lapsed catholics are marking the beginning of Lent today. 40 days where we reflect, fast and pray in advance of the death and resurrection of Jesus.
Traditionally, we give up something for the season to remind us of the sacrifices He made...
Look at me being all theological and stuff. *preens*
So, last year I gave up excuses.
I did pretty well with it too.
This year I'm giving up a temptation that is REALLY to blame for my weight gain (besides sheer laziness and my lost love of running).
I'm giving up boredom baking.
Yup. I said it!
...er, typed it.
For weeks now I've been peeking in my cupboards and then googling recipes with combination of ingredients found. I will then bake cookies, brownies, or muffins and gobble most of them down before throwing out the rest in disgust of my gluttony.
But no more.
I will not buy vanilla.
I will not buy sugar.
I will not buy flour.
I will DEFINITELY not buy cornmeal.
I will not buy chocolate chips.
I will not capitulate (sorry. I LURVE that word and needed an excuse to use it on this blog at some point in my life).
Let's see how long this one lasts, eh?
So my guilt-ridden, church avoiding catholic friends, what will you be giving up this season? Not religious? Giving up anything for the season anyway?
Have at 'er in the comments.