Tuesday, February 16, 2010

Happy Mardi Gras in the Year of the Tiger, Mr. President





I felt a bit pulled in all directions by the confluence of holidays this past week. Valentine's Day, Chinese New Year, President's Day and Mardi Gras have me whirling in a strange mix of holiday imagery and on a bit of a sugar high. I certainly feel like I have made the most of Fat Tuesday and had my fill of chocolates, cookies and King's Cake. I'm actually looking forward to Lent.

I have yet to decide what to give up for Lent. I'm considering trying to do something healthy or creative instead for the next forty six days but feel a bit too time constrained lately to make the commitment. Oddly, the thought of giving up butter or shopping or soda seems easier than making sure I take a daily vitamin for the next month and a half. I guess that means I'm going to have to go the self denial route.

5 comments:

ep said...

I think giving up soda is a great idea. I did it about a year ago (along with cheese) and then caved. And now quite a few pounds later...

jane said...

Cheese would be out of the question for me. I am a mouse at heart. I'm trying the soda and butter of all things. Last year we tried soda and failed miserably. It just caught me off guard without even thinking about it. This year I think I can do it.

瘋狂的 said...

百發百中不是一試就成的。 ..................................................

Aly said...

I could never give up cheese. ( I'm a rat, as in year of the rat)Recently, I stopped using salt and was amazed how easy it was but now my taste buds are back and realize how over salted the most out of the house food is, even cookies...anyway it's good to give up something sometimes.

Aly said...

PS Love these sweet images J...