Ash Wednesday - Lent
Today is Ash Wednesday, the beginning of the 40 days of Lent. During the period of Lent I am going to have two internet free days on Tuesday and Friday and reduce my time for the rest of the days to two hours in the morning. James will be having a WII and computer free day on Tuesday as well. Father has yet to decide what he is going to do, since he uses the internet mainly for business.
My lenten reading will include
Seven Storey Mountain by Thomas Merton
Keep a True Lent by Charles Fillmore
And as part of the Operation Actually Read Bible challenge, continue my bible reading utilizing the Genre's Literature style. I have fallen a bit behind but currently catching up.
Personally, I will be giving up my beloved Pepsi's again because I'm up to three a day and really, really need to take a break from drinking them. I also will be giving up eating out on work days because all that sodium isn't doing me any good.
As I mentioned in another post, I am going to take the period of Lent to also concentrate on writing and finishing the first draft of "Winter Illusion."
The Anchoress has some wonderful thoughts, reading suggestions, ideas and links to various blogs to read during Lent.
Darcy of Life with My 3 Boybarians has gathered numerous recipes for meatless meals and will be hosting 7 weeks of Meatless Fridays and post links to favorite recipes every Monday.