Today is Ash Wednesday.
I'm not fasting because I'm pregnant. Not that I've ever actually, totally fasted but I have tried. But due to the fetus growing in my belly, I didn't even try this year.
So what am I giving up? Cold cereal. Yes, I guess you could say I'm going cold turkey on the cold cereal.
When choosing something to go without for 40 days, it's supposed to be something challenging. Sadly, going without cold cereal for even 4 days is killer on me. I love cold cereal, especially the sugary ones. I like cereal for breakfast, for lunch, for dinner, and for snack (I would even eat it in a box...I would even eat it with a fox.....)
So wish me luck.
I don't know what Shyla is giving up for Lent, but I can tell you what she is not giving up: screaming at priests.
Back to Ash Wednesday. We went by St. Pius after work today where Father Harry was distributing ashes and blessings in the courtyard. Shyla screamed at him. Of course. But, as you can see below, she got her ashes and her blessing.
She's pretty amazing, huh?
In 2010 Ash Wednesday was in February. You can take a look at what we were doing here: Ash Wednesday 2010