Wednesday, February 21

Busy Day...

It's a running day...
  1. Drop child at school
  2. Food shop (1st supermarket)
  3. 12:10 Mass (Ash Wednesday)
  4. Food shop (2nd supermarket)
  5. Pick up child from school
  6. Homework
  7. Piano lesson
  8. Dinner
  9. Parent Guild meeting?
  10. Reading before bed

Notice I scheduled reading only because I wanted the list to reach 10. Reading at night is a given.

I have to talk to the teacher today, we're having problems with another child and it needs to be dealt with.

I've given up chocolate for Lent--it might get ugly. I'm wondering if I'll have withdrawal problems like smokers or coffee drinkers :)

Have a good one and happy reading.


ReneeW said...

Giving up chocolate for Lent? Are you crazy? :) I have a girlfriend that does that every year. I don't think I could do it. My goodness you lead a busy life. I had forgotten how busy life gets with small children.

Tara Marie said...

Renee--Are you crazy? Good question, I'm starting to think so--LOL. My sister gives up all sweets, cake, cookies, candy, but will eat an occasional piece of dark chocolate for medicinal purposes ;D

Maria, Lover of All Things Romance said...

Tara, well done to you. I cannot do it

Rosie said...

I don't give stuff up for Lent any more. I used to make myself to something positive (soup & service on Fridays for instance) now I don't even do that. My bad? : )

My grandmother always gave up sweets for Lent but gave herself a pass on Sundays and allowed herself one piece of candy after dinner. Do you go cold turkey or give yourself a treat if you've been good all week?

sybil said...

I don't do lent but that is prolly a given. LOL good luck on your chocolate fast ;).

Hope the meeting goes/went well!

Jenster said...

No chocolate... You're obviously a better woman than I am.

I think I'm going to give up liver and onions for Lent.

CindyS said...

My best bud gave up chocolate and pepsi last year and I stood in awe. Not being raised with Lent it was a concept I didn't understand. I would probably be a better person if I could give up french fries!

I hope the teacher meeting solved the problems.


Laura Florand said...

I, too, once gave up chocolate for Lent. NEVER AGAIN. And once gave up sugar. Also never again.

Tara Marie, good luck!!

That is officially true about Sundays being a day off Lent, though. That's why there are 40 days of Lent--Sundays aren't included in the count. But most people I know just go whole hog or (like me now) nothing.

Tara Marie said...

Maria--we shall see :D

Rosie--normally whatever/if I chose I do it half-heartedly, but I'm trying to be a good example for the child. He refused to give anything up, but being 5 I think that was understandable. As Laura points out Sundays don't count. Mom always said Sundays=dispensation :)

Sybil--the meeting turned out to be a phone call during the day and it went very well.

Jen--it's supposed to be about sacrifice, right--LOL. Though I hate to admit it I like liver and onions.

Cindy--Pepsi and French Fries I'd be fine with since I don't drink soda and FFs are all that important to me. Chocolate is a true sacrifice :D

Laura--one year my husband gave up sugar in his coffee, never went back to drinking it sweet. I sincerely doubt I'll give up chocolate for more than 40 days I'm hoping I make it there's two weeks of PMS cravings in there--LOL.

Kat O+ said...

A friend of mine also gave up chocolate for Lent. She's not in a good state! *lol* I advised her to get some carob buds but she felt that was a cop out. Still...she's not feeling as antsy as her friend who gave up, er, sinful pursuits until Easter. *g*