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.