Mardi Gras

Today is Mardi Gras or Fat Tuesday, which ever you prefer.

For us Catholics this is a celebration prior to the fasting season of Lent, which is the 40 days before Easter. During Lent we are supposed to give up something and we are to abstain from meat on Fridays.

This year I am giving up chocolate. Yes, you read that correctly! I am giving up chocolate! My youngest daughter is giving up candy and my oldest is giving up her after school eating binges. My husband never gives up anything. He thinks if he can abstain from meat on Fridays he has done well.

We always put in a rule that if we slip up we put a dollar in the Lent fund which we give to a charity. The charity is usually a Water Well program that my youngest daughter’s school participates in.

It looks like I will be celebrating Fat Tuesday by depleting my house of any chocolate. Wish me well!