40 Days … and Nights!

It is Fat Tuesday.  Like a good girl, I ate pancakes and turkey sausage.  (Not sure which part makes me good …)  It was tasty, but I am glad it is done.  Next up?  Lent.

It has been years since I have chosen to fast for the Lenten season.  I’m not particularly religious these days.  I don’t attend a church regularly.  I don’t hang out with a religious crowd.  I prefer to get my God time out in nature or in the quiet of morning meditation.  So, I hadn’t really even thought about denying myself anything for Lent while contemplating Jesus time of fasting, prayer and temptation in the desert.  Until I heard on the radio that today was Fat Tuesday … and that means tomorrow is the start of Lent.

So, in honor of this most traditional of seasons, I have decided to fast from bread.  Sandwich buns, rolls, pastries, pancakes, toast, crumpets, muffins … bread in all shapes and sizes.  And each time I miss it (particularly at St Paddy’s when I will dearly crave that soda bread …) I will use the time to think about what real sacrifice is.

I know … left field, surprise blog attack after months of absence.  Here’s the other part … I am going to write about it.  Or at least about something … during each one of those 40 days.

Let’s see how it goes, eh?


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