Day B4 Lent

It’s Mardi Gras time, which, for a lot of people who don’t know what Lent is, simply means drinking a lot, wearing beads, sounding like a bad rendition of Justin Wilson, and flailing to zydeco.

For me, it means tanking up on sinigang na baboy, because tomorrow I starve.

Okay, technically I’m exempt, since I’m pregnant.  But it’ll be Ash Wednesday, and my cradle-Catholic sensibilities don’t feel right if I don’t cut back on the food.  Granted, if I have a bad Morning Sickness day tomorrow, the issue would be moot.  Heh.

Of course, I’ll be traveling during Ash Wednesday, heading down to College Station, the Land of the Aggies, for a work-related conference once I dismiss my afternoon class.  So what with last minutes prepping for that, packing, teaching, and travelling, I’ll have a very active Ash Wednesday.  Whether I’m able to keep the fast should be the least of my problems.

To say the least, this Lent will be a little different from previous years.  By the time Easter rolls around, I should be in my 14th week, God willing.  A festival of renewal and life, indeed.


About lizardqueen

If single-mothering were a paid job, I'd be rich. However, it doesn't, so I write (which doesn't pay the bills) and teach (which does). I'm overly-educated in the liberal arts, but that doesn't hinder my ability to be pragmatic and realistic. YAY.
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One Response to Day B4 Lent

  1. JimDesu says:

    I used to keep some pretty miserable fasts during Lent, but eventually just settled on giving up my new-year’s resolution. 🙂

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