Tuesday, February 24, 2009

Even Jesus Had a Doubting Thomas

Today is Fat Tuesday, the day all good Catholics live it up before beginning the arduous six-week period of self flagellation known as Lent. For 46 of the 52 weeks of the year, I don’t consider myself a very good Catholic but; I pride myself on my devotion to the Lenten ritual for those remaining six weeks.

Seriously, I am a Lent animal; I rock the meatless Fridays and, sacrifice? I am all about sacrifice. To the surprise of no one in my family, I will be giving up my beloved chocolate again this year.

In a surprising twist, however, I have also decided to refrain from drinking Diet Pepsi.

Yes, really.

Don't feel bad for doubting me; Hugh doesn’t think I can do it, either. Nor, for the record, does The Teenager (will I ever get used to calling her that?). Hell, the Man-Cub, who is usually my biggest supporter, is dubious and, if I’m correct, my Dad just read my declaration and went pshaw.

Whatever, you doubters.

I can do it. I know I can because I’ve done it before, twice and, granted, I was incubating fetuses both times but; I’ve got the willpower and I have faith and, really, isn’t faith what Lent is all about?

Yes, yes it is.

On an unrelated and uninteresting note; I have also decided to grow out my current hairstyle.

Let’s recap:

Six weeks of bad hair days, no chocolate and no Diet Pepsi, surrounded by people who have no faith in me.

I am going to be so pleasant to be around.

Isn’t my family lucky?


Jen said...

If nothing else, you'll have rockin' blog rants...posts. LOL!

Mercy's Maid said...

You can do it! I am a huge fan of Coca-Cola, but I gave it up nearly two years ago. I STILL crave it, but I haven't given in. If I can do it (for two years), you can do it for lent.

Finlands finest said...

Giving up both chocolate and soda--you are amazing!

tamara said...

You go, girl! I am a fellow Diet Pepsi addict - I am addicted to the Max version, however. And I am so glad I'm not Catholic. 'Cause if I was, the competitor within might try it too so as not to be out done. GOOD LUCK.

Multi-tasking mother of 4 said...

No doubting here....we women are amazing when we put our minds to it!

Melimel said...

wow that is awesome.. and I KNOW you too well that if you set your mind to it you can do it!!!!