Monday, March 10, 2008

So, do I have to do, like, a mini Hail Mary?

We're not Catholic, so we don't have to do Lent, but due to my recent problems with things like, oh, Oreos, we decided to do a mini-lent. Starts today, ends on Easter.

Here are the rules:
1) no diet coke (ack!!!)
2) no restraunts (ack!!)
3) no buying *anything* except for groceries and even those have to be on a list before we leave the house and if it's not on the list we don't get to buy it.
4) no carbs. well, no oreos at least--you can't really do *no* carbs.

But this morning I already broke number 3. I accidentally went to work without, ahem, my feminine supplies. So I had to go to the store and buy some. I didn't make a list. I didn't even realize that I had already broken a mini-lent rule until I was walking to the checkout stand. The good news was that it helped me resist the urge to buy pajamas and sugar free chocolate. The bad news is that it had only been mini-lent about an HOUR before I broke one of the mini-lent rules.

Gonna be cranky this fortnight. I can tell.

7 comments:

[kɹeɪ̯g̊] said...

Wait, what's wrong with diet coke?

Can you do diet Pepsi? Diet Dr Pepper?

No restaurants? :(

Penelope said...

I totally forgot my "stash" at home last month and had to make an emergency purchase on the way to work as well. Such a lovely thing to buy at six in the morning.

Karen

bff said...

No. Diet. Coke.

Waaait. What?

I just don't get this. Why this? Why this? You want to feel the pit of despair swallow you whole, like those women who want to FEEL all of the blessed event of childbirth? Why this? Who are you?

k said...

Seriously, bff. Seriously.

(my head hurts so bad I'm actually dry-heaving.)

Jaime said...
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Jaime said...

Haha…a “mini Hail Mary” It might go something like this:
Hail Mary, (partially) full of grace
The Lord is (sometimes) with thee
Holy Mary, Mother of God
Pray for (some of) us sinners
Now and (sometime close to) the hour of our death

I hope the pope doesn't read your blog...I might be in trouble :)

Kerry said...

I LOVE that hail mary, Jaimie!!