Wednesday, February 21, 2007

Lent Me some Cadbury Mini-Eggs

Happy Lent!

(Yes, I celebrate Lent. No, I'm Not Catholic. Yes, I'm Mormon. No, "we" don't celebrate Lent. Yes, we are Christian. No, I never WAS Catholic. Yes, I've been celebrating Lent for at least 7 years, though not always very WELL. Like, well, giving up sluffing Institute that one year didn't go so well *blush* but the year I gave up dating, I was VERY effective. hee hee hee!)

So, what am I giving up? CHOCOLATE...

You are Milk Chocolate
A total dreamer, you spend most of your time with your head in the clouds. You often think of the future, and you are always working toward your ideal life. Also nostelgic, you rarely forget a meaningful moment... even those from long ago.

...with a few exceptions to keep me from going batty.
Exceptions: Brownies or other baked goods (but I can't buy them myself or make them!). Basically this is just so that I can have some at BoyKid's Farewell. Drinks, because, like chocolate SlimFast is the only flavor I like. HOWEVER I am standing firm on no Candy bar-ish chocolate. Including, the biggest sacrifice of my Lent, CADBURY MINI-EGGS. One of my very most favorite candies in the world.

[on Sex] "The physical act of two people nearly replicating the pleasure of eating a Cadbury Mini Egg."-Paddy O'Poppycock

So, WHY do I celebrate Lent (especially since I am Mormon, live in Utah, etc.)?

Because I think it is awesome!

1. The concept of putting remembering the Lord and his sacrifice above your own desires. Remind any one of a little thing we call FAST SUNDAY?!

2. Just to practice self-control.

Lent is a good time to break bad habits and create good ones. It's a time to remember what the Savior did for us, especially before Easter, when we remember his resurrection and victory over death for all of us.

Also, in choosing chocolate it saves me calories, blood glucose levels, and money (even if I end up buying just one little bag of eggs when they go on clearance after the holiday.). Ta Da!

So... what are YOU giving up till Easter?


  1. I ruined someone's lent last night! She was going without sugar and I was offering the frosting off of the knife and spatula I had used to ice a cake. She remembered only when someone else present reminded her. I felt so bad!

    I wish I was more on top of things in regards to lent. My goals from the beginning of the year have totally fallen by the maybe my lent is to those goals? Give up not doing them? I guess?

  2. I vote that I am going to give up smoking.


  3. Lent is a good time for that, sort of re-commit to goals. Because for one thing it is a smaller chunk of time to deal with than saying, like, the whole YEAR I will do blah blah blah, you know? But it's a LONG enough time to really create a habit. (Especially, like with fasting, you pray about it!)

    And CC, you would make a lousy Cathomormon. Hee hee hee! Though better than Cousin Jas. One year he gave up going to Priesthood. ANd then once he told us a few days before that he was giving up Peach Snaups and Cigars... but needed to try them first, and did.

  4. SO many of my friends in Florida would give up soda and chocolate. I told them it would be better for them and save them more money if they stopped drinking till Easter. :-o I'm bold like that.

    I will give up... hmmm, I'm totally excited... I will give up Soda! Period! (unless in Guatemala I have no other ok choice... then I'm sure you'll understand)

  5. i'm giving up sex.

    this should be easy. todd's in illinois.