Thursday, February 26, 2009

Lent

Mrs. K is observing Lent this year. I did when I was a kid but don't celebrate it anymore. The point is to give up something that you really, really like for 40 days. Martha Jane used to give up drinking when she lived here in Hollywood. Mrs. K is giving up Facebook and breads.

So this year I decided to see if I could think of things that I liked well enough to give up. Sadly, I came up empty (lie) so instead I'm giving up these torturous items:

1. Patience
2. Listening
3. Compassion

So basically, nothing will change around here.

End of chat.

19 comments:

  1. Hey I am going to join you!

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  2. yeah, I'm giving up my quest to be skinny, rich and, uh, um, shit- i forget what else.

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  3. Excellent idea - I think I'll give up these 10 extra pounds that have appeared on my thighs, hips, and waist.

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  4. I just pretend I have those things, especially at work. Maybe I could stop pretending for 40 days and tell patients what I really think about their whining.

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  5. Anonymous3:03 PM

    Suzy,
    Although not a church goer, I do like the discipline of Lent. However, since moving to Hawaii I have slightly altered things. Now I have given up drinking DURING THE DAY. Of course, the reason for this is that I must have a glass of wine with dinner (for healthy cholesterol purposes only, of course).
    Aloha,
    Martha Jane

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  6. My sister, Sadie, always says she's gonna give up sleeping with men other than her husband.

    Since I don't have a husband, I think I'll give up meat. Oh, wait. I already did that...

    I'm giving up,.. crap, what else is there? Okay, I'm gonna give up cussing at other drivers when they drive like morons. That should last about a day.

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  7. Today I found myself talking with my teeth clenched- my kid said 'mom you are GOING TO SCREAM!'...and I said , GOING TO is still a far cry from actually doing it...so either CLEAN your room, or live to see the day I break my Lent sacrifice on day two and see what happens- which one will it be? thankfully she chose to tidy up...I love how my kid gets my not so hubtle hints.

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  8. I'd give up sex, but I'm already doing and it's not my idea. It's the idea of the men that won't sleep with me.

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  9. IS there any hope for you?

    This was too funny. I'm hoping you were joking.

    But I have this feeling...

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  10. I'm giving up sex with George Clooney. Hopefully I won't last the duration.

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  11. I'm giving up the hope of being a size 4. Or 6. Or 8. . .

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  12. Good luck with that...

    I don't practice Lent, not being Catholic and all...besides, I like to think I'm not a quitter...

    Shade and Sweetwater,
    K

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  13. A+. Very funny and true.

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  14. Amen sister!!

    Vodka Mom sent me!

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  15. I come in peace (Vodka Mom told me to come over).

    Good luck with your Lenten resolutions. It could be tough.... What if you run into a homeless, pregnant war widow who's starving and had no shoes because she gave them to that Christmas kid to give to his dying mom?

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  16. Popped over from VodkaMom.

    Those all work for me. Thanks for the suggestions.

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  17. Here because of Vodka Mom. :)

    I gave up cooking for Lent... oh wait, I don't cook any more.

    I'll give up cilantro instead.

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  18. David9:16 AM

    I'm giving up poverty.

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  19. My husband and I were going to give up our kids for lent, but we couldn't find anyone to take them...

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