2.07.2008

Vice Squad...



Ash Wednesday has come and gone which means it is now officially Lent! When I was a child I would always give up candy as my sacrifice for Lent. Believe you me, for a child with a sweet tooth this was no easy task. I remember RIPPING into my basket Easter morning, suffering from the effects of sugar withdrawal!

This year I thought I'd try to give up caffeine. When I realized that this was a COMPLETELY unrealistic goal I decided to do something that would benefit someone other than myself. So this year I've decided that for Lent I will give up paying attention to my magazines, TV or the computer when my husband comes home from work and focus my attention on him!

I guess you could say I'm trying to sacrifice the vice of self-absorption.

How about you? What are you giving up for Lent?


14 comments:

The Mrs. said...

I think you have the right idea. Giving up caffeine will only make you miserable, but giving up paying attention to anything but your family makes everyone happy!

Impoverished Preppy said...

Give up coffee? Agh! If pregnancy couldn't get me to quit, Lent sure can't.

I'm giving up sweets/sugar - including flavored coffees and creamers. My first big test came last night - I went out to dinner with DH and he purposely ordered my favorite dessert to see if I could hold out. (The man can be pure evil - but I love him!) Proud to say I didn't cave. 1 day down, 39 to go.

magnolia mama said...

I thought about giving up sweets but that isn't realistic. I like your idea!

Feener said...

ahh, was thinking bout what to do for lent. i am not giving any food up b/c i am already doing WW. i was thinking of reading the bible ? however, i think trying to focus some time on the hubby is a VERY good idea. i might have to implement it myself. thanks !!

so tired said...

I just posted something about this too. I usually give cussing, which I really enjoy doing.

My husband wants me to give up pasta. I'm thinking he has an ulterior motive.

Maria said...

Here's hoping he works a lot. :)

workinthatpreppy said...

i was telling my husband about your lenten idea as he is walking through the door (for some lunch time love) and i am reading your blog about the skin lightener! can't believe someone would be offended. it is what it is ...

Kate said...

I gave up celebrity gossip:)

Johnina said...

Hmm... that's what I should do to! Oh Darn he's home I better go.

Southern Fried Girl said...

I gave up soft drinks, pizza and candy.

Seriously, just shoot me NOW.

MamaGeek said...

Seriously, I should give up blogging, but I will give up putting of things. There's no day, like TODAY.

And BTW, very cool blog.

Sarabeth said...

I wrote about what I would give up, which I don't really do. Popeye's Fried Chicken.

Blog hopping--HP

Chelsea Talks Smack said...

well damn, I havent technically PRACTICED being catholic for, a long, long, time buit the idea of having SELF CONRTROL is definitely appealing, though I cant think of anything I have enough control over to give up? hm definitely not sex or cookies.

Stacey said...

LOL! Glad you came to your senses about the caffeine! If I were to even *think* about giving that up, no one could live with me--probably not even myself!

 
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