Today is Fat Tuesday. Tomorrow is Ash Wednesday, marking the first day of Lent (Lent is the 40 days prior to Easter and it is traditionally a time for prayer, penance, fasting, and abstinence which helps to prepare our souls for the Resurrection of Jesus on Easter Sunday).
I'm sure almost everyone has been thinking about Valentine's Day lately, but not me. I have really been focused on Lent this year, trying to think of ways to make this as good a Lent as ever. Soooo, after much thought, I decided that, in addition to the traditional fasting and extra prayer, I will be giving up soda (it's bad for you anyway, but I love it) and...COFFEE!
So while I'm not going to gorge on a ton of food today, I might indulge in a couple extra cups of coffee.
Goodbye coffee...for now.