Five years ago I met a blogging friend named Aisha and read that a friend of hers was going to give up shopping for Lent. Sounded like a good idea to me.
Together we came up with a name for our group: NUNS (No Unnecessary and Needless Shopping). During Lent the last five years I have not bought books, clothes, shoes, CDs, DVDs...nothing fun. It's harder than it sounds.
This year will be particularly difficult, because after two months of unemployment my new job will start soon. Lent starts Wednesday. So, my long Amazon.com list will have to wait another 40 days until Lent is over.
No congratulations-to-me-on-finding-a-new-job-before-going-completely-broke shopping for me. Not until Easter anyway.