I grew up ‘very’ Catholic… if that’s a thing. We never missed mass. If you were sick, you watched mass on television. We went to EVERY holy day of obligation. We went to CCD every year and then once I was confirmed, I taught CCD! I was an alter server, then a lector. It was a HUGE part of my upbringing.
I even chose a Catholic college. I did go to mass every week… but at 10 PM on Sunday nights and there were many cute boys around the room. We all went out for ice cream after. It was a social event.
I have raised my boys Catholic and have tried my best to keep us in the faith. We slip up… I am not as good as my mother was and I have to be ok with that.
I have been pondering Lent and what to do this year. My lenten promises are ones of eliminating something, changing something, and doing something. Here is what I have decided upon this year…
Eliminating bread products… bread, wraps, pasta, etc. (Suddenly 40 days and nights seems like a REALLY long time!)
Changing my tech habits… no gaming for lent (Sorry Candy Crush… see you on Easter!) and no TV after 9.
Doing more reading and writing… I will read for an hour daily and write for an hour daily. And I will track this! SOL will definitely help with this one!
So that is it… now it’s out there and if you see me eyeing the muffins in the teachers room… please be sure to stop me!