So while I was lamenting about my Facebook break, a good friend told me that I could Facebook on Sundays. I figure she knows what she is talking about. She was raised SUPER CATHOLIC, and my religious upbringing was mostly going to catechism, and church on Christmas Eve and Easter.
I will admit, I am tempted. I mean, if SHE could cheat as a child on Sundays then it's okay... right? I thought about it, but I've decided that I will NOT cheat on Sundays. I am going to stick to my whole Lenten Facebook free pledge. My cheats will be my Donors Choose posts (keep an eye out for those the week of March 12th and feel free to donate) and my posts of my blog, which do not require me to look through my home page. =) Of course, this is only day two... things could change. ;)
I have not undone my Facebook notifications, so I have gotten emails letting me know that my dad is checking on my will power, and my friend Kelly wants to know what alms are. I have resisted the urge to reply, so on the off chance you read it here, Kelly, (and Jackie too) Any material favour done to assist the needy, and prompted by charity, is almsgiving. I figure Jackie's charity could be keeping an eye on you my dear friend, since I am NOT on Facebook for now! (That should answer your question too Dad!)
A few years back I gave up salting my food. Now this might not seem like much to some of you, but I am a certified SALTAHOLIC. If there were a 12 step program, I am sure that I would be a founder. At first it was not so bad. I may have even eaten less. My biggest temptation was when I went to the movies and ordered popcorn. I LOVE movie popcorn!! I also take a napkin full of salt to shower over my popcorn while eating it, lest I run out of salt. I was at the movies with several friends, and was drooling all over the counter as my friends salted their popcorn. Lucky for me, one of them spilled some salt, so I was able to convincne her to throw some salt over her shoulder (you know, to ward off evil spirits...) while I may or may not have stood behind her. =) She did not take salt into the theater, so while I may have cheated A LITTLE I took a LOT of grief from my friends. The salty popcorn was delicious, however it was a bit tainted by my guilty conscious.
Here are the posts you WOULD have seen today if I WERE on Facebook...
1) Why do my dogs insist on eating socks and barfing them up, after the first two or three, wouldn't you think that they would think...EATING SOCKS is BAD?
2) You know that dead slobbery bird that was in my living room the other day? My husband SAW it on his way to work and LEFT it for me to clean up!!
3) I still wish I had a hot tub....
4) I wish I were in Disney World, even if birds sat on my head....
My mom is in Disney World with my sister. While at the beach, a seagull landed on her head. She says she felt a "weird pinching" and thought that she was getting stung by a bee. Now WHY she didn't start flapping and screaming on the first "weird pinch" I will never know, but apparently a seagull had perched ON HER HEAD!! My sister was laughing too hard to take a picture, and the bird flew away. I miss all the fun.
God is good. All the time.