Monday, January 31, 2005

Ash Wednesday is next week, and then, Lent is upon us.

I've always liked Lent. In the Catholic church it's a time for simplicity and reform. It's a tradition that during the 40 Days of Lent, one "gives up" some vice or guilty pleasure. Some use it to focus on becoming a better person rather than just abstaining from something. I sometimes do a bit of both. Last year I gave up alcohol and used the money I saved on beer for a donation in Fee's name to Bichon Rescue. This year I am trying to work on a really good health plan, staying away from junk food, cutting back on alcohol, living frugally, saving money and working hard getting my body more healthy. Soon the house in Brandermill will be ready for Fifi and I to move into (we're currently trying to get Community Association approval to build a fence for her), and John and I will start preparing to get married, since Phase I: Operation House will be complete, and we can move on to Phase II: Gettin' Hitched.

Also I've got some other things going on, just side stuff I'd like to develop, part of some personal growth I've been wanting to do for some time now. I'm not going to go into a lot of detail just yet, because when I do talk openly about stuff I plan to do, I often don't go very far in the endeavor, or I set myself up for disappointment prematurely. Don't worry, soon the world will know!

Do something bloody simple for Lent...give up going to church! would that be any different from any other Sunday??? :D
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