Wednesday, March 01, 2006

Laissez les bon temps cesser

It's Ash Wednesday!
For us *Catholics* it's the beginning of Lent.
This year, I am taking advantage of a fun offer from The Mommy Librarian to select my Lenten sacrifice.
Here's hoping she'll post it soon, so I can start suffering ASAP!

10 comments:

Amy said...

Ooh I was trying to come up with something this morning on the way to work. There is nothing popping out at me that would particularly kill me if I gave it up this year. (always a problem when you don't like chocolate). I have thought about doing something positivie instead, like flossing dialy, butat this is more a new year's resolution thing and not a sacrifice as hubby said on the way to work (as though the jew knows what lent is about anyway).

Jessey said...

Amy, do you go get your ashes?
I never do.

Amy said...

No I freak out if there is dirt on my face. The last time I got ashes was when I was 6 and that was only because I was in Catholic school and I couldn't get away from them. I remember they did it during recess, which even then I thought was weird.

Amy said...

Ha! That just reminded me, a law professor was Catholic and he got his ashes. Halfway through class he said, "Today is ash wednesday, in case any of you were wondering why I appear to have dirt on my face but were too afraid to tell me."

eaf said...

I actually almost mentioned the huge smear of dirt on one of my staff members' forheads until I remembered it's Ash Wednesday.

Okay, Jesse... I have thought and thought about this... it's really hard to pick something for you because 1) I don't know your weaknesses and 2) You are nursing and have a newborn and are therefore tortured enough. So, how about you give up cursing? No naughty words until Easter... which does seem a bit odd.

Now, if you are not a toilet mouth like I am, let me know and I will try to think of something else. :-)

eaf said...

Gah! Perhaps I could at least spell your name correctly! Sorry. At least you can't curse at me though. :-)

Jessey said...

Giving up cursing is a gooooood one.
This will be tough.
I'll have to set up a cuss jar just to really abuse myself.

Amy: Those Catholic schools will save you at any price, even if it means interrupting hopscotch or handball.

cube said...

Someone I know is giving up Lent for Lent. Is that bad?

I'm giving up yelling at the kids.

eaf said...

Be sure you keep us updated on how you are doing without those ever-useful curse words! I'll be curious to know how penance-like my penance is! :-)

Jessey said...

I think giving up Lent for Lent will rip a hole in the space-time continuum.
That can't be good.


My penance will be very penance like.