Wednesday, February 21, 2007

And God Said, "Let There Be Lent"

As of midnight last night, no drinking, no shopping and no XM satellite radio for 40 days. Actually, it's more than 40 days. From several sources, I find out that Lent doesn't actually begin until the First Sunday in Lent and ends at midnight on Holy Thursday. A lot of folks also say that Sundays "don't count."

All of that counting and keeping track is way to complicated for me. So, for my purposes, as of midnight last night until Easter morning, I'm not indulging in my three chosen...um...indulgences.

My first test comes this weekend when my niece and I go to Houston to visit my son and daughter-in-law. Where do you suppose they're taking my margarita loving self for supper Friday evening? You guessed it, a Mexican restaurant. Want to know what the plan is for Saturday (if I don't have to take my niece to a drill team competition)? Shopping at the Galleria.

Now, that's just mean.

13 comments:

Jen T. (soon to be E.) said...

Bahaha! Talk about a TEST. I'll be pulling for you, Laurie.

Anonymous said...

You do get to buy for other people right. I mean a future grand can't go shopping with preggy daughter-in-law and NOT buy baby stuff.

Baby sis

Laurie said...

Jen - I can do eeeeeeeeeettt!!

Baby Sis - I can absolutely buy for other people. Which reminds me, I never did buy that karaoke machine I need for the beach and the beach is the weekend after Easter. I might be buying "you" a karaoke machine that I will be keeping at my house.

Anonymous said...

ooooo SNEAKY HO!

I'm so proud

Baby sis

aisha said...

No drinking either??????

NUNS is way enough for me :)

Aisha

Laurie said...

Baby Sis - Karaoke at the beach is a necessity, after all.

Aisha - I'm going all out this year.

Aisha said...

I am impressed-- wishing oyu lots of luck and a healthy body round a dirty mind :)

plus a fat wad of cash on Easter Sunday to go online shopping with (here the shops will be closed)

Serena Joy said...

You have my sympathy -- and my awe. I don't think I could do it myself. That's HARD.

Laurie said...

Aisha - I'll be doing some online shopping Easter night, no doubt.

Serena Joy - We shall see. :)

laura1814 said...

That kind of sophistry (re the karaoke machine) is worthy of a Jesuit.

Laurie said...

Laura - I had to look up sophistry. Who says this isn't an educational blog?

Grimm said...

The Lental force is strong in this one.

Laurie said...

Grimm - I will need The Force.