A Time of Abstinence

By oldenglishrose - Last updated: Friday, March 11, 2011 - Save & Share - 2 Comments

I’m not a religious person in any way, shape or form, but I enjoy taking part in a lot of the old rites and traditions now associated with the church calendar.  Consequently, Tuesday evening heralded an entertaining time in the kitchen as my parents and I attempted to toss pancakes with varying degrees of success.  I was a bit too enthusiastic with mine and they tended to flip over twice, landing unhelpfully with the already cooked side facing downwards again.  All in all, it was an excellent precursor to the season of Lent, which began on Ash Wednesday.

It’s been a very long time since I gave something up for Lent.  Not since the disastrous year when I attempted to give up coffee and had horrible caffeine withdrawal symptoms.  This year, however, I have decided to give up buying books.  I know, I know, it may come as something of a shock and, I assure you, no one will be more surprised than me if I manage to make it for forty days and forty nights without slipping up and accidentally buying one or two, but it’s a finite challenge with a definite goal and so I should be able to at least give it a good shot.

Wish me luck.  I’m going to need it.

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2 Responses to “A Time of Abstinence”

Comment from Joan Hunter Dunn
Time March 13, 2011 at 6:38 pm

I’m thinking of doing exactly the same for Lent this year… Though what do I do about my book club book where we’re meeting before Easter? Good Luck and may you discover old favourites and make new favourites from your TBR pile.

Comment from oldenglishrose
Time March 14, 2011 at 2:08 pm

I was conveninetly prepared with this month’s book club choice before Lent began, so I don’t face that dilemma thankfully. So far it’s not been anywhere near as difficult as I thought, but then there’s still a long way to go!

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