Thursday, February 14, 2013

Happy Heart Day!

I hope your Valentine's Day is simply lovely! So far, so good around here. My husband brought a rose home for me yesterday, which absolutely illustrates the compromising nature of our relationship.

We both would have tucked into a box of chocolates, which neither of us needs, so that wasn't even considered. I love, love, love flowers. If money were no object, I'd have fresh flowers every week, all over the house. He, on the other hand, thinks flowers are silly and useless and a complete waste of money.

A lovely, single red rose is his way of saying, "I acknowledge that you love flowers and thank you for letting me get away with one instead of a dozen." Heh.

Also, happy second day of Lent. Everyone who gave up sugar and/or chocolate for Lent is probably wishing Easter were later this year.

We're not Catholic and don't feel a religious need to make a Lenten sacrifice. But when we were walking together Tuesday we talked about what we could do to mark the season. He's been on a clean-and-purge mission and would love for me to be there, as well. So we agreed that by the time Easter got here we would have divested ourselves of a lot of stuff, with the bulk of it going to Goodwill.

Then I found 40 Notes in 40 Days. And even though Day One has already happened, I think I'm going to play catch-up and complete the list. I probably won't be handwriting and mailing them if e-mail will work. Some of the people on my list are no longer living, so I might write my notes here on the blog. At any rate, I love the idea and am grateful to the Fat Pastor (who is getting less fat by the minute!) for creating it.

If you're not Catholic, do you have a Lenten mission?

5 comments:

  1. No lent mission. Last year I gave up caffeine (for a whole year), just to see whether it would change anything for my health. It didn't, so I happily reintroduced it.

    I do not see how giving up anything for lent would make someone a better person. Same problem as with New Year's resolutions. Either do it because you think it is important, or don't.

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  2. Love this post and the link. Adding them both to my Lent Collection for next year.

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  3. I am Catholic and am giving up sweets this year. I am hurting already after spending 3 hours updating my site to find out there is some conflict that is not letting me share my posts correctly on FB or G+. All I wanted was a little sugary comfort. but I have resisted so far.

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  4. I am not good at "giving up" anything. I never felt that me giving up chocolate for instance made me a better person or that it was really a "sacrifice". I do love the idea and followed back to read more about the letter writing. I am thinking Random Acts of Kindness may be in order for me to do. I am behind already, but plan to do somethings like that. My valentine's day was interesting. A cardiologist appt at 7:30 am for hubby (spent Mon at ER so we wanted a check....still waiting for insurance company to ok tests...Said THURS of next week..Seriously...), followed by tea and lunch for me, and a wake for his aunt. It was different. Glad to be home and just resting. Tomorrow back to work. Have a great evening!!

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    1. Oh, Winnie, it sounds like you had a really challenging Valentine's Day. I hope your husband is all right. Spending a day in the ER is bad enough. Waiting for an insurance company to authorize tests, though ... well, you know how I feel. Let the doctor order the tests. The insurance company's job is to pay for them. Grrr. Hoping you have a good weekend!

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