surprisingly they haven't been too bad. but then its only been 4 days. there are still 36 more to go. actually 43 days left. i just found out that there are actually 47 days in Lent but only 40 "fasting" days. can you imagine being a catholic for 30 years - going to catholic school for 12 years - teaching catholic school for 3 years - AND NEVER LEARNING THAT??? i find that insane! oh i remember as a kid saying we didn't have to give up whatever we gave up on sundays. i never knew why - i thought it was some rule some kid made b/c he wanted to eat candy on sunday! anyway - i find that fascinating.
went to a diner today.......and brought my own tea. that one hurt a little. how can you go to a diner and NOT order coffee??? but i did it.
my niece gave up soda. she is 5. she had soda the very next day. that made me smile - i love the enthusiasm of kids - their willingness to just do anything and not look back if they "fail". why do we forget that as we become adults?