Today is Mardi Gras, which was celebrated at our office by copious consumption of King Cake. Yum.
I’ve been thinking about giving up something for Lent, something that’s very near and dear to my heart. That something is reading for pleasure. I think all of you have seen my monthly reading lists and know that I am a voracious reader. I am not Catholic, but I sometimes like to give something up anyway. Why? Because it’s a good time to reflect on how great our lives are – that we can give up reading or chocolate or eating out or any number of other things, and consider something so simple as a hardship.
So, what do you think? I would also like to add a guideline that I would be allowed to read only while at the gym. Do you think that would be cheating? If I weren’t reading at the gym, I would only be watching “When I Was 17” or “Two and a Half Men” or whatever was equally ridiculous on the gym TVs. That gym time would give me a chance to read the book for book club but would set specifc reading parameters.
Okay, what do you think? Good idea? Bad idea?
Sorry – I’ve been a really bad blogger lately! Miss you all – this week has just been very busy. This weekend, I’ll try to commandeer the computer and write some interesting stuff for the upcoming week.
In other news, Ducks’ birthday is on Sunday. So, once again, we are faced with the conundrum of what to do when a birthday is the so near the gift giving holiday. My in-laws have already bought him tickets to several basketball games he wants to attend, so that’s off the list. I have bought him one gift that I know he wants, but then I get all confused as to, ” What should I save for Christmas?” “How much should I spend?” etc. All I know is that we’re going to one of our city’s most famous burger places, Chris Madrid’s, on Saturday. It’s been on Diners, Drive-ins and Dives and if you ever come to visit, I will be happy to take you there. It will probably be your only meal for the day because the burger is so huge. Oh, and that, since my husband “doesn’t like cake” but does like ice cream cake, we’ll be having ice cream cake. Suggestions on where to get it (usually I do Coldstone)?
What do you all buy your significant others when their birthday fall near other gift-giving days?
Hope you guys are doing great on finals (or surviving as the significant other) or for those of you who are already done with school, hope you’re getting your holiday shopping done! 😉