Monday, February 06, 2006

It's Time for NUNS Again

There is a tradition in the Catholic church of giving something up for Lent. As I mentioned in a post last year, I don't expect giving things up for Lent to get me into Heaven but I'm pretty sure it can't hurt either.

Last year several other people (including fellow blogger Aisha) and I decided to give up unnecessary shopping during Lent (3/1 - 4/15). We called our group NUNS for No Unnecessary Needless Shopping.

Feel free to join us. It's harder than it sounds.

11 comments:

Jen T. (that's me) said...

I'm going to give stuff up for Lent with Brian this year, even though I'm not Catholic. He's a good boy.

Lorna said...

I didn't know that was just for Lent---I've been NUNSing ever since you posted it last year!

Peter said...

3 years ago I cut out smoking for lent.
2 years ago I cut out drinking
Last year I cut out sex
This year I'm cutting out paperdolls

Ed Abbey said...

Since I have a shopping phobia, I say here here! I'll join. Does internet shopping count?

Last year I gave up pop. Man was that a mistake!

Renee said...

NUNS . . huh? I like that idea. I always have problems deciding what to give up. I may try it.

Anonymous said...

I always try to do things that will improve me spiritually. I attend mass at the Cathedral at noon on Wednesdays. I try to do one unexpected random act of kindness each day that will brighten someone else's day and will hopefully, in turn, cause a chain reaction of kindness. Poodles

Aisha said...

Laurie aka Miss New Orleans--

I too posted about our NUNS project on Pattern Recognition last night--

BTW poor Lorna: she was HAD :)
But she'll be RICH by now!

I am in...1st March will see me far away from shops!

Anonymous said...

I think if I were Peter I'd be cutting my wrist.

Baby Sis

OldHorsetailSnake said...

I gave up an appendix once. That seems like plenty to me.

thenewmrsf said...

Finally! Something I can give up that will make my husband happy...last year I gave up sex. :) KIDDING! Wasn't officially Catholic last year, just a good ol' southern Baptist -Oops! No, No Unnecessary Needless Shopping is a worthy sacrifice, and extremely hard to adhere to as well. I will adopt it and shall try my best.

digituki = did i get impertinently touched under kindly intentions?

Laurie said...

Jen - You're a good girlfriend.

Lorna - Oops, I guess I didn't make that part clear. You have two weeks to make up lost time until you start again.

Peter - From what magazine?

Ed - Internet shopping absolutely counts.

Renee - It's really a good thing to give up. Every time you start to buy a little something, it reminds you of the season.

Poodles - I had no idea you were such a good person. ;)

Aisha - It looks like we've started a trend!

Baby Sis - Poor Peter.

Old Horsetail - I would say giving up body parts should hold you on the Lent thing for years to come.

Mrs. F - Good for you! I'll do an update post halfway through Lent to check on everybody.