I thinking I'm going to try to start wokring on being more "fiscally responsible"--I still haven't quite figured out what exactly that means but I'm working on it. :) I've got 40 days. I've also started more bible reading, so that should count for something.

Bleg: are all Fridays of Lent fast and abstinence, or just no meat? I can't find it in my books, which is shocking. Any clarification would be awesome.


Anonymous said...

Fridays of Lent are days of abstinence except Good Friday which is fast and abstinence.
Good Luck,
Aunt J.

My Kid's Mom said...

Hi Em - My name is Valerie, and your dad and my hubby (Cam) are great friends. Cam sent me the link to your blog, and I'm looking forward to reading your thoughts. I have a blog, too, at so feel fre to come on over for a visit. Take care! Val