Wednesday, March 9, 2011

I May Not Be Catholic but I'm Going to Try to Abstain with the Best of Them!

Today is Ash Wednesday which marks the beginning of Lent.  As a practicing Lutheran, I'm not required to give anything up for Lent, but the past couple of years, I've tried and its been a good challenge.  It's also just a good daily reminder of the ultimate sacrifice Christ gave for us.

Last year I gave up television.  Okay, well, I gave up television for 5 out of 7 days a week.  I thought that was pretty good!  I couldn't believe how much cleaner our house was and how many more things I got accomplished.  And, I didn't even think I watched that much prior to giving it up! 

This year I am really going to try and stretch myself.  I am going to give up swearing. Hold me. Yes, I am going to give up swearing. It has gotten a bit out of hand these days, andI totally blame my younger co-worker, Kristine. :)  I figure with a baby on the way, it couldn't hurt to cut down on my foul language, even though I know it makes my dad laugh and my mom roll her eyes.  (They love the things that come out of my mouth!)  I'm even going to try to eliminate the "mother truckers," "effing," "biznatches," and the like from my vocabulary.  Wish me luck and scold me if you hear me slip!


  1. Swearing huh?!? And you say I taught you all the swear words...I think it was the other way around ;)

  2. No way! You taught them to me at such a young age, I'm having a hard time kicking the habit still!