Tuesday, March 4, 2014

Give it up

Well, it's that time again.

Shrove Tuesday.  Fat Tuesday.  The day before Lent.  Pancake Day.  Call it what you will.

In case you are curious, I did a small recap about Shrove Tuesday HERE.

Because it is TRADITION to eat pancakes on Shrove Tuesday, and I am nothing if not traditional (says the female engineer wearing slippers at work), we will be dining on pancakes this evening.  I'm not totally sure how Phil feels about this tradition.  I mean, he likes pancakes.  But in the past, he has more or less just gone along with my fixation on Shrove Tuesday.

And it is kind of a fixation.  I look-up when it is every January and mark it on my calendar.  Can't miss a reason to eat pancakes for dinner, now can we?!

Anywho... I was driving to pick up Henry from daycare yesterday when I started thinking Lent and whether or not I would give something up this year.  I have kind of taken a PASS the last couple of years for Lent.  In 2012, I was on my crazy low-iodine diet during the end of Lent and decided that was sacrifice enough.  Then in 2013, I was uber pregnant and had given up all kinds of fun things like caffeine, alcohol, rolling over, trying (just kidding), so I took a pass again.

It's a good way to practice spiritual growth and sacrifice.  And it is kind of like having a lighter, shorter version of a New Year's Resolution.  Personal and spiritual growth.  I will probably go for it this year.

I don't really feel like giving up a food item.  Frankly, I'm enjoying my almost nightly muddy buddies a little too much.  I barely drink, so giving up alcohol is too easy.  My ONE cup of coffee a day is almost a necessity at this point, so for the good of the order I will not be giving that up.

That kind of left me with 2 choices:

1)  Give up shopping (necessities would be exempt)

2)  Give up the snooze alarm

Both are great choices for me.  Both are doing damage.

Ok... It is decided.  That's what I am doing.  Thank you, blog.  :)

Alright, I am off to do some last minute online shopping (while I can!) and to change my alarm to a more realistic time.  Is that cheating?  Or setting myself up for success?  I'm going with the latter.

{This picture has nothing to do with the post, but isn't he super cute?!  Look at the wrist roll!  His placemat is a Table Topper.  It sticks to the table and is disposable, so he doesn't have to eat off the questionably clean restaurant table}


  1. That placemat seems pretty awesome! Good luck with your goals! !

  2. HI there :) Congrats on your marriage! I am your newest follower and just wanted to say hi and introduce myself. I see that you are from OR. I AM IN LOVE with OR! My father in law and his wife life there and it is GORGEOUS in West Linn where they live. Anyways, I hope you'll stop over and follow along with me in south Florida! I hope to visit OR in Sept. and will be uploading a lot of photos. haha


    The McGuire Family


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